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Executive Director, US Tax Transformation and Innovation


Executive Director


East Hanover, New Jersey, United States

The ED, US Tax Transformation and Innovation is responsible for the leadership, management, and execution of the transformation and R&D/IP innovation initiatives and projects and acts as thought leader on the various dimensions of US tax. The role is key in driving the strategic direction of an inclusive, globally integrated, and functionally connected US tax organization, covering end-to-end all relevant aspects of US direct tax<br> <br>Primary Responsibilities:<br>• Leading Tax <br>• Driver of the R&D and IP Innovation tax agenda across NIBR, GDD, IP, in alignment with the global IP tax strategy <br>• Lead the US tax effort for the global and local transformation initiatives impacting the US (e.g. Transformation for Growth, US First, P&O location, Orbit, etc.) <br>• Provide leadership support to the US tax team, promoter of the strategic integration of US Tax into the local and global Novartis organization including business partnering and technical expertise on all dimensions of direct tax including operations<br>• Representative of US tax function with policy makers, fiscal authorities, industry associations, tax director community and other external stakeholders to front Novartis on specific tax matters <br>• Compliance and Risk Management<br>• Analyse R&D and IP Innovation initiatives, identify and quantify the various accounting and tax dimensions from a tax compliance and risk perspective, work out options and recommendations <br>• Maximize value delivered in support of the global and local transformation initiatives and projects through integrated, deep analysis combining the gathering and mapping of comprehensive financial and other data, establishment of models addressing all relevant needs from business, finance and tax and delivering end-to-end value propositions aligned with Novartis strategy <br>• Provide expertise in the design and amendment of US Tax policies and procedures reflecting the impact from R&D, IP innovation, transformation or other initiatives and circumstances, including management of impact and efforts at level of tax accounting, re-porting, closing, forecasting, filing, etc. required to address requirements from a compliance and risk perspective<br>• Support efficiency projects to achieve excellency and cost efficiency in processes and procedures applied in the US ax organization, keeping the right balance between internal resources and external support, and considering state-of-the art technology solutions <br>• Planning and Structuring<br>• Design and implement strategies for local and global IP covering the innovation agenda and key IP/R&D contributors, align amongst all US tax functions, Legal IP and other business partners on execution <br>• Assess global and local transformation initiatives and projects including Transformation for Growth, US growth strategies, functional relocations of global roles, etc. embedded in international tax developments (OECD/BEPS/DEMPE, etc.), collaborate and coordinate with the various business partners and design models considering all dimensions of operations and ensuring well-coordinated decision-making and seamless implementation across all functions locally and at HQ<br>• Provide leadership support as a partner of US finance and global transfer pricing on financial scenario planning, ensure close connectivity of the US tax team with business stakeholders, including pro-active and timely communication<br>• Provide technical expertise and coordination support to the other US tax functions (planning, transfer pricing, operations, controversy), including around standardization, technology and process optimization <br>• People and Development<br>• Foster an environment of collaboration and professional development, create a sense of empowerment, teamwork and ownership to elevate the US tax team to a knowledge center covering all US tax areas and pro-actively interconnected with US and global stake-holders (finance, treasury, funds flow, NIBR, GDD, M&A, BD&L, CTS, manufacturing, Innovative Medicines, legal, P&O, Group Tax, etc.) <br>• Act as a role model and mentor to the US Tax team members, embracing business partnering, knowledge sharing and technical excellence <br>• Prominent member of the global tax function driving the strategy, priorities, initiatives, and activities of the global tax function, in close collaboration with business and finance stakeholders <br><br>The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $201,600 and $302,400 per year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. 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<br><br><br>[#video# {#400,300#}#/video#]