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Senior Manager - Functional Process & Controls Automation

Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Job ID R-189466 Date posted 06/06/2024

Job Title -Senior Manager - Functional Process & Controls Automation 

Career Level - E

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.

About the role

As Functional Process & Controls Automation Specialist, you’ll be a partner to the business – involved as much in;

  • Executing the Process and Controls automation strategy, with a strong emphasis on project delivery and documentation.

  • Independently driving a diverse portfolio of process and controls automation projects, utilizing advanced technologies including Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Celonis (process mining), and SAP Finance Process and Controls capabilities.

  • Overseeing the complete project lifecycle, from planning and design to building and deployment, collaborating closely with technical teams to ensure successful implementation.

  • Leveraging deep functional expertise in finance to guarantee the smooth integration and optimization of these technologies, resulting in enhanced efficiency and compliance within financial processes.

We’re in the midst of a major transformation to become leaders in our core disease areas. The unfolding journey is having a significant impact on our financial control framework – making it an exciting and challenging time to join our established Financial Control Corporate Governance team.

  • Executing the Process and Controls automation strategy, with a strong emphasis on project delivery and documentation.

  • Independently driving a diverse portfolio of process and controls automation projects, utilizing advanced technologies including Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Celonis (process mining), and SAP Finance Process and Controls capabilities.

  • Overseeing the complete project lifecycle, from planning and design to building and deployment, collaborating closely with technical teams to ensure successful implementation.

  • Leveraging deep functional expertise in finance to guarantee the smooth integration and optimization of these technologies, resulting in enhanced efficiency and compliance within financial processes.

We’re in the midst of a major transformation to become leaders in our core disease areas. The unfolding journey is having a significant impact on our financial control framework – making it an exciting and challenging time to join our established Financial Control Corporate Governance team.

Main duties and responsibilities

As part of the team, you’ll provide drive operational excellence in financial control, both across Company x and relevant third-party providers. You’ll work on technology led programmes to support financial control programmes for business-as-usual, project and transformational activities across the 3 lines of defence, addressing SOx and other compliance requirements. Building strong working relationships to understand organisational/governance areas of Company x will be pivotal.

You’ll work closely at an enterprise level to support end-to-end process thinking and optimise, simplify and automate Finance processes and controls

Essential requirements

Process Optimization and Integration:

  • Analyze, design, and optimize financial processes, ensuring seamless integration with other process areas.

  • Collaborate with diverse teams to identify opportunities for cross-process efficiencies.

SAP Expertise:

  • Serve as the primary SAP expert for financial processes, ensuring optimal utilization and integration with organizational objectives.

  • Implement SAP automation tools to enhance efficiency and reduce manual efforts.

Controls Implementation:

  • Design and implement robust internal controls within financial processes, mitigating risks and ensuring compliance.

  • Collaborate with compliance teams to align controls with regulatory requirements.

Automation Integration (RPA):

  • Lead the integration of automation within financial processes to improve accuracy and streamline operations.

  • Collaborate with IT teams to seamlessly integrate automation tools

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?

Our Social Media, Follow AstraZeneca on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/1603/

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.

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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