Life Cycle Manager (m/f)

Novartis Technical Operations
Division Novartis Technical Operations
Geschäftseinheit NTO EXTERNAL SUPPLY
Standort Holzkirchen (near Munich)
Funktionsbereich Technical Operations
Art der Stelle Vollzeit
Anstellungsverhältnis Regular
StellenID 249761BR


• Represent the site in cross-functional project teams led from global / regional functions, e.g. Product Launches, Program Management Teams, to ensure the coordination of all activities at site level
• Setup and lead local and/or global cross-functional project teams if no global / regional function is in the lead, to ensure time to market / implementation of all on-going life-cycle activities; drive the evaluation and define the scope and objectives of such projects
• Support preparation of business cases incl. financial evaluation (ROI, NPV), provide reports / updates to facilitate management decision-making on life cycle activities
• Drive the agreement on potential change request strategies and ensure that the project related change are maintained in an adequate status as required by the processes
• Set up the project charter, status report and baseline planning in the appropriate system, e.g. TTRC, Transfer Tool, Life Cycle Project Management Sharepoint, Navigator
• Drive the definition of project milestones for projects and ensure project implementation is done according to the agreed timelines
• Identify potential risks and elaborate contingency plans as appropriate, communicate project progress and deviations as per project responsibility
• Align inventory level for launch products with responsible function
• Align bridging / contingency stocks for change projects, transfers, pruning and divestment projects with responsible function
• Ensure compliance with GMP and regulatory requirements (including record management) and continuous improvement of quality relevant processes within area of responsibility
• Ensure project is implemented according to defined strategy
• Drive process improvements by participating cross-functional/cross Supply unit initiatives and by giving active feedback

Technical Operations


• University degree in Science (Chemistry, Pharmacy or Chemical Engineering), and/or Business Administration advantageous
• Minimum 3 years experience, including at least 2 years in various pharmaceutical functions such as supply chain, production and/or technical development
• Experience in project management and leading cross-functional global teams
• Good understanding of pharmaceutical or food industry supply chain processes and LEAN philosophy
• Intercultural experience and ability to act in a complex and rapidly changing business environment
• Fluent in English, German desirable

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Why Novartis:
927 million. The number of lives we touched in 2017. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives.

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks. And where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

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