Value Chain Analyst

Value Chain Analyst

Macclesfield

Make a positive impact, in a team where it means more

In Operations, we have a big ambition – to deliver more medicines to patients, quicker and more affordably. Backed by the investment, leadership and a clear plan to get there, we bring personal dedication and out of the box thinking.

Here you can feel a strong connection to the patient. It’s what drives us every day. We are united behind one mission – finding the best solution to put our patients first. Play a critical role in making this happen, delivering our innovative medicines all the way until they reach our patients.

If you wish to work in a multi-faceted and progressive organisation, have a passion for supply chain and solving business problems using data and analytics, then this job is for you!

This is a superb opportunity for someone with supply chain expertise, in particular with a Logistics background. This person should also have excellent analysis skills and have the ability to understand business requirements and effectively build, change or influence technical teams to craft solutions. They will be a key member of the Supply Chain Analytics group at AstraZeneca.

The Value Chain Analyst is part of the Global Supply Chain organisation. We are responsible for helping the organisation make data decisions to drive our supply chain strategy. To do this, we need to ensure our Supply Chain has access to the right data to be able to analyse and make the right decisions to improve company performance. This includes major issue management, identifying major supply chain design opportunities, accommodating major changes in supply capability and being the local link in the organisation.

What you’ll do:

Help to cultivate FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data sources working closely with the Analytics Team and IT Teams. You will study data quality and be a key owner of Data Assets (or Product) on the Analytics Team for the Supply Chain. You will work with other members of the analytics team and our business partners to deliver world class analysis and decision support to our partners. You will help to develop awareness and capability of our data assets as we look enhance our digital portfolio driving greater efficiency supporting the balance between Customer Service to our Patients and lower costs.

Analyse supply chain performance, partner with internal team members (examples: Logistics, analytics, finance and IT) and drive opportunities for improvement. Understand and support Supply Chain Processes, improve performance evaluation through the use of data and help transform the business by insights through detailed analysis. Some key areas of focus will be to highlight demand support, evaluate changes in supply plan, creation of opportunities to improve the delivery function including cost and lead-time reduction, and supporting initiatives to implement process and design changes. You will support global supply chain processes including but not limited to the transportation and delivery function, yearly/quarterly processes (like business plan, RBU, etc.) with the information to make insightful decisions.

You will play an important role in shaping the future of analytics in the supply chain organisation, including the creation of a reporting and analytics competence and roadmap to grow sustainable reporting and analytics practices, determining the pipeline of operational reports and analysis cases which includes valuating new solution and approaches.

In this role, you are encouraged to become a generalist in supply chain; with good knowledge of different aspects of the field, ability to dive-deep in a certain area to meet the needs of the project, analyse data and develop recommendations, and coordinate and project manage activities as required for the success of the different initiatives.

You will engage with key partners in operations and IT to advance the quality of analysis and BI capabilities. You will develop improvement plans, prioritize them, and help getting them implemented by working with other members in the team, end users and IT team.

Collaborate with LEAN experts within and outside the group to standardise and streamline ways of working, and improve LEAN culture in the group.

You will get opportunity to work on multiple projects to implement new solutions or changes to existing BI solutions originating from changes in processes and technology, or as part of continuous improvement. You will have the opportunity to participate in many of the strategic initiatives like Enterprise Demand Excellence, Supply Chain Digitalization, inventory program, and OTIF.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)

  • Demonstrable ability to work in a supply chain/analytics role

  • Large Volume such as Consumer Product, Automotive, Life Science

  • Logistics/Distribution experience

  • Vertical and analytic centric with a world class supply chain experience

  • Strong analytical capabilities and advanced Excel skills

  • Experience with BI tools (Qlik, Tableau, Power BI)

  • Ability to connect data to business decisions

  • Good understanding of supply chain and Logistics Concepts

  • Ability to effectively present complex information to senior leaders

  • Experience with using reports in different BI platforms

  • Effective data visualisation capabilities

  • Ability to handle ambiguity and change effectively

  • Ability to lead and handle projects

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of existing BI landscape in AstraZeneca Operations

  • Understanding of SAP- APO and SAP-ECC/S4 preferred

So, what’s next

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

We look forward to receiving your application no later than midnight Sunday 2nd January

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Open Date: 13/12/2021

Close Date: 02/01/2022

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