AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Healthy Heart Africa Operations Director in Cambridge, United Kingdom
At AstraZeneca, we’re not afraid to do things differently. We’re resetting expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening up new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together.
We pride ourselves on making sure that each decision we make puts patient needs first. This mindset means that our people have permission to take the more unusual path. If they can think of a better, smarter way in which we can change lives through science, we want to hear it.
The mission of Healthy Heart Africa (HHA) is to contribute to the prevention and control of hypertension and the increasing burden of CVD across Africa. HHA was developed by AstraZeneca and it is implemented across Africa in collaboration with African Governments and non-governmental organisations.
AstraZeneca has over a century of experience in treating CVD and an extensive portfolio of medication to treat hypertension. HHA aims to support prevention and control of hypertension across Africa.
HHA aspires to reach 10 million people with raised blood pressure by 2025, working together with local and global partners to:
Increase awareness and educate around lifestyle choice and CVD risk factors
Train providers and drive care to lower levels of the healthcare system
Facilitate access to low cost, high quality branded anti-hypertensives
We are now looking for a Healthy Heart Africa Operations Director to join the team in our offices in Cambridge, UK and our wider Global Sustainability team.
For you to join us in this role, you will have the following expertise and responsibilities:
Area #1 – Operational delivery in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Healthy Heart Africa (HHA) expansion markets
Acting as the key focal point / liaison for the partners for all above market topics
Act as Key operational liaison for set up and monitoring of HHA expansion in 2019 – currently expected to be 2 countries
Creation of quarterly (QBR) governance forums with each partner and management of the end to end quarterly reporting cycle
Generation and management of ad-hoc reporting requirements
Ensuring agendas are built for quarterly meeting, that actions are logged centrally and risks / issues flagged at the appropriate level
Ensure that all partner deliverables & payments are covered by an approved statement of work (SOW) that has been approved in line with AZ compliance and legal standards
Manage all amendments to existing MSA / SOW arrangements Eg Inclusion of adverse event reporting
Ensure partners understand and align with AZ compliance and governance requirements E.g. LOA process
Ensure all contractual requirements are aligned with for all parties including on AZ side
Area # 2 – Supplier management
Ensure effective management of the existing HHA supplier base (approx. 25 suppliers)
Ensure NDAs are in place with all prospective suppliers
Ensure all suppliers have undergone appropriate due diligence ahead of contracting – minimum is 3PRM however more detailed due diligence is required for major strategic suppliers.
Lead the vendor creation process for all suppliers
For “major” suppliers – such as implementing partners – ensure that a full RFP process is conducted and that the proposals are graded fairly and consistently in a manner agreed with compliance, legal and purchasing.
Manage the contracting process (both MSA and SOW) with all suppliers / key AZ departments, i.e. legal
Manage the invoicing / payment process with all suppliers and ensure payments are made on time
Area # 3 – Governance & Compliance
Generate and manage programme wide assurance plan, with resolution of actions identified in both IAS review and Assurance review
Act as key liaison for internal assurance monitoring / audit of the programme
Conduct and manage RFP process in relation to key supplier selection in line with SSA framework SOP
Generate and maintain a programme wide risk log
Manage monthly reporting of interactions with Government officials
Manage a quarterly “letter of assurance” process with all partners
Ensure all relevant approvals and key documents are filed in programme box
Maintain core team action logs and ensure actions are followed up
Ensure all new suppliers are set up in accordance with AZ standards and that all payments made from the UK are in accordance with AZ policies and procedures
Ensure monthly financial accruals are made to accurately reflect the financial position of the programme and that the annual budget is managed in line with expectations
Ensuring key legal matters agreed within the Master Services Agreement (“MSA”) for example management of intellectual property rights are administered as per the terms of the agreement
Manage contracting / SOW process with partners as required in Kenya and Ethiopia
Manage transition of UK based vendors to SSA platform during 2018
Area # 4 – Patient Information & data
Monthly reporting of patient pathway information by partner to the HHA Leadership Team.
Quarterly reporting of HHA scorecard information for International scorecard
Ensure understanding of updated patient forms and alignment with activities of central database partner Savannah
Execute process to ensure information strategy is consistent with IRB approvals obtained
Lead partner workshops to ensure data collection process and strategy is clear, including future use of technology if applicable
Ongoing management of patient database to manage individual anonymised monitoring records – ensure that all key AZ stakeholders (medical, IT, Legal, Global outcomes etc.) are fully aligned with the approach and intended outcomes.
Ensure patient level database outputs / reports are endorsed within team and by internal and external stakeholders
Ensure that AstraZeneca data publications policy is closely adhered to in terms of data published from the central database
Ensure that the programme is full compliant in terms of the following
Privacy impact assessments
IT security reviews
Area # 5– Budget and Finance
Lead the overall budget for HHA – ensuring all activities are planned, budgeted and that budget is not exceeded, liaising with all key partners to ensure the appropriate accruals are made at month end
Provide insight on actuals Vs plan for HHA mgmt. and for central finance
Lead the 3 year long term plan (LTP) process
Run the annual phased budget process
Handle financial updates required for each quarterly RBU
Manage the FX adjustments between HHA and central finance
Handle all queries from central finance, group tax etc.
Recruiting start date: 05th December 2018
Recruiting end date: 19th December 2018 (midnight)
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