Group Head Oral Solid Dosage Forms in Pharmaceutical Development (f/m/d), Sandoz Development Center, Kundl, Austria
500 million! That is how many patients we reach with our products every year, improving their lives. It is our aim to expand this to more than 1 billion. Sandoz, a division of Novartis, is a global leader in generic and biosimilar medicines, committed to playing a leading role in driving access to medicine worldwide.
The Group Head Pharmaceutical Development Oral Solids manages a group of associates and allocated resources to achieve the objectives of Pharmaceutical Development Department according to cross-departmentally agreed project plans, quality, timelines and standards of Sandoz Development Centre.
Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Lead and manage the SDC Pharmaceutical Development Oral Solids team with high focus on technical, scientific excellence and people development.
• Set ambitious goals for the team and clear vision and strategy for Pharmaceutical development, in line with SDC purpose and broader Sandoz Global Product Development and overall Sandoz strategy.
• Assess competencies and establish clear actions to address gaps and future needs, e.g. by upskilling in specific areas or by individual-specific development plans.
• Create psychologically safe working environment where speak up culture is the norm, provide and seek regular feedback to and from associates, peers and other stakeholders.
• Proactive development of key competencies to comply with anticipated development trends and regulations and to ensure objectives are met or overachieved.
• Drive top-level talent acquisition, succession planning and development of all associates within the department with high focus on diversity and inclusion of talents, fairness and equal opportunities.
• Establish structured and regular knowledge sharing within and across teams and in global forums.
• Actively coach and partner with direct reports to build and implement their individual development plans.
• Ensure an optimized organization structure to support continuous improvement and efficiency in alignment of operations with other departments and organizational entities.
Diversity & Inclusion / EEO
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.
What you'll bring to the role:
• Minimum Master's degree in natural sciences with 8 years of relevant pharmaceutical development experience.
• Profound theoretical and scientific knowledge in the relevant area (e.g. formulation development and manufacturing of generic oral solids forms)
• Excellent leadership skills, ability to lead and influence people - min. 3 years of people management experience (direct or indirect)
• Broad understanding of generic drug product development and sound understanding in the area of tasks and responsibility
• Fluent in English (oral and writing)
• Excellent scientific project management skills and very good organizational skills
• Detailed knowledge of cGMPs, quality requirements, regulatory guidelines as well as relevant safety and environmental regulations
• Advanced degree from the field of pharmaceutical or natural sciences (PhD or equivalent)
• Basic knowledge in finance and business planning
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we're proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people's lives.
We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world's toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!
In addition to a market-competitive base salary, we offer an attractive incentive program, a modern company pension scheme, childcare facilities, learning and development options as well as worldwide career opportunities within the Novartis group. In accordance with Austrian law, we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary as stated in the collective bargaining agreement. For this position the minimum salary is € 66.526,88/year (on a full time basis). The actual salary will be significantly higher, as we strive to maintain a competitive position in the market and consider your previous experience, qualifications and individual competencies.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team's representative of the patients and communities we serve.
Our recruitment decisions are based on selecting the best person for the job, regardless of gender, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.
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