AstraZeneca is looking for a Sr Director of Digital Services to lead a newly combined team of 20-25 employees to advance our Lean, Agile, and User Experience (UX) capabilities beyond theory and pilots into practical, standardised, and scaled adoption. This leader will bring vision, energy, and passion to accelerating value and business advantage through Lean, Agile, and UX practices. They must bring superior change leadership skills to define and implement measurable shifts in mindsets, behaviours, and practices across large, global, decentralised, cross-functional organisation. Successful candidates will have strong executive presence and a track record in leading successful global deployments of Agile, Lean, and UX capabilities in digital organisations. They must have proven experience in influencing a business to change the way they work at scale, up-skilling talent far beyond their own team, and measuring value from digital ways of working.

HEAD OF DIGITAL SERVICES

USA (Gaithersburg/Wilmington) or UK (Macclesfield)

ABOUT THE ROLE?

AstraZeneca is on a journey to transform healthcare and positively impact the lives of billions of people. This ambition requires us to accelerate and improve the delivery, use, and impact of digital technologies, data, and analytics as we push the boundaries of science to deliver life changing medicines. Overcoming these challenges requires us to develop and embed digital ways of working (e.g., Lean, Agile, and User Experience) into our processes, programs, and digital solutions.

AstraZeneca is looking for a Sr Director of Digital Services to lead a newly combined team of 20-25 employees to advance our Lean, Agile, and User Experience (UX) capabilities beyond theory and pilots into practical, standardised, and scaled adoption. This leader will bring vision, energy, and passion to accelerating value and business advantage through Lean, Agile, and UX practices. They must bring superior change leadership skills to define and implement measurable shifts in mindsets, behaviours, and practices across large, global, decentralised, cross-functional organisation. Successful candidates will have strong executive presence and a track record in leading successful global deployments of Agile, Lean, and UX capabilities in digital organisations. They must have proven experience in influencing a business to change the way they work at scale, up-skilling talent far beyond their own team, and measuring value from digital ways of working.

This leader will partner with digital and business leaders to develop the vision, strategy, and frameworks for our Lean, Agile, and UX capabilities. They will lead the implementation of these frameworks through a core set of business services delivered by their direct team and aligned to a centre of excellence operating model. Working with key stakeholders, they will set ambitious goals that require them to bring energy, passion, and grit to ensure practical and pragmatic adoption of these capabilities. This role will initially focus on implementing Lean, Agile, and UX strategies and frameworks within the global IT organisation. Leverage that momentum, they will then partner with other business leaders to prioritise and scale these digital capabilities and practices across other global business functions and teams.

This role requires a leader who is recognised as a subject matter expert in Lean, Agile, and UX. They must be comfortable getting hands-on to define and gain strong business alignment with strategies and frameworks. They must be equipped to translate business change into measured and clearly understood business value. They will gain support for and lead investments in tools, training, and processes necessary to achieve key business outcomes. This position will additionally serve as a key member of the Insights & Technology Excellence (IGNITE) leadership team – actively contributing to other enterprise services that are critical to unlocking the full potential of our technology, data, and insights.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED?

  • Qualified to degree level in a relevant subject area
  • Experience in developing and driving strategy in a complex regulated multi-national environment
  • Management experience with multi-layered teams in a global environment
  • Experience working across the IT function
  • Organisational expert in IT
  • Awareness of technology trends and maintains a strong external network
  • Strong executive presence and ability to communicate and translate between IT and business
  • Capability in values-based leadership – acts with courage and conviction in line with AZ values and behaviours
  • Influencing skills of the highest order
  • Strong collaboration skills, role models One IT ways of working
  • Entrepreneurial and promotes a growth mindset

ABOUT ASTRAZENECA

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business 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.

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

WHY JOIN US?

We’re a network of entrepreneurial self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. There’s a diversity of expertise in our Technology group that’s unique to AstraZeneca – it allows us to dive deep into

exploring new leading-edge technology. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering world-class technology and data solutions, unlocking the potential of science. We optimise and evolutionise AstraZeneca by maximising efficiencies and finding new ways to drive productivity. From automation to data simplification.

A place to be open and transparent – we speak up, think creatively and share ideas. Our diverse contributions help us to make better decisions. But we have a constant drive to innovate, and an appreciation for high standards. It takes challenging the status quo to add value in our ever-evolving environment. We love it here because put simply, we make a meaningful impact.

Technology at AstraZeneca is a home for purposeful disruptors!

SO, WHAT NEXT?

If reading the above has tickled your senses and you’re ready to join us, hit the apply button and we look forward to reviewing your application soon.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

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Competitive salary & benefits on offer.

Open Date: 07 / 01 / 2022
Close Date: 10 / 02 / 2022

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