AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Senior Manager - OSM in Chennai, India


The Business analytics (Data & Reporting) group within SEUIT is responsible for:

  • Design and delivery of business analytics solutions: Reporting and Analytics applications

  • The Information Architecture (data models, data standards and data flows) of the SEUIT estate.

  • Support, service and ongoing enhancements of all SEUIT applications

  • Associated supply of technical resources and sourcing of BI/data engineering technology

  • Coordination across the AZ BI and data analytics community, both in business and in other IT areas.

The Chennai Data & Reporting Lead is a key role in the delivery of end-to-end Business analytics solutions, working in partnership with the Chennai BI Reporting and Data engineering teams and UK based Engineering and Analytics teams. The role will have accountability for line management of the science data and reporting delivery team in Chennai, providing standardised analytics, reporting and data services - data integration/engineering & business intelligence services. The role will report into the Data and Analytics Lead, Chennai SEUIT.

  • Lead the Data and Reporting services – business intelligence, reporting and data services, Design, Development, Info Arch, Sourcing, Service, Training and Recruitment

  • Be an active member of the Data and Reporting team, supporting the implementation of overall business analytics strategy and capability build & maintenance for SEUIT

  • Manage full lifecycle of reporting/ integration projects: planning, design, development, testing and rollout

  • Line Manager of the Data & Reporting Team, ensuring team capacity, capability, operating model and service is line with strategic Portfolio demand

  • Delivery of end-to-end Application Data and Reporting Services through the operational management of the BI Reporting and Data team, other internal teams and third-party suppliers across the service management disciplines

  • Work in Partnership with End to End Capability Service Managers (E2ECSM) to deliver Application Lifecycle plans and interventions that align to BI and data engineering roadmaps, business priorities and application plans

  • Work in Partnership with Project Managers in supporting Application Development and Application Maintenance activities

  • Build and maintain partnership with internal and external delivery partners to identify opportunities and support models for capability augmentation (capacity and capability)

  • Manage application risk (e.g. SOX, GxP compliance, license compliance, technology support), working in conjunction with the Solution architect and E2ECSM, communicating and agreeing the aggregated risk position with IT leadership

  • Ensure change requests for the BI reporting platform are captured, prioritised, developed and implemented in line with Agile delivery principles

  • Maintaining and updating all documentation associated with applications (data and reporting) throughout its lifecycle

  • Ensure that applications are monitored and consistently delivered to agreed SLAs (e.g. availability, performance metrics, disaster recovery)

  • Proactively identify and report improvements to services within the business capability application portfolio

  • Decommissioning of BI applications at end of life; Executing the Process and completing the decommissioning activities throughout the technology stack

  • Support the commissioning of new BI applications, working with architecture, BI Engineering, E2ECSMs and Service Introduction teams


  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) - AWS S3 for database staging area, AWS SQS for message passing, AWS SNS for notifications, AWS Cloudwatch for monitoring, Amazon Aurora and Redshift on RDS for hosting, AWS EMR for big data analytics

  • ETL Tool Talend deployed on AWS EC2 and AWS elastic beanstalk

  • Informatica, Power centre, MDM

  • MicroStrategy/ Business Objects / OBIEE experience

  • Understanding of Cloud/ Networking and Security Implementations


  • Agile tech: Jira

  • Service reporting tools (Service NOW, BMC Remedy)

  • 8+ years of Technical Experience of BI tools, data engineering, system administration and delivery ideally using Talend ETL Platforms, Operational Data Stores and reporting marts.

  • Has solid understanding Databases (SQL/NoSQL), ETL, Data Quality frameworks and Data Visualization

  • Must have managed end-to-end BI & Analytics projects

  • Experienced in architecting holistic and futuristic BI solutions comprising Data Lake/ Self Service BI

  • Experience of running BI data and reporting solutions on the AWS cloud infrastructure would be a distinct advantage

  • Understanding of business processes in the life sciences / pharmaceutical domain preferred.

  • Engineering Degree with M.B.A. preferred

  • Experience of working in a multi partner scenario and a cross- culture environment

  • Should have experience in a validated environment and aware of GxP & SOX requirements

  • Experience of issue management, problem analysis, troubleshooting, testing and end-user support

  • Evidence of shaping innovative solutions that have a major impact within the business area and organisation

  • Participates in work stream planning process including inception, technical design, development, testing and delivery of BI solutions

  • Has capability and intention to roll-up his/her sleeves and do hands-on in the need of the hour

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • A good team leader with proven experience in stakeholder management

  • Ability to guide and mentor team members

  • Proactive approach to problem solving

  • Able to grasp and understand new technological trends / concepts

  • Experience working in a globally distributed team


  • PMP / PRINCE2 certified.

  • ITIL Certified

  • Netezza application

  • Oracle/MS SQL/PL SQL


  • Engineering Degree with M.B.A. preferred

PREFERABLE INDUSTRY: IT Manufacturing or Pharma


ORGANISATION: SEU IT, SharePoint Technical Tower


REPORTEES: 10 to 13 resources