Oct 28, 2022

Job Description

250+ active clinical trials are supported by Global Clinical Supply (GCS), 50’000 shipments are shipped annually and 1 million patient kits are packaged. Our vision is to become a smart and agile company that delivers more products to more patients more efficiently.

The Postgraduate Program allows you to experience the daily business in a global leading pharmaceutical company. Joining the GCS 2 years rotation program as an intern offers you an outstanding opportunity to gain insight into the activities of two different functional areas - Clinical Packaging Operations and Supply Chain Management.
The Process Expert in the Clinical Packaging Operations team has operational end to end responsibility for manufacturing of primary packed and clinical finished goods in compliance with the regulatory guidelines, SOP’s and internal regulations. You will support the daily work, including handling of innovative projects and improving existing processes.

The Supply Chain Manager in the Supply Chain Management team secures demand and supply planning in GCS, carrying out this responsibility from Drug Substance (DS) to Clinical Finished Goods (CFG). The team works towards alignment not only within GCS but as well across other functions at Novartis and Clinical Manufacturing Organizations.

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

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Operations team:
• Support the Process Experts in daily tasks (e.g. monitoring, logbook checks)
• Support Clinical Packaging in the definition and implementation of suggestions for improvement of production performance and reduce the risk of deviations
• Support cleaning validation activities
• Be a "Certified Deviation Investigation Owner" (if applicable)
• Be an expert on GMP for Clinical Packaging areas (e.g. primary / secondary packaging, label printing, dispensation)

Supply chain Management team:
• Support the Supply Chain Manager to create an End to End supply plan from clinical Finished goods (CFG) to Drug substance
• Supports the optimization of safety stocks and inventory levels at Primary packed and CFG level together with the other line functions
• Supports the Supply and Operational Process on Demand and Supply of clinical and technical goods
• Actively participate in team activities and supports the fulfillment of all related tasks and responsibilities related to operational discipline
• Proactively communicates key issues and any critical topic in a timely manner to the appropriate management level, senior colleague or Team Head
• Ensures compliance of processes with regulations as well as Novartis internal procedures and GxP requirements such as Change control process

Minimum requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Recent Master graduate (graduation not longer than 1 year ago) in Pharmacy or related field
• Fluent in German and English (written and spoken) is a must
• Enthusiasm for pharmaceutical production, packaging and supply chain
• Good communication, negotiation and presentation skills
• Good organizational and planning skills
• Problem-solving oriented and working skillfully in interdisciplinary teams
• Soft skills: self-driven, motivated, willing to learn, strong team spirit

Start date: January 2023 or upon agreement
Duration: 24 months

Why consider Novartis?

799 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. And while we’re proud of that, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are empowered to ask new questions, make bolder decisions and take smarter risks.

We are Novartis. Join us and help reimagine medicine.
Global Drug Development
Interns/Students on Novartis Payroll
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Postgraduate GCS Ops Clinical Packaging

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