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.

Be part of a team of specialist experts – each confident in what we know and what we do, but equally open and welcoming to diverse views. Here we work well with others, listening, sharing and accepting the best solution, regardless of where it comes from.

Finance at AstraZeneca has a clear vision to become trusted partners, connecting and innovation to add value. In Finance Transformation, we support this vision by being trusted partners for change excellence and building long-term capabilities to make us future-fit.

A key workstream of Finance Transformation is Tax. Our Tax Transformation team is continuing the next wave of their transformation journey. This exciting phase is about working with the business to ensure AZ continues to meet the growing digital demands of Tax Authorities and regulators.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to focus on delivery of tax initiatives. We are looking for someone who wants to contribute towards the tax transformation agenda and be the bridge between the Tax programme, Finance Transformation and the business delivering the overall Change, Deployment and Communication strategy for tax initiatives.

Our Deployment Lead will work directly with internal stakeholders including horizontal leads (Change, Deployment & Comms) Project Managers, Global Process Owners, IT, GFS, Embedded Finance, and external consultants to ensure projects are embedded, supported appropriately, and transitioned successfully into BAU to meet the overall tax programme objectives.

Reporting directly to the Business Improvement and Tax Transformation Director you will work closely with the Finance Transformation Deployment horizontal team to ensure standard methodologies are employed consistently across Tax Transformation.

Typical accountabilities

  • Own, manage and monitor deployment actions across the programme

  • Support the deployment of the Tax transformation projects workstream leads, project managers and SMEs

  • Support the preparation of training materials to meet deployment requirements to ensure the process is clearly understood and sustainable in BAU, aligning with the FT training lead

  • Input to the creation and development of process maps, RACIs and SOPs to support revised and or new processes

  • Manage key stakeholders relevant to Tax Transformation (Group Tax, Business, GFS, Finance & IT)

  • Working with Group Tax stakeholders and 3rd party providers to ensure alignment and successful delivery.

  • Oversee tax transformation deployments to ensure a smooth transition to BAU

  • Encouraging cross-functional collaboration

Essential skills and experience

  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification, ideally financially qualified

  • Experience of working in a global multi-national environment managing different stakeholder relationships and tactfully challenging opinions to achieve delivery of the tax agenda

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively

  • Proven experience of developing and delivering deployment plans in a complex multi-stakeholder environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and eye for detail

  • Strong collaboration, planning and delivery experience

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

Desirable skills and experience

  • Specific Finance (Tax) deployment delivery experience in a multi-national organization

  • Business process change communications experience

  • Working knowledge of SAP

  • Proven experience operating at a Senior Management level guiding and mentoring team members

Opening date: 6.12.2021

Closing date: 20.12.2021

Competitive salary and benefits apply

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