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Axial Training Manager

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25 Jun 2024

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AstraZeneca (AZ) is in a period of strong growth and our employees have a united purpose to make a difference to patients around the world who need both our medicines and the ongoing developments from our science. In this journey, AZ must continue to work across borders and with partners and new colleagues in a fast and seamless way. The ambition, size and complexity of the organisation, coupled with the opportunities afforded by new technology, has led the Board to approve a large-scale transformation programme - Axial.
The Axial Programme will be powered by S/4HANA a new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system which will be implemented right across the organisation and will provide our business with standardised processes, enhanced financial management, common data and real-time reporting, transforming the way we work through our entire supply chain - from bench to patient. The new system will be used by more than 20,000 employees daily, is foundational to all AZ entities and is central to most core business processes. This is a once in a generation programme for AstraZeneca and will shape our ways of working globally for many years to come.
We are aiming to deliver a world-class change and training programme that leaves all employees with a fuller understanding of their role in the end-to-end nature of our global company. This programme will provide AZ with a competitive edge, to the benefit of our employees, customers and patients.
We are now looking for a Senior S4 Hana Trainer to join our team!
What you'll do:The Senior S4 Hana Trainer will play a pivotal role in connecting the business needs for designated process areas with requirements of both formal and informal learning in a regulated GxP environment. Connect with stakeholders of all levels of seniority to ensure a fully inclusive, sustainable learning solution is created to support the long-term objective of a skills-based learning solution.
Typical Accountabilities

  • Leading workshops to gather training requirements based on industry standard processes and S/4 HANA capabilities.
  • Translating business requirements into S/4HANA design
  • Advising on improvement actions by incorporating generic training with role-based organisation specific content.
  • Designing and implementing process improvements through the project cycle (design, build, test, training, go-live, post-go-live support)
  • Delivering S/4HANA ('train-the-trainer') training session for project members, travel required.
  • Performing and supporting test work on S/4HANA
  • Working with a consulting partner to achieve the desired outcome


  • Experience (10 years+) in large scale S4 Hana implementations
  • Understand the full training development lifecycle.
  • Delivering S/4HANA ('train-the-trainer') training session for project members, travel required.
  • Develop training content for S4 Hana and applicable plugin applications.
  • Experience in DAP(Digital Adoption Platform) solutions and best practice
  • Pharma experience essential
  • Detailed knowledge of business processes with Finance or Operations areas.

Knowledge on at least 2 of these areas:

  • Network & Supply Chain Planning: N&SP
  • Procurement and Material Management (incl. Indirect and Purchase to Pay): P&MM
  • Production to Dispatch Door: P2DD
  • Order and Distribution to Cash: OD2C
  • Record to Report (incl. Tax and Treasury): R2R
  • Enterprise Planning & Management Reporting: EP&MR
  • Integrated Clinical Supply Management: ICSM
  • Knowledge on training tools and integration of AI with current learning principles
  • Strong stakeholder management skills on all levels of engagement.
  • Work closely with offshore training partner to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Able to challenge and be challenged while sustaining good relationships.
  • Work across a number of teams to produce high quality deliverables
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills.

Why AstraZeneca?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, and is always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We're on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.
"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."
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.
So, what's next?Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can't wait to hear from you!

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