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Operations Manager (On-Site)




Morris Plains, New Jersey, United States

Operations Manager (On-Site)

Job ID


Jan 17, 2024


About the Role

365 days a year, we aspire to be the best manufacturer of Cell & Gene therapies to ensure our patients have the treatments they need to live longer, healthier lives.

As the Operations Manager, you will proactively manage projects cross-functionally in support of the Value Stream. You will bring your in-depth Project Management/Operational Excellence knowledge and skills to effectively drive process improvement initiatives in a compliant, cost-efficient, and collaborative manner.

Key Responsibilities:

• Responsible to deliver assigned projects on time, within scope, within budget and with quality by anticipating and pro-actively mitigating potential issues.

• Creates and maintains comprehensive project documentation, including the project charter and project plan.

• Ensures active and continuous risk assessment and management to minimize project risks.

• Acts as point of contact and establishes appropriate channels to communicate projects progress and performance on a regular basis to internal and external stakeholders.

• Efficient and transparent allocation of project team resources to accomplish project tasks.

• Leads change management activities to ensure readiness for implementation.

• Utilizes Project Management, Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to drive continuous improvements and improve controllable spend.

• Complies with SOP’s and GxP’s in a consistent and compliant manner.

Additional Notes: This position is located on-site in Morris Plains, NJ. Novartis is unable to offer relocation support for this role: please only apply if this location is accessible for you.

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

• Bachelor’s degree in biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical Technology, Chemistry, Microbiology, or equivalent scientific degree required. Advanced degree preferred.

• Minimum of 5+ years’ experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industries.

• Knowledge of cGxP expectations

• Project Management (PMP)/Operational Excellence/LEAN Six Sigma certification or comparable required.

• Superior communication, multi-tasking and organizational skills.

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: People and Culture | Novartis.

Pay transparency statement: The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $118,400 and $177,600 a 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.

You can find everything you need to know about our benefits and rewards in the Novartis Life Handbook.

Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to hear more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: Novartis Talent Pool.

Why Novartis: Helping people with disease and their families takes more than innovative science. It takes a community of smart, passionate people like you. Collaborating, supporting and inspiring each other. Combining to achieve breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Ready to create a brighter future together?

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Business Unit





Morris Plains, NJ

Company / Legal Entity

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Functional Area

Technical Operations

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Shift Work