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Senior Business Analyst – Commercial Assurance Programme

Location Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Job ID R-109281 Date posted 25/05/2021

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business 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.

Join a team that supports the delivery of life-changing medicines for patients by enabling the rest of the business to run effectively and harness our transformative science. We’re on a journey of growth and evolution – to find better ways to translate value for the business and our patients. We’re always adapting and challenging the status quo, it’s what helps us to succeed. But it’s not change for change’s sake. It’s about working together seamlessly and inclusively, sharing ideas to find a better way.

Productivity Initiatives (PI) is an AstraZeneca function operating under the Group Finance. Its main aim is to embed a “smarter” spending culture and achieve significant and sustainable benefits for such benefits to be reinvested in our strategic priorities and support sustainable growth. PI uses data and analytics to explore and identify new opportunities across AstraZeneca.

PI has expanded its capability in assessing AstraZeneca’s suppliers’ compliance in financial / commercial terms of their respective contracts. This approach forms part of AstraZeneca’s supplier governance process. The primary goal of PI’s review is measured by the visibility and transparency they provide, enabling valuable insight beyond what the organisation already knows of its business relationships, and by putting the appropriate and factually accurate data such as in the hands of business and procurement decision makers, to sustain and improve the value derived from their extended enterprise.

Role Summary

This role will play an integral role throughout the PI process by performing contract compliance reviews. S/he will be responsible for working with a cross-functional team of professionals to evaluate, document, implement and make recommendations on processes by planning and execution of contract compliance reviews on suppliers and providing data to support audit findings. A successful candidate will have or be able to quickly develop analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Possesses strong technical skills in audit methodology, contracts and data analysis to execute end-to-end contract compliance reviews with varying degrees of complexity.

  • Develops testing approaches to monetize contractual breaches and discriminatory contracting and invoicing practices that result in value leakages. 

  • Provides recommendations to improve audit processes and tools to drive efficiency.

  • Provides comprehensive audit reports that outlines analysis, insights, and recommendations to stakeholders.

  • Supports CAP leadership in stakeholder and third-party management by challenging ideas, promoting constructive discussions and harmonizing conflicting views to drive positive outcomes.

  • Astute in understanding complex information and simplifying them in a concise and professional manner.

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting/Commerce or equivalent with at least 5 years’ relevant experience, working experience in Big 4 or in assurance/audit will have an added advantage.

  • Must have strong knowledge in auditing techniques, data analysis and analysis of contractual risks.

  • Demonstrated strong business acumen.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Gutsy to challenge when things are not done according to AstraZeneca’s values and be part of a solution to resolve issues and support upholding of our values.



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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