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Senior Enterprise Architect, RDU Operations IT

Ort Barcelona, Katalonien, Spanien Anzeigen-ID R-198810 Veröffentlichungsdatum 23/07/2024

Introduction to the role and the project:

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation 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 dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and spark your ambitious spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and teamwork. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

The Senior Enterprise Architect has overall accountability for the consistent implementation of architecture decisions across business and IT to support the AZ business and IS strategy ensuring architectures are aligned with relevant AZ standards, blueprints, and roadmaps. The role will be responsible for partnering with key business and IT Leadership teams, integrating information from business strategies and portfolios to develop the overall strategic direction and integration of Alexion’s architecture portfolio (AZ’s architecture assets: Business, Application, Information and Infrastructure).


The role will understand implications of architecture requirements to ‘As-Is’ architectures and define/update ‘To-Be’ architectures applying AZ architecture guiding principles. The Enterprise Architect will also support Alexion Global Operations strategic solution development efforts originating from portfolios, participate in and/or lead IT initiatives, domain groups and provide active mentorship for better planning and decision making. This role has accountability for the creation, stewardship, and management of the operation’s technical architecture, application landscape and business capability roadmap.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Educated to degree level standard or equivalent (business technology or related degree).

  • Experience of architecture strategy work, including business capability mapping, as is and to be application landscape documentation and analysis, and roadmap creation

  • 5 years experience producing application strategies/road maps for a global enterprise in pharma with experience in global operations.

  • Experience defining and aligning architectural roadmaps and strategies to business strategy.

  • Qualification(s) in, and experience of pragmatic adoption of, Enterprise Architecture frameworks – TOGAF, Zachman.

  • Expertise in architecture options analysis, and ability to problem solve issues of a highly sophisticated and strategic nature.

  • Experience with rationalization, consolidation and integration across business domains using a formal framework.

  • Experience of strategic justification phase work – product evaluation, business case formulation.

  • Experience influencing key senior stakeholders in business and IT to adopt change or innovative solutions.

  • Experience of leading and negotiating with third-party suppliers.

  • Excellent communication, facilitation and relationship building skills at senior levels.

  • Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language.

  • Awareness of developments in the marketplace for manufacturing domain focus and potential impact to Alexion / Ops IT.

  • Experience of developing innovative solutions, blueprints, and standards for solution design.

  • Ability to travel to AstraZeneca’s global Operations sites.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Externally recognized as a proven leader in an area of the EA practice.

  • Experience of architecture leadership within the pharmaceutical industry. Experience of Architecture tooling such as lean IX

  • Demonstrate initiative, strong customer orientation, and cross-cultural working.

  • Masters and/or Professional Certification.

  • Shown ability to partner and work in a matrix organization.

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to encourage 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?

As Architects, we connect the dots across the business to improve the agility and functionality of our processes to accelerate AstraZeneca to the next level. There's so much potential to influence and inspire change, it's a big challenge if you're up for it. With the freedom to explore industry-leading innovative technologies, see what's working and what you can do to help, there is never a dull moment. This is a place to move fast and build a huge footprint through continuous learning and growing. There are no limits to the impact you can make as you are empowered to change ways of working and behaviours across AstraZeneca. Ultimately it's the patient that benefits from the difference we make, and that's why we love it.

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