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Business Development Manager

Waltham MA

Minimum Requirements: * Bachelor's degree required; MSc or PhD in a relevant scientific discipline preferred * Postgraduate Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry experience * Understand how external Alliances Support Drug Discovery, Late Stage and regional opportunities. * Knowledge of key elements and value drivers of licensing and collaboration deals * Experience in project management * Awareness of the latest trends in deal structures and funding opportunities. * Knowledge of all Pharma, Healthcare and Life Science company and national regulations, and ensure that industry standards are applied to team working * Team player with a positive collegial attitude * Strong analytical skills * Proven track record in delivering objectives according to tight timelines and in a changing environment * Travel up to 25% is required. Preferred Requirements: * Expert knowledge of the oncology field * Second degree in a relevant scientific or business discipline such as an MBA, a finance/accounting degree or a legal degree. * International outlook and experience gained through significant work or educational experience in at least two different major countries. * Significant executive presence and the ability to interact with senior executives within AZ and partner companies in highly professional manner * Experience with negotiating and leading business development transactions to a positive conclusion

Posted On - 7/10/2014 7:13:08 AM

Principal QCP Dataset Programmer

Waltham MA

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience Essential Desirable * Leadership Capabilities @ Level 2 * BSc in Mathematical, Statistical, Computer Science or Life Science * Extensive SAS programming expertise to an advanced level. * Comprehensive knowledge of technical and regulatory requirements related to the role * Knowledge of CDASH/SDTM/ADaM CDISC standards * Experience of Regulatory submissions * Communication skills * Excellent collaboration required -- needs the energy to work across global & functional boundaries * Ability to apply programming expertise to problems, problem solving and quality focus * A clear demonstration of behaviours of o Truth seeking rather than success seeking o Agile responsiveness to scientific data o Embracing of peer review o Agnostic to internal-external sourcing * Other programming languages e.g. S-PLUS, R etc. * 2 years generating NONMEM datasets preferred * Familiarity with drug development life cycle and experience with the manipulation, analysis and reporting of clinical trials data. * Ability to work effectively on multiple tasks or projects.

Posted On - 7/10/2014 7:13:08 AM

Technician I, Manufacturing - Packaging

West Chester OH

QUALIFICATIONS: Education HS education or equivalent. Experience/Skills * Minimum of 3 years of packaging experience * Ability to operate all types of production equipment; gown appropriately for production operations. Team player committed to quality and working effectively with others. Motivated self-starter, results oriented, dependable, organized, efficient work traits, disciplined, and able to work with minimal supervision. * Basic math skills and mechanical aptitude. * Ability to use computers with word processing. * Ability to travel internationally * Flexibility to work shifts REQUIREMENTS: Physical Demands Ability to lift 40 pounds, stand for long periods of time, work gowned up for long periods of time, maintain good personal hygiene. Manual Dexterity Unimpaired manual dexterity Audible/Visual Demands Correctable vision equal to or better than 20/20. Environment Manufacturing - Works under conditions with minor hazards such as working with moving machinery and equipment.

Posted On - 7/10/2014 7:13:08 AM

Medical Academy Leader - Inflammation

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

For a designated product(s) and therapy area, the role will have the responsibility for the development and oversight of the Medical Academy Platform which is an on-line portal that will deliver engaging and innovative e- learning modules and training globally. · Advanced degree in scientific discipline or applicable health sciences field (eg, PharmD, PhD, MD) · Significant pharmaceutical or related medical experience · Demonstrated experience in drug information and knowledge of applicable regulations · Experience in creating and implementing training programs · Understanding of adult education learning principles and how to engage learner through innovative e-learning techniques · Demonstrated leadership experience in a team based organization · Demonstrated project management experience · Experience in developing new services & programs Please note that this vacancy is based in Cambridge and the closing date is 11.08.14 This role offers a competitive salary

Posted On - 7/10/2014 7:13:08 AM

Senior Scientist Chemistry (Screening Sciences and Sample Management)

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

* A bachelor's degree in a Chemistry discipline, or significant experience in a Chemistry background. * Knowledge of clinical drug development or application of human biological samples in drug discovery. * An understanding of drug discovery and development and associated scientific disciplines * Experience of working with external partners * Expertise in SQL and ORACLE database creation and administration. * Expertise in Pipeline Pilot data mining. Extensive use of data and information management systems to support sample management activities. Liaising with chemical and human biological sample suppliers and collaborators to identify sources for IMED requirements, facilitate evaluation of each source against AstraZeneca Standards, and arrange subsequent sample and data transfer. Delivery of quality assurance for chemical and human biological sample registration and submission. Curation of collections of acquired chemical and human biological samples with appropriate annotation to ensure operational compliance.

