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Astellas Pharma Associate Director, Master Data Management in Northbrook, Illinois

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 & Scope:

The Associate Director for Enterprise Data Management is responsible to lead the data governance program office for Global Business Services.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Data governance:

Develop and deliver status updates on data quality across the SAP Platform by creating and updating an Enterprise Data Management dashboard

In conjunction with Business Partners, develop SLAs which will subsequently be measured

Perform periodic assessment and updating of the policies annually or as needed based on the change in such rules and regulations globally.

Manage and own master data solution documentation of the Apple Platform; ensure the documentation always reflects the current data model and governance rules

Work with Business and EMDP in defining the data retention and data archiving policies for Apple Platform. Build processes, methods and tools/solution to enforce the applicable policies.

Coordinate all RFP activities with regards to Master Data Management third party requirements; including Business case justification, collaborating with Procurement, legal, IS and Data Privacy functions as necessary, and Project Management over the activity.


  • Provide expertise in cost objects, finance data assets and HR mini-master to ensure appropriate change management and issue resolution of the data assets.

  • Drive efforts to streamline data processes and work flows to increase efficiency.

  • Develops and maintains an onboarding process for newly enrolled data analysts and processors.


  • Will use expertise in Ariba, Concur, SAP S4 Finance functionality to support IT projects by assisting with requirements identification, testing, system functionality approval and training materials.

  • Develop & maintain inventory of the global enterprise information maps, including systems of record, system owners, data owners and business functions such as Procurement, R&D, Commercial, Treasury, Supply Chain and HR.

Organizational Context:

  • The position reports directly to the Senior Director, EDM, GBS.

  • Pursue self-development and effective relationships with others by sharing resources, information and knowledge with co-workers and various business functions.

Qualifications: Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Information Technology, MIS, Computer Science, or other Technology field.

  • 7-10 years of Ariba, SAP S4 Finance, SAP MDG or SAP Finance.

  • 7-10 years of consulting experience implementing technology projects or leading Finance data migration in SAP.

  • End-to-end knowledge of finance process (fixed asset accounting, budgeting, project systems, treasury, product costing, internal orders, Accounts receivable and payable, etc.)

  • Demonstrated strength in project management

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.

  • Experience interacting with executive leadership.

  • Strong collaboration skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.

  • Strong presentation, spreadsheet and word processing skills

  • Ability to work in a fast paced program environment.

  • Ability to balance work with multiple cultures and multiple time zones.

Qualifications: Preferred

  • 2-5 years of experience in Data Governance, Metadata Management or Data Analysis

  • 1-3 years' experience in pharmaceutical industry.

  • SAP HR and Concur experience.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays, including year-end shutdown

  • 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

Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans.


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Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans