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.
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
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
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.
- Salary £54000 - £65000
- Salary Per annum