Posted On - 7/10/2014 7:13:08 AM

PD Team Manager - Manufacturability

Macclesfield Cheshire

People Management, Problem Solving, Communication The role holder manages a cross functional group of approximately 8 to 10 scientists and engineers. Coaches direct reports for enhanced performance, team and individual development on an ongoing basis. Ensures delivery of SHE and cGMP compliance, ensuring that all work is carried out with regard to AstraZeneca and external regulatory policies and standards. Builds influential relationships with Operations, Pharm Dev SE and R&D Supply Chain to ensure alignment and shared understanding of major goals and objectives. Supports the whole Prod Dev project portfolio ensuring major opportunities for increased value are realised. Develops solutions to a diverse range of problems requiring complex judgements based on highly developed levels of conceptual thought, strategic vision and analysis. Have interpersonal skills that influence and shape the image of the team and unit. Be an excellent communicator in order to set clear direction and objectives and motivate and encourage all staff. * Have a good understanding of the overall drug development process from discovery through to launch with an appreciation of how Pharmaceutical Development contributes to R&D and the broader business. Likely to have experience of New Product Introduction and potentially experience from Operations. · Experience of leading and manage a team of scientists. * Likely to be a graduate with solid experience within the business and industry. · Have sufficient understanding of the entire pharmaceutical development process in order to contribute to a world class Product Development organization. · Have a thorough understanding of principles, applications and management of SHE and cGMP. * Evidence of good communication skills and strong operational relationships with customers. * Good team working and networking skills and an ability to engage relevant AstraZeneca staff in new initiatives. * Ability to coach direct reports for enhanced individual and team performance and development. * A good communicator with experience of interacting effectively across interfaces of discipline. * Able to demonstrate the drive and energy to establish the role and make a difference. * An understanding of the principles of lean six sigma and its application to Product Development. * Demonstrate a high degree of personal credibility. · Demonstrate a continuous improvement & project/process centric mindset. * Focus on delivery under pressure. * Lead change effectively. * Work collaboratively across boundaries. Please note that this role is based in Macclesfield and has a Closing date of 11th August 2014 and offers a Competitive salary.

Posted On - 7/10/2014 7:13:08 AM

Team Manager Analytical, Product Development

Macclesfield Cheshire

* A bachelor's degree & significant relevant industry experience * An understanding of the overall drug development process from discovery to launch * A firm foundation in analytical science and an interest in developing new technologies in the area of analytical science * Strong communication skills and experience in leading and managing a team of scientists * The ability to focus under pressure to deliver continuous improvement * Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma tools and their application in product development, in areas such as route cause analysis/problem solving * Managing a group of between eight and ten analytical scientists * Guiding a team of analytical scientists in the analytical development of a range of drug products for example, solid oral dosage forms, parenterals. * Developing robust control strategies for establishment in a commercial supply chainy. * Reviewing regulatory strategy presented in clinical and marketing applications to external regulatory authorities. * Ensuring compliance with SHE and CGMP, ensuring that all work is carried out within internal and external regulatory standards

Posted On - 7/10/2014 7:13:08 AM

Medical Academy Leader - Inflammation

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

For a designated product(s) and therapy area, the role will have the responsibility for the development and oversight of the Medical Academy Platform which is an on-line portal that will deliver engaging and innovative e- learning modules and training globally. · Advanced degree in scientific discipline or applicable health sciences field (eg, PharmD, PhD, MD) · Significant pharmaceutical or related medical experience · Demonstrated experience in drug information and knowledge of applicable regulations · Experience in creating and implementing training programs · Understanding of adult education learning principles and how to engage learner through innovative e-learning techniques · Demonstrated leadership experience in a team based organization · Demonstrated project management experience · Experience in developing new services & programs Please note that this vacancy is based in Cambridge and the closing date is 11.08.14 This role offers a competitive salary

