General Information

Job Advert Title
Manager, Data Sourcing
Location
United Kingdom
Function/Business Area
Data & Analytics
Department
Analytics
Employment Class
Permanent

Description

About Astellas:


At Astellas we can offer an inspiring place to work and a chance to make your mark in doing good for others.

Our expertise, science and technology make us a pharma company, our open and progressive culture is what makes us Astellas. It’s a culture of doing good for others and contributing to a sustainable society.

Delivering meaningful differences for patients is our driving force. We all have a significant opportunity to make that difference, working locally in the areas we know best, whilst drawing inspiration from the different insights and expertise we have access to globally and from our innovative, external partners. Our ethos is underpinned by the Astellas Way, comprising five core values: patient focus; ownership; results; openness and integrity. We are proud to offer an inclusive and respectful working environment that fosters collaboration and ownership.

Our aspiration is to bring the best minds together and provide world-leading tools and resources in a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.


About This Job:


As part of our new global Commercial Insights structure, the Manager Data Sourcing will be responsible for further developing and maintaining a centralised commercial catalogue for data used globally, regionally, and locally. The role will work collaboratively across the Commercial organization to maintain a clear understanding of best-in -class data sources, usage by category and country, and maintain documentation using Data and KPI Catalogues.


Key Activities are noted below:


  • Identify data needs across the Commercial Insights functions (for pipeline and global brands) and work cross functionally and cross regionally to source the required data sets.
  • Create transparency and expand access to existing data sources, introduce innovative data sources and add value to the Commercial Insights deliverables and service offering
  • Support the Commercial Data Sourcing Programme (CDSP) to systematically evaluate, prioritize and validate data purchases across the commercial organization
  • Create transparency and expand access to existing data sources, introduce innovative data sources and add value to the Commercial Insights deliverables and service offering
  • Support the Commercial Data Sourcing Programme (CDSP) to systematically evaluate, prioritize and validate data purchases across the commercial organization
  • Deliver cost optimisation through the centralisation of data related purchases across the business, calibrating the preferred supplier portfolio to maximise integrity & value-add of external data sources
  • Establish a strong partnership with other global functions such as Global Procurement, Legal and Finance, Patient Centricity, Portfolio Strategy and Medical Affairs to share best practices, new uses of data and new sources
  • Support the development of internal data sourcing processes and standards
  • Collaborate across the Data Strategy pillars of Data Stewardship and Data Platforms Management to secure data and enable downstream warehouse, analytics and reporting processes
  • Leverage extensive networks to identify partnership opportunities within and outside the sector to drive innovation
  • Manage the preferred supplier portfolio for related services and products


Essential Knowledge & Experience:


  • Strong understanding of global and local pharma data sources, including uses and limitations
  • Experience in Business Intelligence and a good understanding of the data utilized to support business decisions across the value chain
  • Solid commercial acumen and process viewpoint, able to evaluate sources of data
  • Adept at working collaboratively with cross-functional teams in a global setting
  • Politically astute with sound judgement and able to challenge respectively and constructively
  • Impactful and credible with senior stakeholders internally and externally, able to deliver results through influence and persuasion
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Fluent in written and spoken business English, with the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Internal customer and third-party vendor relationship management
  • Able to recommend and deploy techniques for continuous improvement


Education/Qualifications:


·       Undergraduate or equivalent degree in Business, Science or Engineering


Additional information:


·       This is a full-time permanent position based in the UK. Regrettably, there is no relocation budget allocated to this position







We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.