Manager, Data Architecture and Strategy at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in New Haven, Connecticut

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Job Description:

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Alexion is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Req ID: 26699
Job Category: Information Technology
Location: New Haven, CT
Posting Date: November 23, 2021
Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the chanceto change lives. At Alexion, people living with rare and devastating diseases are our Guiding Star. We are driven to continuously innovate and create meaningful value in all we do to help patients and families fully live their best lives. We value the uniqueness and diversity of our employees and recognize that nurturing the diverse perspectives and strengths of our people translates into innovative breakthroughs for patients.

*This position will be based from either the Alexion site in Boston, MA, New Haven, CT, or Wilmington, DE, and may require up to 10% travel.

This is what you will do:

Alexion RDU is looking to build the next generation of patient-centric data analytic and application platforms. We are looking for a qualified individual whose passion is understanding how to best utilize healthcare data and platforms to drive business innovation.

The Manager Data Architecture and Strategy is a key member of the IT Team reporting to the Associate Director, Enterprise Data Architect, and has close interaction with IT business partners and business function leadership. The individual must be a self-starter with strong communication, and organizational skills who will work to become a trusted BI partner to the Alexion functions. The Manager Data Architecture and Strategy will work across the Alexion RDU enterprise to ensure that Alexion RDU data is being utilized effectively and strategically.

The Manager Data Architecture and Strategy will work very much in a consultant capacity, partnering with business stakeholders globally as well as Alexion IT management to ensure that the organization is effectively managing their data assets and utilizing architecture that makes the best use of those data assets. This individual is also responsible for understanding cross-functional business processes and unique data demands, often participating in matrix teams in solution delivery involving data and platforms. This individual will also participate in the support of data solutions and processes involving data cataloging, SOPs, Data Governance, and platform architecture.

You will be responsible for:

The Manager Data Architecture and Strategy will also be responsible for supporting IT and business-driven activities which will include the following:
  • Serves as a consultant to others on the use of the data within the Alexion RDU
  • Identify, assess, and recommend options in the purchasing or use of Alexion RDU data
  • Contribute to decision-making on whether to strategically partner with select data and/or analytical providers
  • Have a lead role in technical data governance
  • Continue to develop and maintain a data catalog of all key Alexion RDU data assets
  • Participate on multiple Alexion data-driven projects at any given time
  • Identify ways in which data and analytic partnerships can be developed and implemented
  • Work with Procurement and Business units in establishing data standards for purchasing data assets
  • Supports key data IT strategies such as Data Governance, Reference Data, Meta Data, and Data Provisioning

You will need to have:
  • 5 years experience in the pharmaceutical healthcare space
  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical data, data warehousing, and technologies as well as a firm grasp on Master Data Management solutions and processes.
  • Ability to work on complex data issues related to data application and analyses requirements
  • Ability to collaborate and effectively engage with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Responsible, conscientious, organized, self-motivated, and able to work with limited supervision
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize the work
  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment. As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours

We would prefer you to have:
  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university is required, with a major in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or other related scientific or technical discipline
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Must have excellent analytical and logical thinking
  • Working knowledge of data warehousing and experience with Database technologies and concepts: SQL Server, Data lakes, Catalogs, etc.
  • Experience with data visualization tools: Qlik Sense, Tableau, etc.


Alexionis a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Furtherinformation about Alexion can be found at: .

Alexion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where every single person can belong because of their uniqueness. The Company will not make decisions about employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, creed or lackthereof, sex, sexualorientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status,parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), pregnancy(including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), military status, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, mental illness or other characteristics protected by law. Alexion provides reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of candidates and employees. To begin aninteractive dialogue with Alexion regarding an accommodation, please contact Alexion participates in E-Verify.

As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion offers a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more.

AstraZeneca completed its acquisition of Alexion, marking the creation of Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease. If you're interested in career opportunities with AstraZeneca, click here .

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