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Head of Finance Communications




East Hanover, New Jersey, United States

Head of Finance Communications

Job ID


Mar 11, 2024


About the Role

Location: The location for this position will be based out of East Hanover, NJ and will follow a hybrid working model.

As the Head of Finance Communications, you will have the exciting opportunity to lead the team responsible for the development and execution of an enterprise-wide financial communications strategy. Your experience should bring an innovative approach to communications; strong knowledge of best-in-class communications practices and proficiency with next generation communications tools.

Major accountabilities:

• Serve as the business partner for Finance and advise on communications topics as part of the global Finance leadership team.

• Counsel the Chief Financial Officer and guide the development of high-impact internal and external executive communications, including strategy, messaging, talking points, presentations, questions and answers and function-level communications. Has responsibility for Global Finance town halls, placement in external conferences, media and other communications activities.

• Develop a market-shaping Financial communications strategy and execute, utilizing multiple channels and vehicles, including new technologies, key opinion leaders and thought leader events, social and digital content and new technology.

• Support the development of corporate communications documents, including press releases, corporate investor presentations, earnings releases, earnings call presentations, conference call scripts, and business overviews/other information for Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, as needed. Responsible for the annual report, ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) report and, the Investor Relations section of the company website content.

• Drive confidence in the pipeline and future of the company by partnering with Investor Relations, Science Communications and Reputation and Narrative Communications lead to highlight Novartis’ innovative pipeline and discovery platform.

• Partner with Global Health & Sustainability Communications to drive ESG topic with appropriate stakeholders.

• Develop and execute internal and external communications plans for Deal announcements

• Partner with country media relations teams to develop business media relationships and drive earnings coverage and ongoing business stories that serve as reasons to believe in Novartis’ success.

• Partner with Corporate Marketing, Corporate Communications, Corporate Affairs creative teams, and agencies, in the development of the investor focused content and the overall brand experience for deal, non-deal and investor events as needed. For live or hybrid events, work with internal team to assess production and technology solutions, including but not limited to event venue, scenic, virtual event platform and live broadcast.

• Ensure systematic implementation of function wide measurement frameworks encouraging outcome focused activities, continuous improvement & data driven decision making. Lead the development of the Finance Communications team, ensuring high performance and professional development of each team member

This opportunity is located at the Novartis East Hanover (NJ) site and will not have the ability to be located remotely. Relocation assistance may be available.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $270,400 and $405,600 per year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/24 through 12/31/24, 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.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We 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.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know the nature of your request, your contact information and the job requisition number in your message:

Role Requirements

What you will bring to the role:

• Minimum Bachelor’s degree required.

• Extensive diversified communications experience, preferably within multinational companies.

• Detailed understanding of financial communications, corporate reporting and ESG.

• Familiarity with the latest industry trends and best practices in Financial Communications.

• Proven ability to collaborate with cross functional teams and senior executives to align communications strategies with organizational goals.

• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

• Proven track record in a senior communications leadership role.

• Strong influencing, partnering and negotiation skills, with ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients, agency partners and key stakeholders.Why Novartis?

Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more here:

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

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Corporate Affairs

Business Unit

Communications & Engagement




East Hanover, NJ

Company / Legal Entity

Novartis Corporation

Functional Area

Communications & Public Affairs

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Shift Work