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Diabetes Sales Specialist - D3 - Poughkeepsie, NY

Poughkeepsie NY

Qualifications: Education: -Bachelors degree (any major) from an accredited college or university is required. Experience: - Knowledge of the medical, healthcare or pharmacy industry and skills in clinical selling are preferred, but not required - Demonstrated effective organizational and communication skills - Leadership, self--motivation and initiative - Demonstrated judgment and decision-making capability - Be results oriented with demonstrated time management skills - Ability to learn, analyze, understand and convey complex information - Demonstrated technical aptitude and computer skills are essential - A valid driver's license and safe driving record

Posted On - 7/21/2014 7:23:10 AM

Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist - PC - LaCrosse, WI

La Crosse WI

Qualifications: Education: -Bachelors degree (any major) from an accredited college or university is required. Experience: - Knowledge of the medical, healthcare or pharmacy industry and skills in clinical selling are preferred, but not required - Demonstrated effective organizational and communication skills - Leadership, self--motivation and initiative - Demonstrated judgment and decision-making capability - Be results oriented with demonstrated time management skills - Ability to learn, analyze, understand and convey complex information - Demonstrated technical aptitude and computer skills are essential - A valid driver's license and safe driving record

Posted On - 7/21/2014 7:23:10 AM

Biotech Procurement Business Partner and Global Category Leader, MedImmune Research and Clinical

Gaithersburg MD

Candidate Knowledge, Skills & Experience * Business Partnering Excellence * Signifiant management experience in Procurement * Excellent people management and motivational skills * Proven leadership promoting motivation and empowering others to accomplish individual , team and organizational objectives * Ability to lead cross functional working groups and teams * Demonstrated ability to set and manage priorities, resources, performance targets and project initiatives in a global and regional environment * Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as proven negotiation, collaboration and interpersonal leadership skills * Budgetary and resource management planning experience * Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally * Conceptual, analytical and strategic thinking * Ability to influence strategically and persuade tactfully, to obtain desired outcomes while maintaining effective, positive, organizational relationships * Thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical industry * All Leadership capabilities demonstrated and recognized > 3

Posted On - 7/21/2014 7:23:10 AM

Process Integration Capability Lead

Gaithersburg MD

Candidate Knowledge, Skills & Experience -- * 7-10+ years of progressive application development, system administrative or system engineering experience in one or more of the integration excellence capability areas Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience Essential * Technical or Business Degree * Proven skills and experience managing and controlling large project and programme budgets * Excellent communication and relationship management skills * Experience managing and leading global project teams * Strong knowledge and experience with integration platforms and solutions * Evidence of shaping innovative solutions that have a major impact within the business area and organisation * Excellent business acumen with sensitivity to environment * Experience working in a global organization where stakeholders and project team members are geographically dispersed. Desirable * Masters degree * Project / Programme Management certifications * Demonstrated leadership skills interacting with senior leaders

Posted On - 7/21/2014 7:23:10 AM

Global HRIS AZLearn Analyst (Content Specialist)

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

Essential * Knowledge and experience of working with Learning Management technologies e.g. Saba or significant experience as working as a Business Analyst delivering problem management and maintenance of IS applications * Demonstrated experience of incident management and ability to perform effective Problem management/trouble shooting * Knowledge of LMS related web based training standards such as SCORM, AICC etc. * Excellent knowledge of WBT production processes and development technologies * Experience of developing e-learning content * Demonstrated experience of content management in a Learning Management System * In depth experience of performing Business Analysis working with global process owners or key business stakeholders in translating business requirements into solutions * Basic knowledge of key HR global systems. * Knowledge of how the different functional areas of AZ operate with respect to learning Skills: * Excellent analytical and questioning skills to support effective and creative problem solving * Strong detail orientation, ability to prioritise, re-schedule or adapt to changes * Highly developed communications, interpersonal, and relationship building skills * Proven customer-oriented focus and customer service skills * Ability to work well in diverse, multinational teams and proven ability to influence others to achieve positive outcomes * A strong collaborator with demonstrated ability to work independently and virtually as well as working effectively in a team environment * Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language * Experience of managing stakeholder expectations, including strong prioritisation of competing business needs and pushing back when required * High standard of written and spoken English Desirable * Working with validated systems * Experience of working within the current HR legislative environment * Vendor management * Experience of working with IS standards and architecture, and IS documentation standards (e.g. AZ PMF/ISPDM etc) * Experience of working with Saba * Degree qualification desirable but not essential. Interviews will take place Week Commencing 18th August 2014.

