Associate Director- ESO Life Cycle Management

Novartis Pharmaceuticals   •  

Princeton, NJ

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 39 days ago

The Life Cycle Manager acts as a project lead at Site and/or Platform for NTO technical/manufacturing/engineering projects during the Life Cycle of a given product, e. g. product launches, changes, transfers, pruning, divestment and other special projects like e.g. SPT, ensuring coordination across global and local functions in alignment with Global / regional functions as appropriate.

The Life Cycle Manager has to setup and lead local and / or global cross-functional teams in alignment with Global / regional functions as appropriate, to ensure optimal realization of product strategies (considering LEAN methodology, pipeline re-design, sourcing strategies, assortment optimization/complexity management) and ensure NTO objectives can be reached during ongoing life-cycle activities regarding: Customer service-level, COGS, Inventory, Compliance

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 projects unless a local / global team is in the lead

Support preparation of business cases incl. financial evaluation (ROI, NPV), provide -reports/updates, to facilitate Management decision-making on life cycle activities

Managing of the cross-functional project teams unless a regional/global function is in the lead

Define and establish the submission and implementation strategy with all responsible stakeholders (e.g. Regulatory, Planning) in alignment with the NTO strategy unless in the lead of a global/regional function

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 Share-point, 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

Minimum requirements

University degree in science (chemistry, pharmacy or chemical engineering), and/or business administration advantageous

Minimum 3 years, including at least 2 years' experi-ence 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 pharmaceutical or food industry supply chain processes and Lean philosophy

Intercultural exerience and ability to act in a complex and rapidly changing business environment

Preferably 2 years Novartis experience