Job Description:

At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and that 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

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven bio pharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the worlds most serious diseases AstraZeneca is one of only a handful of pure-play bio pharmaceutical companies to span the entire value chain of a medicine from discovery, early- and late-stage development to manufacturing and distribution, and the global commercialization of primary care, specialty care-led and specialty care medicines that transform lives Our primary focus is on three key areas of healthcare Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease (CVMD); Oncology; and Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity (RIA) We are also active in the Infection, Neuroscience and Gastrointestinal (ING) disease areas

We are looking to appoint an IT Manager for Innovation & Internal Excellence for Asia, who will lead, deliver and support next-generation technology solutions for our internal and external stakeholders The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial strategic, proactive manager who has expertise in both partnering with internal stakeholders as well as connecting with an array of external partners for mutual success

Our ambition is to be pioneering in health care industry in identifying suitable technology to help patients

Asia Area Commercial consists of India, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam We have a total of about 3,400 employees and a revenue of close to 1000M USD Asia Area is a dynamic, collaborative and fast-growing business Note that China/HK, Japan and Australia/NZ are not in scope for this role

Background of the Role

At AstraZeneca, our IT organisation is pushing the boundaries of technology to enable the digitization and transformation of the business Our key ambition is Growth Through Innovation, an initiative that focuses on innovative solutions and patient centricity AstraZeneca runs several iDream Hubs, centers of innovation where governments and external stakeholders partner to deliver real, tangible ideas to hospitals, doctors, ambulances, and patients among others

The IT Manager for Innovation & Internal Excellence will co-lead our Asia iDream Hubs (our largest being India) and continue to develop them with our partners The person will also lead our internal innovation and excellence, on RPA (robotic process automation) and other process improvement


Co-lead Asias iDream hubs (with a focus on Indias hub), conceptualising and delivering tangible, scalable innovative solutions
Reach out, build and maintain relationships with external partners, including government officials, suitable corporate partners (eg medical wearable manufacturers), parts of the innovation ecosystem (eg incubator firms) and other technology companies
Work extensively with other innovation hubs within AstraZeneca (especially China) to share best-practices and potential solutions for Asia
Provide strategic input to IT, commercial and medical teams within Asia on innovative and internal excellence topics
Develop a short-term plan and a long-term roadmap for Asias innovation hubs
Work closely with the global RPA team to deliver internal excellence to Asia markets whilst proving a realistic return-on-investment on time or money saved
Ensure business satisfaction of internal processes and technology is high, based on regular engagement surveys with the commercial / medical teams and leadership

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


Strong experience in all aspects of information technology, including both hardware and software
Experience of developing partnerships with digital and startup ecosystems
Entrepreneur, proactive mindset with excellent business awareness and understanding
Experience of leadership in a complex/geographical context
Ability to develop and create compelling business cases to promote new technologies and outcomes to the business
Strong communication and influencing skills


Degree or relevant business qualification
Experience in the Pharmaceutical or similar industry
Deep experience of understanding (external) customer journeys and designing new customer experiences
Strong track record of delivering Innovation solutions that move past the conceptualisation stage
Leader within Pharmaceutical thought leadership networks and organisations
Experience managing teams, with excellent team-working skills (especially in a culturally diverse environment) and a willingness to get alongside issues, provide clear direction and drive results

Experience 10 -15 years
Work Location Bangalore

Demonstrate AZ Values Consistently
We follow the science
We put patients first
We play to win
We do the right thing
We are entrepreneurial

Key Relationships to reach solutions
Internal (to AZ or team)

Asia IT Lead and Asia market leads
International innovation hub leads
Other innovation hub co-leads (eg Medical)
Global RPA / internal excellence teams

External (to AZ)

Digital innovators and tech start-up hubs
3rd party suppliers at contract management level
External network relationships

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements

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Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : IT Software : Software Products & Services
Role : Software Engineer
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 19th Jul 2020

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