Posted On - 7/21/2014 7:23:10 AM

Global Reporting Analyst

Alderley Park Cheshire

Education & Experience * Part-qualified finance professional or equivalent * Strong understanding and use of general office and AZ financial systems, e.g. Microsoft Office ? particularly Excel, FinD+, SAP, GCS and GPS * Strong analytical and interpretation skills Experience of using financial systems to support business decision making (budgeting, forecasting and modelling * Experience of working within a multi-discipline team and liaising with both finance and non finance managers * Cross boundary experience including building relationships remotely and cross-culturally * Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the confidence to express clear opinions and ability to explain financial issues to non-financial management * Ability to challenge and influence and network across the business * Delivery focused * Experience of business partnering * Experience of planning, change management and problem solving Desirable but not essential * Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of global and corporate business context

Posted On - 7/21/2014 7:23:10 AM

Group Income Statement Accountant

Alderley Park Cheshire

Essential * Qualified accountant with PQE experience * Significant experience of financial statement preparation and consolidation * Experience of financial control frameworks * Focuses On Delivery ? applies experience and expertise to ensure objectives are met even when under pressure. * Problem Solving & Decision Making ? able to identify, analyse and offer other solutions to complex problems. * Leadership & Development ? excellent team working Desirable * Experience of external audit * Experience of working within a large organisation

Posted On - 7/21/2014 7:23:10 AM

Stability Quality Assurance Manager

Alderley Park Cheshire

About AstraZeneca As one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, our business is focused on providing innovative, effective medicines that make a real difference in important areas of healthcare. At AstraZeneca, innovation is about more than just research. We aim to stimulate continued creativity throughout our organisation by maintaining a culture in which our people feel valued, energised and rewarded for their ideas and contribution to our success - ideas which can make a difference in all aspects of our business. And we support and encourage our people in discovering their own potential, through excellent learning and development opportunities that are available to them throughout their careers. Global Technical Services, Stability (GTSS) The global Stability Management team in AZ Operations Quality is responsible for the management of the AZ global stability program and all the associated activities to support of all AstraZeneca?s API?s and established global products. The group has prime accountability for proactive and focused support on all aspects of stability management for all global Operations sites. The group has a scientific and regulatory skill set. As a Stability Quality Assurance Manager your main responsibilities will involve: * Strategic and technical assessment of supply chain changes, process and packaging changes, and translating findings into the appropriate programmes of stability studies * Overall surveillance of data, stability profiles and issues arising from the global commercial stability program * Driving investigations that will involve multiple functions from the supply chain of affected products * Assuring the integrity of stability study reports intended for submission to regulatory agencies * Identifying issues that may lead to non-compliance with GMP, regulatory requirements and commitments, and advising on areas for improvement across Global Stability Management As a Stability Quality Assurance Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include: * An understanding of the drug development process * An ability to analyse qualitative and quantitative stability information to draw conclusions and make recommendations, based on clear scientific rationale * Strong written and verbal English communication and data handling skills * An ability to recognise and react to different perspectives, and negotiate to reach positive outcomes

Posted On - 7/21/2014 7:23:10 AM

Stability Programme Manager

Alderley Park Cheshire

As a Stability Programme Manager your main responsibilities will involve: * Generating and maintaining Stability Master Plans and supporting documents * Ensure the global stability programme fulfils all regulatory requirements * Communicating Stability Master Plans to Stability Quality Control Centres * Providing accurate, submission ready data in compliance with specific regulations * Identifying and reacting to any issues that might result in stability related non-compliance with GMP, regulatory requirements, or commitments, and continuously seeking areas for improvement As a Stability Programme Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include: * An understanding of the drug development process * An ability to analyse qualitative and quantitative stability information to draw conclusions and make recommendations, based on clear scientific rationale * Strong written and verbal English communication and data handling skills * An ability to recognise and react to different perspectives, and negotiate to reach positive outcomes

