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Business Process Architect

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-107154 Date posted 04/05/2021

Business Process Architect

Warsaw, PL; Cambridge, UK; Gothenburg, SE or Gaithersburg, US

Competitive salary and benefits

Pioneer a new future to meet global healthcare challenges

We are committed to leading in sustainability. Backed by a belief in the connection between the health of our business, people and the planet. Be part of shaping a better future for all, supporting healthy communities by addressing the global societal and economic burden of disease. Help to limit our environmental impact by supporting our ambitious sustainability goals. From reducing our operational carbon footprint and waste generation, to driving efficient energy and water usage. And we do it all with ethics and transparency – doing the right thing in all our operations and interactions.

It takes resilience to embody our entrepreneurial spirit. For those who thrive on experimentation, you’ll get to work with knowns and unknowns. Exploring without limits.

Job Description Summary

Drive design of new processes and optimising of existing processes by applying process management expertise and tools.

Job Description

The Business Process Architect (BPA) is responsible for providing architectural solutions to facilitate and add value to the business processes under the remit of the Business Process Management and Optimisation group.

You will work collaboratively, in a matrix environment with the Business Process Managers (BPM) and functional process experts across all relevant departments of the organisation to ensure that newly designed or updated processes are effective and efficient and add value to the internal clients and stakeholders.

The role will consist of four aspects: (1) Design and refresh processes to be fit for purpose based on consultations with the BPMs using define, measure, analyse, design, and verify methods, (2) Provide process architectural solutions to address structural issues that hinder achievement of company goals, (3) Obtain recommendations and input from voice of customers through Kaizen and other project management techniques, (4) Utilise project management tools to be effective and efficient such as project plans, process mapping software, and process management templates.    

You will focus on entire processes from beginning to end, introducing innovation into the process that can impact results, enhance profitability and assist the organisation to meet its strategic objectives and goals.

AstraZeneca focuses on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life.

Essential requirements

  • Experience as a process owner or designing process
  • A solid knowledge of process management techniques and tools
  • A degree in an appropriate discipline or equivalent experience


  • Problem-solving Skills
  • Stakeholder management skills
  • Communication Skills:  effective communicators who are able to relate structural solutions orally, graphically, and in writing

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

Open date: 4th May 2021.

Close date: 18th May 2021.

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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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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