Jul 12, 2022

Job Description

12,000. The number of associates worldwide working together to reimagine medicine!

The Global Drug Development (GDD) organization oversees the development of new medicines discovered by our researchers and partners. We transform the lives of people by developing innovative and life-changing medicines.

The Expert Drug Supply (Materials Manager) has operational end to end responsibility for assigned supply activities. He/She/They will have responsibilities in supply planning and warehousing materials to be used in clinical trial manufacturing. The Expert Drug Supply will function as a process owner and will be accountable for process improvement initiatives and subsequently drive implementation to sustain phase within area of expertise.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

• Monitors inventory and forecast to plan for material supplies, and coordinates planned purchases based on forecast.
• Oversee material ordering and levels for supply, and coordinates cycle count program and maintains the accuracy of materials supply.
• Assists and coach team on vendor resolution, and function as a technical expert leader. Also, will serve as a mentor for junior and senior associates (academics) also globally.
• Contributes as unit representative on project teams and ensures that accountable deliverables are met.
• Assesses analysis of material readiness for projects. Communicates issues to involved stakeholders, teams, line management and propose corrective actions.
• Proactively drive project execution to ensure key milestones and quality are met.
• Act as unit representative on development teams and/or other cross functional teams
• Ensure compliance to Novartis and other relevant regulations. Writing and reviewing of SOPs.

Vaccine Policy: 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

What you'll bring to the role:

• Associate degree with 5 years of related experience OR Bachelor’s with 3 years of related experience OR an equivalent combination of applicable experience and education may be considered.
• Current or prior SAP knowledge is highly advantageous.
• Proficient in MS Office suite of products.
• Strong communication and organizational skills, detail oriented.
• Must work well in a team setting. Must maintain a professional work environment.

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!

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Accessibility and reasonable accommodations
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.
Global Drug Development
San Diego, CA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Expert Drug Supply (Materials Manager)

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