Posted On - 7/21/2014 7:23:10 AM

Senior Medical AffairsLeader

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

Accountabilities/Responsibilities: * Accountable for the leadership of the Medical Working Groups (MWG), which are responsible for the delivery of:Brand or TA Medical Strategies and Medical Plans to support the launch of innovative and differentiated medicines for patients. Medical Evidence Plans, to enable clinicians to understand, accept and where appropriate advocate the brand(s) * Accountable for shaping the TPP on the basis of Medical Insights, provided by OLs and commercial/ regional medical teams, on patient / prescriber needs and competitor Medical position: * To feed into the TA GBT and GP * To enable the GPT to shape Phase IIb and Phase III clinical trial design Accountable for engaging and cultivating relationships with leading global OLs to gain: contribution/ participation in advisory boards, greater understanding of the therapeutic area and insights into unmet patient needs * Accountable through the MWGs, for representing AZ at a variety of scientific and medical forums, to include, as appropriate: medical education forums, scientific roundtables,congresses, and symposia * Responsible for the co-ordination of Medical Affairs activities, through the MWGs, including: Science Advisory boards * Ensuring the alignment of the publication and medical evidence plans to the Medical Strategy and Medical plan * Providing appropriate input into the Global ESRO (external scientific research operations) team to support academic partnerships and scientific collaborations * Responsible for working with the Medical Academy Director to deliver the content for a curriculum, based on the Medical Plan, designed for internal medical content and capabilities training across AZ * Responsible for leading the initial development and ensuring the accuracy of medical promotional materials and communications prior to submission to GMQA (Global Medical Quality Assurance) for the final approval. Minimum Requirements --Education and Experience Functional & Business knowledge Experience, Functional Knowledge, Business Knowledge, Education, Specialist Skills * Relevant advanced scientific or medical degree of appropriate certification (MD and /or PhD preferred) * Practical/ working knowledge of the Brand and Disease Area * Demonstrated experience in developing medical strategies and plans * Experience with global OL engagement Skills and Capabilities * Patient-centred but commercially aware, values driven approach * Level 3 leadership capabilities * Demonstrated project management skills to lead cross functional teams * Ability to translate data into a strategic medical plan * Proven ability to engage, influence and build effective relationships with OLs, across functional and geographic boundaries * Strong verbal and written communication skills in English * Broad understanding of more than one part of the business i.e. Discovery, Clinical, Regulatory, Medical or Commercial roles * Presentation and influencing/negotiation skills (essential) * High ethical standards required Internal Contacts/Customers * GMA Leadership Team: TAVPs, VP Evidence Centre VP Medical Excellence, Exec Director Operations * Global Product Team (GPT) members * The Medical Working Groups (MWGs) * Medical Science Director (MSD) * Global Payer Evidence Directors (GPED) * Key marketing company medical leaders * The Medcial Evidence Center (MEC) * Medical Evidence Directors (MED) and Leaders (MEL) * Global Publications Leaders (GPLs) * ESRO TA Directors * The Global Medical Excellence Team (GME) * Sr Dir MSL Program * Sr Dir Medical Information * Dir Medical Academy * Nom Sig Director * GMQA Leader * In-country Medical Teams * Regional Medical Directors External Contacts/Customers * International/global opinion leaders * Leadership of International Medical Associations * Academic Institutions/Hospitals * Medical opinion leaders in Policy, Payer and HTA environment * Peers in the Industry Reporting Relationship * No direct line management/reports Budget responsibility * Responisble for the creation, delivery and management of an annual Brand Medical Budget that is aligned with GMD or GPPS budget processes (depending on the life-cycle of the product/brand) Measure of Success * Supports the successful development and medical marketing of AZ brands that deliver patient-centric medical value * Delivery of fit-for-purpose Medical Strategies and plans that include Medical Evidence Plans, which are delivered by the Medical Evidence Directors * Adds value internally, evidenced by positive feedback from TAVP, GMA LT, members of the MWG, GBTs, GPTs and all other stakeholders * Enhances the reputation of AZ in all meetings with external stakeholders, as evidenced by positive feedback from international OLs * Creates content and delivers insight for a curriculum that drives internal Medical content and capabilities training across AZ, that improves the performance of recipients

Posted On - 7/21/2014 7:23:10 AM

Director of Academic Alliances

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

Skills and capabilities * Proven track record of coordinating multiple large-scale (50 patient plus) clinical studies, in parallel and operating to different timescales * Proven track record in large-scale, international, complex contract negotiation and management Capable of influencing within and operating through a complex global matrix where there is no direct (line management) control over the resources * Deep understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and how the global clinical development field interfaces with academic or other research partners * Effective relationship building and stakeholder management skills across functions, geographical boundaries and cultures * Ability to develop and drive effective change initiatives * Creative and innovative approach to devise more efficient and effective practices whilst operating with required policies and regulations * Flexibility and adaptability to find workable, enabling solutions in a complex matrix where there may be conflicting priorities amongst stakeholders * Advanced conflict resolutions skills Internal and External Contacts/Customers Internal: * GMA-oncology leadership team * External Sponsored Reserach organization (ESRO) * Medical Evidence Center (MEC) * Global Medical Excellence team (GMx) * In-country medical teams * Regional medical directors * Global Brand teams * Global Product teams * Marketing companies * Medical Affairs Leaders (MALs) * Legal function * Operations/product supply External: Principal investigators and academic institutions CROs Counterparts in relevant charitable organisations Leadership of national/international medical associations Relevant contacts in drug licensing bodies nationally/internationally Peers in the industry

