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Associate Director Information Analytics Specialist

Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Job ID R-127920 Date posted 13/01/2022

About Astrazeneca

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 diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

Business area

Digital Health R&D’s ambition is to transform healthcare, powered by digital, science and partnerships, to deliver the healthcare outcomes and experience that patients care about the most. Now we are further accelerating our transformation efforts to ensure we demonstrate the best in new technology and groundbreaking capabilities to keep us at the forefront of future drug development.

The Information Analytics Specialist leverages the capabilities of Digital Health R&D Self-Service Analytics to respond quickly to business demands on analytics and insights.  Provide support on planning, directing and overseeing a wide range of analyses, related to current and future improvements within R&D. As an expert, develops and monitors a range of projects involving insights and analytics.  Recognised expert within own field and often first point of contact for specialist queries.

What you will do

  • The Information Analytics Specialist provides data analysis support to the Transformation Business Agility Office and Digital Health by assisting with rapid development of reports and/or dashboards to monitor program and operational performance.
  • Designs and develops data flows to collate information from multiple sources to deliver insights through visualization.
  • Promote self-service analytics for customer adoption, understanding and use of data through best practices and expertise.
  • Supports design of programmatic analyses and reporting capabilities in addition to business requirement definition for new analysis and performs ad-hoc data analysis as directed.
  • As a subject matter expert, this position supports data quality and data stewardship functions to maintain data accuracy and identify new metrics.
  • Drives collaboration and insights through use of analytics that will identify opportunities, support decision making, and improve business performance.
  • Partners with key stakeholders to ensure analytic resources and development are aligned with business priorities.
  • Leads the communication of derived insights, through appropriate visualization techniques including data storytelling and user-centered design.
  • Performs root cause analysis to identify issues and formulate solutions.
  • Applies analytical techniques to prospect for business insights and find patterns in data which could be valuable for the business.

Essential Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree required (Analytics, Business Intelligence, Information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, Operations, Supply Chain, or related area).
  • 2+ years of data analysis experience.
  • Demonstrated expert level understanding of data analytics, business analysis, and data visualization.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present to small and large audiences.
  • Ability to lead projects and work cross-functionally.
  • Strong background in Microsoft Power BI or similar data visualization software (e.g. Tableau, Qlik)
  • Strong background in Microsoft Power Platform (Power Apps, Flow) preferred but not required.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of SQL preferred.
  • Exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize effectively and manage multiple projects/assignments.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal instructions.
  • Self-motivated and highly adaptable to change.
  • Python/R knowledge a plus.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being an excellent Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your ambitious 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 imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.
  • Are you ready to bring new insights and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours.

Where can I find out more?

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Competitive Salary and Benefits



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.

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