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Director of Operations

Company: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Location: Hicksville
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Job Description:

361613BR Job ID: 361613BR Job Description: With 64 manufacturing sites in 26 countries, our aspiration is to become the top manufacturer of innovative and generic medicines in the industry! Purpose: The Director of Operations is a Site Business Leader for a Melville and Hicksville manufacturing and packaging operations. Direct, lead and facilitate all operations activities for the defined "End to End" process at the site in a safe and efficient manner in conformance with cGMP's and HSE regulations. Provide strategic direction to the team within the business unit, support function site representatives and regional groups, promoting the behaviors and principles that drive continuous improvement deliver in key performance metrics. Major Accountabilities --- Integrates all the areas directly associated to the operations shop floor for a successful End to End performance, while lead and coordinate all Operations activities at the site. --- Translate Site Strategy into tactical priorities and daily operations. Develop and execute an integrated operations-wide strategic plan for leveraging and optimizing production operations. Incorporate business strategies to deliver a competitive advantage to the site and company --- Work closely with Site Head, Supply Chain, MS & T, Operational Excellence, P&O and Engineering/Facilities on the 5-year plan to assure equipment, manpower and facilities are sufficient to meet projected requirements. --- Oversee progress in achieving operational/production goals and objectives, with an integrated End to End view of the operation. Accountable for the successful performance of the production unit metrics with regards to Customer Service, Quality and Compliance, HSE, Finance among others. --- Take active participation and accountability in the supply chain plan in a monthly basis for the three-month agreement and partner closely with SC to assure a successful production scheduling in all areas of the business units. --- Highlight and oversee resolution of any bottle necks to ensure the site reaches production goals, maintains inventory levels, and prevents backorders. --- Assess operational capabilities and performance to ensure the delivery of quality products and services on time to all customers internal and external. Identify initiatives for improving operational capabilities. (i.e. processes, organizational and human performance, assisting in the planning and execution of those initiatives) --- Drive Improvements program in Operations to ensure ongoing productivity improvements that will result in COGS improvement and zero defects. Participate in the annual budgeting and quarterly outlook process at it relates to plant capacity, manpower requirements and equipment utilization. --- Build more efficient, effective, manufacturing operations while implementing best practices. Anticipates needs and initiates development and implementation of new technology and approaches. Provide strategic direction for operations utilizing these new approaches. --- Provide leadership and guidance to team to effectively executive on site and business unit strategy. Sets objectives and provides clear direction on execution for area of responsibility. Coaches and develops team. --- Coaches and Mentor members of the team by providing input and coaching on professional development and career path; provides timely feedback; and evaluates performance of direct reports after obtaining the relevant functional input and evaluation. Provides feedback and input on performance evaluations for indirect reports, who are members of the Team. --- Build and sustain a culture of collaboration and teamwork between functions at the site. Maintain a flow of information between key stakeholders ensuring cross-functional alignment. --- Actively participate in FDA audits. --- Direct, oversee and participate in recruitment, selection, promotion, talent management and succession planning of personnel in Operations. --- Responsible for implementation of and compliance to the principles and practices of the Novartis Manufacturing Manual at the site. --- As appropriate, responsible for implementing and providing status updates and evidence regarding the activities/action plans for the functional requirements outlined in the Novartis Manufacturing Manual (NMM). --- Perform other duties as assigned. --- Adhere to all applicable procedures, cGMPs, company policies and any other quality or regulatory requirements. (For example: OSHA, DEA, FDA, EMEA, ANVISA, HS&E etc.) Ensures all work is performed in a safe, effective manner, and in compliance with the appropriate industry and regulatory (FDA, DEA, OSHA) standards, and Departmental, Plant, and Corporate quality and Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) goals. \n\n\n\n Position Title: Director of Operations Minimum requirements: What you will bring to the role: Education: --- Bachelor's Degree in Science or Engineering or Related Field --- Master's Degree desirable Experience: --- 8+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with exposure to manufacturing/ trouble shooting and technology transfer environment or a similar operating environment --- Leadership roles with 5+ years of experience managing personnel in a manufacturing environment. --- Demonstrated knowledge in more than one pharmaceutical, chemical and/or related manufacturing operation's areas, such as manufacturing, quality, and engineering, etc is highly desirable. --- Understanding of pharmaceutical business operations --- Knowledge and experience of Operational Excellence tools and methodology with demonstrated results and sponsorship where applies. --- Strong leadership and change management skills with a continuous improvement focus. --- Proficient in problem solving analysis and knowledge transfer. Why Novartis? 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! 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. Accessibility and reasonable accommodation The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to tas.nacomms@novartis.com call +1 (877) 395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message. The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $166,400 and $249,600/ year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/23 through 12/31/23, fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills and abilities. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors. Job Type: Full Time Country: USA Work Location: Hicksville, NY Functional Area: Technical Operations Division: Novartis Technical Operations Business Unit: NTO SANDOZ TECHOPS Employment Type: Regular Company/Legal Entity: Eon Labs Inc Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:: The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential. Shift Work: Yes Early Talent: No

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