Director SAP S/4HANA Insights & Analysis

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East, Luton, Wilmington, Delaware

Job Type: Full time


Director SAP S/4HANA Insights & Analysis

Global S/4HANA Programme

UK / US or Sweden

Salary Competitive

We are one purpose-led global organisation. The enablers and innovators, ensuring that we can fulfil our mission to push the boundaries of science and discover and develop life-changing medicines. We take pride in working close to the cause, opening the locks to save lives, ultimately making a massive difference to the outside world.

AstraZeneca (AZ) is in a period of strong growth and our employees have a united purpose to make a difference to patients around the world who need both our medicines and the ongoing developments from our science. In this journey AZ must continue to work across borders and with partners and new colleagues in a fast and seamless way. The ambition, size and complexity of the organisation, coupled with the opportunities afforded by new technology, has led the Board to approve a large scale transformation of the IT landscape by the replacement of current ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems with one global solution.

Our current technology is used by more than 20,000 employees daily, is foundational to all AZ entities and is central to most core business processes. This programme provides the opportunity for real transformation and to shape the way of working globally for many years to come.

This programme requires the best. Whether it be the technical skills, business understanding or change leadership, we want to ensure we have the strongest team deployed throughout. The programme seeks to deliver a world class change programme that leaves all employees with a fuller understanding of their role in the end-to-end nature of our global company. This programme will provide AZ with a competitive edge, to the benefits of its employees and patients.

As Director SAP S/4HANA Insights & Analysis you will be responsible for defining the data insights strategy and leading the delivery of a portfolio of projects that provide data-driven insights to help develop business intelligence, optimize effectiveness and/or predict business outcomes across the pharmaceutical product life cycle the end to end value chain (demonstration/launch through sales to patients and ultimately, product obsolescence) with particular emphasis on Manufacturing Operations and Finance. You will develop and implement innovative strategies to provide complex data and analytics to support business processes that the S/4HANA program will be enabling through the identification and influence of data standards, process standards and analytics to aid in storytelling. Responsible for influencing senior internal stakeholders and manage external collaborations and vendors to deliver effective solutions.

What you will do

  • Develop a multi-year strategy that will leverage S/4HANA fit-to-standard processes, data, and analytics solutions to transform analytics products for Operations and Finance. These projects will involve data visualizations, and may include exploratory and predictive analytic statistical models for review and analysis of data and will leverage embedded capabilities in S/4HANA as well as other solutions as the transformation programme and the business users see fit.

  • Lead teams to translate business problems into the appropriate analytics problem statements and solutions across Operations and Finance.

  • Create and foster effective relationships with senior and executive stakeholders to ensure utilization and value of information resources and services across the project portfolios and to influence architecture design and access to data for analytics

  • Lead the adoption of ongoing knowledge and awareness in trends, standard methodology and new developments in analytics to influence functional practices and strategy.

  • Define the training standards for hand off of analytics processes and tools to the “in-line” business teams

  • Collaborate across the AstraZeneca Data, Digital and AI communities to develop best practices and cross functional opportunities that drive value

  • Provide oversight and accountability partnerships with 3rd parties, academic or outsourced partners who will support the S/4HANA transformation programme

Essential for the role

  • Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent years of experience

  • Significant in depth experience in analysing data, drawing conclusions and presenting in a succinct fashion to senior stakeholders, along with recommended actions

  • Significant experience in the structuring data to support analytics and analysis of data in applied business and/or scientific application domains

  • Knowledge of data analytic and visualization tools such as R, Python, SpotFire or Tableau.

  • Experience working with database systems (eg SQL, NoSQL, graph) and SAP (S/4HANA highly desirable)

  • Proven experience in leading and managing junior colleagues

  • Experience in influencing and controlling budgets

  • Software development skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, business analysis, and consultancy skills

  • Good understanding of at least two business areas where the data science is applied

Applications open Monday 22nd May 2023

Applications close Sunday 4th June 2023

Why AstraZeneca?

At Astrazeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash 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, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imaging yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and hope its yours

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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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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