AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation 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.
Global Insights, Analytics & Commercial Excellence (GIACE) is a strategic function, critical for enabling success in the growth of the BBU business. Our ambition is to build an industry-leading organization, empowering our Commercial teams through the generation of compelling evidence and insights, while ensuring they have the tools and skills to deliver impactful launches that change the practice of medicine for the benefit of patients. Within GIACE, the Insights & Analytics function is organized across three teams and supports both the US and Global organizations: Respiratory Insights, CVRM Insights (Cardiovascular, Metabolic, Renal), and the Insights & Analytics Centre of Excellence (CoE).
Insights & Analytics Centre of Excellence (I&ACoE) Overview:
The aim of the Insights & Analytics Centre of Excellence is to establish industry-leading capabilities across the core areas of analytics, forecasting, reporting, business planning, and insight capabilities. It will leverage, reapply, and advance best practices in capabilities and operations from Global and US more broadly across geographies. In the area of advanced analytics, the ambition is to accelerate the development and application of advanced analytic methodologies such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to solve business problems. The CoE also aims to scale and deploy these capabilities in a highly efficient manner so that continuous innovation can be pursued.
The Insight Teams and the CoE partner to drive portfolio and brand strategy and performance. Together we strive to uncover deep customer insights in order to drive improved decision-making and business impact. We are looking for leaders who have the passion to drive business results and bring innovation to what we do for greater impact.
As a capability director in the Global Advanced Analytics (GAA) team you will be responsible for supporting all markets outside the US, mainly Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China and Japan. In this role you will be responsible for leading the efforts to deploy and maintain decision support capabilities that leverage advanced analytics.
You will have a deep technical understanding of advanced analytics methods and broad experience in deploying analytics solutions (including data and infrastructure) as well as ample experience in building organizational expertise to ease and enable the adoption of advanced analytics by decision makers.
Develop a deep understanding of the markets in each country and their data and analytical needs.
Lead GAA’s capability strategy, synthesizing business needs and advanced analytics expertise into capability roadmaps.
Lead, plan and deploy strategic capabilities built around advanced analytics that create tangible business value.
Collaborate with matrix teams (sales, marketing, IT, external vendors, etc.) to ensure effective and efficient deployment of capabilities.
Serve as a subject matter expert to internal stakeholders on the deployment and maintenance of new and existing capabilities.
Instil a culture of continuous improvement to refine and enhance existing capabilities.
Monitor the external environment to stay up to date on leading advanced analytic capabilities, both within and outside of pharma, which can be applied within the organization.
Oversee multiple capability related projects across different countries and markets.
Extensive experience in application of advanced methods and statistical procedures on large and disparate datasets, specifically:
Statistical Analysis and Modelling: (e.g. Design of Experiments, Time Series Analysis, Regression Analysis, Bayesian methods, etc),
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence,
Optimization and Simulation.
Optimization and Simulation.
Solid experience in deploying (and maintaining) production-grade advanced analytics capabilities. This includes not only the delivery of solutions but also the building of the business ecosystem (processes, organizational structure, change management, etc.) necessary to leverage any solution.
Quantitative Master’s or PhD degree from an accredited college or university is required in one of the following or related fields: Engineering, Operations Research, Management Science, Economics, Statistics, Math, Physics, Computer Science or Data Science.
Strong organizational skills and time management; ability to manage diverse range of simultaneous projects.
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a significant number of business leaders and cross-functional business partners.
Strong communication and influencing skills.
Highly Desirable Requirements:
Pharma commercial domain understanding.
Experience with Agile methodology within an IT/business environment.
Strategic and critical thinking with the ability to engage, build and maintain credibility with Commercial Leadership Team.
AstraZeneca is a leading global biopharmaceutical company, headquartered in Cambridge and with a deep-rooted commitment to the UK. A global pharmaceutical company with a major UK presence. Our purpose is to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. The best way we can help patients is to be science-led and share this passion with the scientific, healthcare and business communities of the UK.