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Senior Information Reporting & Architecture Manager

Company: Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
Location: Northbrook
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Do you want to be part of an inclusive team that works to develop innovative therapies for patients? Every day, we are driven to develop and deliver innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians. If you want to be part of this exciting work, you belong at Astellas! Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at . This position is based in Northbrook, Illinois. Remote work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas' Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in remote work are encouraged to apply. Purpose and Scope: Operational Improvement & Reporting Excellence is a leader in aligning functions across M&D organizations in areas which impact quality management; process management; non-drug initiative management, including IT components, to support business strategy; business information reporting and analytics; resource management; and learning and development. As Senior Information Reporting & Architecture Manager, this role will be responsible for the development and execution of data analytics and reporting and visualization of operational data through collaborative partnerships with cross-functional stakeholders. The position will be responsible for the delivery of reliable, actionable data to internal customers and transform operational data, from either internal or external sources, into outcomes to answer the right question at the right time with the right data. The position will be responsible for delivering standard reporting on projects and product portfolio to project teams, functions, governance and external consortiums, as appropriate. The position will work within defined enterprise and organizational data governance models to ensure data are consistently utilized in an appropriate manner for reporting purposes. The position will work with IT to execute any testing plans needed for system/tool improvement, as applicable. Essential Job Responsibilities: Accountable for:

  • Participating in the design, implementation and maintenance of key performance indicators across the organization, delivering regular reports according to schedule.
  • Managing the day-to-day reporting needs, implement decisions made and participate in discussions.
  • Create conceptual prototypes and mock-ups of reports and analytics prior to implementation based on business needs.
  • Create and report on performance reporting through relevant metrics in line with industry standards/best practices and Astellas objectives, as assigned.
  • Generate unique reports for stakeholders as needed.
  • Understanding overall business requirements and providing systems, tools, and data to meet them. When enhancements are needed to meet business needs this role translates these into project specifications (in partnership with IT), wins approval for projects, and drives delivery of projects in partnership with IT.
  • Ensuring data meets defined data governance standards either through the enterprise data governance models or organizational governance models. When necessary, creating and maintaining data translation maps and dictionaries when source data is not organized the same way. Ensures that data translations occur accurately.
  • Leading a cross-functional workstream to support business needs or resolution of complex problems under direct supervision of the project lead, as assigned.
  • Managing and triaging requests for new reports/visualizations and change requests, as assigned, and execute any testing plans needed for system/tool improvement and/or implementation.
  • Collaborating and negotiating with stakeholders, including project teams, functions and governance, to ensure the implementation and use of a streamlined "suite" of reports for decision-making. Quantitative Dimensions:
    • Responsible for evaluating opportunities to improve project and portfolio analytics and reporting to facilitate decision-making for the stakeholders supported by the analytics and reporting tools. The role would support evaluation of operational data including approximately 200 projects, 600 clinical studies, fiscal year expenses of > $1 billion oku Yen and approximately 1800 headcount in a given 5-year window.
    • Responsible for executing and maintaining excellence in reporting and analytics, with the right data at the right time to answer the right question.
    • May provide oversight and management of vendors or contractors working on a project, as applicable. Organizational Context:
      • The position reports to the Head of Information Reporting & Architecture.
      • The position may oversee outsourced support.
      • The position will work closely with colleagues in Operational Improvement & Reporting Excellence to
      • respond to any gaps or improvements needed in the data model, process or systems/tools.
      • Works cross-functionally with other Astellas groups to develop and implement excellence in project & product portfolio analytics and reporting. Qualifications Required:
        • BA/BS in related science or business field
        • Minimum 8 years in the pharmaceutical industry and/or management consulting group focused on R&D or clinical operations.
        • Experience in use of enterprise-wide data warehousing options/opportunities and reporting tools/systems, as a business user not technical/IT user, to facilitate and support the analytical and reporting capabilities for operational data.
        • Knowledge of tools used by pharmaceutical industry to support collection of business operations data, such as CTMS, SAP, Planisware, etc.
        • Demonstrated knowledge of the global drug development process and business processes and procedures in clinical drug development, including portfolio, planning, clinical trial management, cost, staffing, resource management and/or time tracking areas.
        • Demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders to define and understand requirements.
        • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.
        • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in English, with an ability to interact at all levels of personnel.
        • Strong and effective strategic thinker and problem solver with high degree of emotional intelligence, with the ability to both recognize and anticipate problems.
        • Ability to both recognize and anticipate problems. Possesses the ability to translate solutions into viable action plans at a global level that are effectively disseminated and implemented through cooperation of stakeholders.
        • May require up to 10% international travel. Qualifications Preferred:
          • Location for this position is Northbrook, IL, Leiden, Netherlands or Tokyo, Japan.
          • Understanding of financial and resourcing planning systems and/or processes.
          • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with functional leaders and negotiate solutions in a matrix environment. Benefits:
            • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
            • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays including year-end shut down
            • 401(k) match and annual company contribution
            • Company paid life insurance
            • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions
            • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions
            • Referral bonus program Category Medical & Development Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

Keywords: Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Chicago , Senior Information Reporting & Architecture Manager, Executive , Northbrook, Illinois

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