Senior Specialist - Business Planning & Operations



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Job Title: Senior Specialist - Business Planning & Operations

Career Level - D

Introduction to Role:

Join our dynamic Business Planning & Operations (BPO) team within Data Management (DM) at AstraZeneca. We are responsible for the optimal conduct of operational aspects of the business, including Quality & Compliance, Process & Documentation, Training and Learning, and more. Our team is a key part of Clinical Data and Insights (CDI), ensuring that key business processes are provided and managed successfully.


As a Senior Specialist, you will work with other members of BPO to support the implementation of strategic goals for business processes, change management, and continuous improvement initiatives. You will also support and/or lead initiatives for DM, including planning and implementation with guidance from senior personnel within BPO. Additionally, you will serve as a delegate for Director/Associate Director for specific tasks or activities, as necessary.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • University degree, or equivalent experience

  • Experience from within the pharmaceutical industry or clinical research organization

  • Ability to understand business strategy and goals

  • Ability to solve problems that involve many decision makers and develop multiple options/recommendations

  • Demonstrated project management experience from drug and/or non-drug projects

  • Proven ability to work with multiple customers and on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to build strong relationships

  • Excellent collaboration required – needs the energy to work across global & functional boundaries both internally and externally

  • Team player

  • Experience in facilitation preferable

  • Proven flexibility, teamwork, and analytical skill

  • Ability to manage competing priorities within tight timelines, when required

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's Oncology R&D division, we push the boundaries of science to change the practice of medicine and transform the lives of patients living with cancer. We are a science-based, leading and decisive Oncology enterprise united in our vision to eliminate cancer as a cause of death. With one of the broadest and deepest Oncology pipelines in the industry, there are many opportunities to work with new and novel drugs and help discover what's next. We foster a mindset of courage, where everyone is empowered to step up, innovate and work at pace. We lead through true collaboration, building collective wisdom by giving everyone a chance to input. It's science with an impact-making a difference for patients and people around the world.

Ready to learn from our diverse team of the brightest minds as we seamlessly and inclusively work together? Ready to grow together and build meaningful careers? Join us!

Apply now to be part of our mission to eliminate cancer as a cause of death!

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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.