Enterprise Process Lead – Procure to Pay - Systems Integration

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

Enterprise Process Lead – Procure to Pay - Systems Integration

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 needs 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 Lead – Procure to Pay Systems Integration to join the programme.

As EPL, you will own and be accountable for ensuring the effective integration of our Non-SAP PtP Systems within the core ERP environment. You will lead a team of SMEs in the definition, design and integration on our non-SAP systems to ensure their seamless integration with our core ERP environment.

You will contribute to setting the strategic direction for the process with the Executive Process Owner (EPO) and drive the process towards that strategic direction. You will ensure you are not just defining the capabilities to support our business today, but enabling our future needs as part of our acceleration towards our Ambition 2030

The Non SAP system landscape starts with the upstream process integration of our contract management and strategic sourcing platforms. Then Axial needs to address the integration of our Coupa PtP platform and Concur T&E platforms and finally more specific point solutions, for example our T&E VAT recovery platforms and First Strike duplicate payment protection platform. These elements must all integrate seamlessly with our ERP to maximise the efficiency and consistency of our PtP processes while embracing the opportunities presented by S/4HANA.

What you’ll do

  • Lead a team of SMEs for the key Non-SAP platforms.

  • Partner closely with IT on the Technical Integration of Non-SAP systems with S/4 HANA.

  • Provide thought leadership and strategic input into the optimal adoption of S/4 HANA technology

  • Drive integration standards, harmonisation and alignment to the process

  • Partner with the Data teams to ensure the S/4 HANA data model and data cleansing activities support the integration of Non-SAP systems and target key performance indicators

  • Document the process to appropriate level of detail and to relevant compliant requirements & assure relevant documentation and SOPs are trained in place with Users

  • Facilitate sharing of good practice and learning

  • Identify issues and risks, highlighting as required and managing through Business Risk Log

  • Manage links with related processes and relationship with key partners (including key Procurement Leadership Team members)

  • Own business continuity plan for the process if required

Essential for the role:

  • Bachelors degree (or equivalent qualification) in relevant scientific or business field

  • Solid understanding of business process management, and establishing and governance global standard processes.

  • Good knowledge of how own process area is transacted in SAP

  • Extensive experience of leading transformational business change within a pharmaceutical environment

  • Ability to influence and persuade tactfully, to obtain desired outcomes while maintaining effective, positive, organisational relationships

  • Strong influencing skills in a matrix organization

Please note, other locations may be considered on application

Applications open: 30/11/2023

Applications close: 10/12/2023

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 always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

Are you already imaging yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

Where can I find out more?

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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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