Posted On - 7/21/2014 7:23:10 AM

Incident & Problem Manager

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

The purpose of IT Operations Control is to provide world class IT process and tooling support for the use and benefit of all in AstraZeneca. This role: * Leads the resolution of Incident & Problem Management. * Reports to the Global Incident & Problem Management Lead within the IT Operations Control function. * Contributes to the Incident & Problem management processes. * Act as a key escalation point for high-priority service level failures, and drive the resolution of problems in line with AstraZeneca business critical priorities. * Delivery of Incident and Problem Management services by both internal and external suppliers to agreed Service Levels. * Manage the delivery of Root Cause Analysis and ensure the effective handover to Service Managers for implementation of resulting Service Improvement Plans. * Contribute to service management processes, including configuration and implementation of Incident and Problem Management processes. * Work to critical success factors/KPIs and ensure AZ and suppliers do likewise. * Analyse trends from multiple data sources to drive future service level improvements and provide input and direction for the implementation of Service Improvement Plans * Contribute to management of suppliers? performance against SLAs is analysed and the data used to benchmark future SLAs. * Contribute to Service Review Boards and ensure that customer satisfaction scorecard activities are effectively addressed. * Ensure that, in all aspects of the role, compliance is maintained with the guidelines that regulate the AZ business, e.g SoX and GxP. * Strong IT experience including managing in ITIL based support operations. * IT Technical or functional support background,. * Incident and/or Problem Management experience. * Strong written and verbal communication skills. * Familiarity of working in an international, multi-time zone support environment. * Key stakeholder management. * ITIL Foundation certification, or better.

Posted On - 7/18/2014 6:57:11 AM

Incident & Problem Management Lead

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

This role: * Leads the Global Incident & Problem Management team in IT Operations Control. * Leads regionally and globally aligned Incident & Problem Management teams. * Reports to the IT Operations Control Director. * Owns the Incident & Problem management processes. * Global responsibility for the delivery of Incident and Problem Management services by both internal and external suppliers to agreed Service Levels. * Act as a key escalation point for high-priority service level failures, and drive the resolution of problems in line with AstraZeneca business critical priorities. * Manage the delivery of Root Cause Analysis and the implementation of resulting Service Improvement plans. * Direct service management processes, including configuration and implementation of Incident and Problem Management processes. * Develop critical success factors/KPIs and manage the function to them. * Drive the analysis of trends from multiple data sources to drive future service level improvements and provide input and direction for the implementation of Service Improvement Plans * Manage budgets for the service area and assure the summary of supplier counts on consumption and associated invoicing. * Oversee negotiations and approval of SLAs and Operating Level Agreements (OLAs). * Ensure that suppliers? performance against SLAs is analysed and the data used to benchmark future SLAs * Contribute to Service Review Boards and ensure that customer satisfaction scorecard activities are effectively addressed * Contribute to the creation and management of the overall vision, strategy, and roadmaps for the Service Support organisation to support overall IS strategy and the business * Ensure that, in all aspects of the role, compliance is maintained with the guidelines that regulate the AZ business, e.g. SoX and GxP. * Strong IT experience including managing ITIL based support operations. * IT Technical or functional support experience. * Incident and/or Problem Management experience, to ITIL practitioner level. * Strong written and verbal communication skills. * Worked in multi cultural environment with proven ability of working in an international, multi-time zone support environment. * Senior stakeholder management. * Vendor influencing and negotiation. * Business case and value alignment experience.

