Country Head People & Organisation

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Posted 4 months ago
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About The Role
Novartis is a global pharmaceutical leader that is dedicated to revolutionising medicine and enhancing the well-being of patients worldwide. Our purpose is to explore new avenues for extending and improving human life. If you have a strong desire to make a difference and wish to be part of an organisation that thrives on innovation, Novartis is the ideal place for you.
We are currently seeking a talented and experienced individual to lead our People and Organisation (P&O) function. As a member of the ANZ country leadership team and Regional P&O team, you will have the unique opportunity to shape the future of our organisation, spearhead strategic initiatives, and foster a culture of growth mindset, external competitiveness, and smart risk-taking.
At Novartis, we firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in attracting, developing, and retaining top talent. You will have the chance to establish a positive and empowering work environment where individuals can flourish and reach their full potential. Collaborating closely with business leaders and functional teams, you will provide strategic P&O guidance and support, ensuring that our workforce is equipped with the necessary skills and capabilities to drive our success.
In addition to leading the P&O function, you will also have the opportunity to contribute to Novartis' broader organisational objectives. You will actively participate in enterprise-wide projects and initiatives, collaborate with both internal and external partners, and contribute to the advancement of thought leadership in the P&O field. Your expertise and insights will help shape our people strategy, drive cultural transformation, and enable us to continue making a meaningful impact in the healthcare industry.
Your Responsibilities:
  • Actively participate in complex, enterprise P&O projects or initiatives, ensuring business representation and alignment.
  • Advise on and handle diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels, including gender representation, LGBTI, and pay equity.
  • Coach leaders on team priorities and objectives linked to purpose and strategy, fostering collaboration, managing across the matrix, removing obstacles, and overcoming silos.
  • Contribute actively to the P&O community and network, acting as a leader and collaborating with internal and external partners to build P&O thought leadership.
  • Develop organisational design and plans for client groups using organizational diagnostics.
  • Create a talent and leadership development strategy and plan.
  • Drive the talent agenda, partnering with the business to establish quality succession planning, development plans for key talent, and a talent strategy to build the leadership pipeline.
  • Enhance leadership capabilities through coaching and drive client leadership teams to establish a solid governance structure, operating models, and culture that align with strategic business objectives.
  • Establish strategic workforce plans with leaders and develop organisation design efficiencies to support the long-term business strategy.
  • Identify critical capabilities for the future and develop plans to address capability gaps at the organisation and individual level.
  • Initiate career and development conversations with business leaders, understanding aspirations, skills, and required capabilities.
  • Lead the cultural change agenda in partnership with People Partners across all levels of the client groups.
  • Provide coaching, feedback, and support to leaders.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.
Role Requirements
  • Proven experience in HR leadership roles, preferably in a global organisation within healthcare.
  • An individual who has global HR experience with aspirations to further develop their career in other markets.
  • Strong knowledge and outlook for the 3-5 year business plans.
  • Demonstrated expertise in driving diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Excellent coaching and leadership skills.
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to translate strategy into effective people and organizational interventions.
  • Strong understanding of organisational design, talent management, and performance management.
  • Ability to collaborate and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Join Novartis and be part of a company that is dedicated to improving patient lives. Apply now to become our Country Head People and Organisation and make a meaningful impact on our organisation's success.
People & Organization
Business Unit
Work Location
Company/Legal Entity
AU Pharma Pty Ltd
Functional Area
Human Resources
Job Type
Full Time
Employment Type
Shift Work
Early Talent

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Australia


  • Executive

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 17, 2024
Company Overview
Novartis, Australia & New Zealand
Novartis, Australia & New Zealand

Current Openings: 0

Novartis is improving the lives of more than 2.5 million patients across Australia and New Zealand through our medicines. By partnering with the healthcare system we are working for patients to address their needs, and we are committed to accelerating patient access to life saving treatments and associated healthcare. We are reimagining medicine by using innovative science and technology to address challenging healthcare issues and our rich research pipeline has 50+ ongoing Phase III programs. We are transforming how clinical trials are run to increase patients’ access to our industry-leading clinical trials footprint in Australia. We continue to work on improving our environment for diversity, equity and inclusion and being a family friendly employer. Every day our inspired, curious, unbossed, and integrity-driven culture unites our people and encourages leadership at every level. See our community guidelines here: Novartis is aware of employment scams which make false use of our company name or leader’s names to defraud job seekers. Novartis does not make job offers without interview and never asks candidates for money. All our current job openings are displayed here and on our website. If you have encountered a job posting or been approached with a job offer that you suspect may be fraudulent, we strongly recommend you do not respond, send money or personal information.
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