Posted On - 7/10/2014 7:13:08 AM

Team Manager Analytical Chemical Development

Macclesfield (Cheshire) United Kingdom

Posted On - 7/9/2014 7:21:25 AM

Global Pricing and Reimbursement Director

Alderley Park Cheshire

Accountabilities/Responsibilities . * Champion the payer perspective and drive it into both brand and development strategies and implementation * Serve as the PRWE representative on both the GPT and GBT as well as chair the cross-functional Payer Team * Ensure that the Global Payer Plans are regularly validated with key customers, that they meet the needs of required payer archetypes and markets, that the input to forecast and business cases is robust, that the evidence is generated to time and quality, that key MCs are involved and sign-off, and that the plans are endorsed by all relevant governance bodies * Drive the required payer insights, payer research, and payer scientific advice to ensure robust development plans and price & reimbursement input into forecasts and business cases * Define pricing and market access options for strategic markets for lead indications and that optimize the value of life cycle management opportunities * Ensure that target product profiles and target claims will meet payer needs * Deliver clear options for the Development Plan, including phase 3, non-RCT trial design, and post-launch data planning (anticipating key payer requirements) and ensure its implementation/delivery * Collaborate with the Global Regulatory Director to maximize the opportunities for promotable payer data claims, where appropriate, and align on strategic design trade-offs in overall product development strategy options in the GPT * Advocate the need for scientifically sound non-RCT data (including RWE, HE modeling, meta-analyses, Non-Interventional and Observational studies, Registries, and Surveys). * Deliver clear, customer-focused, and robust Global Reimbursement Dossiers and Value Packs as well as other core global value materials * Highlight evidence which requires local MC adaptation and ensure a simple and time-efficient study/activity approval service is delivered to MCs * Collaborate with relevant MCs on the development and specification of the pricing and market access strategy, value proposition, and supporting evidence base * Develop payer communication plans and work with other brand team members and MCs as they integrate and deliver this through their communication activities * Provide any necessary revisions to pricing & market access strategies, value stories, and evidence plans that optimize the value of life cycle management opportunities * Mentor and develop the Associate P&R Directors * Comply with AZ policies, standards and procedures in every interaction Minimum Requirements -- Education and Experience Requirement Essential Desirable Academic/ professional/ specialist training and qualifications * Graduate / College degree in biomedical science, business, or economics * Postgraduate qualification in biomedical science, business administration, finance, or economics * Science or economics graduate, preferably with PhD in relevant field (e.g. health economics, health policy, outcomes research, health services research, epidemiology) or MD (with significant experience in these areas) * Payer, HTA, public health, or health policy experience Knowledge * Knowledge of the needs and expectations of national and regional payers, insurers, and commercial customers in our strategic markets * Ability to anticipate future external payer environment requirements, thinking broadly across multiple geographies, and focus teams on key business drivers * Knowledge of what evidence is most influential in an HTA submission or formulary pack * Good knowledge of the clinical and payer evidence approaches used by R&D in providing support for price and access * Knowledge of how different factors drive payer decision making at country level * In-depth specialized knowledge of global payer archetypes and the application of non-trial methods (e.g. HE and RWE) to support development and market access at an international level * Strong understanding of how payer decision makers influence development strategies * Pricing and access strategies * Forecasting Experience * A track record of delivery in the payer area, either in terms of strategy development, evidence generation, or in influencing payer decision making * Several years of previous project leadership experience in the generation of payer evidence or development/execution of payer commercial strategies (e.g. Health Economics, Market Access, Pricing) * Leadership skills and problem-solving capability as demonstrated by the ability to evaluate threats and opportunities for payers and plan for appropriate evidence generation and access strategies * Relevant Drug Development and/or Commercialization experience within the pharmaceutical/medical industry * Leadership, influencing, advocacy, and negotiation skills at senior level * Demonstrates a high level of skill in interactive communication, including the ability to effectively challenge conceptual thinking as necessary * Collaborates with technical skill experts and cross-functional teams to gain insight and commitment to operational plans * Experience working with clinicians, pharmacists and payers on evidence based customer solutions, e.g. through working with local payers in EU or commercial customers in the US * Experience in a MC in a commercial strategy function, e.g. managed markets brand director, business development director, head of pricing/access * Experience constructing payer value stories and incorporating these into TPCs and development programs * Extensive broad experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with strong knowledge of payer requirements from a global perspective and product development processes at all life-cycle stages Skills and Capabilities Top Priority Leadership Capabilities Passion for Customers: Understands one's customers and uses that insight to provide value. (Essential) Drives Performance: Holds self and others accountable for the achievement of performance expectations. Creates an environment that enables others to perform at their best. (Essential) Thinks Strategically: Quickly identifies and acts on opportunities, combining forethought with action. This is based on an understanding of the external environment and its impact on AZ. (Essential) Works Collaboratively: Actively creates and promotes cross-boundary collaboration with the aim of achieving better business results. Boundaries can exist between individuals, geographies, cultures, teams, functions, organizations, etc. (Essential) Acts Decisively: Makes and acts on decisions quickly and effectively and fosters the same in others. This is based on an underlying courage to enable risk-taking for the business. (Essential) Develops People and Organization: Demonstrates a genuine commitment to the time and effort needed to develop oneself and others. (Desirable) Internal and External Contacts/Customers Cross-functional Brand and Development teams, payers at national and regional levels, commercial customers in US, commercial, medical, and pricing/market access people in key markets, Global Pricing team, Global Commercial Organisation management teams at country/marketing area, region or SMT level, Global Medical Development LT, PRWE LT, US commercial leadership, Corporate Affairs. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation

