Jun 12, 2024
Czech Republic

About the Role

Location: Prague, Czech Republic (Hybrid)

About the Role:
The Lean Digital Core program will be deployed globally and have a high number of dependant and triggered projects during the program time span. Deployment Integration Readiness Lead is accountable for preparedness of solution integration between LDC and external applications impacting LDC end-to-end business processes from an ERP perspective. The role is responsible for managing integration readiness and providing guidance to LDC project (and other non-LDC Projects) regarding deployment requirements, to avoid process disruption, or scope slippage when LDC goes live. It ensures interoperability of dependent and triggered projects with functional and enabling teams on topics of Data Migration, Training, Testing and Cutover activities. Role reports directly to the LDC Global Deployment Lead.

Key Responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Act as SPOC with global LDC deployment leadership/team to ensure preparedness of solution integrations.
• Ensure integration readiness between LDC and other projects in terms of processes, interfaces and master data for countries in scope
• Interact with LDC Country ERP Leads to drive alignment on deployment impacts and to mitigate risks/issues surrounding LDC integrated process misalignment coming from countries
• Assess and manage dependencies (deliverables, planning, scope) across all projects
• Ensure that accountability for each project scope and delivery remains with dependent and triggered project manager, to avoid affect on LDC
• Drive local portfolio readiness tracking for each Deployment phase and Go live.
• Raise risks/issues early and clearly, and drive integrated re-planning (with impact evaluation) for LDC case of delayed/missed activities in any other dependent and triggered project impacting LDC roadmap
• You will manage the design, deployment and delivery of highly complex projects (determined by budget, timeline urgency and stakeholder) providing IT solutions that meet business requirements.
• You will direct project teams (internal and external) and maintain control of progress, quality, and budget to meet the desired business objectives.
• Setup and run all project related meetings and maintain the record of actions, decisions, issues, risks and act the primary point of contact for all project related escalations.
• Act as the liaison between the business and IT stakeholders and coordinate activities that require cross functional collaboration.
• Ensure a smooth transition to operations and the optimal planning and execution of all activities associated with a release.
• Deliver projects on time and within budget and to meet the desired business objectives. -Alternatively, may support the provision of services that contribute to managing the enterprise IT project portfolio, including development and implementation of project management standards and training, portfolio reporting and analytics, project management resourcing services, etc.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Role Requirements

Essential Requirements:
• Bachelor university degree or higher
• International project management experience
• Ability to work on international & matrix based organization
• Advanced data analysis & reporting skills
• Deep customer service/technical services end to end business process knowledge
• SAP implementation background
• Influencing skills and ability to interact with Top management

You’ll receive:
Monthly pension contribution matching your individual contribution up to 3% of your gross monthly base salary; Risk Life Insurance (full cost covered by Novartis); 5-week holiday per year; (1 week above the Labour Law requirement) ; 4 paid sick days within one calendar year in case of absence due to sickness without a medical sickness report; Cafeteria employee benefit program – choice of benefits from Benefit Plus Cafeteria in the amount of 12,500 CZK per year; Meal vouchers in amount of 105 CZK for each working day (full tax covered by company); Car Allowance; MultiSport Card. Find out more about Novartis Business Services: https://www.novartis.cz/

Why Novartis:
Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more here: https://www.novartis.com/about/strategy/people-and-culture

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Accessibility and accommodation:
Novartis is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to all individuals. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, or in order to receive more detailed information about the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

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Czech Republic
Full Time
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