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Senior IT Business Manager, Antibody Discovery & Protein Engineering Astrazeneca
Gaithersburg, MD

AstraZeneca is a global science-led biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of prescription medicines.

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Job Description

Our Science and Enabling Units IT vision is to deliver the best science IT capabilities in biopharma, which we define as agile, responsive and fit-for-future. Our goal is to engage with the business as a strategic partner in delivering life-changing medicines to our patients. The desired effect of your role is to take accountability as a leader for delivering a 'Best in Class' IT experience.

The Senior IT Business Manager will develop strategic relationships within our Antibody Discovery & Protein Engineering organization; identifying ways for IT to partner with them in achieving and exceeding business objectives. You will drive the delivery of innovative business solutions to create maximum bold advantage. The role combines in-depth understanding of AstraZeneca, business area strategy and domain knowledge of Antibody Discovery & Protein Engineering functions, and relevant technical expertise to drive the generation of new innovative technology solutions and continuous value from existing solutions.

This role requires a hybrid set of technical, business domain, and leadership skills. You are expected to perform as a leader-doer with the talent to inspire and motivate an agile and diverse team of specialists in a complex matrix organization. This role is a mix of leading a team and building a relationship of trust with our partners, anchored by good technical and domain expertise and continuous learning and development.

Typical Accountabilities

You will work with business units in Antibody Discovery & Protein Engineering. You will be a leader and advocate for Antibody Discovery & Protein Engineering working collaboratively as part of a customer-facing IT team. In this role, you will work cross-functionally with other Senior IT Business Managers in the broader Antibody Discovery & Protein Engineering domain and be expected to develop and leverage relationships with strategic external partners and a global IT matrix spanning 2,000+ people across the US, UK, Sweden, Poland, and India. You will be expected to demonstrate domain and technical expertise across all our domains and take on special/opportunistic projects outside of your core domain.

The core accountabilities of the role include:

* Building strong strategic relationships with complex customer groups and senior stakeholders, developing a deep understanding of the short-term and long-term business direction.
* Developing and maintaining the stakeholder management plan, conducting continuous stakeholder analysis, and working cross-functionally to align on strategy and plans
* Assessing and prioritizing Antibody Discovery & Protein Engineering requirements in line with IT strategy, and influencing IT strategy where appropriate
* Leading a portfolio of IT investments, prioritized to align with emerging business strategy
* Facilitating accurate IT demand forecasting, planning, and delivery collaboratively with other supporting IT team roles
* Leading high-level investigations on requirements specifications and feasibility studies, developing a range of options aligned to business and IT strategy
* Leading business impact assessments, identifying risks and issues that may affect current and future business units and roles, and create business readiness plan
* Partnering with key stakeholders on the development of detailed business cases for new IT solutions
* Dedicatedly finding opportunities for IT to deliver innovative technology solutions to provide daring advantage
* Presenting and gaining agreement from senior leaders for IT initiatives, using domain knowledge to gain credibility, trust, and commitment

Works closely with:

* Business and IT leadership teams and other senior stakeholders to build their understanding of IT strategy, programs and challenges
* IT Strategy, Architecture, Portfolio Management and Project/Program Management to agree the future shape of proposed solutions and initiate projects in partnership
* Other stakeholder area Senior IT Business Managers to create alignment and identify cross-functional collaboration and/or innovation opportunities
* Business analysts to define detailed requirements, conduct business analysis, and build business cases
* Portfolio Managers and solution delivery leads to initiate projects, clearly define scope and monitor the delivery of project value compared to the promised benefits
* Service Management teams to ensure the IT services plans are established for the customer group, actively monitored, and effectively handled in line with established service levels

Education, Qualifications, and Experience


* Experience in and knowledge of bio-pharma industry
* Demonstrated delivery of significant scientific information systems.
* Deep knowledge and understanding of the Antibody Discovery & Protein Engineering domain.
* Extensive knowledge of scientific and clinical pharmaceutical processes.
* Validated ability to interpret and communicate technical and scientific information.
* Substantial experience in leading and delivering business change through IT projects and delivering results.
* Experience of building high value business case as & mobilizing high value investments.
* Experience of leading teams with a demonstrable track record of motivational and achievement-oriented leadership.
* Demonstrable ability to operate across multiple domains and ambiguity.
* Demonstrated ability to build strategic working partnerships with senior AZ internal customers, peers and partners.
* The ability to travel both domestically and internationally.
* Bachelor's Degree or relevant business qualification


* Involvement in pharma thought leadership networks and organizations
* Agile development methodologies

Skills and Capabilities


* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Strong influencing, networking and team working skills
* Strong Scientific background
* High level awareness of developments in the Information Technology marketplace
* Demonstrate strong relationship building skills with the ability to influence others to achieve objectives
* Proficiency in planning, change management and problem solving and able to resolve issues of a highly complex and strategic nature
* Demonstrable ability to relate and respond to business needs in an IT environment
* Ability to lead negotiations, expectations and solutions across complex groups


* Ability to work well in and across diverse global teams
* Ability to partner and work in a matrix organization

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 phenomenal 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, gender or gender 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.

About Astrazeneca

AstraZeneca is a global science-led biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of prescription medicines.

10001 employees

1 francis crick avenue

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