AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP IT Compliance & Risk Director in Macclesfield, United Kingdom

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing.

We are currently looking to recruit an IT Compliance & Risk Director within our Strategy and Performance function. This role can be based at either our Macclesfield or Cambridge sites.

Company description

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

The AstraZeneca IT function has undergone significant IT transformation to improve performance and perception of IT and is now focusing on delivering a great customer experience and overall service excellence. AstraZeneca End User Services function is committed to deliver excellent customer service and really focus on the customer experience to ensure our IT services meet current and future business needs.

High Level Function Overview

The Strategy and Performance function provides a range of services to AZ IT, including Quality Management, Business Performance Management, Compliance & Risk Management, Strategy Development, Organisational Excellence and technical Learning & Development. Organisational Excellence and Learning & Development are critical to ensure that the AZ IT organisation is structured effectively, that it remains current and is equipped with relevant technical and leadership skills to drive the function forward.

The ideal candidate should have the following Capabilities and Experience:

Required Capabilities

  • Strong leader, drives accountability andinspires the organization to do the right thing.

  • Ability to act decisively in situations of ambiguity and uncertainty.

  • Innovative thinker – able to apply fresh perspectives and inject external best practice

  • Strong people management skills. Able to attract talent and invests in long-term development of others. A constructive and enabling coach.

  • Stakeholder Management - Ability to build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders enabling enterprise collaboration.

  • Tenacity - Challengesthe status quo. Strong drive for simplification and improvement.

  • Proven Influencing skills. Creates focus on a common purpose, establishing a shared view about what is right for the organisation.

  • Surfaces challenging and complex issues to get simple and desirable outcomes.

  • Drivesa performance focused environment by clearly establishingoverarching goals and targets and embeddingeffective new ways of working.

  • Ability to stay calm under pressure, making complex decisions to protect patients,AZ Licence to Operate and AZ reputation.

  • Actively identifies untapped opportunities and drives benefit realisation.

  • Ability to create a strong culture of compliance and risk management across diverse locations and environments

Proven Experiences

  • Extensive experiencein multiple areas of quality and compliance within a large complex organisation.

  • Proven ability to develop innovative compliance and risk strategies and articulating the strategic direction for regulated organisations.

  • Design and implementation ofQuality Systems as integral to an overallBusiness System.

  • Experience in managing diverse groups of senior quality, compliance and businessstakeholders with varied and often conflicting priorities.

  • Delivery – experience of establishing and runningQuality and Compliance organisations. Continuous improvement/Compliance Improvement experience is essential. Experienced in finance and budget control.

  • External Advocacy– proven experience representing global organisations and collaborating with quality/compliance/risk related external industry forums/trade associations.

  • Setting Standards – experience and track record of translating regulatory requirements and expectations into ‘fit for purpose’internal policies and standards for effective business controls.

  • Proven risk management and mitigation experience across functions and organisations.

  • Assurance– experience of driving risk, quality and compliance assurance across multiple aspects of global operations. Internal auditing and external audit/inspection experience is essential.

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives everyday.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual 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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.