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Sr. Analyst, Operations Strategy

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
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Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

                                       Location:Gaithersburg, Maryland, 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.