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Analytics and Insights Lead

Location Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Job ID R-124449 Date posted 25/11/2021

Analytics and Insights Lead

Make a meaningful impact on people’s lives with life-changing medicines

Join the team where everyone feels a personal connection to the people that we impact. From our science labs to manufacturing at scale, we are committed to delivering at the highest quality. It’s inspiring and rewarding work, influencing every part of the product lifecycle to deliver life-changing medicines. To ultimately make people’s lives better – from patients and their families to all of us in society!

Global External Sourcing (GES) is accountable for sourcing and supply of externally manufactured products into the AstraZeneca network. The products managed by GES include APIs, Formulated & Packed products, devices and components sourced from suppliers located in several different countries and supplied to customers across all regions.

The Analytics & Insights Lead is accountable for the delivery and development of reliable business intelligence and data analysis services which enable data-driven decision making throughout the GES organisation.

You'll be responsible for managing and overseeing the data management and reporting architecture in partnership with IT and GES functions which provide solutions that ensure both internal and external data sources can be used effectively for analytics purposes to provide key reports that track KPI performance in the organisation.

You will support business insight through the manipulation and analysis of data using statistical, machine learning and / or AI methodologies. This will include the ability to manipulate and prepare data (structured and unstructured) prior to analysis, the development of advanced modelling algorithms, the presentation of data to help impart insight as well as the ability to articulate the implication of such insight.

What you'll do:

  • Develop the Analytics & Insights plan by defining common objectives and strategies across the organisation to ensure data is used effectively and efficiently in support of GES strategy and goals.

  • Analyse, evaluate and report performance across GES and provide analytical support within the Organisation

  • Manage a set of KPIs for GES and developing a roadmap with business partners to enhance them

  • Provide data analysis and scenario modelling for strategic/business decision making

  • Represent GES on data management and review forums and partner with IT and the Global Business Process Management team for cross team and systems related topics.

  • Design and implement data engineering methods and processes to collect data from inside and outside of GES by creating data models, policies, and standards that define and govern the type of data collected, how it is used, stored, managed, and integrated within GES reporting and analysis activities.

  • Support KPI improvement through exploring Root Causes of variances, working with GES data owners to understand variances and explore opportunities to improve them.

  • Contribute to the development of tools, best practice, playbooks, documentation and knowledge sharing in analytics and insights.

Essential skills & experience:

  • Relevant Bachelors or master’s degree (e.g. Statistics, Economics, Math, Finance)

  • Strong MS Office, Business Intelligence experience and database knowledge

  • Proficient experience in Data Engineering / Architecture experience with some technical leadership

  • Experience in Analytics, Procurement, Supply Chain and/or Finance

  • Experience with Supply Chain and Procurement systems i.e. SAP ERP, Ariba

  • Experience of Data Science Modelling, Visualisation, Data Manipulation and reporting

  • Ability to collect, organize, assess, analyse, integrate and visualize data and qualitative information from a variety of sources to assess business problems, build business cases, track and monitor performance

Desirable:

  • Post-graduate degree in advanced analytics/computing, maths, science

  • Experience with analytical software and dashboarding tools e.g. SAP Analytics in the Cloud, Qlik etc

  • Good understanding of E2E supply chain principles including metrics.

Why AstraZeneca?

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, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.



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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