Regional Process Expert (EMEA)

Regional Process Expert (EMEA)

Macclesfield / Sweden

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

In order to deliver our supply chain master data vision which supports the successful delivery of the 2025 strategy, the Supply Chain Master Data Team are recruiting. You will have experience in master data management and governance, and a good knowledge of the processes and systems across the portfolio they will be supporting.

You will be integral to delivering data initiatives and embedding global processes, standards and governance. You will provide leadership and direction in multiple master data topics and will work closely with the process networks to embed standards and drive high quality data and process performance.


  • Drives and advocates the need for process harmonization and use of global standards

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

  • Own the development & implementation of data quality metrics, to deliver high quality data, in partnership with the Data Quality Manager

  • Lead on data defect resolution projects before business processes are adversely impacted

  • Embed Lean problem solving into regional data governance activities

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

  • Leads process confirmation activities (going to Gemba)

  • Proposes significant changes and improvements to global process standards and policies

  • Lead continuous improvement activities across the Supply Chain Master Data landscape, as part of Business Process Management

  • Support the Global Governance Lead in handling the global process governance network by leading regional EMEA governance networks, providing support and challenge as required, ensuring that processes are optimized to the benefit of all AZ

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

  • Maintain strong links & relationships across AZ with related central functions/regions/MCs and initiatives in the company which contribute to the delivery of the master data 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 disciplines and domains

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

  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others to achieve objectives, even when this may mean local change / sacrifices

  • Shown change management, interpersonal, assertiveness and negotiation skills

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

  • Experience of working within a Supply Chain function

  • Proven working knowledge of SAP

  • Fluent in English (written and verbally)

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of business transformation driven by process improvement

  • Experience in data ownership or stewardship

  • Understanding of AZ Operations

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

  • knowledge with lean methodologies and approaches

  • Ideal candidates will have specific pharma industry and Supply Chain Master Data process experience

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.

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.

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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