Strategic Product Lead
Novartis AG
Schaftenau, Austria
vor 13 Tg.

Job Description

In this role, you will develop and drive the NTO Product strategy to realize the Commercial Brand Strategy and optimize performance along the NTO value chain by managing complexity, driving product strategic decisions with senior management and NTO Operations to ensure cost-

effective, reliable supply across lifecycle of a product. You will have end-to-end accountability for all product related aspects, make / propose the right enterprise tradeoffs, act as single Point of contact for the Product for the robust, timely, high-

quality supply, issue resolution and crisis management, and ultimately lead in the cost evolution of the Brand with NTO Manufacturing Sites.

Your responsibilities will include :

  • Define and execute the Product Supply Strategy, Life-Cycle Management Strategy, Supply Risk management and Product Roadmap to ensure robust, high quality and on-
  • time supply together with SCM, QA, NTO, Commercial Operations, Marketing and Development.

  • Oversee Supply Chain & Planning KPIs across product life cycle. This includes responsibility for developing and controlling the Product.
  • o Long term demand and capacity planning (LTDCP),

    o Cost leadership / TPC Roadmap, with focus on efficiency gains, supply network optimization,

    o E2E Pipeline Lead Time / TPT reduction,

    o Inventory long-term plan and write off minimization,

    o Business Continuity strategy.

  • Act as Product strategy representative within NTO, end-to-end Interface and team member towards business franchises (Commercial, GPT / GBT Global Program Team / Global Brand Team), Global Drug Development and Global Drug Regulatory Affairs.
  • Lead cross-functional product team in a matrix organization across NTO, development and Franchise.
  • Implement and lead the Cost Leadership program with the focus of efficiency gain, supply network optimization and business continuity.
  • Lead the Supply Chain evaluation for supply point decision, with focus on complexity reduction.
  • Liaise with Product manufacturing Sites, ensuring optimal site allocation, drug substance manufacture, DP filling, packaging, device assembly, launch and commercialization.
  • Define integrated strategic and operational product specific manufacturing plans with the objective to optimize value, time and resources and ensure strong execution of plans;
  • lead scenario evaluation for different supply options.

  • Ensure manufacturing life cycle management of products such as launches, site changes, process improvements, capacity expansions, new presentations, issue resolution and technology transfers.
  • Lead New Product Launch Project Team (incl. Product Design Concept workshop PDC 4) and ensures successful launch readiness.
  • Lead end-to-end Product Allocation for Product programs according to the guiding principles for Product allocation.
  • Drive product Allocation process for Product programs to assure Product Supply Strategy and Product Roadmap for Novartis.
  • Co-ordinate escalations and resolution for major deviations, crisis management and acts as interface for the Product in the Divisional S&OP for the relevant products.
  • Minimum requirements

    What you’ll bring to the role :

  • MBA, Business and Operations Management (or equivalent experience).
  • English fluent written and spoken, additional languages a plus
  • Minimum 5 -10 years in various supply chain functions
  • Thorough understanding of pharmaceutical or food industry processes and Lean philosophy, preferably >
  • 2 years Novartis experience, intercultural experience and ability to act in a complex and rapidly changing business environment

    We offer a market-competitive base salary in line with your qualification, experience and individual competencies. Additionally we offer an attractive incentive program, a modern company pension scheme, childcare facilities, learning & development options and worldwide career opportunities within the Novartis group.

    The base pay is composed of a market oriented excess payment and the respective amount according to the Austrian collective agreement (at least € 65.

    079,56 year on a full time basis)

    Contact : Andrew Pride, Senior TAS Business Partner

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