Senior Enterprise Commercial Architect
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.
At AstraZeneca, we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most demanding situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We put patients first and follow the science to bring life-changing medicines to patients that need them.
About the role
The Senior Enterprise Commercial Architect will ensure that common architecture decisions support both business and IT strategy, and that architectures delivered are compliant with relevant AZ architecture standards, blueprints and roadmaps.
Lead strategic planning typically over the 1-5 year horizon.
Be accountable for the development of architecture standards, roadmaps (1-5 years) and blueprints for one or more architecture focus areas.
Understand implications of architecture requirements to ‘As-Is’ architectures and define/update ‘To-Be’ architectures applying AZ architecture guiding principles.
The Enterprise Architect will also support Alexion Commercial solution development efforts originating from portfolios, participate in and/or lead IT initiatives, domain groups and provide active guidance for better planning and decision-making.
The role will provide Information Technology architectural expertise and technical direction to business analysis, system development and integration projects.
The Senior Enterprise Commercial Architect is accountable for the creation, stewardship, and management of the Commercial technical architecture, application landscape and business capability roadmap. The scope includes all commercial and medical activities and multi-functional capabilities that impact Commercial & Medical applications, data, and integration.
Responsible for the IT Strategy & Capability Roadmaps development within the Commercial value chain area.
Developing Reference IT Architectures for Commercial value chain area.
Develop relationships with Strategic Vendors – Aligning their roadmaps to Alexion's transformation journey.
Participate in Architecture Assessments & Reviews either as Lead Reviewing Architect or as a domain specialist in the review team.
Contribute to the development of the Architecture Capability within IT, by detailing and sharing knowledge and standard methodologies with peer Architects.
Maintain a view of the current and future state architecture within a defined architecture focus area.
Work with the business to understand business requirements and bringing the right technology solution for it.
Work on key strategic transformation projects and drive the IT Strategy & architectures for these projects.
Lead and/or provide active participation in Enterprise domain teams and working groups applicable to domain accountability.
Partners with project managers, business analysts, and solution engineers to create solutions that are aligned to AstraZeneca architecture standards and principles, leverage common solutions and services.
Works with Business Analysis and Solution Engineering functions and supports functional & technical requirements management, including driving software selection processes.
Ensures that architectures and designs are appropriately robust and address business, application, data, information and infrastructure architectural requirements.
Accountable for architecting and designing comprehensive solutions that meet business requirements and are aligned to AstraZeneca’s Enterprise Architecture, in support of a given portfolio.
Contribures to project and service teams in the development, implementation and maintenance of standard architectural components.
Works with third-party suppliers as required and contributes to the creation of local or functional design documents.
Supplies to the development of the Architecture Capability within Information Services, by documenting and sharing knowledge and best practices with peer Architects.
Lead technical roadmap for Go to Market (Commercial and Medical CRM - Veeva, Patient Case Management, Veeva Vault. PromoMats and MedComms, CLM, Approved Email, Webinar and Engaged Meetings) platforms and any upcoming commercial applications.
Minimum 3 years of IT experience in Pharma Commercial application areas and 10 years of exposure to IT operations and deploying large-scale global solutions.
Experience producing application strategies/road maps for a global enterprise in their focused architecture domain.
Experience with rationalization, consolidation, and integration across business domains.
Experience with large Justification phase work - product evaluation, business case formulation.
Experience developing and influencing business strategies with multi-functional team impact.
Experience developing and leading innovative solutions, blueprints, and standards for solution design.
Validated experience of leading change and challenging approaches/ideas.
Experience working within and developing policies, procedures, and guidelines within a secure, quality, and compliance environment.
Relevant technical degree or equivalent.
Strong experience in Veeva CRM, Salesforce.com and Veeva Vault or similar platforms.
Experience in developing and managing relationships with 3rd party suppliers.
Strong networking skills with good internal/external links.
Well-developed communication and facilitation skills.
Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language.
Awareness of developments in the marketplace for domain focus and potential impact to AZ.
Demonstrated initiative, strong customer orientation, and cross-cultural working.
Experience in developing/maturing an architectural practice.
Experience working in the Biotech or Pharmaceutical industry.
Strong experience in Territory Design, Territory Alignment platforms
Understanding of SDLC guidelines.
Understanding of corporate compliance and government regulations.
Understanding of the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry and of competitor activity, on a particular architecture and Information Management.
Ability to work well in diverse, multinational teams and proven ability to influence others to achieve positive outcomes.
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.