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Digital Solutions Senior Manager
Verenigd Koninkrijk
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Information Technology
Digital Architecture and Solutions
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Senior Manager, Digital Solutions

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 brains together, to provide them with world-leading tools and resources and a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

Lead Digital Innovation across Astellas, helping the organization to understand and leverage the business value of emerging and disruptive digital technologies

  • Digital Innovation – support crowd-sourced digital innovation contests based on specific themes and target audiences; contribute to the emerging technology catalogue performing research into technologies of interest and documenting the potential value for Astellas in adopting these technologies; and perform technology proofs of concept and prototypes, working with business stakeholders and relevant partners to prove or disprove a technology hypothesis
  • Innovation projects – provide support and where appropriate lead innovation projects, working with business stakeholders and other IS groups to formulate project proposals and plans, deliver the project and track business benefits achieved. Manage budgets related to these projects.
  • System Ownership – own a number of enterprise platforms, working with business owners to ensure these platforms are available, adequately licensed and supported. Manage budgets related to these platforms
  • Manage systems and projects against agreed budgets and support periodic budget forecasting process
  • Number of innovation projects supported
  • Number of digital innovation contests held
  • Number of proofs of concept and prototypes executed
  • Number of emerging technologies researched and documented
  • Collaborate with other members of the Digital Solutions team
  • Report and review progress with Senior Director, Digital Architecture and Solutions
  • Influences business partner groups (CCP, RDP, IS GOV) to adopt digital innovation with their business stakeholders
  • Communicate regularly with vendors and industry stakeholders to understand emerging and disruptive digital technologies

Essential Knowledge & Experience

  • Exposure to emerging disruptive technologies (such as but not limited to AI/Machine Learning, augmented reality, IoT, automation)
  • Understanding of core technology topics such as API-based integration, agile development
  • Understanding of application lifecycle management from inception to decommissioning

Preferred Knowledge and Experience

  • Certifications in Azure and/or AWS


  • Minimum BA/BA degree in Computer Science or equivalent

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.