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Sr. Analyst, Operations Strategy

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

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

Location: Gaithersburg,
United States
Job reference: R-005619

Posted date: Apr. 19, 2017

Sr. Analyst, Operations Strategy

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a Sr. Analyst, Operations Strategy in Gaithersburg, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Job Description

The Sr. Analyst, Operations Strategy will have responsibility for managing analytics related to strategic decision making, supply network management, and process economics across the Biologics Operations organization. The Sr. Analyst/Manager will also support long range demand/supply modeling for the commercialization of pipeline products. The Sr. Analyst/Manager will support the Sr. Manager, Operation Strategy with cost/capacity modeling, industry research, benchmarking, and data management service on major strategy initiatives. Responsibilities include:

Support long range planning process and supply chain network design for biologics
Manage data, analytics, and reporting of product portfolio metrics for cost of goods and network capacity
Support strategic initiatives as required
Provide analytical, process improvement and consulting services in support of ad hoc projects, ongoing improvement initiatives and corporate objectives, facilitating cross-functional teamwork and communicating findings to Senior Management.
Support cost of goods analytics for platform and non-platform technologies
Support development of annual business plans for biologics
Support financial business cases for major capital investments supporting the biologics supply network
Demonstrate knowledge of drug substance and drug product manufacturing, analytical testing, end to end biologics supply chain management and cost of goods assessments


Position Requirements

2-4 years of work experience in a biopharmaceutical organization in aDevelopment/Manufacturing/Supply
Chain role preferred.
Business analysis experience strongly preferred
Strategy / Operations Consulting experience preferred
Healthcare, Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology Industry experience preferred
Must have experience working in a cross-functional environment


Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business or Life sciences required

MBA preferred

Additional Notes

Key individual competencies include, but are not limited to:
Analytics: Strong analytical, numerical and reasoning abilities. Experience with large, complex data sets
Ability to organize information and material from numerous sources and present such information with clarity
Demonstrated Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills
Self starter
Strong initiative and leadership potential
Communication: Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
Capability for strategic problem solving and critical thinking that results in significant business value
Demonstrated stakeholder management capability and ability to effectively collaborate across the organization; interact within and across the matrix to manage deliverables
Routinely manage confidential information appropriately

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

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.