Dec 15, 2022

Job Description

$47 billion healthcare giant Novartis AG, headquartered in Basel (Switzerland), incorporated as a company in 2001 with the vision to centralize and harmonize all similar processes from all the 140+ countries and region offices that Novartis AG operates in across all its divisions. Today, NHPL has close to 9000 employees consisting of Pharmacists, scientists, doctors, chemists, statisticians, marketers, and top-drawer finance professionals working for in all functions ranging from research and development of drugs in multiple geographies to driving their commercialization all based out of Hyderabad.

The Group Head - Cost Excellence in this position will be part of the IMI BPA Hyderabad team working under the Operations Excellence workstream in delivering automated process solutions for IMI P&L. The Lead will be responsible for process simplification, standardization, and automation across countries / Regions through standardized planning processes and automated management reporting dashboards to leverage the best tools in the Finance Organization. Build a strong international network to deliver key strategic initiatives with key stakeholders. Prior commercial finance experience is needed

Your responsibilities include but not limited to:

• The Cost Excellence Lead will be part of the IMI BPA team managing all the processes and alignment on Master Data to deliver standardized tools across globe; Some of the key responsibilities include but not limited to IMI Costs & FTEs detailed analytics capabilities with a view on full IMI P&L
• M&S curve excellence (leveraging AI/ predictive insights) and marketing mix excellence. Commercial and Medical External Costs support. Worldwide FTEs & Personnel costs (driving/leveraging AI for internal cost) reporting and planning capabilities
• Other Income Expense (OIE) & Others. Able to identify the non-value-added processes / activities and propose elimination of those processes. Collaborate with Process & Master Data Management team / BPA Country support team in delivering the P&L reports / tools across the globe. Integrated involvement in designing and validating the P&L / Cost Analytical Dashboards and visualization tools
• Organization / Team development: Identify skill sets both for the running operations and leads the staffing plan according to required skill sets. Displays Curiosity for (1) continues improvement and simplification, (2) Automation and tools development, (3) Core BPA operations tasks
• Shows proactiveness and capabilities to challenge status quo and proposing efficient solutions with consistent master data management. Hands on leader with clear accountabilities for operational task along with people management. Collaborative mindset with capability to understand countries needs
• Ability to manage turnover, ensure diversity, transparency, keep the team motivated, define career development plans. Ability to implement new projects, deal with ambiguity and change management
• Accuracy in reports & timely submission, being detail oriented, able to explain key drivers and to handle Adhoc requests. To interact with multiple stakeholders who work with the team and gather feedback on members
• Ability to identify abnormalities and proactively set in motion corrective action. Expert knowledge of internal financial reporting systems. Communication skills – ability to deliver the message in a concise manner, and provide suggestions to support decision-making

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

What you’ll bring to the role:

• Strong Initiative skills to effectively work remotely and autonomously. 8-15 years of experience in a business/financial capacity and experienced in people management
• Prior experience in FP&A / BPA teams of MNCs or in the frontline Indian organizations working on business performance measurement, Forecasting, Corporate Finance, Financial analysis etc. Exposure in a remote office set up (CoEs) preferred.
• Hands-on SAP FI experience, expertise, and exposure to BI systems is must. Strong Excel / PowerPoint skills, knowledge of automation tools such as Alteryx and robotics (UiPath) would be a plus.
• Awareness & understanding of Finance IT systems – architecture & data flows – would be desirable.
• A BPA mindset in terms of business collaborating, planning, challenging and reporting. Project strong business acumen and ability to support ad-hoc requests (e.g., data research and analysis, business case development etc.)

Why Novartis?

766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, 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 team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Accessibility and accommodation
Novartis is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] 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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Global Finance&Admin
Hyderabad, AP
Audit & Finance
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Group Head – IMI BPA Cost Excellence

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