Oct 10, 2022

Job Description

Sandoz Germany provides access to a broad range of 5,000 affordable high quality off-patent medicines. We develop, produce, and distribute around 200 million drug packages per year under the Hexal and 1A Pharma product brands, serving more than 19.000 pharmacies. Hence, we take pride in our aspiration to “take care of Germany”.
The operations in Sandoz Germany include approx. 2000 employees, incl. Commercial organization, Biosimilars and the respective labs, Product Development, Sandoz Technical Operations mfg. sites, Global Drug Development (GDD), QA +, and CTS supporting Sandoz exclusively and Sandoz International.

Your key responsibilities:
• Drive and coordinate the strategic agenda of the country Operations beyond the Commercial ones
• Translate the strategy into strategic priorities, ensure clarity, and alignment on program strategy, confirming major milestones at program level
• Oversee strategic initiatives and projects from development to successful execution in strong collaboration with the leadership team, incl. support functions
• Assist, communicate, and foster collaboration within the leadership team in decision-making, program management and initiative implementation.
• Engage with executive bodies, preparing and developing content.
• Create and maintain cross-functional relationships to facilitate strategic priorities
• Establish and manage robust governance for the program to ensure an effective execution monitoring framework
• Provide transparency into challenges, risks and issues at a program level, ensuring appropriate remediation and/or course correction
• Proactively manage performance of the transformation program, including dependencies across units and / or regional level
• Ensure robust change management and communications throughout the program, close collaboration and influencing the change managers to maximise operational stability, business continuity and stakeholder engagement
• Short term focus on the overall transition in Germany and Region Europe, during the Sandoz spin-off preparation, collaborating closely with other global / regional workstreams and act as link to the Sandoz Germany organization
• Set-up strong relationships and stakeholders alignment among the legal entities and different divisions across Sandoz Germany

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• University Degree
• English full professional proficiency, German nice to have
• Strong consultancy background (min 2-3 years in a strategy consulting firm) and experience in driving organizational change projects; proven success in planning and leading strategic initiatives
• Min 8 year’s work experience in PMO; leading PMOs on large complex projects
• Strong inter-personal and communication skills; extensive experience collaborating with Executive/Senior Leaders; ability to influence others (e.g. Sr. leadership) and move toward a common vision or goal
• Understanding of Enterprise and proven ability to work and lead (a cross-functional team) in a global matrix environment, flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations
• Initiative and out of the box thinking to solve for business challenges
• A highly organized, energetic, and creative change professional
• Team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others

Why Sandoz?
500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2020 and while we’re proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.

How will we do this? 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 Sandoz!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Sandoz is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Hiring decisions are only based on the qualification for the position, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age and disability.

The law provides for severely disabled / equal applicants the opportunity to involve the local representative body for disabled employees (SBV) in the application process. If you would like to request this, please let us know in advance as a note on your CV.

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Holzkirchen (near Munich)
BD&L & Strategic Planning
Full Time
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