Posted On - 7/18/2014 6:57:11 AM

Global Service Desk Lead

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

The role will be accountable for establishing and maintaining world-class Service Desk capabilities that underpin the Regional delivery teams. The role will manage staff and vendors and will be a member of the Workplace Services Capability Leadership team. The role will report to the Global Campus IT Infrastructure Director. * Accountable for the Service Desk capability utilizing vendors and internal resources to deliver a world-class Service Desk ? ensuring the delivery of services to agreed OLAs and managing suppliers to underpinning contracts * Responsible for ensuring the supplier(s) manages the resolution of all incidents and request fulfilment for the service. * Accountable for the operational execution of all ITIL processes associated with the Service Desk * Lead the strategy development for Service Desk, working with the Regional Workplace teams and Customer-Facing IT to agree the optimal roadmap. * Responsible for all Service Desk spend, driving the financial performance of the service and suppliers and owning the overall P&L for the service and delivering value for money to the business. * Develops, directs, implements, and coordinates activities and processes to manage the supplier relationship and all other impacted AstraZeneca Stakeholders at a global or regional level * Drive the analysis of trends from multiple data sources to drive future service level improvements and identify and implement shift left opportunities. Own service improvement initiatives and remediating actions. * Ensure that service delivery performance against SLAs is analysed and the data used to benchmark future SLAs * Lead Service Review Boards and ensure that customer satisfaction scorecard activities are effectively addressed * Proactively set and manage expectations in the business about service quality, SLA?s and CSAT?s in order to drive customer satisfaction levels. * Proactively monitor / manage service capacity and react to capacity and availability management events and issues as required with the supplier * Ensure that continuity plans for associated services are maintained * Accountable for ensuring all service documentation is stored and maintained within the appropriate storage mechanism, asset management and license management is performed to the required standards.. * Ensure that, in all aspects of the role, compliance is maintained with the guidelines that regulate the AstraZeneca business, e.g SoX and GxP * Drive creation of Service Maturity scales for service measurement and assessment purpose * Strong experience in Service Delivery and processes in a complex, multinational, corporate environment required * Successful experience in leading Service Desk delivery services and processes in an ITIL based environment. * A good understanding of the Service Now Tool would be an advantage * Experience in managing and developing 3rd party business relationships * Experience related to the outsourcing industry desirable * A deep knowledge of the local market place and Regional domain challenges * An ability to work effectively in a matrix organization is essential * Experience in team management, conflict resolution / arbitration * A self-starter with high levels of drive, energy, resilience and a desire for professional excellence * Ability to analyze requests or issues and provide the best possible solution * Ability to make decisions in pressure situations at a management level * Ability to collaborate across the different technology towers * Influencing and Innovation skills * Good communication skills and facilitation skills with the ability to work with others to achieve objectives. * Good written and verbal skills, fluent English. * Excellent engagement and stakeholder management

Posted On - 7/18/2014 6:57:11 AM

Apple Products & Usability Manager

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

Supplier Management: Manage Apple relationship to ensure we leverage the information and products available to maximise the benefit to AZ, working closely with the Collaboration and Commercial teams. * · Strong experience in Apple Products, with a proven track record in design, delivery and support · Excellent customer service skills and the ability to operate and engage with all stakeholders and senior management. · Able to set out a clear strategy and roadmap for the products and ensure alignment with other services, understanding the big picture and identifying key deliverables along the way. · Ability to work well in diverse, multinational teams and proven ability to influence others to achieve positive outcomes · Good understanding of Architecture and its supporting processes and tools · An ability to work effectively in a matrix organization is essential · A self-starter with high levels of drive, energy, resilience and a desire for professional excellence · Ability to analyze requests or issues and provide the best possible solution, applying knowledge to solve problems and knows when to enlist help from others. · Sufficient knowledge of the technology domain to enable the individual to act independently to work with relevant data sources, systems and tools to solve problems and derive knowledge to enable service progression · Individual is up-to-date with relevant knowledge in technology, has a good understanding of the literature and developments relevant to the area of expertise. · Competencyat coping with unusual or non-standard problems and issues, is aware of alternative options and approaches to situations, can guide or advise others in this skill and is able to look ahead and anticipate requirements. * Influencing and Innovation skills * Good communication skills and facilitation skills with the ability to work with others to achieve objectives. * Good written and verbal skills, fluent English. * Excellent engagement and stakeholder management

Posted On - 7/18/2014 6:57:11 AM

Remote Access Architect

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

* Strong experience in architecture design and delivery with a proven track record * Strong and recent experinece of the associated technology domain in the market place * Ability to project demand into technical components and ensure are aligned to the appropriate service for suppliers to deliver against * Ability to work well in diverse, mulitnational teams and proven ability to influence others to achieve positive outcomes * Good understanding of Enterprise Architecture and its supporting processes and tools * An ability to work effectively in a matrix organization is essential * A self starter with high levels of drive, energy, resilience and a desire for professional excellent * Ability to analyze requests or issues and provide the best possible solution * Ability to prioritize, re-schedule or adapt to changes

