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Senior S/4 HANA Operations Business Insights Analyst

Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Job ID R-179235 Date posted 11/09/2023

JOB TITLE: Senior S/4 HANA Operations Business Insights Analyst


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.


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.

We are one purpose-led global organisation. The enablers and innovators, ensuring that we can fulfil our mission to push the boundaries of science and discover and develop life-changing medicines. We take pride in working close to the cause, opening the locks to save lives, ultimately making a massive difference to the outside world.

AstraZeneca (AZ) is in a period of strong growth and our employees have a united purpose to make a difference to patients around the world who need both our medicines and the ongoing developments from our science. In this journey AZ must continue to work across borders and with partners and new colleagues in a fast and seamless way.

The ambition, size and complexity of the organisation, coupled with the opportunities afforded by new technology, has led the Board to approve a large scale transformation of the IT landscape by the replacement of current ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems with one global solution.

Our current technology is used by more than 20,000 employees daily, is foundational to all AZ entities and is central to most core business processes. This programme provides the opportunity for real transformation and to shape the way of working globally for many years to come.

This programme requires the best. Whether it be the technical skills, business understanding or change leadership, we want to ensure we have the strongest team deployed throughout.

The programme seeks to deliver a world class change programme that leaves all employees with a fuller understanding of their role in the end-to-end nature of our global company. This programme will provide AZ with a competitive edge, to the benefits of its employees and patients.

Job Role Details

The S/4HANA Programme is leading the biggest enterprise wide transformation and require an individual to Own the Project to help deliver the change. You’ll be part of a hardworking and expert team of IT professionals that harnesses agile, SAP ACTIVATE delivery, adheres to our right-first-time principles, and makes ‘the best’ the benchmark.

We seek dedicated IT professionals who can combine in-depth knowledge of project delivery with the ability to collaborate with experts across other disciplines. Hardworking, curious and results-focused, you’ll be unafraid of challenging the status quo.

You’ll relish the opportunity to bring new and innovative ideas to the fore, and have the courage and conviction to see them through. You’ll also be flexible, agile and bold in your thinking, and dedicated to doing the right thing.

What you will do:

  • Collaborate with multiple business teams within Operations group in collecting requirements and existing challenges in order to converting those to practical insights. Responsible for writing User Requirements and Functional specifications.

  • Participate & deliver “use cases” for sophisticated and augmented Analytics by partnering with Enterprise groups leading AZ Digital initiatives; for instance Analytics to support resilient and interconnected Supply Chains, Digital factories, Control Towers / Command Centres, End to End Value Chains and End to End Visibility in Operations.

  • Will be engaged in several Data Management aspects like, but not limited to: Design & maintenance of Analytics Catalogue, promote Data Literacy, participate in Analytics Governance forums and be the champion for self-service / Citizen Developer Analytics etc.

  • Develop & embed best practices & standards for Business Intelligence lifecycle of Data products, Digital Boardrooms, Documentation, Dashboards & Visualizations.

  • Work closely with Ops, Finance & Master Data Teams, AZ IT and resources from System Integrator to craft and deliver Analytics during various deployment phases of S/4 HANA project. Will be responsible to navigate and solve Interim state challenges.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Experience in one or more full S/4 HANA implementation cycle/s in Analytics using Embedded Analytics, SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP B/W4 HANA is a must.

  • Delivered commonly used Analytics in area of Operations & Supply Chain.

  • Considerable experience and exposure to one or more business processes in Operations - Planning, Sourcing Inventory, Logistics, Manufacturing, Quality etc and experience in few of the corresponding SAP modules like MM, PP, IM, EWM, QM, TM etc from business side. Technical or Configurations skills are not required.

  • Experience in working with large and sophisticated data sets in commonly used BI tools like SAP Analytics Cloud, Qlik & PowerBI

  • Strong drive to learn new concepts in business processes, tools and applications.

  • Passion for agile analytics delivery and ability to convey complex information through design of drill down Visualizations catering from Top-Floor to Shop-Floor.

  • Enjoy working across large and variety of functional groups and adapt to progressing independently when needed.

  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Business or Technology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Data Science concepts and use cases in Operations & Supply Chain Management.

  • Bio-Tech, Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences experience.

  • Certifications in SAP, Project Management, Business Intelligence, Data Management, Lean Framework or Operations

  • Experience in large scale, complex & multi-year projects.


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.


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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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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