Global Process Lead for Bill of Material

Global Process Lead for Bill of Material

Location: Various

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being results-oriented, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We want people who are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do. If so, then you’re our kind of person.

Macclesfield is one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca, providing a phenomenal environment, where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities, it’s meaningful to us that you bring your full self to work every day.

The role

You will be part of a distributed team, collaborating with global & regional partners, and data networks in crafting and delivering the supply chain master data strategies.

Developing and embedding standards and processes, and driving ongoing data governance, for the Bill of Material master data and connected process communities.


  • Collect and map as-is site / regional Bill of Material processes, finding opportunities for standardisation & improvement

  • Design & implement globally standardised Bill of Material processes to drive high quality data & process performance

  • Supply & validate in the design of coordinated and standardised Bill of Material system configurations

  • Drives and advocates the need for process harmonization and use of global standards, supporting partners in adapting to new standardized processes

  • Lead the definition of process metrics to enable governance and drive performance at a global and regional level

  • Lead & contribute to the definition & implementation of data standards

  • Lead the development & implementation of data quality metrics, to drive high quality data, in partnership with the Data Quality Management Team

  • Define the framework for issue management and issue resolution for Bill of Material

  • Identify and implement process networks to govern global standards

  • Lead role in mentoring and developing technical skills and delivering training to the process champion and super user networks

  • Leads process confirmation activities (going to Gemba)

  • Leads continuous improvement activities

  • Supports the Global Governance Lead in crafting Bill of Material integration into broader Data Governance frameworks and operating models

  • Maintain strong links & relationships across AZ with related central functions/regions/MCs and initiatives in the company which supply to the delivery of the Bill of Material processes.

  • Develop external network via cross industry forums to ensure benchmarking of approach and access to external standard methodology

Essential Skills:

  • Strong domain expertise and demonstrable experience within data governance

  • Experience of designing and operating Data Governance processes for a global enterprise with significant geographical and functional footprint.

  • Experience of Business/IT partnering for the implementation of Data Governance-related solutions.

  • Proven ability to lead in a diverse, global team, within and across functions. Experience with global working and across cultures.

  • Demonstrate good communication skills with the ability to influence others to achieve objectives

  • Ability to lead and handle negotiations across a sophisticated group, to a target outcome.

  • Proven change management, interpersonal, assertiveness and negotiation skills.

  • Fluent in English (written and verbally)

  • Experience of working within a Supply Chain function

  • A demonstrable understanding of SAP

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of business transformation driven by process improvement

  • Experience in data ownership or stewardship

  • Demonstrated project leadership skills.

  • Understanding of AZ Operations

  • Good understanding of current AZ supply chain data processes and systems

  • Experience of working with lean methodologies and approaches

  • Ideal candidates will have specific pharma industry and Bill of Materials process experience

Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, ground breaking methods and bringing unexpected teams together.

There are so many fantastic employee benefits that AstraZeneca offer! AstraZeneca can offer you a competitive salary, private healthcare, a fantastic holiday allowance, phenomenal training and development opportunities, and much more.

If you are interested, come and join our journey!

We welcome your application no later than Thursday 17th June

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Open Date: 03/06/2021

Close Date: 17/06/2021




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