Hardware Lifecycle Associate Manager

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Hardware Lifecycle Associate Manager


Close date: 7th October 2022

Competitive salary and benefits

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease.

We are dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and fuel your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

About the Role

The Hardware Lifecycle Associate Manager will be responsible for :

  • Lifecycle management of device estate - Defining and presenting global standards
    • Own and maintain AZ global hardware standards
    • ‘Show and tell’ with the business new technologies
    • Engage with a variety of business stakeholders when introducing ‘proof of technology’ solutions
    • Onboarding and off-boarding of technology
  • Planning and management of the device catalogue - relative to AZ strategy & value opportunities
    • Ownership of the devices catalogue and associated updates
    • Maintain awareness of changing markets and anticipate/ plan for challenges/ change
    • Focus on sustainability, automation, simplification, commercial opportunity
    • Communications
  • Negotiation skills are required for:
    • Pricing with OEMs
    • Contracts with OEMs where applicable
  • Internal relationship management and use case management - in accordance with service offerings
    • Does the service suit the requirement
    • What tools do we have and how can we use them to meet the requirements of the business
  • Relationships (often involving F2F meetings)
    • OEM management E.g. Lenovo, Intel, AMD
      • Annual device transitions - planning, testing, communication, stock changeover
      • OEM services and how they work and are led
        • Lenovo Premier support
        • OS version control & device pre-reg (for DD)
        • Intel CSA
        • Etc etc
  • Supply chain management with a focus on strategic ways to optimise
  • Value Added Reseller (VAR) Management and device manufacturers (including issues) globally
    • Buffer stock and other VAR services
    • Governance of the service
    • Ensure Service Levels are consistently exceeded or met, calling out where applicable
    • Assist with contract negotiations
  • Reporting and data analysis to support business requirements
  • SME for global device ordering process and handle procurement
  • Drive improvements to the procurement process
  • Develop a comprehensive disposal dashboard evidencing our sustainability targets of zero landfill
  • Where opportunities exist, expand the current VAR offering to additional areas

About You

We re looking for someone who is:

  • Resilient and flexible when challenged or criticism, and not afraid to get into the details outside of your role if required.
  • Well organised and able to plan own workload effectively
  • Understands and actively promotes AZ values and behaviours
  • Consistently innovative, moving the service forward
  • Familiar with AZ procurement processes
  • Validated analytical and numerical skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • A great collaborator who can negotiate and agree a way forward when presented with complex challenges
  • Effective time management and prioritisation
  • Exceptional communication and relationship management skills
  • Shown partner management
  • Quick learner
  • Willing to continuously develop and learn new skills

Our purpose is ambitious and so is our approach. Becoming a more agile and creative company means building a dynamic, inspiring culture where we celebrate diverse, bold thinking and act with a sense of urgency. We are courageous, taking risks and learning from both success and failure. We are curious, creative, and open to new ideas and ways of working. Above all, we are passionate about science and driven to always put patients first. Join us and be part of an outstanding place to work; an environment that energizes and empowers each of us to achieve our goal to develop and deliver medicines.


If reading the above has tickled your senses and you’re ready to join us, hit the apply button and we look forward to reviewing your application soon.


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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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