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Job Purpose: * Lead the Site Development (SD) organization and all scope (infrastructure, real estate and infra services) related projects to ensure service and cost competitiveness of manufacturing location (Morris Plains) for Novartis and external tenants. * Develop the Site Development organization towards its future role as an 'independent commercial site service provider'. * Pro-actively initiate and manage changes and transformations (e.g. at organizational and at customer/tenant portfolio level) * Engage inspire and develop the workforce and demonstrates a Curious, Inspired, Unboss culture. Act as a change agent in the SD-organization and its stakeholder relations. * Establish and maintain strong relationship with both Novartis internal and external stakeholders, in particular build strong collaboration to work effectively and seamlessly with Manufacturing Sites and Operations Centers.
Major Accountabilities: * Ensure continued reliable, flexible and cost-effective operations at the sites within scope of Site Development and in line with contractual and regulatory obligations with an effective organization (structure & quality). * Develop and execute optimization opportunities including effective management of internal and external stakeholder management and flawless workers council processes. * Manage and develop the mandatory and optional services portfolio to support site customers in their operations. Develop talent through an inclusive approach to support a strong succession pipeline * Build organizational culture in line with Novartis Culture aspiration of Curious, Inspired, Unbossed within the context of a services provider. * Support Global projects on the attraction, identification and contractual agreements with best in class infrastructure partners who will help drive improvements in the cost structure of the site through between others relevant and correct local data. * Identify and execute opportunities to further develop/grow the locations to provide competitive services portfolios to secure internal Novartis investments and attract potential 3rd parties * Identifying and managing risks related to SD operations, plans and projects/initiatives. * Develop and execute cost optimization projects in collaboration with PMO/Finance resulting in a business case showing significant NPV improvement, as per agreed timelines, * Develop and execute approved annual business as well as strategic plans. . * Lead, coordinate and implement NTO projects as identified within the Site Development (e.g. P&O projects). * Ensure that all aspects of technical operations within the assigned facilities functions are in compliance with Novartis policies and standards in the area of regulatory compliance, GMP, Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Protection. * Is responsible for overall relationships with local Governmental bodies and key stakeholders. Promote community relations in a way that reflects Novartis role as good corporate citizen. * Active participation in knowhow exchange between sites and within the SD organization.