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DMT Junior Associate

Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Job ID R-195647 Date posted 28/04/2024

Job Title - DMT Junior Associate

Career Level - C1

About Astrazeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization 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.

Who we are:

The Global Business Service (GBS) team sits within Finance at AstraZeneca and is a dynamic and results-oriented environment and provides a range of enterprise-wide services. We dare to change the way we work by freeing up the business to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. We aim to do this by freeing up time, freeing up money, protecting AZ’s value and providing new capabilities.

What we do:

A trusted partner to the business, we’re on a mission to make AstraZeneca more agile, efficient and effective. Through our hybrid model of in-house delivery centers and service towers across the globe, we’re reimagining how we work. Here we drive new ways of working and operating models, process simplification and innovative solutions, whilst ensuring that automation and data is at the heart of everything.

How we do it:

Be part of a team building a community. We interact with diverse cultures and perspectives and are united by our sense of belonging. This is the place to learn and grow together.

Why we love it:

  • As a growing multi-national company, there’s so much potential to develop. Embrace opportunities at a global business that’s facing new and varied challenges. This is the place to build an exemplary, international CV.

  • A fun place to be, we’re creating community hubs that build partnerships, not just working relationships.

  • We’re on an exciting journey to take our team to the next stage. This is the place to leave a legacy behind.

  • We are a diverse, inclusive and innovative group who identify, build and deliver excellent shared services (which everyone can leverage) to enable AstraZeneca to grow and change at speed. We are passionate about simple process – making it easier to get vital repeatable services done – for our patients, for our customers, for our teams.

  • We focus on providing exceptional value that contributes to our company’s success and future by freeing up the business (our customers) to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines for patients. With the accomplishments, commitment and passion that you bring, I’m excited about what we will achieve together towards realizing AstraZeneca’s bold ambition.

About the role

Global Business Service Data Office (GDO) mission is to provide accessible, robust data services within Finance to make it a work class data driven function contributing to AstraZeneca’s ability to deliver life-changing medicines. As an operational arm of GBS Data Office, the Data Management Team (DMT) is responsible for data maintenance in the systems of record within Finance. This covers the creating, amending, and blocking of core master data objects to support our business processes and reporting solution.

As the successful role holder, the person carries out transaction processing activities within a specified process area to meet the needs of both internal and external customers in accordance with agreed service levels and in compliance with internal controls and procedures. This role reports directly to Master Data Team Lead Chennai.

It is crucial the role holder ensure quality and accurate delivery of services within agreed key performance indicators (KPIs) and as defined in the Service Level Agreement (SLA), support process improvement initiatives as outlined in team scorecard and perform day to day master data activities according to well-defined guidelines.

Typical Accountabilities

Role Summary:

  • Deliver professional and consistent service to customers. Support in resolving Local Country inquiries for DMT function.

  • Maintain Vendor, Customer and Finance Master Data objects in SAP MDG and SAP ECC on daily basis.

  • Support Team Lead to handle master data processing within well-defined guidelines, including resolving basic queries and investigations in a timely manner in DMT area. Carry out all master data requests accurately and within specified timescales. Where necessary, analyze the work items, identify and resolve issues with supervision.

Key responsibilities:

  • Perform various tasks related to Vendors and Customers and Finance SAP objects handling master data processing within well-defined guidelines, including resolving basic queries and investigations in a timely manner in DMT.

  • Support the development/changes in systems, transactions and processes. This includes preparing and updating process documentation.

  • Work closely with internal customers and collaborators.

  • Supervise request queue and follow up with Data Management team / collaborators on request status.

  • Contribute to development/changes in systems and process improvement initiatives. This includes preparing and updating process documentation.

  • Support the Team Lead to review the KPI metrics related to DMT function and provide commentaries where required.

  • Support team lead and team members in activities to enhance the effectiveness of the team.

  • Ensure compliance to key controls as identified in the FCF/SOX documentation.

  • Generate and compile KPI metrics related to DMT function at month end and as/when required.

  • Support Senior Analyst or Team Lead when there are any ad hoc activities or project.

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Business, Finance or equivalent.

  • Possess 1-2 years of accounting/operational master data work experience.

  • Knowledge and experience in SAP, Oracle or other ERP system.

  • Experience of working in a shared service center across a global /large organization will be an added advantage.

  • Good communication skill and able to communicate effectively in English.

  • Knowledge in visual basic and macros is an added advantage.

  • Where required, proficiency in a particular foreign language.

  • Fresh graduates and candidates pursuing a professional qualification (Part Time) in ACCA, CIMA or any other relevant qualification are encouraged to apply


We’re a network of ambitious 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.


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.


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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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