Senior Business Analyst Team Lead - Enabling Units IT

  • AstraZeneca
  • Cambridge, UK
  • 12/02/2019
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Data Analytics Data Management Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

At AZ we push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

Science and Enabling Units IT actively partners across AZ Business stakeholders to deliver cutting-edge IT capabilities closely aligned with AstraZeneca’s bold ambition - improving the lives of millions of patients across the globe. The ambition of Science and Enabling Units IT is to provide world-class expertise and leadership in technological solutions, enabling the “Best IT for the BioPharma Industry”. We define “best” as agile, fit-for-future capabilities that make it possible for our scientists to discover and develop life-changing medicines. Our goal is to position IT as a strategic-enabler and we do this by focusing on close business partnership, defining and executing business-aligned strategies, and hiring and developing the best IT talent in the industry.

Your career at AstraZeneca will allow you to use leading edge technology to roll back the frontiers of science, delivering next-generation solutions, driving transformation as strategic business partners and enabling breakthrough drug discovery. It means a career that’s focused on improving lives across the world – both for our workforce in 90 countries and for the wider global population. You could be implementing state of the art cloud or AI technology, and thinking about the ‘Work and Workforce of the Future’ and how technology will support an even more diverse workforce including robots, the crowd and gig workers. You might be involved with the systems that enable our Legal team to protect the patents on our life-changing medicines. Or you could be capturing the data that enables us to demonstrate we do business in the right way, and continue to push the boundaries for the benefit of our planet and patients. You’ll harness the latest advancements in technology to deliver against this diverse portfolio and develop our capabilities for the future. This will see you working across a variety of exciting business functions and thriving in our diverse team and with a culture of opportunities.

What you'll be doing

  • You'll work in Enabling systems IT as a Senior Business Analyst Team Lead. You will have an opportunity to lead change in our financial, HR, Legal and Global Sustainability systems.
  • You will lead a small team of business analysts who work directly with our partners across a wide range of enabling systems. Your team will be focused on a wide range of financial, human resource, legal and global sustainability systems. You will have the opportunity to help continuously improve our ways of working and directly influence the performance and development of our team.
  • As well as leading the Enabling Units BA team, your role will also have a focus on our Finance systems. Finance as a business function have a vision to be “Trusted Partners, Building Value, Leading Change”. They are contributing to the AZ strategy by providing insights to enable clear portfolio and pipeline decisions. They are actively identifying in-market opportunities and driving investment strategy alongside simplifying their financial processes and enhancing productivity. Finance is helping our company to achieve Group Financial Targets by driving financial improvement plans, improving profitability and increasing cash flow.
  • You'll be based in Cambridge, the hub of Science and Technology and will support our Enabling capability across our three core sites in Cambridge UK, Gothenburg Sweden and Gaithersburg US. An idea may start on one site but our organisation is expecting global solutions that scale; on any business case or a project you'll be part of making that happen.

In our IT organisation, you will:

  • Lead a small team of experienced Business Analysts (5-10)
  • Be part of a larger team of Business Analysts across Science and Enabling Units
  • Work with your Business Analysts to build out and mature the BA Capability
  • Work with Portfolio leads, Business Engagement teams and Lead Architects to ensure portfolios are aligned to our strategy and will be impactful to our business
  • Understand needs and partner on solutions with the business for the Finance function
  • Partner with wider IT Service/DevOps teams to build sustainable services
  • Strive to be make us more agile in the fast-changing digital landscape
  • You will be part of a leadership team predominantly based in Cambridge

A bit about you:

The BA role sits at the intersection of people, business and technology. We want someone who can

  • Work independently and deliver value to Finance as a Business Analyst
  • Supplement the above with leading and developing an engaged Business Analysis team that can excel
  • Embed value into what we commit to delivering both at a project and portfolio level

Come join our team as a key leader in transforming Business Analysis within IT for Finance and the wider Enabling Units in ways the biopharma industry has never seen.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.