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Business Analyst, Biometrics & Information Sciences

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
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Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Location:Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Job reference: R-010184

Posted date: Jul. 04, 2017

This position can be based at our sites in Cambridge UK, Gothenburg Sweden, or Gaithersburg US.

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives everyday. Each and every one of us believes that science has the ability to change lives and that to deliver this takes many people with many skill sets. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of all of our people.

We are looking for a an experienced Business Analyst to work within the Alliance and Operations (A&O) group, part of Biometrics and Information Sciences (B&I).B&I drives good design to generate the data needed for quality decision making. The goal of B&I is to deliver value to the pipeline by excellence in delivery, improving decision making, and engaging and shaping the external environment whilst accessing and implementing innovative solutions. A&Ois the group in B&I that oversees strategic initiatives for B&I and supports processes and policies for all sections within B&I to ensure consistency with the department and business. A&O shapes and manages the B&I alliance environment for A&R partnerships and deliverables. Across both areas of A&O there is a consistent focus on budget, resource, change management and continuous improvement.

Focus and challenge of position

  • Supports the Portfolio & Resource Management Director in managing the portfolio & resources across the department
  • Delivers capacity planning activities including reconciling demand and supply data from internal reporting systems
  • Provides data in support of the budget and quarterly financial updates
  • Works directly with internal stakeholders to ensure current and accurate information is used in capacity planning
  • Performs capacity analysis, identifies supply constraints and provides analysis to senior members of staff within B&I
  • Identifies and drives improvement initiatives that optimise capacity management processes across B&I including implementing technical/automation solutions to enhance efficiency

Knowledge, skills and experience required

  • University degree, or equivalent experience
  • Experience from within the pharmaceutical industry or clinical research organization
  • Experience of using large relational databases
  • Strong analytical, planning and project management skills
  • Demonstrated portfolio / business analysis skills
  • Demonstrated project management experience from drug and/or non-drug projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple customers and on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Please apply with an updated CV and a covering letter detailing why you think you are suitable for the position. Applications close 4th August 2017

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.
AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.


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