Head of Strategy / Chief of Staff Germany (m/f/d)

Head of Strategy / Chief of Staff Germany (m/f/d)

Job Description

155 countries around the world - that is where our medicines are available and another 30 new, innovative active pharmaceutical ingredients for different disease areas are in our pipeline.

We are committed to development - developing innovative compounds that serve the needs of a growing, aging population and developing new and innovative ways to reach people in low-income countries.

We invest in the most promising areas of science, in the most exciting innovations in the medical field, and in the most important needs of health care.

We are convinced that the best solutions are found in a team!

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

Within this very innovative environment we are currently hiring the

Head of Strategy / Chief of Staff Germany (m/f/d)

Job purpose:

• Primary responsibility of the role reporting to the Country President Germany & General Manager Oncology is to lead strategic and transformational initiatives at Business Unit Oncology Germany and Novartis Germany level, with the aim of maximizing economic value and securing future competitive advantage. The person in this senior role will be responsible for managing a portfolio of flagship projects, ensuring they deliver critical business impact, and building lasting capability in the in-country teams to deliver on business priorities. The position is part of the Oncology Leadership Team Germany.

Main accountabilities:

BU Oncology/Novartis Germany Strategy:
• Actively contribute and facilitate annual strategic planning process as well as lead and support benchmarking the performance of Novartis Germany in relation to industry
• Coordinate and prioritize portfolio of initiatives, assess resource needs and monitor timely implementation
• Develop network of functional experts and strategy managers across Novartis to effectively align global, regional and local strategic priorities

Strategic Projects:
• Drives and manages major strategic projects (OBU and Novartis Germany) from project scoping, creating content, stakeholder management to generating strategic insights based on best-in-class analytics, distilling outputs and recommendations, which enable informed decisions; leading Project Realization office and coordinating work stream activities
• Plans, develops and implements projects for the German market which will lead to commercial benefit for the company (Outcomes Based Commercial Models)
• Develop integrated Novartis Corp German Strategy across Divisions (Pharma, Oncology, Sandoz) and Functions (GDD, NTO, CTS)
• Identify opportunities based on Novartis priorities and market needs and co-create with decision makers in the German healthcare ecosystems
• Connect x-divisional, x-functional and x-country projects with business priorities of BU Oncology Germany
• Enable internal Novartis associates to drive projects successfully. Educate/train Novartis country/franchise teams to drive (parts of) agreed upon project independently and coach associates to ensure positive project outcome
• Design and deliver organization-wide capability building program, including designing program goals and developing RFP
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• Based on a Master of Science/MBA and/or a PhD degree, you should have a minimum of 7-10 years of overall professional experience within the pharmaceutical industry (ideally within organizations with large scale and complexity); a Consultancy background would be beneficial
• Functional breadth: required experience in a minimum of 2 functions (sales, marketing, medical, market access)
• Furthermore you should have experience with strategy development, portfolio and financial management and you should have managed large scope transformation projects
• Experience with collaborating across divisions, functions and countries and international experience
• Organization Scope: Exposure to organizations with large scale and complexity
• Digital savvy
• Fluent English and German language skills

Technical / Functional Skills & Knowledge:
• Modelling and Quantifying Business and Investment Cases with High Uncertainty
• Developing and Delivering Story Flows and Presentations for Management
• Strategic thinking and planning
• Knowledge of current and future global business trends
• Assessing impact of (internal & external) changes on the HCS
• Knowledge of understanding and knowing how to address the challenges in the healthcare environment

Why consider Novartis?

799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. 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, fearless 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 seek the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to build an inclusive workplace that cultivates ambitious innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.
Hiring decisions are only based on the qualification for the position, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age and disability.

The law provides for severely disabled / equal applicants the opportunity to involve the local representative body for disabled employees (SBV) in the application process. If you would like to request this, please let us know in advance as a note on your CV.

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Munich (or) Nuremberg
Novartis Pharma GmbH
BD&L & Strategic Planning
Full Time