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Astellas Pharma Senior Manager, Advanced Analytics Solutions 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 Senior Manager Advanced Analytics Solutions, Advanced Informatics and Analytics (AIA) is responsible for recommending, designing and implementing cloud-based data and analytics solutions for Astellas current and future digital healthcare information and AIA scope. This role assists with implementing the information management strategy to enable Astellas' aspirations towards a world-class real-world informatics AIA function supporting the varied needs across all major geographies and functions.

Success in the role requires staying current with the latest cloud-based technologies, analytics, monitoring and audit standards, security and privacy policies and business applications in real-world informatics (data, privacy, and evidence). The role is meant to serve as a subject matter professional in the best approaches for cloud-based analytics support and distributed computing in support of analytics and AIA

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify areas for improvement with current analytics tool sets and propose future state to support AIA use cases, analytics and regulations.

  • Improving the delivery of large complex projects by implementing standard processes, tools, and templates that will be used consistently across AIA

  • Implement scripts to support full automation of systems.

  • Implement, document and maintain security controls for analytic tools and data access.

  • Participate in design and architecture review meetings with AIA Management, IS and application vendors.

  • Provide updates on the status of project tasks and deliverables

  • Participate in several concurrent projects in Advanced Analytics Solutions for the AIA function in a fast-paced environment

  • Ensure the AIA Analytics environments are running at an optimal state and quickly resolve any technical issues.

  • Participate in process improvements initiatives involving business areas.

  • Collaborate with Assistant Director Advanced Analytics Solutions to identify required technology architecture needs to design and implement a solution delivering near-term impact and aligned with long term strategies

  • Implement security requirements, metadata standards, data quality and testing procedures for the data lake/warehouse consistent with analytic and AIA best practice

  • Implement improvements, enhancements or corrections to aid in the success of ongoing projects

  • Training end users on appropriate systems, governance and information management

  • Troubleshoot issues with applications, works with appropriate resources to resolve them

  • Continually learn new tools and techniques to support AIA and storing and accessing information consistent with the AIA mission

Organizational Context:

This role reports into Assistant Director Advanced Analytics Solutions

Qualifications: Required

  • 5+ years of Pharm experience or related regulated industry

  • BS or MS in Healthcare Informatics, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field

  • Experience in deploying, monitoring and performance tuning high availability, multi-zone and multi-region enterprise environments.

  • 1+ years of hands-on experience with AWS services related to analytics, compute, storage, deployment and management, administration and automation technologies.

  • Experience Supporting Data integration and Security aspects for analytics

  • Experience translating data and privacy regulations into security and controls.

  • Experience with advanced analytics and business intelligence technology's

  • Experience contributing to architecture and design of enterprise systems

  • Expertise in implementing analytic tools.

  • Hands-on experience in DevOps automation and tools (Preferred Chef, Puppet and Shell Scripts)

  • Experience with code versioning tools supporting DevOps/AppDev

  • Thorough understanding of networking fundamentals and impact on analytic solutions.

  • Knowledge on Software Development Lifecycle Methodology (SDLC)

  • Experience in the development of business process scripts and/or hands-on experience with the configuration of business applications

  • Candidates must understand commercial/business flow in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Experience managing enterprise applications

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees including senior management

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to details, and the ability to multi-task.

  • Experience training end-users

  • Experience managing vendors and holding them accountable to timelines and deliverables

  • Excellent organizational, planning and project management skills and ability to effectively manage cross-functional projects

  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic fast- paced environment, with minimal supervision.

Qualifications: Preferred

  • AWS Certification or equivalent

  • Experience managing enterprise applications.

  • Cross-cultural project management and communication experience

  • Working Knowledge of the various AWS services like VPC, Direct Connect, VPN, Routing tables, subnets, Route 53, EC2, S3, RDS, security groups

  • Familiarity of Real-World Data and the regulations around RWI analytics and data

  • Experience in AWS IAM security policies and building private AMI's


  • 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.

Category Advanced Informatics & Analytics

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