Jul 20, 2022

Job Description

Our number 1 priority is to pioneer patient access to better healthcare. We are a company of firsts. 1st to develop an oral penicillin antibiotic. 1st to develop and launch biosimilars. 1st to launch an FDA-cleared digital therapeutic.
Sandoz, a division of Novartis, is a global leader in Generic and Biosimilar medicines, committed to playing a leading role in driving access to medicine worldwide.

We are looking for curious, perseverant, and purpose driven candidate for the position of a Chief Financial Officer to join Sandoz Serbia team – a dynamic and evolving organization.
Would you like to work for a Global Generics and Biosimilars company and contribute to our mission to extend and improve people’s lives? Join Sandoz!

Your key responsibilities:

As a Chief Financial Officer you will have the responsibility across all aspects of country finances, financial planning, and financial and administrative (including purchasing) processes. Coordination of treasury and tax activities for Novartis/Sandoz operations in the country. As a Chief Financial Officer you will need to develop and implement comprehensive financial, purchasing and control processes for a functionally-dispersed organization.

Major accountabilities:
• Manage all country financial planning, processes and relationships
• Provide proactive financial leadership for the country by developing analytical and financial insight for all important long and short-term decisions, including resource allocation outcomes and processes, country investments, and external business partnerships
• Analyze country operating results and proactively identify areas of potential concern, initiating corrective action when necessary, and identify innovative ways to improve business volume and profit
• Establish and manage country financial control processes, including quarterly and annual financial planning, goal setting, and target monitoring, as well as budgetary and purchasing controls
• Drive country reporting activities, ensuring financial results’ integrity, timely preparation and, when necessary, presentation to relevant Novartis stakeholders
• Manage all country and Novartis/Sandoz in-country relations with external auditors and stakeholders, and prepare in-country Novartis/Sandoz organizations for all relevant regulatory and tax audits by ensuring adherence to necessary financial, administrative and corporate compliance (i.e. SOx) standards
• Ensure cost-efficient and effective Purchasing support across country functions, and drive sourcing activities

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

• University degree in business or related field
• Fluent English
• Country language (preferred)
• Experience (10+ years) in financial roles, previous experience in pharmaceutical industry would be considered advantage, with record of increasing responsibility scopes, and successful and effective financial planning, control, and audits
• Strong and proactive business results-focus, and proven ability to provide insights that increase business volume and profit
• Thorough understanding of relevant tax and governance codes, and ability to ensure compliance across a complex and geographically-dispersed organization
• Strong grasp of IT, and willingness and ability to consistently expand IT knowledge base to account for emerging support technologies
• Excellent communication and leadership skills, with proven ability to manage and develop other financial professional
Audit & Finance
Full Time
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Chief Financial Officer

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