Posted On - 7/9/2014 7:21:25 AM

ETS Lead Computer Validation

Alderley Park Cheshire

Description A role is available, working in Global Engineering Technical Services, for a GETS Lead Process Control Computer Validation who will be accountable for definition and delivery of the ICQ approach to be used to commission and qualify equipment, systems, utilities, and facilities as it relates to computer validation of process control systems. This is a global role and the successful applicant will need to have global mobility to visit project sites to establish the ICQ Process Control Computer Validation program and to oversee progress and compliance to critical program elements and corporate as well as regulatory standards. Accountabilities/Responsibilities The GETS Lead Process Control Computer Validation will need to understand corporate business goals, regulatory compliance requirements and convert them into project specific ICQ deliverables. This position requires business leadership in addition to a technical and regulatory background. This person will lead program definition and monitor execution for equipment, systems, utilities and facilities process control computer commissioning and qualification associated with bio-pharm and pharmaceutical facility capital projects as part of a cross-functional team. This same support may be required to support site lead changes to same systems through change control and the required ICQ program requirements. Responsible for establishing ICQ process control computer validation requirements and deliver to those on capital projects to include: 1. Develop and implement high level ICQ process control computer validation program requirements and tools and templates to implement them. 2. Develop and implement ICQ process control computer validation strategy and requirements to achieve delivery of compliant production requirements. 3. Provide ICQ input and directions during capital project design from concept through completion of qualification. Responsible to support Project Managers during project execution to include: 1. Monitoring of ICQ project elements to ensure they follow program requirements as appropriate for each specific project to deliver design intent and meet quality standards. 2. Support the project manager in determination of ICQ process control computer validation resources required to deliver the commissioning and qualification elements as well as monitor the project related activities of these resources. 3. Support commissioning efforts to deliver a fully qualified project and GMP systems ready for validation. 4. Support validation through delivery of computer validation program. 5. Support sites in achievement regulatory inspection readiness regarding the ComVal aspects of systems delivered through GE Capital Projects and support such audit activities as needed. Lead generation of corporate level ICQ process control computer validation guidance to drive standardization across AstraZeneca. Ensure compliance of delivery to all applicable AZ standards and the AZ Q&C Manual. Stay informed on industry trends concerning process control computer validation commissioning and qualification best practices. Internal and External Contacts/Customers * Has the ability to interact with a wide range of internal business partners and leaders. * Has the ability to interact with a wide range of external contractor / consultants / supplier partners and leaders. * Ensures correct competence of external contractors / consultants / suppliers. Reporting Relationship * Reports to Head of ICQ Program within Global Engineering Technical Services. * Works with project managers for project program definition and ICQ deliverables. Measures of Success: The ICQ Process Control Computer Validation Program functionally meets the project and business need and satisfies regulatory requirements. The individual's performance will be measured on: * The establishment of a functional ICQ process control computer validation program. * Formation of clear ICQ process control computer validation activities and deliverables for each major capital project. * Compliance status of these activities and deliverables in regulatory and internal audits. * The effectiveness of stakeholder management (including communication and challenging customers' assumptions). Minimum Requirements -- Education and Experience Education and experience requirements are as follows: * Bachelor's degree in engineering or related technical field and at least 6 years of pharmaceutical experience * MBA, or related business experience is a plus Typical Experience: Relevant ICQ experience in a commercial pharmaceutical and/or biopharmaceutical manufacturing or development environment focused on qualification of process control validation is required. Thorough knowledge of current GMP regulations and an understanding of regulatory agency expectations and current industry practices as they relate to commissioning and qualification best practices. Experience in the procurement and execution of ICQ services supporting capital projects with a focus on process control computer validation elements. Must understand how internal process and technical knowledge is used by our outside service provider firms to drive their own internal project execution processes. Good interpersonal skills are required, as is the ability to communicate well, both verbally and written, to a variety of stakeholders including: subcontractors, consultants, peers, stakeholders, and management. May be required to present ICQ Program requirements to senior management for their support. Skills and Capabilities Prime capabilities required for this role: Functional Computer Validation Practices (Level 4) Commissioning and Qualification Practices (Level 4) Core Project Management (Level 3) Business Relationship Management (Level 3) Conceptual Thinking (Level 4) Business Awareness/Acumen (Level 3) Leadership Commitment to Customers and Integrity (Level 3) Strategic Leadership (Level 3) Acts Decisively (Level 3) Drives Accountability (Level 3) Works Collaboratively (Level 3) Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation

Posted On - 7/9/2014 7:21:25 AM

Global Category Sourcing Manager

Alderley Park Cheshire

Accountabilities/Responsibilities Demand Side Role: Work with the Category Team to: - Develop the category plan (Vision, Strategy and Implementation Road Map) - Deliver benefits of value enhancement projects through optimum sourcing methods and/or process improvements - Application of AZ methodologies, e.g, Change Management, Category Management, Supplier Management, Procurement - Apply appropriate problem solving, influencing and facilitation techniques to work issues, develop resolutions, and manage corrective actions Supplier Management: - Ensure that the appropriate supplier management methods are applied to the management of all preferred suppliers - Work with the relevant Category Leaders to ensure that sourcing and supplier decisions are in line with the broader category plan and business strategy - Develop a preferred supplier list for the category / sub-category / niche service within the category of spend - Working with the category team lead and business champion, identify and resolve compliance issues in respect of usage of preferred suppliers - As appropriate, conduct supplier business review meetings in support of category strategy Supply Side Role: - Drive the preparation of competitive bids, quotations and proposals with specifications, terms and conditions - Advise on bid evaluation approach and analysis in support of supplier selection process - Develop, review, negotiate and execute business agreements and contracts - Advise on appropriate methods and strategies for cost reduction, cost avoidance, cost containment program - Analyse forecasted spend data to advise in the development of the appropriate procurement approach - Prepare periodic reports of department activities - Use appropriate methods and resources to develop and maintain market awareness, including current and future market conditions - Report status of Category Team activities for senior management and other areas of the organisation as appropriate - Utilise and ensure leverage of relevant AZ procurement systems Relationship Management: Customer Relationship Management: - Work with key customers to ensure effective view of business strategy, priorities and portfolio of projects - Manage all appropriate key stakeholder relationships to ensure Category/Sub-Category Team objectives are met Supplier Relationship Management: Develop, evaluate or manage internal and external relationships with suppliers, Category Teams and other cross-functional teams with regard to the following: - Develop and drive effective relationships with suppliers - Measure supplier performance by applying Supplier Management methodologies - Promote compliance with AZ's code of conduct, ensuring by personal example and coaching that AZ staff understand and practice ethical business behaviours and use reasonable care to monitor suppliers and contractors working for AZ to ensure that they work in a manner consistent with the code. Internal and External Contacts/Customers - Procurement Leadership Team - AZ Legal department - AZ Finance department - AZ Global Category Leaders - Management and Legal organisations within Supply base. - Key customer groups - Quality and Compliance Groups Minimum Requirements - Bachelors Degree or equivalent professional qualification (Supplier Management Certification) - Relevant Sourcing and Procurement experience - Supplier Management experience - Energetic and self motivated - Strong oral and written communication skills - Oral and written fluency in Business English - Ability to leverage a range of influencing techniques - Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel - Proven ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively - Proven ability to manage change - Strong analytical and financial skills - Demonstrated success working in a team environment Preferred Background - Masters Degree - Professional Procurement Qualification - Industry and/or Commodity experience - Proficiency in Procurement and other business related systems, e.g. ERP, Ariba - Financial Analysis, e.g. Additional Information Some overseas travel may be required.

