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

  • Success in the role requires knowledge of the latest cloud-based technologies, analytics, data modeling, security and privacy policies and business applications in real-world informatics (data, privacy, and evidence). The role is meant to serve as a SME in the best approaches for data engineering, data modeling and operations to support analytics and AIA.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify areas for improvement with current processes and data architecture and propose future state to support analytics use cases, standard methodologies, and regulations.

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

  • Implement scripts to support automation of data processing and integration.

  • Monitor and act on the alerts generated by the services implemented in the current environment.

  • Implement, document and maintain security controls and help monitor alignment to SOPs

  • Participate in design and architecture review meetings

  • Implement security, monitoring, controls and safeguards in collaboration with IS and global AIA processes and guidelines

  • Participate in several concurrent projects in information management for the real-world informatics and analytics function in a fast-paced environment

  • Ensure the Analytics environment and data operations is running at an optimal state and quickly resolve any technical issues

  • Collaborate with Lead to identify required technology architecture needs to design and implement a solution delivering near-term impact and with long term strategies

  • Implement security requirements, metadata standards, data quality and testing procedures for the data lake/warehouse consistent with analytics and AIA standard methodologies

  • Partner with Data engineering and operations lead in implementing improvements, enhancements or corrections in AIA

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

  • Resolve issues by working closely with appropriate resources

  • 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 the Associate Director, Informatics & Data Operations and will collaborate with internal partners to provide solutions on the analytics cloud platform and will develop a close partnership within the IS organization. This position will interact with and lead various external contractors and managed services partners

Qualifications: Required

  • 5+ years of technical experience in Pharma experience or related regulated industry

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

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

  • Experience in deploying and supporting data management and analytic solutions in the cloud

  • Experience Supporting Data integration and Data modeling aspects for analytics

  • Experience implementing defined regulations and security controls to data operations and solutions

  • Experience contributing to architecture and design of enterprise systems

  • Expertise in implementing and integrating data services from vendors and internal systems

  • Experience in data operations

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

  • Thorough understanding of data engineering and operations 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 good 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 leading external vendors and holding them accountable to timelines, SLAs, and expected outcomes

  • Excellent organizational, planning and project management skills and ability to effectively lead enterprise projects

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

Qualifications: Preferred

  • AWS Certification or equivalent

  • Cross-cultural project management and communication experience

  • Working Knowledge of the various AWS services like Redshift, EMR, Glue, RDS etc.

  • Familiarity of Real-World Data and regulations

  • Experience in AWS analytics services

  • Experience with programming languages such as Python, R, SAS or similar


  • 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