Sr. Manager, Business Process Management–Plan

  • Company: MedImmune
  • Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Posted: July 21, 2017
  • Reference ID: R-011080
Senior Manager, SAP Process Steward
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 Senior Manager, SAP Process Steward 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
Bio Operations Process Owner for SAP/APO and Master Data - directs and oversees a wide range of process and system configuration needed to execute end to end supply chain activities for Biologics. As an expert, develops and monitors a range of projects involving business improvements and coaches junior staff. Recognized expert within own field and often first point of contact for specialist queries.
Typical Accountabilities
Acts as a source of knowledge in one or more areas of Business Improvement, defining and communicating current and future business improvement needs and opportunities with heavy focus on SAP, APO, Master Data and supply chain execution process and systesm
Maintains the process and technology for identifying and tracking continuous improvement initiatives 
Prioritises business improvement opportunities and delivers own business improvement findings and recommendations to a cross-functional team
Enables cross-functional sharing of business improvement ideas by ensuring adequate systems and processes for recording data in a centrally accessible manner
Supports project managers in implementing changes to improve the way various functions and teams perform
Co-ordinates the development and presentation of best options or working models to enhance business continuity or improve business performance
Networks with colleagues across the business and experts to identify business improvement opportunities
Ensures efficient and effective leadership and management of business Improvement projects
Keeps self and others up to date on recent developments and emerging trends on an internal and external basis
Leads and implements globally agreed Business Improvement strategies including process and technology related to the function
Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Business Process/Systems Improvement
  • SAP experience
  • Advanced degree within field
  • Professional certification
  • Project management experience
  • APICS certification
  • Preferred pharma/biotech experience
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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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