Posted On - 7/9/2014 7:21:25 AM

Senior Scientist

Macclesfield Cheshire

Essential * Good 1st or upper 2nd class honours degree, MSc, MChem or equivalent with significant industrial experience o Degree must be Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry or Pharmaceutical related and contains significant number of organic chemistry modules if it isn?t a straight chemistry degree. OR * PhD where the subject of thesis is relevant to the role o Relevant industrial placement or work experience Desirable · Capability to use a number of key analytical techniques, preferably within a pharmaceutical development company or CRO supporting the pharmaceutical industry. Technical Skills Essential · Good working knowledge of modern analytical techniques e.g: NMR, HPLC, MS, GC. · Applies a rational approach to problem solving; makes judgements based on sound reasoning, approaches problems in logical way. · Understands the relevance of, and have demonstrated, concern for standards. · Ability to deliver presentations in a clear and effective manner that is tailored to the audience. Desirable · Ability to make clear contribution to project strategy and direction · Evidence of taking a leading role in the lab/team · Seeks to identify multiple solutions to problems and makes recommendations. · Knowledge of drug development process · Demonstrates knowledge of GMP and health & safety requirements

Posted On - 7/9/2014 7:21:25 AM

Business Performance Lead - 12+ Month Secondment/FTC

Alderley Park Cheshire

The Business Performance Lead reports to the VP and is accountable for: * Establishing the operational heartbeat and driving operational rigour in all IT function activities. * Ensuring accurate reporting of performance, management of the organisation budget and management of organisation wider issues and risks. * Effective recruitment and deployment of resources across the IT functional area * Working across the whole function to drive effective portfolio management and work prioritisation. * Driving the development of application delivery and service management policies, standards, methods and processes and championing their adoption across the function. * Specifying and monitoring improvement initiatives across project delivery and application service management. * Driving sourcing deals, executing contract performance monitoring and holding suppliers to account where service falls short of expectations. In addition, the role-holder will: * Establish the IT functional area ?operational heartbeat? including set-up and execution of key internal governance meetings * Create and own assessment of all aspects of business performance in the functional area, create and design appropriate measures, evaluate metrics and outputs and report on business performance and trends so that F&GPPS IT LT understand business performance against key indicators, risks and actions to mitigate risks * Create and own the scorecard framework for the functional leadership team, ensuring that the measures are aligned to the strategic business priorities and provide a realistic overview of business performance against targets * Drive the annual process for developing and improving the functional scorecard, ensuring individual objectives are aligned to the scorecard measures * Be responsible for risk management across the whole application estate and for ensuring that heat maps and continuous improvement plans are created * Have responsibility for ongoing vendor management (where applicable) and for supporting the function in their performance management of suppliers * Create and own the ?Calendar of Commitments? that outlines the delivery commitments of the F&GPPS IT function holding other members of the organisation accountable for delivery * Responsible for driving a culture of compliance (best practice and adherence to processes and standards) and for supporting all the functions in discharging their obligations in regard to compliance * Manage the SLAs with Suppliers at the aggregated level and take appropriate service and commercial remedies to address poor performance (where applicable) * Ensure that the organisation's business processes are operated according to the principles of professional standards, accountability, openness, equality & diversity, clarity of roles and responsibilities, and that there are effective systems for delegation, audit and control * Work with the capability leads and project & service delivery lead to ensure that appropriate monitoring and reporting is put in place through the PMO/PSO resources (and capability functions where required) * Maintain detailed awareness of and promote throughout the organisation, any relevant statutory, internal, or external regulations, standards, and codes of good practice, for example those relating to security, quality, data protection and audit * Participate in strategic decision-making (typically in relation to organisational development policies) at senior management level. Generate development strategies to achieve the requiredchange and monitor progress * Plan and control learning and development for the function * Ensure financial rigour and control is embedded across the function * Manage the functional IT investment portfolio of projects and services to ensure strategic fit with the business need at appropriate cost * Be responsible for communications strategy and for the management of communications to all stakeholders * Work closely with all OCIO functions, Finance Business Partners and actively engage with a diverse range of senior stakeholders * Manage the overall budget for the function This role involves domestic and international travel The successful candidate will have: * Significant industry experience, ideally in a Pharmaceutical Financial, Commercial or Development domain * Prior IT business performance management or related field experience * A relevant degree or equivalent qualification * Professional qualification in a related discipline, finance / portfolio/ project / programme management * Excellent communication and relationship building skills with the ability to influence others to achieve objectives * Experience of driving and leading positive outcomes * Experience of defining the business strategies and influencing the key stakeholders * Proven experience leading change, using different approaches / methodologies * Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language * Awareness of developments in the marketplace and understand the relevance and potential impact to AZ * Strong interpersonal skills and passion for customers * An understanding of the big picture and ability to identify key deliverables along the way * Strong financial acumen and business awareness * Good written and verbal skills, fluent English This role is a Fixed Term Contract for 12+ months to cover a maternity leave.

