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Lead Data Product Manager

Competitive daily rate
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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12 months + extension

Global Supply Chain & Strategy (GSC&S) creates and enhances agile, connected, and sustainable supply chains that place pioneering science into the hands of patients, using the latest technologies. Our focus is on creating maximum competitive advantage and outstanding patient and customer service by enabling full supply chain integration. To do so, we have initiated a transformative Digital & Data Strategy programme within our broader Operations 2030 strategy to continuously improve our speed and agility in delivering life-changing medicines to patients, drive new levels of productivity for our business and deliver exponential value.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for someone with good supply chain knowledge, combined with excellent data management experience, to drive transformative change across the organisation.

What you'll do
The Data Product Manager drives the realisation of value for one or more Data Products by acting as an interface between business customers (business process owners, supply chain subject-matter experts and digital product owners) and technical teams to prioritise building what matters most to enable the strategic goals of the enterprise.
To be successful, you will need to have a deep understanding of AstraZeneca's Global Supply Chain processes. The role will involve and require experience of organising & project managing initiatives.

Typical Accountabilities:
* Support work to set the vision and strategy for data products across the Global Supply Chain, guided by a clear understanding of business value and customer needs.
* Translate business needs into requirements as input into the design, build and iteration of the data product.
* Create and maintain data product roadmaps, leading the ongoing delivery and management of the product from inception to maturity.
* Acts as the voice of the business to prioritise building what matters most to enable the strategic goals of the enterprise.
* Owns and manages a feature backlog, teaming with architects, analysts, and engineers to elaborate requirements.
* Collaborate with the IT organisation to ensure appropriate resourcing and prioritisation to meet business timelines.
* Owns and manages the business metadata and metrics for their data products.
* Engages and collaborates with partners and partners to gather input and communicate plans, timelines, and deliveries.
* Champions agile, iterative development processes, while also ensuring data products are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable
* Data Office to build and comply with standards of data governance.
Essential Skills & Experience
* Understanding of the principles of Data Product Management
* Supply Chain Management knowledge
* Familiarity with data engineering concepts such as ETL, data modelling, data lakes / databases, reference data, master data etc.
* Experience leading or working in an agile development team.
* Strong partner management and influencing skills in a matrix organisation.
* Requirements development skills
* Experience establishing, communicating, and executing product roadmaps.
* Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities with the ability to make data-driven decisions.

Desirable Skills & Experience:
* Experience of working in a global organisation where partners and project teams are geographically dispersed.
* Bachelor's degree or higher in a scientific or technical subject area.
* Relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry
* Familiarity with the latest research and thinking and understanding of dynamics affecting the pharmaceutical industry and needs for transformation.
* Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple streams of work simultaneously.
* Familiarity with data science, data visualisation, and reporting concepts
* Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple streams of work simultaneously.

"When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicine. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That's why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we're not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world."

At AstraZeneca, we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

So, what's next?
Are you interested in joining our team? Good, because we can't wait to hear from you!

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