Investigations Manager

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

Investigations Manager

Macclesfield Cheshire, Barcelona Spain, Lisbon, Portugal

Competitive salary and benefits

At AstraZeneca, we are united by a common purpose: to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s outstanding skills.

The Investigations Manager role sits within our Global Compliance Investigations (GCI) team and reports directly to one of the Global Investigations Directors (GIDs). It is a great opportunity to take on a diverse array of investigative work and related project management tasks which will help to safeguard AstraZeneca’s reputation and minimise our exposure to risk. 

Furthermore, the role demands some flexibility from the successful candidate as it involves facilitating interactions with individuals located across the world. As such, occasional international travel to perform investigative activities, sometimes at relatively short notice, is foreseeable.


  • Supporting the Head of Global Investigations and our GIDs as they lead investigation of cases at any of our global locations.

  • Project and case management in a very fast-paced environment.

  • Identifying, assembling, and analysing relevant data and documents as well as helping our GIDs with the development and execution of their investigations.

  • Preparing documentation and taking notes for key witness interviews.

  • Carrying out preliminary and background interviews as part of the fact-finding process.

  • Liaising with external vendors (for translation/interpretation services) and with internal service providers (for digital e-discovery/collection/review activities to inform our investigations) and supporting our investigators in the delivery of their case reports.

  • Providing forensic analysis of case materials - everything from expense reports to contractual arrangements.

  • Making preliminary assessments of new cases to confirm that they fall within GCI’s remit.

  • Supporting GCI in assessing the team’s operational effectiveness, producing metrics and highlighting how GCI adds value across the entire business.

Essential Criteria

  • Someone who can make their mark from the outset who possesses a natural curiosity and has a proactive approach.  

  • Experience in an in-house/internal/corporate investigations function or, alternatively, at a major audit/accounting firm or international law firm performing investigative work on behalf of clients.

  • Experience carrying out or supporting objective corporate investigations, including fact-finding and assessments of allegations and potential risk. 

  • An aptitude for using a range of systems, tools and technologies, especially when it comes to working with big data. 

  • A commitment to handling highly sensitive and confidential material with the utmost discretion. 

  • Good judgement, excellent communication and team working skills, flexibility and a creative approach to problem solving – always looking for new ways to improve our processes and reduce the likelihood of further issues. 

  • The ability to manage multiple priorities and stakeholders, including day to day workload. 

  • Extremely organized and able to manage case-related documentation and to ensure that our case management systems are always up to date. 

  • A sound understanding of general anti-bribery and anti-corruption risks, basic employment law principles, fraud detection and investigation techniques. 

  • Able to demonstrate alignment to AstraZeneca’s values.

Desirable Criteria

  • Formal project management qualification

  • Qualified accountant / Legal qualification

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 ignite 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!

Closing date: 14 December 2023.

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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.

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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