Posted On - 7/9/2014 7:21:25 AM

Global Pricing and Reimbursement Director

Alderley Park Cheshire

* A PhD in Biomedical Science, Business Administration, Finance or Economics, or bachelor?s degree and relevant experience * Significant project leadership experience in the payer area, including strategy, development, evidence generation and payer influencing * Senior-level leadership and problem-solving skills, with a history of identifying threats and opportunities to create effective strategies * An in-depth understanding of the needs and expectations of national and regional payers, insurers and commercial customers * Acting as a representative for the payer perspective, supporting the payer agenda throughout strategy and implementation discussions * Ensuring that the Global Payer Plans are reviewed and kept relevant to satisfy constantly changing payer needs * Driving payer insights, research and scientific advice to create effective development plans * Delivering clear, customer-focused global reimbursement dossiers and value packs, along with other core materials * Working with other brand teams to develop communication plans What we will be looking for in you: We?ll need to see an external reputation built through publications and speaking at conferences, plus experience of developing your own work for external publication. For more information please see the attached role profile.

Posted On - 7/9/2014 7:21:25 AM

Principal BI Analyst UK Lead

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

This will be achieved by: * Leading the 8 person BI Analytics team, providing line management, recruitment, training, coaching, performance management and technical leadership. This includes Analytics and External content delivery to the business. * Leading and developing the F&GPPSIT BI Analytics capability development, including methodologies, processes, best practices and ensuring a best in class BI tool box for information modeling, integration, virtualization, reporting and analytics (in partnership with the BI Engineering and Architecture Lead). * Developing, managing and balancing a portfolio of BI & financial analytics services (including Competitive Intelligence, Forecast data manipulation, Portfolio data analytics, Brand tracking, KPI dashboards, fraud analytics) and capability build (including information modeling and platform build) in line with business demand, working in partnership with the IT Capability leads. * Defining the BI analytics strategy and direction for the F&GPPSIT. Leading the development of BI Analytics Roadmaps and Blueprints (1-5 Year horizon) and ensure fit with wider AZ Analytics (Ops, R&D, Commercial, etc). * Developing a culture of innovation in analytical approaches and technology, working in partnership with IT Tech Strategy and the business to improve strategic decision making in AZ. * Establishing strong working relationships with Finance (Reporting, Planning and Transactional teams) and GPPS leaders to develop an in-depth understanding of business priorities and early insight into changing needs in order to inform and shape demand and inform BI Analytics requirements. * Acting as an authority to the analytics community and business in strategic decisions for BI Analytics * Ensuring continuous alignment of capabilities with current business priorities and objectives * Providing analytics expertise to project/programme teams as required See job description below for further responsibilities * Successful candidates will be required to demonstrate the following experience, capabilities & skills: * 10 years+ BI Analytics experience, ideally in a Pharmaceutical Financial, Commercial or Development domain * Bachelors degree in Analytics, Informatics or computing * Experience in the provision of competitive intelligence and insight to TA project teams * Experience with, & knowledge of, BI packages (e.g. Business Objects, Qlikview, Spotfire, Tableau, etc), databases and software engineering (e.g. JavaScript, Java, PERL, Python, PL/SQL, UNIX, XML processing, ETL tools, etc). * Knowledge of statistics, predictive data modeling, hypothesis testing and decision support technologies. * Knowledge of analytical techniques for deriving knowledge from unstructured text, including social media feeds. * Knowledge of business intelligence sources, systems and analytics best practice, for example in competitive, market, financial, commercial and/or portfolio data manipulation and analysis. * Knowledge of Master Data management and ontology design and best practice Knowledge of Financial Transactional, Planning and Reporting processes along with key milestones and decision points of the business cycle See futher details in job description below

