Jun 10, 2022

Job Description

Site Head Drug Substance Schafteanu (f/m/d), Schaftenau, Austria

300 Mio. Euro have recently been invested in Drug Substance Schaftenau (DSS) for two new biopharmaceutical production facilities: Biomanufacturing of the Future (BioFuture) and Cell Culture 2 (CC2). This makes Schaftenau one of our most innovative manufacturing sites for biopharmaceuticals in Novartis, supplying medicines worth 1bn sales to our patients worldwide. It is an exciting time to join us and take over the lead of the Site to reimagine medicine for the patients!

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Lead Biologics Drug Substance Site to manufacture and supply high quality and value pharmaceutical products on time, every time, safely, environmental sustainably and efficiently.
• Shape future direction of the manufacturing site based on overall strategy to ensure long-term competitiveness through highly effective management, maximization of productivity and leveraging technology / data & digital innovations.
• Build and continuously develop high performing Site Leadership team.
• Foster an inclusive and constructive work environment in line with a Curious, Inspired, Unbossed culture that attracts, engages, and inspires.
• Identify and implement specific strategies, best practices, and action plans to ensure performance and continuous improvements in line with the global business strategies.
• Ensure Manufacturing and Operational Excellence through adherence to all necessary Quality, HSE, Ethics & Risk and Compliance as well as regulatory requirements.
• Establish and maintain strong relationship with both Novartis internal and external stakeholders, in particular build strong collaboration to work effectively as well as on time success of product transfers/launches/life cycle management and harmonization projects with local and global stakeholders.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• University degree.
• English (spoken and written fluency); knowledge of German a plus.
• 10+ years experience in pharmaceutical industry with a minimum 5 years of experience in a leadership position in manufacturing with accountability for E2E performance – experience in Biologics manufacturing (Drug Substance / Fill & Finish) is a plus.
• Entrepreneurial and operational excellence mindset.
• Strong business acumen.
• Proven track record of executing strategies in manufacturing environment.
• Leadership experience and proven constructive and inclusive leadership style.
• Strong understanding of biotech sector.

This position will be located in Schaftenau, Austria.

You’ll receive:
Breakdown of benefits received in this role. Include flexible working, learningand development opportunities as well.

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 here at Novartis!

In addition to a market-competitive base salary, we offer an attractive incentive program, a modern company pension scheme, childcare facilities, learning and development options as well as worldwide career opportunities within the Novartis group. GJFA 1-4: In accordance with Austrian law, we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary as stated in the collective bargaining agreement. For this position the minimum salary is € 98.662,76/year (on a full time basis). The actual salary will be significantly higher, as we strive to maintain a competitive position in the market and consider your previous experience, qualifications and individual competencies.

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.
Our recruitment decisions are based on selecting the best person for the job, regardless of gender, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

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