AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

Finance at AstraZeneca has a clear vision to become trusted partners, creating value and leading change. As such, Finance has a pivotal role to play in shaping our long-term financial health, partnering to deliver great results through insight, delivering excellence in financial operations and safeguarding AstraZeneca’s assets and reputation.

For the Alexion Finance Integration, we support this ambition by striving to implement a stable and sustainable operating and delivery model by end 2022, achieving organisational alignment and the integration of core finance processes, in preparation for the SAP4 (CFIN) programme launch in 2023.

Working on the ALXN Finance Integration will be fast-paced, dynamic and challenging. The Finance Integration change lead must support process changes, updated ways of working and technology-enabled change, primarily impacting the legacy-Alexion organisation. We are looking for people who want to seize the opportunity to take an exciting step in their personal development journey and play a fundamental part of delivering a world-class finance organisation.

In this role, you will be the bridge between the programme and the global business Finance community and a key part of the central programme team that will be deploying the overall Change Management and Training Strategy for the integration.

Reporting to the Alexion Finance Integration Director, you will deployed to:

  • Build a scalable and robust organisational change approach for the programme across all the workstreams

  • Identify and assess stakeholder groups, build an engagement and communication strategy, develop and maintain the stakeholder register and advise the project team on all levels of stakeholder engagement including key stakeholders and impacted wider audience

  • Prepare affected business areas for transition to new ways of working

  • Lead and/or support business change, offering change management expertise and execution support across projects and workstreams

  • Deliver the communications plan to the relevant employees

  • Put in place the change readiness measures, as part of overall business readiness ahead of launch

  • Proactively identify and highlight risks to PMO, including proposed mitigation plans

  • Assist the programme team to remove barriers/issues in the delivery of their plans

  • Support transition management, ensuring that business as usual is maintained during the transition and the changes are optimally integrated into the business and outsourced service provider

  • Collaborate with the team to build and implement vital communications, training and policy/documentation plans

  • Ensure change lands well and is sustained through a structured transition to BAU plan and approach

Essential skills and experience

  • Proven experience of developing and implementing change plans in a sophisticated multi-stakeholder environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong collaboration, project management, planning and multi-channel delivery experience

  • Experience of managing different stakeholder relationships, developing cross-cultural networks and tactfully challenging opinions to achieve desired outcomes

  • Strong creative design and execution of digital communications assets

  • Excellent eye for detail and upholding visual and verbal identity

  • High levels of self-motivation and personal accountability, bringing passion and energy to the team and peer group

  • Willingness and ability to travel where necessary

Opening date: 15.2.2022

Closing date: 1.3.2022

Competitive salary and benefits apply

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