AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Manager - BI in Chennai, India

Company description

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

High Level Function and Role Overview

We are looking for an experienced Delivery Manager to organize and coordinate resources on BI projects and smaller demand work. You will oversee the progress of all BI demand within the operations Business Unit.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader and will have experience in managing staff of different disciplines to produce results in a timely manner. They will also be able to develop efficient strategies and tactics.

The goal is to ensure that all demand is delivered the desirable outcome, on time, within budget. The role will also be responsible for technical governance ensuring solutions are built to the highest standards and are both maintainable and supportable.

Key Accountabilities

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Have oversight of all projects and BAU work, delivering regular management reporting as well as on demand. Has an ability to work across IT groups on delivery and co-ordinate across projects

  • Responsible to deliver an Analytics solution through Data science capability by understanding business needs

  • Branding & showcase the team capabilities to other functional areas to create more business case for Analytics & BI solutions.

  • Orchestrate between Analytics, architecture, Information governance, Engineering build, service management for successful BI delivery

  • Optimize operating models to make them more effective and commoditise services where applicable.

  • Develop training plans for team members

  • Managing team meetings

  • Develop and execute on stakeholder and communication plan

  • Establish and ensure technical governance is being adhered to.

  • Work with architects in establishing effective delivery platforms for BI solutions.

  • Ensure Information governance is defined and being adhered to.

  • Apply change, risk and resource management

  • Work with the business to understand Information holistically and design data models that align with business processes

  • Be a BI advisor and demonstrate superior BI knowledge to lead the business into showing them what data should be explored and how this would make them more productive.

  • Personal drive and confidence to make change happen within the team

Required Knowledge & Skills

Successful candidates will be required to demonstrate the following capabilities & skills:

  • Considerable experience in delivery of BI projects, working across multiple IT groups, manging several stakeholders

  • Knowledge and understanding of one or more Operations Functions e.g. manufacturing, supply chain, factory operation. Ideally in the Pharmaceutical industry

  • Good understanding on Analytics maturity path to recommend appropriate analytics solution for business needs.

  • Experience in handling Analytics team to provide support on business, statistics, technical context

  • Experience of delivering BI projects using SAP Hana and business objects, Qlikview

  • Experience of delivering IT driven self service BI projects using Power BI

  • Experience in manging teams

  • Ability to communicate with impact across all levels

  • Preferred Knowledge & Skills

  • BI tools including PowerBI, Qlik, SAP BusinessObjects

  • Technologies: Hadoop, SAP Hana