Posted On - 7/18/2014 6:57:11 AM

End to End Capability Service Manager

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

The Capability Service Manager will deliver the provision of excellent IT service to the Business Capability and drive all service and supplier management actives to ensure that services are delivered in accordance with Service level Agreement and business requirements, and that new and improve services are developed and implementing without risk to business functions. Actively Managing the Capability Lifecycle and Portfolio to keep service aligned to requirements and Total Cost Of ownership (TCO). Managing a significant set of Capability aligned applications to deliver quality service to the business. · Delivery of end-to-end Application Portfolio Management aligned to core business area capabilities that meets and exceeds customer expectations. · Work in Partnership to develop and deliver Capability Lifecycle Management portfolios that align to 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. § Responsible for the end to end service management of all Applications that support the Business Capabilities within the appropriate Business Area. · Accountable for ensuring that Capability level lifecycle plans are in place and aligned to the capability level with the Business requirements. Using the TCO to prioritize which applications receive investment. · Responsible for undertaking the application risk management activity, communicating and agreeing the aggregated risk position with the CF IT capability lead / business sponsor · Responsible for the active interaction with all service component owners that are accountable for the effectiveness and efficiency of their components. · Total Cost of Ownership, responsible for collecting all costs and potential savings and investments required; presenting and discussing and agreeing actions with the IT Capability Lead (and business where applicable) · Accountable and responsible for the post-live negotiation and agreement of licensing deals, where appropriate using SMEs within RDI and Procurement for support and for agreeing strategy with the Business · Accountable and responsible for ensuring that all applications as part of the ALCM activity have continuous improvement plans in place and that these are being executed. Includes discussion with the Business on investment support required where applicable · Drive full execution of the application decommission including where appropriate the removal of service components and the ultimately reduction of the TCO. · Responsible for understanding the service required for the application and ensures that the correct level of support from all suppliers in the stack is in place to support early life · Key stakeholder and reviewer for cut-over of applications within the capability into live operation, they are responsible for understanding and reviewing : the potential impact on service delivery, risks, opportunities and solutions/Recommendations from the OSM (stack) · Escalation point for key service support processes, including Incident Management, Problem Management and Change Management. · Apply and promote the use of global processes and engage in networks with those in similar roles in AZ to promote best practice and increase corporate understanding so that processes can be continuously improved · The e2eCSM has primary responsibility for the compliance of the Applications at source, but is reliant upon the Supplier to ensure that control frameworks are applied to ensure continued compliance · Accountable for the delivery of contracted IT services with internal and/or external suppliers. · Deliver maximum operational value to AZ from relationships with internal and external suppliers, serving as the main contractual lead representing AZ to external supplier organizations. · Work collaboratively with: 1) Suppliers to verify supplier?s counts on service consumption and invoicing and as an escalation point on major operational issues for a designated service area 2) IS organization to input into development opportunities and feasibility of innovation opportunities 3) Key IS staff overseeing internal and external assurance activities and helping to set supplier evaluation criteria and participate in supplier evaluation processes · Responsible for reviewing the performance of the applications within the capability and for agreeing mitigation actions with the OSMs and where appropriate with the IT Capability Lead. Also responsible for validating the need for the service level based on criticality, usage and trending. This also requires the e2ecsm to link related applications to ensure that in terms of supporting business processes harmonising service levels. Develop and maintain the alignment between Supplier Contract Management and Supplier Performance Management, ensuring all process handoffs work correctly. * Drive the analysis of trends from multiple data sources to inform future improvements * Line Management or Matrix Management of AZ staff and contractors evolving with the transformation Programme. * Managing outsourcing contracts and large budgets > $20m. * The position will report to the R&D Application management lead, but will also work closely with the leads in the Global Technology Centres, Customer Success, Infrastructure & Operations and within RDI. * Provides support and an overall point of escalation for Application incident and problem management. * Ensures that appropriate capacity planning takes place in accordance with agree service growth. * Managing the transformation of the Solution Delivery Centre to its final form, actively promoting the in-sourcing of technical project management, application development and application maintenance services to the Global Technology Centres.

