Enterprise Process Expert – SHE Management

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Enterprise Process Expert – SHE Management

The Axial Programme (Global S/4HANA implementation)

We are one purpose-led global organisation. The enablers and innovators, ensuring that we can fulfil our mission to push the boundaries of science and discover and develop life-changing medicines. We take pride in working close to the cause, opening the locks to save lives, ultimately making a massive difference to the outside world.

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.

The Axial programme requires the best talent to work in it. Whether it’s the technical skills, business understanding or change leadership, we want to ensure we have the strongest team deployed throughout. We are aiming to deliver a world class change 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 now have an opportunity for an Enterprise Process Expert – SHE Management to join the programme, working within the Production to Dispatch Door process area and will drive improvements in efficiency, effectiveness and compliance adherence, supporting the End-to-End Manufacture and Supply Value Chain.

As an Enterprise Process Expert, you will be responsible for supporting the definition and design of the Future State Business Processes and ‘Operating Technologies’ associated with Safety, Health and Environment. With a focus on the exploitation of SAP (S/4 HANA) Technology to realise the defined processes especially within the SAP-EHS module. The span of operation will likely cover multiple geographies and cultures.

You will provide support and expertise to ensure that the Future State Processes exploit standard SAP S/4 HANA Capability. Whilst working collaboratively with the Programme Deployment Team to ensure that the defined processes are delivered in a way that protects Supply to Patients and optimises overall benefit to AstraZeneca.

You will ensure you are not just defining the SHE capabilities to support our Business today, but enabling our future needs as part of Ambition 2030 and aligned to our acceleration towards Smart Factories. Working for the SHE Process Lead this individual must be a great team player and able to see the ‘bigger picture' while also have the capability to drill into detail in their own area of expertise.

What you'll do:

  • Lead S/4 HANA Programme activities for the SHE Management Business Processes within the Enterprise Process Area of Production to Dispatch Door

  • Provide relevant expert knowledge in SHE Management to support the definition of Globally standardised and repeatable processes adopting the standard use of S/4 HANA within the SHE management area, minimising the need for Local Technical and/or Process Customisation.

  • Have a working knowledge of the areas currently where AstraZeneca currently use SAP-EHS, specifically product compliance/product safety data sheets and dangerous goods management.

  • Ensure Future State Processes enable AstraZeneca to meet all applicable Regulatory Standards.

  • Work with larger team to create, govern and implement the E2E global standard SHE Management processes across the business.

  • Support “fit to standard” workshops and validate the standard design and identify where exceptions lead to local business outcome requirements

  • Collaborate with the Programme and Business Data Teams to define the Data requirements for the Processes, Analytics and Reporting

  • Support the creation/development of key artefacts required to develop a successful transition to the next generation SAP ERP including the End-to-End Process Maps, Roles Descriptors and Process Controls.

  • Establish influential and highly collaborative relationships with key regional partners and identify improvement opportunities, with a focus on driving forward the Lean journey.

  • Ensure that Non-SAP System requirements are understood and considered in the Process and Data Designs.

  • Develop and support establishment of Key Performance Indicators to drive forward SHE Management efficiency and effectiveness

Essential for the role:

  • Bachelor of Engineering/Science in an appropriate field (or equivalent)

  • Extensive experience of SHE Management processes

  • Detailed understanding of SHE Management Master Data requirements within an SAP ERP system

  • Demonstrated ability to influence key partners including Leadership Teams and/or Site/Functional Leads

  • Strong Communication and Relationship Building skills with an ability to Influence others to achieve Objectives

  • Ability to interpret and communicate Technical information into Business language

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully deliver Change across Multiple Locations and/or Business Functions

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a Team

Please note, other locations may be considered on application

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. 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.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science, challenge convention and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. To embrace differences and take bold actions to drive the change needed to meet global healthcare and sustainability challenges.

There is no better place to make a difference in medicine, patients, and society. An inclusive culture where you will connect different thinking to generate new and valuable opportunities. Where you will find a commitment to lifelong learning, growth and development for all.

Join us in our mission to push the boundaries of science and deliver life-changing medicines!

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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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