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Location:
Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
Job reference: R-043042
Posted date: May. 13, 2019
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AstraZeneca is one of the world’s most exciting bio-pharmaceutical companies. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal, we’re on a mission to turn ideas into life-changing medicines that improve patients’ lives and benefit society. We are active in over 100 countries and we employ over 59,000 people. We are an  innovation-driven biopharmaceutical with over 60 years of experience.

AZ Global Technology Center Guadalajara

The AstraZeneca GTC in GDL, is a vibrant, high-energy facility, fully equipped to support our business with 490 IT professionals. We continuously improve our IT environment by innovating for competitive advantage. We are fully committed to redefine and provide support to enterprise-wide IT solution platforms, infrastructure and services.

The Software Shared Services group in AstraZeneca Global Technology Centre in Chennai encompasses Testing Shared Services that cater to the testing demand of various business requirements within AstraZeneca.The service will deliver a comprehensive range of testing services to AZ projects and applications. The Test Manager will be responsible for running and delivering the AZ projects with high quality and cost effective testing services.

Role and Responsibilities

·Maintain and manage relationships with key stakeholders (North America & UK) from an operational and tactical perspective.

·Manage, coach, motivate and develop direct reports.

·Ensure end to end delivery of the testing service including meeting up with the productivity commitments

·Balances relationship among budget, staffing mix and milestones when building test plans and schedules

·Responsible for planning and directing the work of a group of individuals, monitoring their work, and taking corrective action when necessary.

·Work with the requestor to review the estimates and secure project funding

·Ensure that the required resources are on-boarded onto the project based on the skill requirements

·Engage testing lead from the corresponding work stream to complete detailed analysis and estimates

·Review and approve the detailed analysis and estimates from team lead and approve the estimates

·Validation Testing : Define end to end Validation Strategy / Plan for individual components of the Program

·Selects individuals for assignments to ensure teams have necessary technical, functional and test management capabilities

·Encourages others to implement better and/or innovative ways to meet goals and overcome obstacles – advocate the shift left behavioralong with “own it” mind set and “can do” attitude

·Ensures that changes in scope or schedule are justified, covered financially and agreed to by appropriate decision makers

·Ensure all the deliverables meets the Shared Service required standards

·Monitor and enforce all processes for testing as per standards defined by the organization.

·Manage and escalate issues about project requirements (Software, Hardware, Resources) to project manager

·Conducting steering committee meeting with the management and other stakeholders

·Conduct periodic meetings to review the progress with the team and client and operation level

Essential Skills and experience

·Experience of leading a large QA team

·Experience managing and mentoring a test teams

·Experience working with a range of testing techniques, tools, process and delivery methodology

·Strong stakeholder management skills

·Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

·Excellent spoken and written English language skills.

·Proactive approach to problem solving.

·Able to grasp and understand new technology and concepts

·Experience working in globally distributed team.

·Master’s / Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Desirable Skills and experience

·Experience of Agile methods

·Experience of Validation methods

·Experience in automation frameworksmethods

·Experience working in a shared service environment

·Possess certification at test management/architect level. (CSTM/ISEB Practitioner etc.)

·Tool Certification - Performance Testing , Test Management tool or functional testing tool

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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