Posted On - 7/18/2014 6:57:11 AM

Digital Channels Capability Lead

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

The business context and IT landscape is changing for our markets: · Drug portfolio is changing with launches of oncology compounds, growth of Brilinta and integration of the former BMS diabetes portfolio, whilst previous supporting significant brands like Crestor, Nexium, Seroquel and Symbicort. · Rapid development of cross-channel selling using innovative IT platforms and growth of Digital Channels based on CQ5. · IT strategy direction to use more Cloud-based solutions such as Salesforce, Veeva and Workday · Change in operating model for IT, with less deployment activity in market for new global implementation projects and consequent greater reliance on market and region to cover the ?last mile? · Increased cost pressure as revenue declines driving smarter use of IT and more shared solutions. · The International IT Digital Channels Capability Lead will coordinate and drive acceleration of Digital, New channels and Content management solutions deployment across market programs guidance and delivery, bringing capabilities to all Markets, ensuring fit with mandatory Business requirements and timeline, and effective solutions delivery and alignment with Compliance obligations. · The International IT Digital Channels Capability Lead will also build and retain the Digital platform expertise for the Region and secure effective services remain after implementations. · The International IT mission is to accelerate implementation of innovative technology to deliver business value, whilst increasing service levels, user experience and productivity and sustainability of services delivered to Markets. · Lead coordination of Global Digital, New Channels & Content management platforms delivery across Markets Ensure Fit of Global solutions versus Business mandatory requirements and Market local constraints, and proper integration with remaining legacy systems · Drive local systems decommissioning linked to the Global platform delivery · Drive change linked to Global platform delivery through effective governance process on gaps identified in Markets Leverage platform knowledge and expertise across International through domain reference groups and regular best practice sharing sessions, creating and maintaining a strong community and network of IT personnel - Relevant technical degree or equivalent - Similar experience on Business Information large scale Strategy definition and implementation - Demonstrated ability in the successful delivery of tangible outcomes with significant business value, i.e. they will be practical and delivery-focused as well as strategic, able to create visions and ensure that the vision is delivered - Substantial experience in managing/ delivering IT services including the initiation, scoping and delivery of major projects - Proven skills and experience managing and controlling large project and programme budgets - Demonstrated ability to influence and build strategic working relationships with senior AZ internal customers, peers and vendors ? specific understanding and experience of sales and marketing activities highly desirable. - Experience working in a global organization where stakeholders and project team members are geographically dispersed. - Proven experience of leading change, using different approaches and methodologies ? Proven ability to interpret/ communicate technical information into business language ? Managing, developing and leading a team of people in different locations ? Internally as well as externally focused with multicultural awareness and flexibility to operate across functions and hierarchies - Awareness of developments in the marketplace and understand the relevance and potential impact to AZ IT · Excellent communicator in written and oral English This role will be based in either Osaka, Japan or Luton, UK

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BI Engineer

Macclesfield Cheshire

This will be achieved by: * Providing information architecture and solution engineering support to the F&GPPSIT portfolio requiring BI solutions, including design, implementation and testing activities. * Delivering cost effective, automated solutions to support BI Analytics activities, for example data ETL workflows and visualisation to support ad hoc analysis requests. * Delivering robust BI solutions to support frequently asked business questions/analytical demands. * Establishing strong working relationships with Finance and GPPS customer groups to develop an in-depth understanding of business priorities and early insight into changing needs in order to inform and shape demand. * Innovating with and testing new technologies with relevance to BI and analytics, including POCs, assessments and business case development * Supporting solution evaluation and selection decisions; buy vs. build decisions, and early-phase project estimates which contribute to the creation of business case. * Supporting the development of information architecture and engineering standards, roadmaps (1-5 years) and blueprints for F&GPPSIT. * Supporting solution development efforts through active contribution to the BI software engineering effort (writing code, testing, quality review). * Maintaining an on-going professional development in analytics and BI tools, and competitive / business intelligence techniques, master data management, information management and architecture, and vendors. * Taking active stewardship and provide support for Enterprise and F&GPPS information assets (including data stores, MDM), including standards and supporting guidelines for use and evolution, and ensuring that information assets maintained by F&GPPSIT are made available as data services and artefacts for consumption by the wider AZ enterprise. * Maintaining and developing an going network internally and externally to ensure the best informatics and analytics practices are utilised in F&GPPS support * When required, taking on project management activities for small / medium sized BI solution projects * Experience working in an architecture (or equivalent) role in a large, global organization(s), focusing on BI and Data Management disciplines, ideally in a Pharmaceutical Commercial or R&D function * Able to shape/drive a strategy and plan but also dive into the detail when needed to ensure delivery * Able to analyse requests or issues and provide the best possible solution * A curiosity in technology and information and its application to F&GPPS business challenges, and adaptability to learn and use a wide range of technology solutions in problem solving for F&GPPS * A working business acumen, understanding of the factors that drive F&GPPS (and AZ) strategy and how the available data can contribute to the success of such strategies. * Knowledge of /expertise in: External Reporting-as-a-Service solutions, Master data management (processes and tools), mobile BI technologies, data analysis techniques, data quality measurement, meta data standards, information lifecycle management, information management and governance, information security and data privacy, information visualisation techniques, collaboration tools, data integration techniques, service oriented architecture * Familiarity with/expertise in specific technologies/technology types is desirable, including but not limited to: SAP BusinessObjects, Spotfire, Qliktech, SAS/IBM SPSS, Informatica Powercentre, Informatica Data Quality, Informatica MDM, SAP MDM / MDG, Oracle Application Express, Oracle (Hyperion) DRM, Oracle SOA and BPM suites (FMW), SharePoint, SAP HANA/other appliances/MPP technologies, Big Data technologies e.g. Hadoop, Map Reduce, Hive, data virtualisation technologies * Individual is up-to-date with relevant knowledge in domain, has a good understanding of the literature and developments relevant to the area of expertise.

