Analyst - PMO
JOB TITLE : ANALYST
CAREER LEVEL: C3
Leverage technology to impact patients and ultimately save lives
Do you have expertise in, and passion for, information technology? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the IT strategy in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? If so, AstraZeneca might be the one for you!
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’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work.
ABOUT OUR IT TEAM
It’s a dynamic and results-oriented environment to work in – but that’s why we like it. There are countless opportunities to learn and grow, whether that’s exploring new technologies in hackathons, or redefining the roles and work of colleagues, forever. Shape your own path, with support all the way. Diverse minds that work cross- functionally and broadly together.
ABOUT THE ROLE
AstraZeneca (AZ) is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization 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. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.
We tackle complex problems, research uncharted waters, and develop early stage services and capabilities. We actively keep a pulse on the external environment to understand where we need to be and shape and nurture the AZ IT ecosystem to ensure we build the bridge together.
Enterprise Data & AI Services (ED&AIS) is a new central IT function accountable for enterprise strategy and standards in Data and AI engineering, enabling services, information data architecture as well as the delivery of data provisioning services and AI product delivery for the enterprise. The organization works closely with Data & AI delivery teams across Business Technology Group (BTG) teams and data governance teams from Business Data Offices, supporting the build of the AstraZeneca Data Mesh products and analytical solutions. Key organizational accountabilities include:
Identifying and delivery of effective easy to use Data & AI services such as Cataloguing, Privacy, Unification, Profiling, Data Quality, Engineering Orchestration, AI Ops, Model Registries etc.
Ensuring, through Information Architecture, that the resultant data products are FAIR by design enabling effective re-use
Functional data provision and data product delivery to LoB/ BTG teams to functional and global standards and policies ensuring compliant and secure data assets (working with LoB Data Offices)
Leading the delivery of advanced AI products in NLP, Computer Vision, Recommendation Engines and Predictive Modelling, supporting BTG/ LoB teams in tech solution selection, product build and the run of business-critical AI solutions
Leading the strategy of and innovation in Data & AI technology for the enterprise, working closely with Enterprise Architecture and Tech Innovation teams
Reporting to the Programme Lead, the candidate will be accountable for (but not limited to) the following activities:
Supporting the portfolio, operational and financial processes, to ensure that there is accurate information on the:
ED&AI Portfolio, including the Demand pipeline, services and projects
Financial position, including forecast vs spend, accruals and recharges
Ensures reporting documentation is updated and escalates deadlines and outstanding actions to Project Managers
Creating an environment that promotes collaboration within and across teams.
Demonstrate deep and broad domain experience to promote credible, innovative solutions and proposals
Coordinates preparation of internal and external reports through gathering, analysing and summarizing data and information from the project managers
Ensures compliance and supports the tracking of the financial processes, e.g. accruals, recharges
Supports the tracking of benefits information relating to the projects
Ensures the production of reports or analyses, to meet quality standards, and provides interpretation of data
Reconciles figures or information from various sources, ensuring completeness and accuracy, and follow-up on discrepancies
Ensures coordination of the different business areas involved on a project and ensures adherence to deadlines
Supports the preparation of a budget and forecast reports to ensure projects align with initial cost specifications
Responsible for gathering input from the business analysts and project mangers to develop and maintain the detailed project schedules
Provides support for Contract and Vendor Management, through Coupa and 3PRM
Education, Qualifications and Experience
Relevant Technical or equivalent degree
Proven skills and experience in tracking project portfolio and programme budgets
Experience in creating Reports and Dashboards
Service Management Knowledge/ Experience
Good understanding of Service Now
Basic understanding on Project Management Methodology / exposure to SDLC processes and artefacts and basic understanding on Agile / Scrum.
Excellent communication and relationship management skills
Experience working in a global organization where stakeholders and project team members are geographically dispersed
Skills and Capabilities
Prior Administrative experience
Ability to follow processes
Written and spoken communications
Specialist knowledge in relation to administrative/business support activities in the relevant area
Competent in the use of relevant office equipment and systems
Experience of a variety of software/systems
Can create and maintain systems for efficiency for both self and others
Customer Service Skills
Team management skills
Knowledge or experience of Agile Working Practices.
Knowledge or experience of a recognized Project Management Methodology
WHY JOIN US ?
We’re a network of high-reaching self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering premier technology and data solutions.
We’re not afraid to take ownership and run with it. Empowered with unrivalled freedom. Put simply, it’s because we make a significant impact. Everything we do matters.
SO, WHAT’S NEXT?
Are you already envisioning yourself joining our team? Good, because we’d love to hear from you! Click the link to apply and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.