Talent & Development Systems Functional Lead


Company : AstraZeneca


Job Location : Cambridge, UK


Posted on : Tue, 30 Jun 2020 08:51:04 GMT




Job Description :

At AstraZeneca, we believe in the potential of our people and know that here you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us.

Because of our passion for innovation, we strive to develop, retain and encourage hardworking people. At AstraZeneca, everything we do is underpinned by our dedication to being a Great Place to Work because we recognize that our people are our greatest asset and know what’s possible with a forward-thinking and diverse team that believes in what science can do.

To support our continued success now and in the future, we are passionate about making an even bigger contribution to society by delivering medicine to patients and being leaders in sustainability. We are united and motivated by a shared purpose – to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines – and our approach to sustainability puts health at the heart of our work, which means improving access to healthcare, environmental protection and maintaining ethics and transparency.

This is accompanied by a dedication to ensuring that everyone who chooses to work at our company can reach their full potential, perform at their best and make a valued contribution to our patients. Together, we perform as a single enterprise team, are champions of inclusion and diversity and are building a culture of life-long learning to support us as our company grows, and we prepare to lead into the future.

The Global Talent & Development function plays a key role in driving and encouraging a culture of lifelong learning and development. We believe that learning is not a choice, but a question of survival for us as individuals and key to AstraZeneca. We cannot stand still.

We need to build our capabilities in digital literacy, data analytics, enterprise leadership and learning agility, for example. And our work to support talent development, upskilling and reskilling, and, to use technology to deliver a learning transformation, will help to ensure our leadership position as we look to 2025 and beyond.

AstraZeneca Global Talent & Development is now hiring for a T&D Systems Functional Lead (Talent Systems) to join our team. Reporting to the T&D Global Technology Lead, the T&D Systems Functional Lead will provide leadership in process analysis, process and system design, system development, configuration, testing, implementation and training for a number of the enterprise Learning and Development solutions.

Position can be considered for Cambridge - UK or Gaithersburg, MD - US.

Typical Accountabilities
  • Provide functional expertise and understanding of business application for multiple T&D owned Learning and Development solutions, specifically related to Talent Management and Talent Systems
  • Works to provide a smooth transition from contract signing into product implementation
  • Works directly with business partners to gather an understanding of their needs and assists in configuration and implementation of the software
  • Actively involved in the design, business requirements and go-live
  • Meet with customers and IT project team members to advise, configure, implement and support client requirements
  • Ensure accurate daily entries and descriptions are entered into JIRA
  • Attend project planning, department and company meetings
  • Act as the system ‘Product Owner’ for solutions that are both being implemented and already live
  • Engage with business stakeholders to capture user requirements and provide recommendations on system architecture, configuration and usage
  • Works with IT and program stakeholders to determine efficient solution and process design
  • Works with the business on the change impacts of system deployments / changes in usage, including deployment plans and potential system rationalization opportunities
  • Supports the development of solution / content migration plans to the Enterprise technologies
  • Collaborates effectively with peer T&D Functional Leads, Learning / Development SMEs, Solution Architects and the Technology Lead – managing interdependencies and ensuring a joined up holistic overall solution offering across Learning and Talent processes, and in line with the T&D Technology Roadmap
  • Evaluates system releases for live applications, working with business stakeholders to determine deployment of new functionality and impacts on end users / support model
  • Owns the test strategy and plan for product enhancement releases. Guides test scope / strategy for new solution implementations
  • Supports the Training Lead to determine the Training Strategy required for the different stakeholder groups that will interact with newly deployed solutions
  • Acts as the solution point person during post go-live Hypercare phases
  • Supports multiple application implementations / releases concurrently – effectively managing workload and priorities

Requirements:
  • Educated to Business Degree Level
  • Experienced Systems Functional Lead of Learning / Talent & Development systems & project experience
  • Strong networking, communication and relationship-building skills, with experience of collaborating and sharing knowledge between diverse teams
  • Excellent business engagement and acuity, with sensitivity to political/economic environment
  • Ability to interpret and communicate sophisticated information into business language
  • Strong detail orientation
  • Proven customer orientated focus
  • Experience of working within Matrix project teams, including virtual working with teams across multiple regions
  • Effective time leadership skills – ability to work across multiple projects / BAU accountabilities concurrently
  • Experience of working in a complex global organization preferred

Join AstraZeneca and help us deliver life changing medicines. Be among our employees who continue to make us an innovation-driven company that stands firmly among the leaders in bio-pharmaceuticals.

Apply today!


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