Master Data - Subject Matter Expert

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Master Data - Subject Matter Expert

Macclesfield (UK)

Opening date 01/12/22

In Operations, we have a big ambition – to deliver more medicines to patients, quicker and more affordably. Backed by the investment, leadership and a clear plan to get there, we bring personal dedication and out of the box thinking.

We are driven by our dedication to deliver accelerated growth for AstraZeneca and to make people’s lives better. It pushes us to keep building on our foundations and progressing as we turn our ever-growing and increasingly sophisticated pipeline from molecule to medicine. Be part of evolving how we work with Lean, cutting-edge science, digitalisation and sustainable practices.

This role will sit within the Capabilities and Data Group which is part of the Sourcing and Supply PET within UK Operations; The core accountability of the role is to act as the conduit between the Business and Operations IT, ensuring that business requirements are delivered through appropriate system functionality.

You will primarily be accountable for the definition and maintenance of Master Data associated with the Business Processes that exploit a range of IT Systems used within UK Operations.

Key responsibilities

  • Defining system requirements (via appropriate documentation e.g. User Requirement Specification)
  • Acting as a Subject Matter Expert during projects incorporating system content
  • Supporting definition of Test Use Cases and development of Test Scripts (in conjunction with Operations IT or a relevant Partner Organisation)
  • Participating in User Acceptance Testing
  • Supporting the validated status of the system(s), throughout the lifecycle, by application of appropriate change management techniques
  • Designing and maintaining business processes
  • Translating system design into local business process documents (e.g SOPs, Work Instructions, Task Aids)
  • Supporting development of Training Material
  • Supporting and leading delivery of Training Material
  • Mentoring of End-Users
  • Executing Master Data generation/maintenance tasks for the various systems
  • Working collaboratively with Key Users to improve Master Data Accuracy
  • Generating Master Data reports to support key stakeholders within the business
  • Acting as a line of contact/point of escalation in the support model
  • Reviewing the performance of the system using data to identify areas for improvement (responding to signals)
  • Providing mentorship for problem resolution


  • Degree (or relevant experience) in a related discipline
  • Good awareness of the pharmaceutical supply chain processes, quality principles and cGXP requirements
  • Previous experience of working with MES and/or MI system
  • Previous experience of working within an IT governance framework (e.g. ITPDM)
  • An ability to identify, define and provide solutions to business process problems
  • Strong communication, organisation and facilitation skills
  • Strong collaborative working, with an ability to interact with External Partners and Internal Stakeholders (including Senior Leaders)


  • Must have EUSap knowledge
  • Previous experience in the authorship of GMP controlled documentation (e.g. Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Previous experience in the development and delivery of Training Material
  • Previous experience in the development and execution of Test Scripts

Already imagining yourself joining this team. Great!

We encourage your application no later than 22/12/22

Competitive salary and benefits.

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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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