With over 110,000 associates worldwide, Novartis is one of the largest global developers and providers of innovative and life-changing medicines that addresses the unmet medical needs of people.
The Global Drug Development (GDD) organization oversees the development of new medicines discovered by our researchers and partners. We transform the lives of people by developing innovative and life-changing medicines. We are 11,000 associates worldwide working together to reimagine medicine.
Globally, ~2.2 billion people have vision impairment or blindness, of whom at least 1 billion have vision impairment that could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed.1
In Ophthalmology, we strive to eliminate visual impairment and blindness. We develop and deliver life-changing medicines and therapies for diseases and conditions from front to back of the eye, enabled by data and transformative technologies. Our ophthalmic products reach more than 150M people each year, from preterm infants to the elderly.
As our Associate Director Development Unit (DU) Operations, you will be leading/coordinating diverse activities within Dev Unit that contribute to development, governance, digital and operational excellence aligned with Global Drug Development (GDD), DU strategy. In addition, you will manage business continuity, quality, compliance and system improvement to drive excellence and support DU goals.
Your responsibilities will include: * Ensure smooth day-to-day operations on DU activities, keep oversight of budget and support finance activities incl. contracts, PLAs under DU budget, maintain x-functional resource overview as needed * Serve as Board Secretary for Development Unit Leadership Team (DULT) and drive meeting excellence * Support DU governance by managing agendas and creating meeting minutes. Maintain DU Share Point to support DULT documentation requirements. * Foster DU identity and sense of community through leading internal communication activities and driving initiatives/ workstreams within DU and in partnership with NIBR, Commercial and GDD functions * Contribute to portfolio strategy operationally by preparing/updating a consolidated view of DU program activities, milestones, risks and metrics from Novartis Portfolio systems * Lead coordination within DU to track deliverables and support the Head of Franchise Portfolio Strategy and Operations (HPSO) to prepare portfolio updates for DU reporting obligations. Serve as a DU representative as assigned to business activities and represent the DU in various workstreams, cross-functional initiatives or process improvement initiatives as assigned by HPSO or DU Head * Manage and/or contribute to cross-divisional initiatives as assigned by DU Head/ HPSO aimed at improving GDD science of operations, digital applications to fortify DU innovation, and productivity * Support HPSO in interactions with Portfolio Strategy & Management function to ensure data are efficiently collected, consolidated, and accurately represented across portfolio updates, deputizes as needed.
1. World Health Organization. World report on vision. https://www.who.int/publications-detail/world-report-on-vision. Accessed October 1, 2019.
*Some restrictions to flexible working models may apply and will be discussed at interview if relevant.