Posted On - 7/9/2014 7:21:25 AM

Senior External Information Delivery Specialist

UK Cambridgeshire

This will be achieved by: * Establishing priorities across F&GPPS for external BI content, tools and services, both from consumers within Finance & GPPS, analysts within IT, senior governance groups including wider commercial representatives. * Developing an integrated external license strategy with the VP of GPPS GAI and appropriate governance group(s). * Alignment of the F&GPPS license strategy with RDI ? agreeing cross-charging levels and coordinating joint license negotiations. * Execution of the agreed license strategy, within budget for the year, working with Procurement. * Accountable for IMS data delivery to GPPS and Finance through Amazon platform and IMS tools. * Accountable for requirement assessment & business analysis for next generation of BI tools containing IMS content. * Accountable for IMS data quality and acceptance for new releases. Development and monitoring of vendor KPIs to ensure effective service. * Accountable for the contract management for IMS and AZ-IMS relationship for market data (i.e. not payer data). Specifically management of the IMS MDART product, including user awareness and training. Where possible the role holder should strive to centralise the ad hoc purchases of IMS data. * Facilitation of the Global Market Definition Process (definitions owned by GPPS). See job description below for further details * BI Content Management experience * Pharmaceutical Commercial eexperience * Excellent influencing and negotiating skills * Excellent strategic thinking - ability to shape/drive a strategy and a plan * Awareness of developments in the marketplace and understand the relevance and potential impact to AZ * Strong Collaborator: Works across teams and functional and external boundaries to create the shared purpose, clarity, and innovation needed to deliver business value. * Strong interpersonal skills and passion for customers * Attention to detail, especially when working with vendors * Ability to make decisions in pressure situations at a management level. * Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and facilitation skills with the ability to work with others to achieve objectives. * The ability to travel both domestically and internationally * A self-starter with high levels of drive, energy, resilience

Posted On - 7/9/2014 7:21:25 AM

Senior End to End Capability Service Manager

Alderley Park Cheshire

The role holder should deliver tangible and measurable value to Finance & GPPS by managing the end to end capability (e.g. Financial Reporting or Transactional Finance) service delivery. This will be achieved by: * Establishing strong working relationships with Finance & GPPS to develop an in-depth understanding of business priorities and early insight into changing needs in order to inform and shape demand. * Delivery of end-to-end Application Portfolio Management aligned to core business area capabilities that meets and exceeds customer expectations. * Driving all service and supplier management actives to ensure that services are delivered in accordance with Service level Agreement and business requirements * Ensuring all new and improved services are developed and implemented without risk to existing services. * Actively managing the Capability Lifecycle and Portfolio to keep service aligned to requirements, IT roadmaps, budgets and business priorities. * Managing service providers across a global network of AZIT functions (internal) and Partners (external) to deliver end to end Portfolio Services to the associated business capability. * Driving lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of applications within the business capability application portfolio. Through rationalisation and simplification. * Undertaking the application risk management activity, communicating and agreeing the aggregated risk position with the relevant IT capability lead / business sponsor * Negotiating and agreement of post-live licensing deals, where appropriate using SMEs within IT and Procurement for support and for agreeing strategy with the Business * Ensuring that all applications have continuous improvement plans in place and that these are being executed. * Drive full execution of the application decommission including where appropriate the removal of service components and the ultimately reduction of the TCO. * Escalation point for key service support processes, including Incident Management, Problem Management and Change Management. * Delivering maximum operational value to AZ from relationships with internal and external suppliers, serving as the main contractual lead representing AZ to external supplier organizations. * Strong Service Management experience, ideally in a Pharmaceutical IT environment * Technical or Business degree, Master's degree preferred * Demonstrated skills interacting with Senior Leaders * Proven skills and experience managing and controlling large projects /programmes * Demonstrated understanding of quality and compliance * Excellent relationship management, and influencing skills * Proven track record negotiating across complex groups * Experience working in global organization and across cultural boundaries * Strong interpersonal skills and passion for customers * Experience with, & knowledge of, a broad base of Finance and BI tools, for example: ERP solutions, Financial transactional systems, Financial consolidation and modeling solutions, Financial Planning solutions, Management and Statutory reporting processes, Financial compliance, Portfolio management solutions. Specifically experience with Oracle Hyperion Suite and SAP desired. See job description below for futher details

