Life Cycle Manager (m/f/d) in Barleben (Magdeburg)

Novartis Technical Operations
Division Novartis Technical Operations
Geschäftseinheit NTO EXTERNAL SUPPLY
Standort Barleben
Funktionsbereich Technical Operations
Art der Stelle Vollzeit
Anstellungsverhältnis Regular
StellenID 260945BR


100+ product launches per year to be managed by our ESO Europe team to support portfolio growth and innovation for our patients.

The Life Cycle Manager acts as a project lead for technical/manufacturing/engineering projects during the Life Cycle of a given product, e. g. product launches, changes, transfers, pruning, divestment and other special Projects. The Position is located in Barleben (near Magdeburg).

• 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
• Ensure time to market / implementation of all on-going life-cycle activities
• Drive the Evaluation, and define the scope and objectives of projects
• Support preparation of business cases incl. financial evaluation (ROI, NPV), reporting, faciliating management decision-making on life cycle activities
• Define and establish the submission and implementation strategy with all responsible stakeholders (e.g. Regulatory, Planning)
• As part of the submission and implementation strategy drive the agreement on the change request strategy and ensure that the project related change requests in the corresponding change control system are maintained in an adequate status as required by the processes
• Define and establish the master data strategy together with MDG to ensure an early master data modelling for all Life Cycle Projects
• Set-up the project charter, status report and baseline planning in appropriate system, e.g. TTRC, transfer tool, Life Cycle Project Management Sharepoint, Navigator
• Ensure information flow to CPO’s and sites together with the responsible function, e.g. Customer Service Coordinator, to reflect baseline planning and updates to plans in SAP
• Drive the definition of project milestones for projects managed by the LCM and ensure project implementation is done according to the agreed timelines

Technical Operations


• University degree in science (chemistry, pharmacy or chemical engineering), and/or business administration
• Fluent in English, German is a plus
• Minimum 5 years experience, including at least 2 years’ experience in various pharmaceutical functions e.g. supply chain / production and/or technical development
• Experience in Project Management, leading cross-functional Global Teams
• Good understanding of the pharmaceutical or Food industry
• Good understanding of supply chain processes and Lean philosophy
• Intercultural experience and ability to act in a complex and rapidly changing business Environment

Why consider Novartis?:
927 million. That’s how many lives our products 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.

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