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Head, Global Assurance and Reporting - GBS

Company: AstraZeneca
Location: Gaithersburg
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Location:Gaithersburg, MD - USCambridge - UK Join AstraZeneca as a key member of our Finance team. We pride ourselves on being a talented, global team that's powering AstraZeneca to better serve patients, every day. The fuel behind our evolving, rapidly growing enterprise, we're here to help unlock the power of what science can do and ultimately have a big impact on patients' lives. In Global Business Services (GBS) we dare to change the way we work - we are brave, resilient and take smart risks with a focus on simplifying the way we work. Through our global scale and diverse services, we look to drive value through excellence in delivery, our innovation and expertise. This requires a team who see no boundaries, can collaborate and challenge the norm while being empowered, motivated and engaged. We are looking for a leader for Global Assurance and Reporting Services Team. Reporting to the GBS VP as part of the GBS Leadership Team, the successful candidate will be passionate about connecting with our key business stakeholders across the organization delivering shared services to our Compliance and Legal functions, global services to enable and standardize payments and contracting with external parties (including HCPs), and global Payment Transparency services. With a strong leaning towards compliance, this leader will set operational strategy, prioritize our value-driven services and expand our impact and remit through deployment programs and new service development. Operational excellence is a must - success in this role requires inclusive and inspiring leadership with influence and gravitas, delivering with a vibrant team, with clear focus on our people and performance delivery KPIs. The role will provide the opportunity to craft, drive and deliver, so we are looking for an individual motivated by:* Delivering value to our organization: By making life easier for our organization, we release time, money and focus back in to our functions while delivering operational excellence on areas of common activity.* The opportunity to help shape and craft the future of Global Business Services at AstraZeneca* Delivery excellence - from customer service to operational excellence, through the use of technology, analytics and people development* Operating at the heart of a large and sophisticated function and be part of a multi-disciplinary and diverse team The role holder will be accountable for:* Leading the Global Assurance and Reporting Services (GARS) team and the associated service lines* Establishing a high performance and delivery culture within the organization* Driving service line excellence in delivery and global expansion plans* Establishing technology roadmaps with clear business value for key service lines* Managing key service stakeholder needs:* Forging positive relationships with key stakeholders and users of GBS services within your geographic and functional area* Aligning the service line direction to the business needs - driving value for the enterprise* Bringing 'new thinking' to the table using the global perspective gained from our experience* Leading cross functionally on initiatives to deliver enterprise wide value, through influence and proven delivery* Supporting and contributing to the GBS direction within the enterprise* Being the 'US site lead' for GBS* Responsible for site level co-ordination of any geography specific initiatives and representing GBS in US based forums. To do this, the role holder will be required to:* Be an inclusive leadership - mentoring, empowering and focusing on talent attraction and development within the organization* Have a strong ethical and compliance mentality, understanding the need to make compliance effortless / intuitive within the organization.* Have clear project / program management capabilities. To demonstrate strong governance and risk management.* Have an appreciation for technology delivery programs, liaising with IT and external providers on key elements of technology development to ensure appropriate program delivery.* The ability to balance long term vision with shorter term executional excellence* Lead internationally - managing and inspiring international teams, understanding a cross-enterprise footprint and how to support the wider organization as we grow.* Manage to annual budgets and headcount constraintsRequirements:* Demonstration of delivery excellence: high quality products to customers, delivering through high functioning teams* To bring to the team either functional expertise or organizational expertise.* Setting out a vision and strategy, and delivering personally and through a team to achieve key aims* Crafting and implementing an operating model cross borders and cross companies with clear accountabilities and responsibilities, embedded in to the organization.* Experience of sophisticated project / program management, including those with strong IT elements.* Senior stakeholder management, efficiently managed to drive real change through the organization* An understanding of customer service and process management, and the role of technology within this.* A keen sense of prioritization and resilience* Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including oral & written* Personally motivated, with a bias for delivery* Bachelor's degree or equivalent experienceDesired:* Functional expertise: Deep understanding of one of our functional areas of expertise* Global Payment Transparency processes* HCP and other external party relationship management and compliance* Organizational expertise: Deep understanding of our AstraZeneca organization within one of the following domains* Compliance, Legal, or Internal Audit organization experience* Shared Service delivery At AstraZeneca, we believe in co-creation, harnessing our diverse strengths and sharing best practice to build the future of our business and industry, together. Be a trusted partner in a fast growing organization, and make an even bigger impact on our patients worldwide! *Competitive salary package and benefits**Applications open: November 8, 2021**Applications close: November 29, 2021* Join us today!

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