Posted On - 7/18/2014 6:57:11 AM

BI Engineer

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

This will be achieved by: * Providing information architecture and solution engineering support to the F&GPPSIT portfolio requiring BI solutions, including design, implementation and testing activities. * Delivering cost effective, automated solutions to support BI Analytics activities, for example data ETL workflows and visualisation to support ad hoc analysis requests. * Delivering robust BI solutions to support frequently asked business questions/analytical demands. * Establishing strong working relationships with Finance and GPPS customer groups to develop an in-depth understanding of business priorities and early insight into changing needs in order to inform and shape demand. * Innovating with and testing new technologies with relevance to BI and analytics, including POCs, assessments and business case development * Supporting solution evaluation and selection decisions; buy vs. build decisions, and early-phase project estimates which contribute to the creation of business case. * Supporting the development of information architecture and engineering standards, roadmaps (1-5 years) and blueprints for F&GPPSIT. * Supporting solution development efforts through active contribution to the BI software engineering effort (writing code, testing, quality review). * Maintaining an on-going professional development in analytics and BI tools, and competitive / business intelligence techniques, master data management, information management and architecture, and vendors. * Taking active stewardship and provide support for Enterprise and F&GPPS information assets (including data stores, MDM), including standards and supporting guidelines for use and evolution, and ensuring that information assets maintained by F&GPPSIT are made available as data services and artefacts for consumption by the wider AZ enterprise. * Maintaining and developing an going network internally and externally to ensure the best informatics and analytics practices are utilised in F&GPPS support * When required, taking on project management activities for small / medium sized BI solution projects * Experience working in an architecture (or equivalent) role in a large, global organization(s), focusing on BI and Data Management disciplines, ideally in a Pharmaceutical Commercial or R&D function * Able to shape/drive a strategy and plan but also dive into the detail when needed to ensure delivery * Able to analyse requests or issues and provide the best possible solution * A curiosity in technology and information and its application to F&GPPS business challenges, and adaptability to learn and use a wide range of technology solutions in problem solving for F&GPPS * A working business acumen, understanding of the factors that drive F&GPPS (and AZ) strategy and how the available data can contribute to the success of such strategies. * Knowledge of /expertise in: External Reporting-as-a-Service solutions, Master data management (processes and tools), mobile BI technologies, data analysis techniques, data quality measurement, meta data standards, information lifecycle management, information management and governance, information security and data privacy, information visualisation techniques, collaboration tools, data integration techniques, service oriented architecture * Familiarity with/expertise in specific technologies/technology types is desirable, including but not limited to: SAP BusinessObjects, Spotfire, Qliktech, SAS/IBM SPSS, Informatica Powercentre, Informatica Data Quality, Informatica MDM, SAP MDM / MDG, Oracle Application Express, Oracle (Hyperion) DRM, Oracle SOA and BPM suites (FMW), SharePoint, SAP HANA/other appliances/MPP technologies, Big Data technologies e.g. Hadoop, Map Reduce, Hive, data virtualisation technologies * Individual is up-to-date with relevant knowledge in domain, has a good understanding of the literature and developments relevant to the area of expertise.

Posted On - 7/18/2014 6:57:11 AM

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