Head of IT Data Enablement

AstraZeneca GmbH
Gaithersburg, MD
Mar 14, 2018
Mar 15, 2018
Full Time
Partnering with the senior business leadership team in the implementation of the AstraZeneca enterprise data and analytics strategyDriving Information Architecture and data standards across AstraZeneca systemsLeading the development and evergreen maintenance of the over-arching AstraZeneca data model, data catalogue, data patterns and roadmapWorking closely with the AstraZeneca Enterprise Architecture Board (EAB) to create an integrated data and analytics strategy (across process, technology and data)Leading the implementation of effective information governance to help manage and controlA' informationA' and ensuring complianceAssuring alignment of IT data projects to maximize collaboration and re-use of data systemsImproving the enterprise maturity of data management practices in each IT function and at the enterprise levelEvangalising the importance of data across IT and supporting a culture of improvement, sharing and re-purposingPartnering with the business in developing data quality measures and practices to improve the companyA cents € (TM) s data and to protect sensitive informationDeveloping data management policies and practices to support the AstraZeneca businessReducing the cost of collecting, managing, and sharing data while increasing the value of the data to the businessDeveloping a virtual team of data practitioners to enable and support a culture of data sharing and repurposing including data scientists, data quality experts, and data architectsPartnering with the business and IT to improve search capabilitiesPartnering with the business in driving the prioritisation of large data investments and projectsEnsuring data is available, reliable, consistent, accessible, secure, and timely to support the mission and activities of the businessImproving how the business collects, uses, manages, and publishes dataLeading efforts to track data collections, data purchases, databases, physical data models, and linkages between datasetsBachelorA cents € (TM) s degree in computer science (or appropriate, related discipline)Strong leadership and c-suite / board communication skillsAbility to influence strategically and persuade tactfully, to obtain desired outcomes while maintaining effective, positive, organizational relationshipsProven leadership ability promoting, motivating and empowering others to accomplish individual, team and organizational objectivesAbility to lead cross functional working groupsExperience in leading major information management programs in key business areasConceptual, analytical and strategic thinkingExperience in global change programs and exposure to change management methodologiesExpertise or at least familiarity with big data solutions such as Hadoop or HBaseExperience in operationalising data governance and data QualityFamiliarity with the major big data solutions and products available in the marketExpertise in creating and deploying data best practices and methodologiesKnowledge of managing and leading technical data teams across multiple departmentsKnowledge of building and supporting data teams across the organisationExperience of developing business cases for technical projectsFamiliarity with different modelling techniques such as data modelling and/or predictive modelling

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