Nov 29, 2022

Job Description

766 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. At Novartis, being there when and how it matters most for our patients and customers allows us to live our purpose and help bring maximum impact to health outcomes.

Furthering our commitment to transforming medicine for patients, Novartis is embarking on an ambitious and exciting journey to reinvent how we use technology, data and customer insights to better serve our consumer’s needs and put them on a path to better health. This includes taking bold approaches that begin with a customer-centric mindset and harness the power of today’s digital and data-driven healthcare revolution to continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives.

· Do you want to help people understand their disease and how to seek out the proper treatment for it?
· Do you want to support patients achieve the best possible outcomes?
· Do you want to deliver a leading customer experience at all touchpoints?
· Do you want to be at the forefront of leveraging today’s technology advances to create tomorrow’s healthcare innovations?

We believe the answers are found when curious, adventurous, and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to utilize the power of digital and data to individualize and enhance interactions with customers. Where you’re empowered to not fear failure when taking smart risks. And most importantly, where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

The Senior Financial Analyst, Marketing BPA (Business Planning & Analysis) will support the US Integrated Marketing Organization (IMO) Finance team by providing analytical and financial performance management for Marketing and Centers of Excellence (CoEs) initiatives.

Your key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Support US IMO Finance team in management of month-end close analysis and activities in partnership with BU Marketing teams on outlook estimates related to Marketing Resources and Enterprise projects. Proactively communicate issues, plans and changes in forecast to IMO Finance and Business Planning and Analysis team. Provide inputs to pre and post close meetings with FSC.
• Update Monthly Rolling forecast and manage Risk and Opportunities dialogue in partnership with IMO Finance and Business Planning and Analysis team.
• Design and maintain early warning systems for financial tracking, ensuring accurate advance warning for Marketing and CoEs expenses. Draw on best practices to embody a high performance, cross-functional culture throughout supported functions.
• Meet monthly with business partners to review budgets, actuals, trends, business needs and opportunities.
• Support Three Year Strategic Planning and Budget/LF process. Liaise with Marketing teams, IMO Finance, and Business Planning and Analysis to meet overall US Innovative Medicines process and timeline.
• Interact with Marketing and CoEs teams to provide analysis, presentations and recommendations as needed. Contribute to departmental or ad-hoc initiatives, as needed.
• Ensure promotional resources are available and managed efficiently in line with US Innovative Medicines strategy, including challenging reductions if appropriate.
• Maintain strong knowledge of all relevant compliance policies (i.e. Code of Conduct, CIA, Data Privacy, SOX, etc.) and ensure compliance in all job activities. Ensure proper accounting of expense recognition for the business.
• Actively support the interaction between BP&A and clients, maintaining a constructive working partnership.

This position will be located at the East Hanover, NJ site and will not have the ability to be located remotely.

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:
• Bachelor’s or equivalent 4-Year University degree, preferably in Finance, Accounting or related field; MBA preferred

• 4+ years of finance experience, preferably in Pharmaceuticals; BPA experience is preferred
• Accounting knowledge strongly preferred
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, including ability to communicate financial information to non-finance groups
• Ability to put present and influence decision making
• Experience presenting to executive leaders, simplifying messaging with impactful data visualization
• Experience collaborating in a cross-functional team environment
• Demonstrated ability to develop long term relationships with customers and gain their trust and respect
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
• Excel power user; knowledge of SAP BPC and Qlik a plus
• Understanding of the US pharmaceutical industry and external factors impacting the market

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!

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

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or 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.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $80,000.00 and $120,000.00 year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/22 through 12/31/22, fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills and abilities. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

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East Hanover, NJ
Audit & Finance
Full Time
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Sr. Financial Analyst, Marketing BPA

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