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Director Analytics and Insights

Location Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Krakow (City), Lesser Poland, Poland Job ID R-145221 Date posted 04/08/2022

About AstraZeneca:

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven Biopharmaceutical business 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. 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.

Our collaborative work environment fosters knowledge-sharing, decision-making, and entrepreneurial thinking. Our employees have the opportunity to work across teams, functions, and even the globe. With a commitment to sustainability, we’re working towards making a meaningful impact where society needs it — health. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected, each impacting the others.

Our dynamic culture truly sets us apart. We support our people every day, focusing on three priorities: employee growth & development, health & wellbeing, and cultivating a vibrant, engaged and energized workplace. Through practical tools, resources, inspiring learning opportunities, and health and wellness support, we are helping our people thrive at work and beyond.


The Director, Analytics and Insights is responsible for defining and leading projects that provide data-driven insights to business decision makers to help develop business intelligence, optimize efficiency and/or predict multiple business outcomes. The role will lead and deliver the development of analytical data solutions to support the Process, Quality and Learning strategies and ensure they are enabling through the identification, analysis and interpretation of trends. The role will lead and deliver the preparation and effective communication of ongoing reports and data visualizations to aid in data storytelling. You will influence a range of internal partners and lead external collaborations and vendors to deliver effective solutions.


  • Lead and deliver the design and implementation of analytical and data visualization solutions crafted to drive the interrogation of datasets for insights in multiple scientific and business application areas. Design may employ the use of dedicated business intelligence applications and/or cloud services but may also use the reporting capabilities of existing ERP, CRM and/or database software vendors and analytical software such as R, Python, Matlab, and others. These solutions may also require exploratory and predictive analytic statistical models for ongoing and ad hoc review and analysis of data.

  • Captures requirements from partners; Process Quality & Learning, Development Operations and Therapeutic Area teams to develop solutions

  • Builds data pipelines (Extract Transform and Load) for systems not accessible via R&D data foundations (marts)

  • Researches data sources and develops gap closure plan to meet analytics needs

  • Using deep domain-specific understanding, translates business problem statements into the appropriate analytics problem and solutions across multiple projects

  • Develop effective relationships with senior partners to ensure utilization and value of information resources and services in multiple projects

  • Identify, collate, review and report related metrics and trends periodically, raising priority items, where vital. Identify continuous and improvement opportunities and steering their implementation, where vital

  • Responsible for exploratory, descriptive and predictive data analytics to multiple multi-functional projects and drive delivery of solutions

  • Responsible for multiple visualizations and tools to support and deliver analytical solutions

  • Responsible for ensuring project results are clearly defined and delivered within the relevant portfolio and handle stakeholder expectation for associated risks and limitation of outputs results

  • Lead and apply ongoing knowledge and awareness in trends, standard methodology and new developments in analytics to influence functional practices. Responsible for training and developing junior colleagues in standard processes and principles.

  • Deliver training and advice to collaborators on optimal use of key data and analysis

  • Leads small (3-10 person) projects of defined scope, potentially across multiple locations

  • Collaborates across the Development Operations, PQL and wider communities to develop best practices and multi-functional opportunities that drive value

  • Oversight of partnerships with multiple external parties to craft and drive project outcomes and knowledge building.

  • Acts as a PQL ambassador.

Minimum Requirements –Education and Experience

  • University degree in related subject area, preferably in life science or equivalent. Higher degree in a scientific or business subject area is desirable

  • Sophisticated experience in analysing complex data, drawing multifaceted conclusions and speaking publicly in a succinct fashion to stakeholders, along with recommended actions

  • Advanced demonstrated experience in the analysis of data in applied business and/or scientific application domains

  • Validated knowledge of data analytic and visualization tools such as R, Python, SpotFire or PBI.

  • Demonstrable experience working with database systems (eg SQL, NoSQL, graph)

  • Advanced written and verbal communication, business analysis, and consultancy skills

  • Knowledge of current GCP guidelines and regulations, including ICH guidance and other regulatory requirements.

  • Good understanding of at least two business areas where the data science is applied

  • Experience in leading and handling junior colleagues.

Why AstraZeneca?

This is the place to make a meaningful impact – on patients’ lives and your personal growth. It’s both rewarding and inspiring, and it’s what keeps us motivated every day.

Great People want to Work with us!

Are you interested in working at AZ, apply today!

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Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They value inclusion and diversity.