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Head of Corporate Archives

  • Full Time
  • Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Novartis profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


About The Role

Head of the Novartis AG Corporate Archives, one of the oldest and largest corporate archives in Switzerland. The company archive collects, preserves and indexes historically and/or commercially relevant documents from all areas of Novartis and its predecessor companies (Geigy AG, CIBA Aktiengesellschaft, Durand & Huguenin AG, Sandoz AG and Ciba-Geigy AG). These core tasks mean that the company archive acts as an information center for all questions relating to the company’s history.

This position was posted in German and English, but it will be hired once only.

Your key responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Operational management of the Corporate Archives of Novartis AG in technical and personnel terms (e.g. planning and control of tasks; formulating clear, challenging, achievable and comprehensible expectations and group objectives)
  • Representation of the company archive internally and externally (e.g. during archive tours for interested parties)
  • Responsibility for the efficient evaluation, acquisition, cataloging and communication of documents of lasting value (written and non-written records)
  • Responsibility for the proper and professional storage of archive material as well as the technical support of the stacks
  • On-site advice and support for internal and external users of the company archive

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Role Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • University degree in history (Master’s degree)
  • Extensive archival expertise and several years of professional experience
  • Proficiency in German and English, good knowledge of French is an advantage
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills and enjoy leading a team
  • Ability to communicate with different stakeholder groups in an appropriate manner as well as high assertiveness, decisiveness and great quality awareness

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: https://www.novartis.com/about/strategy/people-and-culture

You’ll receive:

You can find everything you need to know about our benefits and rewards in the Novartis Life Handbook. https://www.novartis.com/careers/benefits

Accessibility and accommodation

Novartis is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to all individuals. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, or in order to receive more detailed information about the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

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: https://talentnetwork.novartis.com/network



Business Unit


Work Location


Company/Legal Entity

Novartis International AG

Functional Area

Facilities & Administration

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Shift Work


Early Talent


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