Aug 02, 2022
Czech Republic

Job Description

108,000 associates reimagining medicine for more than 799 million people globally. The Head of Technology Transformations’ Business Continuity Management (BCM) will work to ensure the impact on our patients, associates, reputation and our bottom line is reduced in case of major IT disruption so Novartis can continue to improve and extend people’s lives

The Head of Business Continuity Management is a key leadership role for us and is responsible for designing continuity of our business operations and how our Technology Transformation (TT) organization will recover in the case of a large-scale event.

This scope of this role is huge and will be directly lead Business Continuity strategic initiatives and programs across Novartis TT and ensure they are executed on time and budget.

As a direct result of actions and success in this role, our patients will get their life saving medicines even when Novartis is impacted by a major disaster. Internal customers and business leaders will know what their Key Business Processes are and how they are made resilient by technology and processes. We are seeking someone who is passionate about having a laser focus on resilience to drive these outcomes.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

• Implement and ensure adherence of existing Novartis BC guidelines, governance, standards, tools and operating processes across CTS TT
• Ensure TT Service Continuity Plans (TTSCP) and strategies aligned with business priorities are created and test according to the defined controls.
• Integrate BCP into CTS TT risk management process to develop specific BC scenarios to respond to major disruptions.
• Establish communication protocols/tools and response plans for and beyond CTS TT for major incident/disaster handling.
• Lead TT BC Resumption services to enable the prioritized Novartis Key Business Process to operate even during a catastrophic loss of TT
• Understand Business Units requirements, aligns strategy to scope of critical TT BC initiatives, and drive measurable results aligned with TT process and solution standards
• Lead major BC program TT activities, ensuring the accuracy, quality, and integrity of the information, while providing consistency in content and deployment standards all aligned with Novartis BC priorities.
• Influence overall business continuity strategy & decisions within Novartis and key stakeholders and proactively recommend adjustments to align with overall NVS BC strategy guideline and TT BCM processes.
• Represent TT and Lead major crisis for TT to reduce the impact of Novartis Key Business Processes

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 will bring to the role:

• Masters level professional qualification from a Business, IT or Engineering related discipline. Fluency in written and spoken English required.
• 8+ years professional experience in Business Continuity Management or Corporate Resilience or related field
• Impeccable communication and stakeholder management skills with comfort engaging with the most senior levels of the business and the Executive Committee Novartis (ECN)
• Prior experience of leading organisational and change management at scale in complex matrix environments and through globally dispersed teams
• Solid prior experience of leading large, diverse and multi-functional teams
• Prior exposure working in the Pharmaceutical industry is a bonus

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!
Czech Republic
Information Technology
Full Time
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Head of Business Continuity Management

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