Job Description:

Company 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, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity

High Level Function and Role Overview

The purpose of Operations IT is to partner with the global AstraZeneca Operations organization to deliver excellent Information Technology to support and accelerate business objectives

The team in which this role is based is customer-facing and strong partnering and influencing skills are essential As a Business Analyst, you will work closely with your customer groups to understand their key challenges and use your knowledge and experience to determine where IM and/or IT would provide optimal value including

Ensuring proposed and delivered solutions meet business needs Proactively seeking opportunities in IT that might benefit your business customers Providing support & consultancy to users on system exploitation and best practice to maximise value from existing IT solutions

Whilst this role is not a hands-on technical IT role, to be successful as a Business Analyst in AstraZeneca, you will have a demonstrable appreciation of current technology trends and a strong desire to improve the IT user experience in the business SAP and Ariba suites form the underlying technology driving the core business processes and these are supplemented by a myriad of other solutions providing differentiated, supporting solutions for more bespoke business processes

Key Accountabilities

User Support & business consultancy

Collaborate with key business stakeholders to maximise system exploitations and optimise business solutions
Lead improvement projects to improve service delivery for customers

Requirements Management

lead the effort to work with the business to identify functional and technical requirements
Lead the translation of business requirements into design specifications
Work with the technical delivery teams to ensure requirements are understood
Monitor and ensure that requirements are met, tested and implemented

Solution Design

Ensure new solutions meet the needs of customers
Support UAT and manage introduction of new solutions to customers

Candidate Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Hands-on experience of working with SAP, particularly SAP ECC PP (Production Planning) / PE Production Execution) / ME (Manufacturing Execution)
Hands-on experience of working with Manufacturing Execution Systems (eg PAS-X) and/or Manufacturing Intelligence solutions (eg TrakSys)
Awareness of equipment integration into Manufacturing Execution System (eg through Historian systems like OSI PI or Aspentech IP-21, and SCADA systems)
Domain Knowledge on Supply Chain Management
Domain Knowledge / Working Experience / Good Understanding in Production Planning/Manufacturing process, Shop floor activities
Knowledge on Discrete Manufacturing / Repetitive manufacturing and the configuration of the same
Knowledge of SAP Production Planning, Production master data, MRP process and Shop floor order creation and tracking
Knowledge of integration points of SAP PP and ME to other SAP components like MM, FI and CO
Knowledge of ME Site Setups, Shop floor master data, Shop Floor execution and tracking, SAP ME ERP integration (SAP MEINT), PODs, Data collection (DC), Genealogy, Returns management, Site to Site Transfer

Significant professional experience in IS/IT is essential with strong focus on business analysis and business relationship management
Proven ability to collaborate and build strategic working relationships with senior internal customers, peers and vendors regardless of organizational boundaries
Experience of delivering solutions in a regulated environment with internal and external standards

Service Management

Change management / Incident management / Problem Management

Service Level Agreements (SLA) / Operation Level Agreements (OLA) and their priorities

In addition, candidates will be expected to demonstrate

IT Project delivery and/or Business Analysis experience
Strong 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
Additional verbal/written languages would be an advantage

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

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 : Project Leader/ Project Manager
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 20th May 2020

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