Head HR Global Technical Operations
Sandoz, a Novartis company, is a world leader in generic pharmaceuticals. The company develops, manufactures and markets these medicines as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnological active ingredients. Sandoz reported generic pharmaceutical sales in 2006 were USD 5.9 billion and employs more than 23,000 associates in 110 countries. Sandoz global headquarters are based in Holzkirchen, Germany, located just south of Munich.
Head Human Resources, Global Technical Operations, located in Basel/Switzerland. Responsible for Human Resources Management and Organization Development for the Global Functions Technical Operations, Product Development and Quality Assurance.
Scope in Global Technical Operations: 35 pharmaceutical manufacturing plants across the world employing 8'000 employees, global Supply Chain Management, Sourcing and Purchasing, Engineering and HSE.
Scope in Global Product Development: 7 Global Product Development Centers across the world - employing 2'000 employees. Function includes Project and Portfolio Management as well as DRA.
Responsible for a global team of 70 HR professionals.
Major achievements so far:
Organization design and staffing of new Global Technical Operations and Global Human Resources Function
Integration of Hexal Manufacturing and Supply Chain into Sandoz Global Technical Operations., i.e. site exits and closures, capacity expansion projects in many countries, site acquisition projects in Turkey, Indonesia and China.
Support of worldwide Production Network Consolidation Program
Multiple M&A projects, including due diligence and integration work.
Introduction of Talent Development as a key priority for future growth.