Mar 19, 2024

About the Role

Site Head (f/m/d), Drug Product Schaftenau

Drug Product Schaftenau is currently filling and packaging over 35 million sterile units annually in two different production sites. This makes it the center of excellence for aseptic manufacturing of difficult-to-produce molecules in the Novartis manufacturing network.
Further expansions at the site in Tyrol and in other sites are planned. It is an exciting time to join us and take over the lead of the site to reimagine medicine for the patients!

Your key responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Lead Biologics Drug Product Site to manufacture and supply high quality and value pharmaceutical products on time, every time, safely, environmentally sustainably and efficiently.
• Shape future direction of the manufacturing site based on overall strategy to ensure long-term competitiveness through highly effective management, maximization of productivity and leveraging technology / data & digital innovations.
• Build and continuously develop a high performing site leadership team.
• Foster an inclusive and constructive work environment in line with a curious, inspired, unbossed culture that attracts, engages, and inspires.
• Identify and implement specific strategies, best practices, and action plans to ensure performance and continuous improvements in line with the global business strategies.
• Ensure manufacturing and operational excellence through adherence to all necessary quality, HSE, ethics & risk and compliance as well as regulatory requirements.
• Establish and maintain strong relationship with both Novartis internal and external stakeholders, in particular build strong collaboration to work effectively as well as on time success of product transfers/launches/life cycle management and harmonization projects with local and global stakeholders.

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

What you’ll bring to the role:

• University degree.
• English (spoken and written fluency); knowledge of German a plus.
• 10+ years’ experience in pharmaceutical industry with a minimum 5 years of experience in a leadership position in manufacturing with accountability for E2E performance – experience in Biologics sterile fill & Finish manufacturing is a plus.
• Entrepreneurial and operational excellence mindset.
• Strong business acumen.
• Proven track record of executing strategies in manufacturing environment.
• Leadership experience and proven constructive and inclusive leadership style.
• Strong understanding of biotech sector.

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

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

In addition to a market-competitive base salary, we offer an attractive incentive program, a modern company pension scheme, childcare facilities, learning and development options as well as worldwide career opportunities within the Novartis group. In accordance with Austrian law, we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary as stated in the collective bargaining agreement. For this position the minimum salary is € 108,430.28 (on a full-time basis). The actual salary will be significantly higher, as we strive to maintain a competitive position in the market and consider your previous experience, qualifications and individual competencies.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.
Our recruitment decisions are based on selecting the best person for the job, regardless of gender, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

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If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to hear more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: https://talentnetwork.novartis.com/network

Why Novartis: Helping people with disease and their families takes more than innovative science. It takes a community of smart, passionate people like you. Collaborating, supporting and inspiring each other. Combining to achieve breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Ready to create a brighter future together? https://www.novartis.com/about/strategy/people-and-culture

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Site Head Drug Product Schaftenau (m/f/d)

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