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Astellas Pharma Associate Manager, Reporting & Analytics 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 www.astellas.com .

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 and Scope:

  • The Associate Manager, Reporting & Analytics position is responsible for collaborating with Global Finance teams along with other stakeholders within and outside of Finance to identify, develop and implement advanced analytics solutions and supporting methodologies to facilitate decision-making activities.

  • This role will collaborate in projects across R&D Finance and Astellas, completing discovery analysis, garnering business requirements and implementing appropriate systems and process changes to support key initiatives.

  • Subject matter expert for advance analytics projects, gathering insights and providing direction.

  • Examples of such projects will include:

  • Provide points of view on feasibility and timing to implement analytics models for product components

  • Meet regularly with internal and external stakeholders to ensure mutual understanding of the project design, required output and timelines

  • Execute analytics projects using R, SQL, or Python to prepare and/or merge internal data assets and perform advanced analysis

  • Contribute to multiple internal data initiatives, including but not limited to new tool development, automation and machine learning, NLP, simulation, data integration, visualization and informatics dashboards.

  • Ensure quality and consistency of complex analytics deliverables by developing robust processes and capabilities specific to internal company data projects

  • Lead the transition of ownership of advance analytics model from Advanced Informatics and Analysis (AIA) to the Finance R&A COE team, which will enable the expansion of advanced analytics applications

  • Standardize reporting using BI (Tableau, Qlik Sense) tools, and implementing new technical capabilities to create efficiencies in R&D Finance

  • Integration with the IDEA-Azure and AWS platforms

  • This position will support the Associate Director, R&D Reporting & Analytics in developing next level insightful analytics and advanced technology capabilities (such as ML, AI, RPA) to answer key business questions.

  • This role has important partnerships with the R&D Finance team, Advanced Informatics and Analysis team and the Operational Improvement and Reporting Excellence team. It interacts regularly with senior leaders in the R&D Finance organization.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the strategies and objectives of the Associate Director, R&D Reporting & Analytics

  • Lead portfolio of advance analytics projects to increase efficiencies across the Finance organization

  • Collaborate with AIA to lead the implementation of predictive and advanced analytics within R&D Finance and support similar CFP&A & Global Finance initiatives

  • Collaborate with outsourced resources to perform BAU activities (e.g., MResult)

  • Provide subject matter expertise on best practices across system, technical, process and analytical capabilities

  • Collaborate with BIRA/IDEA team and leverage improvements (Tableau server, SQL) for R&D Finance reporting

  • Lead stakeholder management for Financial Data Analytics

  • Balance stakeholder expectations with supply and demand of available resources to deliver on pipeline of analytical needs

  • Inject statistical and other data analytic techniques into the routine predictive, prescriptive and descriptive modelling, simulation and reporting.

  • Provide points of view on feasibility and timing to implement analytics models for product components

  • Meet regularly with internal and external stakeholders to ensure mutual understanding of the project design, required output and timelines

  • Execute analytics projects using R, SQL, or Python to prepare and/or merge internal data assets and perform advanced analysis

  • Contribute to multiple internal data initiatives, including but not limited to new tool development, automation and machine learning, NLP, simulation, data integration, visualization and informatics dashboards.

  • Ensure quality and consistency of complex analytics deliverables by developing robust processes and capabilities specific to internal company data projects

  • Maintain data integration from multiple global systems

  • Act as key liaisons with numerous stakeholder groups outside of R&D Finance (such as OIRE, AIA and other Global Finance groups)

  • Ensure the accurate gathering of business requirements and manage implementation and adoption of key system and process changes accordingly

  • Drive process and operational efficiency through efficient system architecture and data processing

  • Ensure data quality & reliability across reporting and analytical platforms.

  • Perform data discovery incorporating new datasets into existing analytics.

  • Develops ad hoc reports and models as required by stakeholders

  • Manage external vendor services.

  • Other such duties as may be reasonably required by the business.

Organizational Context:

Internal Stakeholders

  • The primary partners of this role are the R&D Financial Business Partners supporting the R&D organization. Additionally, there will be several opportunities to support the broader Finance organization (e.g., Commercial Finance, Corporate Finance)

  • This position is part of the R&D Finance team that provides services to all the business units across R&D.

  • This position reports to the Associate Director, R&D Reporting & Analytics, based in Northbrook, USA.

  • The role will be a key liaison for the OIRE and AIA teams, as well as work cross functionally with Global Finance

  • This position has zero internal direct reports but will manage external vendors & resources

  • There are complexities associated with this role:

  • This role will operate in a global matrix organization.

  • The processes are currently a mixture of regional and global requiring change management and negotiation to deliver a single globalized process.

External Stakeholders

  • Oversight of external data service provision vendors

  • Additional vendors and project teams as requirements may dictate

Qualifications

Required

  • University degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or Data Science or related discipline

  • Fluency in local language, English conversational and business English (equivalent to Toefl IBT 105+, or 7.5 IELTS, CAE- Cambridge English advanced exam, TOEIC Listening 400+, Reading 400+, Speaking 150+, Writing 150+)

  • 2+ years of financial analytics and/or data science experience, preferably in a multi-national, multi-currency environment

  • Knowledge of various statistical modelling techniques and their application within complex analytical projects, e.g., regression modelling, ROI, portfolio attrition, monte-carlo analysis

  • Executing analysis using SQL, R / Python, or other statistical programming languages and BI tools (e.g., Tableau, Qlik Sense). Prepare data, create new variables, and perform statistical testing

  • Project Management and Change Management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work with internal customers and external vendors to achieve business objectives

  • Poise, confidence, adaptability and effective influencing skills needed for interacting with Astellas leaders in challenging situations.

  • Demonstrated understanding of how information flows between enterprise-grade systems

  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity in pioneering new approaches and ways of working

  • Effective interpersonal skills and with ability to operate among diverse cultures

  • Strong teamwork and partner behaviours

  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills in English

  • Adept with MS Office applications

Preferred

  • Master's in Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or Data Science

  • Experience in the life sciences and/or demonstrate keen understanding of the clinical development lifecycle

  • Understanding of financial metrics

  • Experience successfully working in a geographically distributed team

  • Experience in text-mining, natural language processing, and natural language generation

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

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

  • 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

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