Biopharmaceuticals - Global Product Head (m/f)

Division Global Drug Development
Geschäftseinheit TECHNICAL R & D GDD
Standort Holzkirchen (near Munich)
Funktionsbereich Technical Operations
Art der Stelle Vollzeit
Anstellungsverhältnis Regular
StellenID 237552BR


• Oversight for a defined program/product portfolio and support the definition and execution of the product supply strategy to ensure robust, high-quality and on-time supply together with SCM, Quality, TechOps, ComOps, Marketing and Development.
• Represent TechOps in global project teams, serve as single point of contact for other line functions.
• Accountable for implementation and lead cost leadership programs with focus on efficiency gain, supply network optimization and business continuity.
• Define integrated strategic and operational product specific manufacturing plans with objective to optimize value, time and resources and ensure strong execution of plans.
• Is product representative at Product Review Board and in global project teams and Single point of contact for line functions
• Leads Pre Approval Inspection (PAI) preparations across all sites, health authority readiness programs and coordinates PAI across multiple sites in collaboration with PQL and Global QA
• Leads end-to-end product allocation for biosimilar programs according to guiding principles and assures product supply strategy and Product Roadmap.
• Implements/leads Global supply monitoring and strategy meetings, cost leadership program, supply network optimization including business continuity, manufacturing allocation, DS manufacture, DP filling, packaging, device assembly and launch supply.
• Ensures cross-functional product/launch management, driving coordination in multiple supply sites
• Ensures manufacturing LCM of products
• Reports manufacturing status and issues to respective management boards, facilitates pro-active communication and timely decision making

Technical Operations


• PhD in Life Sciences, Engineer, MBA (or equivalent experience)
• Min. 10 years of multi- / cross-functional leadership experience in senior roles
• Expert in written and verbal communication
• Excellent presentation skills to vice president and president management roles
• Experience in TechOps and/or Quality preferably within biologics
• Ability to bridge between scientific, technical and business participants for effective collaboration in international cross-functional teams
• Excellent knowledge of manufacturing, quality, development and regulatory processes
• Business fluent knowledge of English

We develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible to improve and extend peoples’ lives. We do this, by supporting and promoting the knowledge and strengths of our employees and specifically use them to deepen our understanding of our patients and customers. Motivating conditions and an attractive salary are also part of our working environment, as well as our company culture, which is based on collaboration, curiosity, enthusiasm, courage and integrity.
Novartis stands up for equal opportunities and for the integration of persons with disabilities. Hiring decisions are only based on the qualification for the position, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age and disability.

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