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Sr. Operations Master Data Analyst (Sr. OMDA)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Mount Vernon, IN
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Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

                                       Location:Mount Vernon, Indiana, United States
Job reference: R-006570

Posted date: Apr. 25, 2017



   At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Senior Operations Master Data Analyst (Sr. OMDA) in Mt, Vernon, IN, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.  


   As the Sr. OMDA, you are the senior SME in the MTV Master Data team. The role is to create and maintain the master data which allows AstraZeneca to plan, procure, and produce all of its materials. The most critical master data elements within the OMDA’s scope are Material Masters, Bills of Material (BOMs), and Recipes, which are maintained in SAP and are also integrated with AstraZeneca’s global APO supply planning system. These highly complex elements must be kept 100% accurate and fully aligned with the needs of the business, and thus must be maintained by personnel intimately familiar with the inner workings of SAP and APO as well as the supply planning and production processes of the business. The SAP and APO systems rely completely on the accuracy of master data in order to drive accurate supply plans, enable capacity planning, maintain proper stock levels of direct materials, manage production, and ultimately allow AstraZeneca to sell its products to its customers. The efficient and accurate creation and maintenance of master data will ensure that the materials management, packaging and distribution of formulated product and finished goods can occur.  


   The Senior Operations Master Data Analyst is accountable to provide complete oversight of the operations master data for the site. This position will ensure all additions, deletions, or changes to key operational master data in SAP occur via the Change Management process. Attention to detail and a thorough understanding of systems and processes is absolutely critical. These data are fully GMP regulated, and any errors in master data creation/maintenance can lead to noncompliance. This position is responsible for analyzing Change Requests, understanding their impacts in the context of the SAP, APO, and AZURE systems as well as the associated planning and production processes, and then coordinating the accurate and timely creation or change of related master data.  


   In addition, the role is also supporting data governance, business process governance, system support, data analysis, reporting, global and local initiatives, as well as back-up for Material Creation Process Manager as necessary.  


   Job Responsibilities:    
   •   Reviews and analyzes Change Controls (CC’s) and Action Items (AI’s) in the Operations Change Management (OCM) system to determine system impacts and ensure both material and production needs are aligned. Annotates CR’s to provide additional clarification and information as needed.    
   •   Effectively navigates TrackWise to collect information to support new and changing products.    
   •   Prepares, disseminates, collects and analyzes the data element packages for all changes that impact supply site and corporate products.    
   •   Reviews and verifies data contributions and coordinates data input for all products in local systems    
   •   Creates and maintains master data including Material Masters, BOMs and Recipes for new and revised products in SAP.    
   •   Facilitates as needed data contributor meetings for New Product Introduction (NPI) to proactively identify improvements to the master data entry processes and implement changes to improve efficiency.    
   •   Leads master data collection from various functional areas via SAP Workflow, and confirms completion of artwork and specifications. Ensures completion of material master data and the release of materials into SAP to our customers as needed.    
   •   Performs follow-up with appropriate departments on data needed to accomplish activation of BOM and new
   components including, but not limited to, the following areas: Finance, QA, Engineering and   Warehouse.    
   •   Participates in site launch meetings to evaluate the effects to the master data and suggest solutions to ensure production data issues are identified and resolved.    
   •   Has a strong understanding of AZURE and its connection to APO and SAP.    
   •   Sets priorities of various needs and manages workloads to adhere to tight deadlines and achieve project targets to agreed timelines and quality standards. Monitors and prioritizes these data requirements on a daily basis.    
   •   Creates and maintains Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Operations Data Management including but not limited to; data entry and data deletion to reflect current working practices.    
   •   Creates Engineering Changes in SAP and links to BOM’s to control the implementation of material revisions. Ensures label revision implementation complies with regulatory requirements as specified in the CR.    
   •   Coordinates with Documentation Change Control Services art/spec release with activation of the BOM’s for the sites.    
   •   Manages master data obsoletion process.    
   •   Develops and maintains training manual for Operations Master Data Analyst, which identifies activities, the related systems, required transactions, departmental contacts, timings, etc.    
   •   Creates and leads master data maintenance process.    
   •   Has a continuous improvement mindset and identifies and implements master data process improvements.    
   •   Trains new users in the SAP workflow process as needed.    
   •   Provides support on data analysis and reporting.    
   •   Participates data governance, global and local initiatives on data management as needed.    
   •   Provides guidance to other OMDAs as needed.    
   •   Works on other assigned tasks as directed by Material Creation Process Manager, which may arise periodically in support of data management.  


Essential Requirements    
   •   BS degree in a related field.    
   •   5-7 years’ experience in Data or Document management.    
   •   Detailed knowledge of SAP PP-PI, MRP and Advanced Planning Systems and related to pharmaceutical production processes    
   •   Must be analytical, assertive, detail oriented, highly disciplined, independent, and able to prioritize with minimum supervision.    
   •   Must be highly organized and approach tasks in a consistent, logical manner    
   •   Good interpersonal and project management/coordination skills required.    
   •   Knowledge of GMP and FDA regulations involving data management and validation requirements.    
   •   Ability to work independently and apart from direct manager.  


   Desirable Requirements    
   •   Knowledge of inventory control and document management systems.    
   •   Knowledge of Track Wise, TDMS/LDMS, AZURE and    
   •   OCM    
   •   Knowledge of APICS or CPIM.  


   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.    


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