Jun 03, 2022

Job Description

Novartis protects 750 million patients and employs more than 100,000 employees in over 140 countries.

As ESG Manager reporting to the Associate Director of ESG, you will join a newly formed ESG team in the US FRA and provide ESG insights and guidance to US FRA Head, US CCFO and US ESG stakeholders.
This includes partnering with fundamental areas such as HSE (Health, Safety, Environment), P&O (People & Organization), etc. to collaborate in determining, assessing, and reporting their ESG ratings, performing research across a variety of sustainability themes, and engaging with local stakeholders and Group ESG on material ESG issues. You will proactively respond to ESG reporting needs across US Finance.
We are seeking candidates who have commitment and passion for the field of sustainability as well as work experience in financial reporting & accounting. Our ideal candidate will be a collaborative teammate, willing to rotate across sectors, themes and responsibilities, and flexible as the business needs develop. Additionally, we are seeking someone who possesses excellent communication, presentation and writing skills and be able to clearly articulate findings to upper management.

Major Accountabilities
Service Delivery
• Accountability for the ESG Reporting for his/her area of responsibility, fulfilling reporting requirements of internal and external ESG standard setters, including monitoring of new ESG standards and their timely implementation.

• Ensure timely, accurate and auditable reporting of non-financial ESG KPIs for the country in line with internally and externally defined ESG Reporting deadlines and standards (ie. ESG Reporting Manual).

• Continuously improve and standardize the ESG Reporting processes, engage with relevant system and business teams to ensure optimal integration and accurate reflection of the non-financial ESG Reporting across ESG reporting systems and tools.

• Ensure adequate controls in standard processes in line with the defined ESG controls framework, ensure successful external and internal audit endorsements where required.

• Collaborate with FRA Ops Controls & Compliance and Group Financial Controls & Compliance teams to ensure process compliance while continuously improving, simplifying, and automating controls whenever possible.

• Monitor ESG related audit issues relating to the standard processes and controls and ensure timely completion of action plans.

People and Stakeholder Engagement

• Ensure appropriate trainings for relevant ESG areas in the country.

• Participate in the country ESG Reporting Governance Board, interact and collaborate cross-functionally on ESG reporting related topics.

• Promote the importance of ESG throughout the organization with emphasis on the social impact of our products, to ensure the impact of our business on the society, environment and economies is understood.

While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected].

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

-Bachelors’ degree required
-Advanced degree desirable
-Lean/ Six Sigma Certified a plus!

• 3+ years’ experience in financial reporting & accounting, pharma industry preferably
• Experience with global ESG frameworks (SASB, PRI, TCFD, etc.) is a significant plus
• Project management and change management skills.
• Audit Assurance experience an advantage.

Skills and Knowledge
• Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills
• Excellent presentation skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences.
• The ability to work independently, as well as a part of a team.
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills with a knowledge of PowerPoint and other social media/collaboration tools
• The ability to coordinate multiple simultaneous projects
• Experience in sourcing, manipulating and presenting data
• Strong Microsoft Excel skills including macros and an interest in technology
• The ability to work with external to FRA information sources (HSE, NTO, BPA, P&O)

Why Novartis?

766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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Accessibility and reasonable accommodation
The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] call +1 (877) 395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

East Hanover, NJ
Audit & Finance
Full Time
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