Digital Transformation Lead

Location: Macclesfield, UK or Sodertalje, Sweden or Wilmington, USA or Chennai, India

Competitive salary and benefits

This opportunity is being offered as a 12 month secondment (in US, UK, Sweden or India) or FTC in UK, India and Sweden

Make a positive impact, in a team where it means more

Be part of shaping the next phase of Operations’ journey towards the 2025 strategy. Build on our foundations of high performance through agility, responsiveness, reliability and efficiency to deliver our new modalities and complex pipeline to market at speed. Backed by a supportive team, be part of accelerating our operational excellence with innovations in cutting-edge science, Lean ways of working and fast changing digital technologies.

If you are driven, take smart risks and are able to act quickly, then this is the place for you.

Business area

Global External Sourcing (GES) supports the Operations strategy by establishing and managing suppliers across the world that meet our global standards. Through external suppliers, the team manages approximately one third of AstraZeneca’s value of production.

GES plays a key role in ensuring the external supply chains are robust and deliver value to AstraZeneca through driving continuous improvement. To continue delivering value for AstraZeneca we are on a Digital transformation journey to find smart & Lean solutions to deliver for our patients. GES is also one of the Digital Lighthouses in the AstraZeneca Operations networks.

We now have an opportunity for a Digital Transformation Lead to join us.

What you’ll do

As a Digital Transformation Lead you will be accountable for driving the delivery of innovative business solutions to create maximum competitive advantage. You will work with a broad range of key business partners on all levels, to set clear direction on the Digital Journey for GES and explore new digital opportunities in & outside AstraZeneca.

In this role you will be expected to

  • Identify and facilitate the adoption of new tools that allow the business to operate in more efficient ways to connect AZ with our CMOs, have a LEAN approach to remove waste from the value chain such as duplication and manual processes

  • Act as GES Digital Lighthouse Lead to enable collaboration between GES and other Lighthouse sites.

  • Work collaboratively within GES to develop Supplier integration strategy and work with suppliers to deliver technology

  • Lead the Digital transformation plan for GES – assembling all digital initiatives whether GES wide, functional or globally driven. The solutions will serve the business today and in the future and will address any identified gaps

  • Lead Digital capability uplift in GES to create a mentality of innovation and digital transformation ensuring understanding, adoption and embracing of the change across GES

  • Develop and be responsible for a Digital Governance model within GES to ensure standardised technologies & processes are adopted

  • Establish metrics for tracking progress and maturity of digital transformation in GES

  • Lead key digital projects in GES ensuring clear cost/benefit analysis, risks are mitigated, issues handled and clear reporting to good project management standards.

Essential for the role

  • Ability to self-lead while working with complexity and handle ambiguity

  • Proven experience of successfully deploying a variety of business analysis tools/techniques to enable business change

  • Proven experience of working with complex integrated systems, using creative and critical thinking to deliver exceptional results

  • Strong engagement, communication and key business partner management skills, including excellent presentation and influencing skills

  • Experience of virtual collaboration to lead, shape and develop innovative solutions

  • Proven experience of building innovative digital solutions e.g. databases, BOTs, RPAs, Apps, programming capability

  • Analytical, detail oriented, highly organised

Desirable for the role

  • Graduate status or equivalent in experience

  • Project Management (Practical usage of Agile Methodology) and Change Management.

  • Lean SIX SIGMA training

  • Experience of working in a global organisation with complex/geographical context

  • Pharmaceutical business awareness/business domain knowledge/ Cross industry business awareness

Why AstraZeneca…

There’s huge investment and backing in Operations, from hi-tech centres to Lean academies. We are key contributors to being Zero Carbon by 2025 and carbon negative across the entire value chain by 2030. Here we are truly changing the business

Next steps…

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Excellent! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours!

Applications are welcome from 18th August to 31st August 2021.

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