Mar 23, 2023

Job Description

10,000 Days!
This is the amount of working days we supported saving in the Global Drug Development (GDD) Due Diligence time challenge. In Portfolio, Strategy & Management (PS&M) our remit is to enable GDD to reimagine current practices and incubate novel capabilities to enhance efficiency and quality of drug development. Together we can optimize the way we operate, so that enterprise-wide, GDD is better poised to develop medicines that improve and extend people's lives.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Drive key initiatives in organization ensuring strategic importance to overall org. strategy. Implement Operational Excellence across all functions within organization by providing framework and project management necessary to develop Operational Excellence benefits case that are incorporated into site and tracked on a monthly basis.
• Develop and implement strategy review sessions and ongoing operating rhythm in order to achieve the organizational goals. Drive transparency in decision making by developing and implementing optimal set of tracking measures, KPIs, scorecards, minutes etc.
• Conducts research, and create original content and presentations from notes or from Manager’s guidance. Facilitating various town halls / business meetings as needed. Assist with the smooth operation of the GDD India Operational Excellence team:
• Develop training materials, coach and train resources to build LSS, design thinking & other identified Opex capabilities. Report time and effort to assist with the prioritization and program planning of projects competing for resources i.e. portfolio maintenance.
• Build and manage key stakeholder relationships and adapt existing data and digital solutions/technologies e.g. RCA/ RPA Methodology development. Follow established methods on projects & drive operational controls for all pro-jects and teams. Harvest lessons learned and feed them back actively, developing the overall program methods for GDD. Operational Excellence projects.
• Work on assigned projects following the project methodology to ensure that projects are properly scoped, planned, documented and the solutions are properly designed and implemented.
• Perform project management, PMO and other associated tasks, such as change management and communications, where needed. Ensure appropriate compliance with frameworks as appropriate .Ensure appropriate business and financial signoff of all project outcomes, including savings.
• Coach stakeholders to identify and define opportunities to drive benefits, Identify opportunities to expand Operational Excellence capabilities & possibilities & convert these into approved projects.

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


• Post Graduate / Graduate Degree in business (MBA) or life sciences from an institute of repute. Certified LSS GB/BB/MBB & Design Thinking Fluent English (oral and written)
• Extensive relevant experience (8+ years) in managing global strategic and multi-functional Opex. projects & programs with internal and external stakeholders
• Excellent communication, people management, stakeholders management and leadership skills
• Ability to ensure strategic and delivery focus across a complex people intensive and functionally dispersed matrix organization. Preferred to have understanding of business and financial issues, including regulatory environment
• Strong and proactive business results-focus, and proven ability to provide insights that in-crease productivity .Effective training and facilitation skills
• Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing 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!
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Global Drug Development
Hyderabad, AP
Research & Development
Full Time
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