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Advanced Analytics Leader

Plats Luton, England, Storbritannien Cambridge, England, Storbritannien Jobb-id R-125298 Datum inlagd 12/08/2021

Bring out the best in each other, and yourself, by working together as one

In our dynamic environment, be supported by the brightest minds working together side by side. Agile and collaborative, we work cross-functionally, as well as externally, to thrive at pace.

Who we are

Naturally curious, we are forever connecting and collaborating. Uncovering new insights that equip us to challenge convention and push the boundaries.

What we do

We are reshaping our organisation to thrive in a complex and ever-changing world. Evolving to become a learning organisation – ready and equipped to embrace the challenges and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.

Why we love it

You will be valued. Not only for your unique contribution, skills and background, but because we recognise people are our greatest asset. Here we are dedicated to being a Great Place to Work.

Global Insights, Analytics & Commercial Excellence

Global Insights, Analytics & Commercial Excellence (GIACE) is a strategic function, critical for enabling success in the growth of the BBU business. Our ambition is to build an industry-leading organization, empowering our Commercial teams through the generation of compelling evidence and insights, while ensuring they have the tools and skills to deliver impactful launches that change the practice of medicine for the benefit of patients. Within GIACE, the Insights & Analytics function is organized across three teams and supports both the US and Global organizations: Respiratory Insights, CVRM Insights (Cardiovascular, Metabolic, Renal), and the Insights & Analytics Centre of Excellence (CoE).

Insights & Analytics Centre of Excellence

The aim of the Insights & Analytics Centre of Excellence (I&ACoE) is to establish industry-leading capabilities across the core areas of analytics, forecasting, reporting, business planning, and insight capabilities. It will utilise, reapply, and advance methodologies in capabilities and operations from Global and US more broadly across geographies. In the area of advanced analytics, the ambition is to accelerate the development and application of advanced analytic methodologies such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to solve business problems. The CoE also aims to scale and deploy these capabilities in a highly efficient manner so that continuous innovation can be pursued.

The Insight Teams and the CoE partner to drive portfolio and brand strategy and performance. Together we strive to uncover deep customer insights in order to drive improved decision-making and business impact. We are looking for leaders who have the passion to drive business results and bring innovation to what we do for greater impact.

The Role

As a product director in the Global Advanced Analytics (GAA) team you will be responsible for supporting all markets outside the US, mainly Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China and Japan. In this role you will be responsible for leading the efforts to develop, productionalize, deploy and maintain decision support capabilities that use advanced analytics with an omnichannel approach.

The advanced analytics product director is expected to have i) deep technical understanding of advanced analytics methods, ii) broad experience in deploying analytics solutions (including data and infrastructure) and iii) ample experience in building organizational expertise to ease and enable the adoption of advanced analytics by decision makers.

The role requires close cooperation with sales, marketing, IT and other cross-functional business partners. Excellent communication and network management skills are expected with a demonstrated track record of effective business partnership as demonstrated by material business impact and influencing. This position may be required to manage contractors and consultants to complete analytical projects, but will have no direct reports.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop a deep understanding of the markets in each country and their data and analytical needs.

  • Provide guidance to internal collaborators on advanced analytics

  • Co-lead GAA’s capability/product strategy, synthesizing business needs and advanced analytics expertise into capability/product roadmaps.

  • Lead the development and deployment of strategic capabilities/products built around advanced analytics that create tangible business value.

  • Coordinate across CoE roles and other business functions (sales, marketing, IT, external vendors, etc.) required to efficiently and effectively deliver new analytics capabilities/products

  • Coordinate across markets the development of analytics capabilities to improve commonalities and efficiencies

  • Collaborate with the Data & Insights Specialist on business adoption, and embedding analytics into business processes

  • Find opportunities to evolve analytics capabilities/products and to use them across countries and brands

  • Instil a culture of continuous improvement to refine and enhance existing capabilities.

  • Monitor the external environment to stay up to date on leading advanced analytic capabilities, both within and outside of pharma, which can be applied within the organization.

  • Oversee multiple capability related projects across different countries and markets.

Competencies

Essential requirements

  • Extensive hands-on experience in application of advanced analytics and statistical methods on large and disparate datasets preferably in the context of Omnichannel marketing, specifically:

    • Statistical Analysis and Modelling: (e.g. Design of Experiments, Time Series Analysis, Regression Analysis, Bayesian methods, etc),

    • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

  • Extensive experience in deploying (and maintaining) production-grade advanced analytics capabilities. This includes not only the delivery of solutions but also the building of the business ecosystem (processes, organizational structure, change management, etc.) necessary.

  • Strong organizational skills and time management; ability to manage diverse range of simultaneous projects.

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a significant number of business leaders and cross-functional business partners.

  • Strong communication and influencing skills.

Desirable Requirements

  • Pharma commercial domain understanding.

  • Experience with omnichannel analytics

  • Experience with Agile methodology within an IT/business environment.

  • Strategic and critical thinking with the ability to engage, build and maintain credibility with Commercial Leadership Team.

Educational requirements

  • Quantitative Master’s or PhD degree from an accredited college or university is required in one of the following or related fields: Engineering, Operations Research, Management Science, Economics, Statistics, Math, Physics, Computer Science or Data Science.

Salary: Competitive

So, what’s next?

Are you already imagining yourself joining us? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

Additional information

Our Company Values & Behaviors underpin everything we do so please take a moment to familiarize yourself with them. You may also want to check out our new R&D Video showing how we turn Science into Medicines. Covid-19 Resources

More information about our sites:

  • Cambridge, UK

  • Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Gaithersburg, US

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.



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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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