Director - Data Management

India - Chennai

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Job Title: Director - Data Management

Career Level - F

Introduction to Role:

Are you ready to be a part of a daring plan to transform data management service provision? We are seeking a Data Management Lead to build, coach, and lead a large distributed team providing data management activities for all Operations Plants. This role is pivotal in driving process excellence and timely decision-making, ultimately driving business value. If you have a passion for staff development and talent management, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!


As a Data Management Lead, you will be an integral part of delivering master data that supports global processes across the data network. You will identify possible deviations/nonconformance/gaps and deploy automation and quality improvements. You will own standard work deployment initiatives in allocated site/process in accordance with AZ SS guidelines. You will provide analysis and support for the E2E - Global Operation Launches (GOLTS), Divestments, Acquisitions, Commercial Supply Chain, Current state automation and Enterprise-wide S/4 Hana program and deployment Projects. You will manage the Priorities and Capacities of the team for seamless delivery of work in accordance with BAU timelines and business requirements.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Good teammate with strong faith in partnership, appreciation and collective responsibility.

  • Expert primarily in SAP S4 Hana, Warehouse and Data science AI/ML and visualization capabilities.

  • Demonstrated on process improvement aligning with Enterprise best practices and standards.

  • Demonstrated in collaborator & talent management and maintain good partnership across functions.

  • Experience on working in a global organization with complex/geographical diverse Data Ops team, and across functions.

  • Agile, Analytical, detail oriented, highly organized abilities.

  • Good verbal and written communication with interpersonal skills.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Degree in science, engineering with management experience

  • 10+ years hands on knowledge of SC Master data objects like material master, PIR, etc with investigating and validating the data queries SAP ECC, APO, OMP and MDG or similar background.

  • Skilled in E2E automation of design and support as a Business or Process guide in Data Operations is also desirable.

  • Experience in Business process & data architecture, data standards & policies in E2E Supply chain in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Demand management support to balance BAU run activity, contribution to projects, data quality and documentation, Continuous Improvement initiatives and project demands.

  • Proven skills in building efficiencies around processes and demonstrated strong delivery framework that supports standardized operating procedures for effective data management processes.

  • Deep technical acumen on Data Foundational technologies such as MDG, cataloguing, DQ and Master Data Management & Reference Data Management capabilities, partnering with IT on tech roadmap & rollout across Operations.

  • Process improvement (LEAN, Six Sigma) and Project management expertise preferred.

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we fuel bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we are driven by the excitement and varied challenges that come with launching new products. Our resilience helps us to thrive as we innovate and evolve. We are a diverse, multigenerational team of experts connected across the globe. We interpret the science, connecting it with the business need to apply manufacturing excellence. If you are driven, take smart risks and are able to act quickly, then this is the place for you.

Ready to make a huge impact? Apply now and join us in our contribution to life-changing medicines!

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity.  We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills.  We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.  We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics.  We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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Tags: Agile Architecture Data management DataOps Data quality Engineering Machine Learning Pharma

Perks/benefits: Career development Flex hours Team events

Region: Asia/Pacific
Country: India

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