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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Senior Director, Central Quality Business Operations in Ireland

Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the chance to 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 is what you will do:

Th e Senior Director, Central Quality Business Operations ensures efficient and effective conduct of business and GxP service operations in the Alexon Central Quality Systems and Compliance (CQSC) team. The Senior Director, Central Quality Business Operations is a member of the CQSC Leadership team and works closely with this team to ensure strategic and operational alignment both within the function and with Alexion RDU and Astra Zeneca partners.

This Senior Director, Central Quality Business Operations leads proactive business planning and financial management within CQSC, and ensures CQSC services are delivered in alignment with Alexion RDU operational requirements. They are responsible for overseeing CQSC change management and communications.

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing and overseeing the main business processes of the CQSC team, including but not limited to budgeting, finance forecasting, resourcing and communications

  • Facilitating CQSC business strategic planning activities ensuring alignment with Alexion RDU deliverables and organizational strategies

  • Leading CQSC operational reviews assuring proper staffing and budget adherence

  • Ensuring CQSC conducts efficient and effective GxP service operations and identifying and executing against opportunities for improvement

  • Monitoring CQSC business process and service performance against performance milestones and KPIs.

  • Developing narratives and materials for key routine and ad hoc CQSC business presentations

  • Overseeing CQSC change management activites and ensuring communication of same to internal and external stakeholders

  • Hire, coach, and support the growth and development of direct reports allowing for career progression and succession planning.

    You will need to have:

  • A university degree

  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in GxP or similar regulated environment and 5 years in people manager roles

  • Strong working knowledge of global regulatory and GxP requirements

  • Prior experience in business operations/management activities

  • Project management skills with proven track record in delivery against organizational objectives

  • Adept at financial and resource modeling

  • Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving and negotitation skills

  • Strong decision making and accountability

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to present to various audience levels

  • Able to travel up to 10% of the time

    We would prefer for you to have:

    A graduate degree in management, business administration or finance


    Alexion is 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. Further information about Alexion can be found at: www.alexion.com.

    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 lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), 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 an interactive dialogue with Alexion regarding an accommodation, please contact accommodations@Alexion.com. Alexion participates in E-Verify.

    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 (https://careers.astrazeneca.com/) .