Job Description:

At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and youll develop beyond what you thought possible We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us

The Manufacturing Finance IT Business Relationship Manager (BRM) is a newly created role with the goal of providing IT expertise and strategic guidance on financial and manufacturing accounting processes This role reports to the Head of Finance IT and will be a key member of the Finance IT Leadership Team

Manufacturing is a global business spanning 30 production sites in 18 countries Manufacturing plays a key role in the development, manufacturing, testing and delivery of our medicines to our customers 12,500 employees deliver over 25 billion tablets and capsules with an increasing focus on Biologics

This is a hands-on, business facing role and is underpinned by significant investment in IT and Finance Transformation You will work with the VP for Finance Manufacturing, the VP for Finance Transformation and the Head of Finance IT to shape and implement a multi-year investment uplift

You will drive, design and deliver an uplift and standardisation of technology for the Financial Processes that support our global Manufacturing business You will combine in-depth understanding of the business area direction and IT expertise to drive the creation of innovative technology solutions

This is an opportunity to shape and make a lasting difference to this business area

Typical Accountabilities

You will be part of a talented customer-facing, global Finance IT team, backed up by a global IT matrix spanning 3,000 people from Cambridge, UK to Chennai, India to Guadalajara, Mexico
Partner with the Manufacturing Finance business to shape investment cases and solutions that will uplift and standardise financial processes
Focus on processes supporting Group manufacturing including cost accounting standards and specifically product costing, manufacturing variances, Value of Production, inventory etc
Partner with the AstraZeneca SAP IT group to deliver technology solutions
Key technology point of contact and SME for Manufacturing financial and statutory compliance, tax and cost accounting
Build strong strategic relationships with customer groups and senior partners, developing a keen understanding of the short-term and long-term business direction
Assess and prioritise requirements in line with IT strategy
Develop and maintain the IT portfolio, including accurate customer forecasting, demand planning and effective delivery of the plan
Handles a portfolio of investments, prioritizing to align with emerging business strategy
Lead high-level investigations on requirements specifications and feasibility studies, developing a range of options aligned to business and IT strategy
Lead business impact assessments, identifying risks and issues that may affect current and future business units and roles, and build business readiness plan

Work collaboratively with

Business and IT leadership teams and other senior partners to build their understanding of IT strategy
IT Strategy, Architecture, Portfolio Management and Project/Programme Management to agree the future shape of proposed solutions and initiate projects in partnership
Other customer area Business Relationship Managers to create alignment and identify cross-business innovative opportunities
Portfolio Managers and solution delivery leads to initiate projects, to initiate projects, clearly define scope and monitor the delivery of project value compared to the promised benefits
Customer Service function to ensure the IT services plans are established for the customer group and are operating effectively

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : IT Software : Software Products & Services
Role : Project Leader/ Project Manager
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 20th May 2020

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