With 10,000+ associates worldwide working across more than 85 countries, Novartis Oncology is one of the largest global developers and providers of practice-changing medicines that address the unmet medical needs of people living with cancer and related diseases. We have an unparalleled portfolio of therapies with 22 drugs on the market and more than 25 new molecular entities in development targeting key molecular pathways in cancer biology.
We are currently hiring for a People Partner to act as a trusted advisor offering in-country policy expertise and knowledge to support and educate leaders, managers and associates on all P&O (HR) topics on the moments that matter. People Partners support all divisional customer groups in country enabling the delivery of lifecycle events, the employee value proposition, talent acquisition, talent management, learning, performance management, employee relations, rewards, pay and reporting. In addition, People Partners implement P&O change initiatives at a country level acting as detailed designers and agents of change by working with Business Partners.
The ideal location for this role is East Hanover, NJ but remote work may be possible within a reasonable commuting distance of the East Hanover campus (there may be some restrictions based on legal entity). Please note that this role would not provide relocation as a result and all home office expenses and any travel/lodging to East Hanover for periodic live meetings will be at the employee's expense. The expectation of working hours and travel (domestic and/or international) will be defined by the hiring manager.
Your key responsibilities: Client Support * First point of escalation for all leaders and managers on their day-to-day P&O topics, providing expert advice, guidance and support; Lead the execution of local implementation of large-scale organizational and day-to-day organizational structure changes, in line with country regulations / policies; Implement workforce planning in collaboration with the P&O Business Partner. * Lead the delivery of in-country transformations, consult and negotiate with local works council / unions, provide advice and guidance for managers through the local process, oversee associate notice / handover meetings and overall restructuring lifecycle. * Embraces customer feedback to understand the customer journey with moments that matter and drives continuous improvement. Implement enhancements and modification as necessary to meet both the business and customer needs. * Leads the management of client initiatives, allocates resources across business units and/or projects, and makes adjustments as necessary to support changing business needs; Hold managers accountable to lead and develop their people.
Employee Lifecycle Events/ Employee Relations & Country Policies * Provide credible P&O People Partnering to people leaders, manager and associates offering advice and guidance on the moments that matter; Support and coach leaders, manager and associates on all P&O topics including promoting self-sufficiency in people processes. * Accountable for the education of managers and associates on the dos and don'ts of local labor law / social security and internal regulations including the P&O community. This includes Speak-up cases, Care Management, MTAs etc.; Provides advice to Country P&O Business Partners on local policies and processes.
Org Development & Capabilities * Act as a diplomat, negotiator and coach to align the agendas of the business, NBS and the P&O function; Actively participate in complex, enterprise P&O projects or initiatives; ensure local business representation and alignment. * Drive and lead change management plans in country on transformation and restructuring efforts; Lead the technical execution of local implementation of all organizational and day-to-day structure changes, in line with Country regulations / policies; Leads the implementation of in-country P&O processes / activities, cross divisionally and ensures high quality standards are met.
Culture/ P&O MI & Reporting/ Payroll & Time/ Talent Acquisition (TA)/ Talent Management/ Performance Management/ Rewards * Drives local country D&I efforts and aligns with global initiatives / implementation. * Drive buy-in and utilization of data and analytics to identify risk and trends, and to apply these business insights to inform decisions and actions. * Advise on local payroll / legal implications. * Design new hire onboarding initiatives; Manage internal movement offers and mobility; Support in country where there is no TA presence. * Facilitate client workshops and sessions to coach and guide managers on developmental tools / techniques; Lead EVP initiatives (e.g., career fairs, certifications, external, internal events). * Explains the Reimagining Performance Management (Evolve) process, including advice and guidance on the management of low performers (PIP, warnings etc.). * Coaches and guides People Managers on role evaluations in line with local governance; Lead and implement reward and recognition activities, in line with local policies / timelines. Including, International Assignments, off-cycle reviews, EPIC etc.
P&O Team Management * Champions culture and supports implementation of corporate initiatives (e.g., CwR, Evolve, Go Big on Learning) from a cross divisional/country level lens; Create and establish an actively engaged community of P&O People Partners that consistently support all managers and associates within a country, across all divisions/units; Drives quality, effectiveness, efficiency and continuous improvement for P&O People Partnering and related processes. * Lead career and development conversations; understand team aspirations, skills and the capabilities required for success; Leads representation to local authorities, ensures local Employee Relations regulations are in line with local regulations and Novartis integrity standards from a cross divisional / country lens; Promotes the contribution of ideas and solutions to the P&O network (Country Business Partners, Global Business Partners and Country P&O Boards). * Seeks to establish strong relationships with cross-divisional P&O community members to understand needs and challenges and drive continuous improvement.