• Poland

Job Description:

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the worlds most serious diseases But were more than one of the worlds leading pharmaceutical companies At AstraZeneca, were proud to have a

unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energised and rewarded for their ideas and creativity

AstraZeneca has integrated sourcing, purchasing and paying processes on a common Ariba platform linked to SAP commonly known in AstraZeneca as iBuy The strategic business objective of the iBuy implementation is to enable cost savings through increased governance and compliance of spend, and an improved user experience

The system business controller will work with the finance peers across the support model to drive all service and supplier management activities in relation to iBuy, and the related P2P processes to ensure that these are delivered in accordance with Service Level Agreement (SLA) and business requirements They will ensure new and improved services are developed and implemented without risk to business functions and deliver the provision of excellent customer experience

The role holder reports to the Global Systems Lead for purchase to pay and travel and expense management


Accountable for running P2P projects to support internal stakeholders with little disruption on daily business

Drive issue resolutions across supplier teams

Provision of customer and service insight in a clear and concise manner to key stakeholders to support decision

making, customer communications, vendor management and support continuous service improvement

Support in managing relationships with all outsourcing parties in the E2E service

Process & technology governance and continuous improvement

Enforces global template and design standards; identify and escalate (if necessary) process deviations that are

not driven by local, regulatory or tax considerations

Consistently promote integration of best practices and leading trends

Identifies improvements and implements change with clear outcomes of improvement and standardization

Remit which covers all AstraZeneca countries

Stakeholder engagement and communications

Coordinate and engage with key stakeholder groups across the business, Global and Local/BU functional teams

and external providers

Training Alignment

Drive the development and updates of global training materials

KPIs and Metrics

Define, implement and monitor metrics to identify improvement opportunities, service gaps and key trends

Strong ability to resolve issues partnering with technical, procurement, finance teams and vendors to implement

change as required

Clear focus on end to end process performance across the AZ business Builds and maintains strong enterprise

partnership for delivery (Finance, IT and the wider business)

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


Extensive process experience (development, management and application)

Energetic and self-motivated qualified or experienced finance professional

Proven ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively

Able to communicate at all levels within the organisation and with strong communication and stakeholder management drive a change agenda to delivery and benefits

Track record of driving simplification & continuous improvement across key business processes

Significant experience in Service delivery and processes in a complex, multinational, corporate environment required

Thorough understanding of Finance and/or Procurement processes

Experience in Ariba/SAP service management

Experience in managing and developing 3rd party business relationships

Experience related to the outsourcing industry

Strong delivery, influencing/ communication skills

An ability to work and collaborate 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 analyse/ prioritize requests or issues/ changes and provide the best possible solution

Ability to make decisions in pressure situations at a management level

Good insight into IS ways of working and contractual relationships

Candidate will be qualified at a university degree level and have relevant years of experience in the domain area

Excellent understanding of systems and business solution which drive business value


Comprehensive experience in process design and / or optimization; experience with SSCs with a finance background

Delivers message confidently and is consistent, removes blockers to success

Strong Analytical and problem solving skills around accounting analytics and processes

Black belt sigma

ITIL Service Management

IT qualitifcations

Key Relationships to reach solutions

Internal (to AZ or team)

Relevant Leadership Team

Customers Internal

o AZ IT Function

o AZ Compliance & Group Internal Audit


o AZ Procurement

External (to AZ)

Strategic Service Partner

SaaS Provider

IT providers including cloud solutions

Credit Card Providers

External Auditors

External Research and Benchmarking Organizations

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

Project Manager / Ariba System Controller


Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance/Packaging
Role : Product Development
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 19th Feb 2020

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