May 29, 2024


As part of our outstanding Finance team, this role will support one of our 4 focused Therapeutic areas and serve as a finance business partner for the respective Therapeutic Areas (the “TA”) providing financial control, forecasting, and performance management for the TA including but not limited to budgeting, forecasting/demand planning and financial analysis.

About the Role

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of financial plans for the respective Products while partnering with General Management teams and our various Finance functional teams.
  • Support sales and demand forecasting utilizing models incorporating data science and incorporating artificial intelligence where applicable in conjunction with the cross-functional partners.
  • Proactively manage performance to meet financial objectives. Identify and manage financial value drivers. Support General Management product teams and strategic initiatives by providing strong guidance and financial expertise.
  • Design and maintain early warning systems for financial tracking, ensuring accurate advance warning for all financial results. Draw on best practices to embody a high performance, cross-functional culture throughout supported functions.
  • Assist in the development of ongoing Product strategies, including launch and life cycle management initiatives, and market access strategies for supported Products as market continues to evolve.
  • Lead and/or contribute to TA and Finance ad-hoc initiatives, as needed.
  • 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 accurate accounting of expense recognition for the business.

Role Requirements:

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 4-year degree
  • 5+ years of finance or economics experience or 3+ years of relevant work experience as an FDP at Novartis
  • Excellent business partnering skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Influencing ability to work with business leaders to get results and persuade with data
  • Leadership skills to takes ownership and gets results
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills; attention to detail
  • Ability to find creative ways to address big picture challenges
  • Adaptability - excels in a constantly evolving environment

Desirable Requirements:

  • Degree subject area in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business or related preferred; advanced degree (i.e., MBA) a plus
  • Functional Business Planning & Analysis (BPA) experience, preferably within the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry

Novartis Compensation and Benefit Summary: The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $136,800.00 and $205,200.00 / year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/24 through 12/31/24, 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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