Posted On - 7/9/2014 7:21:25 AM

Business Performance Manager

Luton Bedfordshire

The Business Performance Management group is a critical function responsible for leading a wide range of "Manage the Business" activities on behalf of the Commercial IT leadership team. This team supports all of the commercial markets (except North America) and the role is therefore global in nature. · This role is part of the Commercial IT Business Performance team which has overall accountability for: o Performance Analytics o Delivery against Scorecard o Portfolio and Investment o Financial Control and Planning o Coordination and stakeholder management and communication with the central Office of the CIO team o Establishing and monitoring adequate project management and control for regional projects o Tracking and reporting delivery of services into the regions from Central IT functions The Commercial IT Business Performance Manager- PMO will establish the operating principles and maintain an appropriate framework of reporting, control and governance ensuring adherence to them. The role will also be responsible for ensuring robust business cases are produced together with promoting effective communication across the region working with the IT communications team. The successful candidate will be able to operate independently and build strong relationships with key stakeholders, managing through competing requirements in a complex matrix environment. They will be a strong organizer with a collaborative mindset and enjoy working in a small team driving excellence across the regional IT investments and interactions. The role holder will deliver tangible and measurable value to the Commercial IT organisation, by taking a leading role in ensuring all investments are compliant are efficiently deployed and provide the benefits outlined in the investment business cases. · Responsible for all PMO processes ensuring best practice is applied across all Commercial IT programmes · Has clear understanding of business strategy across responsible areas related to finance coupled with an ability to tailor finance solutions in ways that ensure they drive performance and deliver business value · Lead Business case development ensuring investment approval and benefits realisation tracking · Supports development/execution of the Commercial IT business plan and ensure IT function achieves financial targets · Leads and manages stakeholders in respect of key financial processes within Commercial IT including forecasting, budgeting and analyzing variations from budget · Lead analysis to provide clarity and enable good business decisions · Works with service delivery, capability teams and architecture leads to drive transparency of delivery for IT services that support business customers to ensure appropriate match between cost and level of service offered · Leads improvement to IT practices and processes and works to implement these within the function · Helps manage key internal/ external stakeholders · Establishes and maintains the governance procedures meetings and signoffs · Responsible for promoting effective communication through the collaboration tools available ensuring availability of information and strong collaboration across the team Key collaborations will be required with: 1) Commercial IT capability leaders, driving the business case process , ensuring portfolio visibility and ensure effective communication of IS delivery and performance 2) Commercial IT leadership team to align strategy, governance and financial mandates. 3) Business Performance to provide and collect information 4) IT Finance to partner on business case development, tracking and benefits realization as well as to monitor the financial targets. 5) Office of the CIO to provide visibility across the function Successful candidates will be required to demonstrate the following capabilities & skills: Required: · Prior IT Business Performance or related field experience · Relevant degree or equivalent qualification · Professional qualification in a related discipline, finance / portfolio / project / programme management · Strong communication, influencing and relationship building skills · Good written and verbal skills, fluent English · Proven ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language and vice versa · Solid experience with Powerpoint enabling good visualisation of ideas and processes · Evidence of problem solving and facilitating innovative solutions · Good Strong financial acumen and business awareness · Proven experience of information analysis and decision making · Service focussed mindset · Experience of managing ambiguity whilst navigating through it Desired: · Ability to work well in diverse, multinational teams and proven ability to influence others to achieve positive outcomes · Experience of managing change and methodologies. · Successful candidates will be required to Relevant expertise and experience in the following areas would be an advantage · Project management · Business Relationship Management · Business Analysis · Service management

Posted On - 7/9/2014 7:21:25 AM

Senior Architect Cloud & Mobility Innovation

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

Accountabilities/Responsibilities The role holder is expected to improve AZ?s capability to use information to provide scientific insight and to grow the business. This will be achieved in collaboration with business facing IT teams, working with external technology companies and other innovative organisations to identify new solutions. A piloting approach will select the most valuable solutions for the team to incubate into AZITs toolbox. · Collaborate with business It teams to identify the key cloud and SAAS challenges to solve · Develop deep understanding of cloud technology and SAAS products · Create shared vision and communicate roadmaps for cloud and SAAS · Assess and review architecture work, in programmes/projects/services to ensure cloud and SAAS technology is being successfully utilized · Lead and develop cloud and SAAS capabilities (roadmaps, blueprints, methods, processes, best practices etc.) · Drive cloud and SAAS technology evaluation and proposing investment cases · Provide subject matter expertise to ensure AZIT teams · Understand the external market for technology innovation · Manage innovative proof of concept activity · Take valuable new approaches from PoC and incubate into wider use · Communicate externally to promote AZIT and attract both talented individuals and potential collaborative partners to work with AZ IT · Support and develop technical colleagues within AZIT Skills and Experience The Senior Architect is expected to have or to develop an understanding of all 3 areas below and expertise in either the Life Science or Pharmaceutical area. · Life Science Understanding of information challenges in preclinical and clinical areas. Some knowledge of a specific therapy area and of AZ?s drug pipeline. Knowledge of the scientific information supporting drug project decision making. · Pharmaceutical & Commercial Understanding of the commercial processes supporting launched products. Knowledge of the cloud platforms needed to provide clinical evidence to Payers. Knowledge of the external factors impacting on the Pharmaceutical industry · Supply Chain & Enabling Knowledge of pharmaceutical supply chain process and information Knowledge of key enabling business processes; legal, HR, Finance and Communications Additional Skills & Capabilities In addition, candidates will be expected to demonstrate: * Major SAAS products * Cloud and SAAS integration * Application and data integration using SOA * Web application development * System usability and design * Mobile applications * Identity and Access management * Cloud security * Software engineering * Innovation Relevant expertise and experience of at least three of: * Expert Collaborator * A track record of business Innovation * Previously delivered significant information systems * Strong Influencing skills * Excellent communication skills

Posted On - 7/9/2014 7:21:25 AM

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