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.

Play a role in powering AstraZeneca and helping all of us to fulfil our ambitions. As valued partners across the enterprise, we provide the platform for excellence and performance to happen. We draw on our network of diverse minds, harnessing our unique views and ideas to improve how we run. It means every day we power ourselves and others to focus on important and impactful work.

You’ve worked in a managerial-level role, probably in a Big Four accounting firm or another large global organisation. And your commercial compliance risk and audit experience and global outlook mean you could make an exceptional Internal Audit Manager with AstraZeneca, a world-leading pharmaceutical company, in Luton.

Internal Audit Service (IAS) provides independent assurance that we’re achieving our objectives effectively and in the right way. Our remit is to provide assurance over compliance, operational and strategic risks and ensure they are being managed effectively.

Reporting to the Head of Audit (Commercial) and working closely with the IAS EMEA Director, you’ll have real scope to make an impact as our aim is to be a top-performing IAS function.

Main duties and responsibilities

You’ll work with internal teams and external co-sourced partners of between 3 to 5 people on delivering a complex and high profile portfolio of global commercial audits, focusing on the activities of Sales, Marketing, Medical and Market Access teams and their interactions with Health Care Professionals/ Organisations. You’ll be required to quickly develop relationships and collaborate with in-country management teams, and evaluate a range of judgemental issues around risks, controls and policy interpretation (e.g. risks relating to bribery, off-label marketing and data privacy).

We’ll also look to you to innovate, including use of digital/ data-driven techniques to inform audit planning, fieldwork and reporting and to drive impactful insights to the business. Another key focus will be to share knowledge and themes from your work to both inform audit planning and also to educate the business on the challenges and risks that come from commercialising our portfolio.

Essential requirements

  • An open and flexible communication style, able to adjust your approach and influence others, including in-country senior management teams

  • Ability to work effectively within multi-disciplinary teams across different global locations, including external co-sourced provider teams

  • Experience of using digital/ data-driven auditing and visualisation techniques (e.g. Natural Language Processing, Robotic Process Automation, Power BI) to drive impactful insights

  • High level of personal integrity, tenacity and independence

  • Strong project management skills to multi-task across a portfolio of individual assignments

  • Ability to work in close proximity of auditees for commercial audits, including undertaking travel domestically and internationally where required (up to 40% of working days)

  • A relevant degree or postgraduate professional qualification

  • Excellent business English, including strong report writing skills. Fluency in a relevant second language would be desirable.

Opening date: 1.3.2022

Closing date: 15.3.2022

Competitive salary and benefits apply

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