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Head of Portfolio Forecasting, Analytics & Reporting, NIBR (CA or BS)

Company: Novartis Farmac--utica
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job ID 314100BR Job Description 9 Billion! The amount Novartis invests in Research & Development. The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.

As the Head of Portfolio Forecasting, Analytics & Reporting within NIBR - you will lead the Portfolio Forecasting, Analytics and Reporting group to develop, refine and maintain a robust portfolio and resource forecasting capabilities to aid in enterprise-wide portfolio decision making at NIBR. In addition, you will drive analytics of the portfolio to provide insights and provide an independent view to the NIBR Leadership Team (NLT) for portfolio-related decisions based on optimizing risk/reward profile of the portfolio, programs and projects. You will also provide regular portfolio update reports.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

--- Leads the building of a reliable portfolio forecasting model taking into account past portfolio performance, risk/reward of the portfolio (e.g.,qRED), and resource needs (both external spend and internal FTEs) to guide the NLT in enterprise-level decision making on the NIBR portfolio in close collaboration with Disease Areas (Das), Global Platforms, Portfolio Strategy Directors, Project Management and Project Teams
--- Develops and delivers in-depth analysis and strategic insights into the NIBR pipeline/portfolio for senior management meetings (including ECN and Board of Directors), including development of automated views, reports, and metrics
--- Reports on the status and advancement of the NIBR pipeline to NLT and investor relations, as requested, for both internal and external communications to stakeholder and investor/analysis community
--- Develops and provide independent view of projects to the NLT for portfolio-related decision making
--- Drives the full adoption of the integrated Portfolio Management & Learning function within the organization by influencing key stakeholders, e.g., Disease Area Heads (DAHs), Platform Area Heads
--- With the Global Head Portfolio Management & Learning, assesses global BD&L opportunities to identify potential assets that compliment and strengthen the internal NIBR portfolio
--- Serves as an expert with comprehensive portfolio knowledge and establishes state-of-the art methodologies for portfolio analytics

Position can be located in Cambridge, MA or Basel, Switzerland.

EEO Statement 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. Minimum requirements What you will bring to the role:
Education (minimum/desirable): Graduate degree in business (MBA) or advanced scientific degree (MS, PhD, PharmD, etc.) required, Finance, portfolio management and/or consulting experience preferred
Languages: Fluent oral and written English, other language(s) are an additional asset

Experience/Professional requirement: --- 10+ years of professional experience in industry with at least 5 years in the pharmaceutical industry
--- In-depth multi-/cross-functional team experience in project or portfolio management
--- Strong cross-functional matrix leadership experience with demonstrated ability to establish strong partnerships without formal authority
--- Expert in handling complex financial figures with in-depth expertise in forecasting and validation methodologies
--- Deep understanding of the drug discovery and development process with demonstrated insights if the global completive business environment
--- Strong analytical thinker and problem-solver
--- Previous direct and/or matrix people management role with demonstrated ability to successfully influence without authority
--- Inspiring leader capable of fostering a sense of purpose and belonging without formal authority
--- Expert skill in facilitating/optimizing the contribution of diverse members as individuals and as a team
--- Excellent coaching skills
--- Strong organization skills and process orientation
--- Excellent interpersonal, communication and information management skills

Why consider Novartis?

769 Million. That's how many lives our products touched in 2020. 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, courageous 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 tackle 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 create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential. Division NIBR Business Unit PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT - NIBR This site is intended for a global audience.

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