Pfizer GBI Senior Associate in Beijing, China

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues are working together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Each position at Pfizer touches and contributes to the success of our business and our world. That's why, as one of the global leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry, Pfizer is committed to seeking out inspired new talent who share our core values and mission of making the world a healthier place.

As a member of the Global Business Intelligence (GBI) Centre of Excellence (CoE) China team, part of Pfizer's Business Technology (BT) organization, this Senior Associate position has responsibility to:

responsible for the engineering of Business Intelligence (BI), data management, reporting artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics projects within the region and on occasions, globally; collaborate with the GBI regional and global GBI Solution Engineering colleagues for successful design, implementation, and delivery of multiple projects; collaborate with the GBI Solution Delivery team, project client (typically a Pfizer business unit or enabling function) and Business Technology (BT) business facing business partners in the region; provide thought leadership to drive BI innovation and new ways of working; and partner with other teams to advance BI capabilities in the region.

The position is part of a growing team where teamwork is paramount and involves working closely with the GBI Solution Delivery team, and other BT organizations, to provide our colleagues with trusted and innovative solutions that empower them to draw business insights from data, to improve patient lives, deliver new medicines and pioneering care for the people who rely on us.

At times, this position will require independent working and management of third party partners/vendors within the portfolio of assigned projects, to engineer and implement high quality solutions to uncover insights with real business value in alignment with Pfizer's and the region's business and technology strategies.

  • Manage and be responsible for the technical design and technical implementation of Business Intelligence (BI), data management, reporting artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics projects in region, that maximize the value from data in answering business questions that accelerate the building of a healthier world and improve patient lives.

  • Responsible for technical planning, data & architecture design, data modelling, technical implementation and the communication of technical progress to key stakeholders.

  • Work with the business, Business Technology (BT) stakeholders and partners/vendors to capture key requirements, translate them into projects in alignment using Pfizer's approved standards & architecture and seek approval for projects following the standard governance processes. Where appropriate, conduct prototyping and innovation sessions.

  • Work collaboratively with GBI Platform team for platform and infrastructure enablement, including platform/tool selections, architecture, estimation and technical solution design.

  • Work collaboratively with the GBI Service Operations, GBI Solution Delivery, GBI Platform, AI CoE and other Business Technology (BT) teams to deliver viable Business Intelligence technical solutions through building relationships.

  • Serve as the first technical escalation and resolution point for all engineering phases of assigned projects.

  • Maintain solid customer engagement with key stakeholders, including business, StratCO and BT colleagues.

  • Assist in the creation of thought leadership materials to drive BI innovation and technical roadmaps.

  • Partner with other enabling functions (e.g. StratCO Business Analytics & Commercial Operations teams) to advance BI capabilities in the region.

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum undergraduate degree in either a technical or a relevant discipline (e.g.: computer science, information management, operation research)

  • 3+ years of BI solution engineering experience

  • Experience in engineering Business Intelligence (BI), data warehousing, reporting, big data, advanced analytics & Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions in large organizations, both in traditional waterfall and agile approaches

  • Experience in engineering BI cloud based solutions

  • Experience with technical solution management tools such as JIRA, Jenkin, Github

  • Experience of management consultancy is preferable

  • Experience in developing and socialising business cases with both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, preferably Commercial or sales and marketing

Functional and Technical Skill Requirements:

  • Generic skills:

  • Project (Solution Delivery) management

  • Supplier/Vendor management

  • Consultancy/Facilitation

  • Innovation with changing business requirements

  • Interpersonal skills:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)

  • Working in a complex matrix organization

  • Technical and Engineering skills:

  • Ability to architect & design data models and solutions

  • SQL development, database administration and performance tuning

  • Data manipulation and extraction using modern programming languages (e.g. Java, C++, C#, Python, Scala, Spark)

  • Unix/Linux development - package management, knowledge of filesystems, performance monitoring/troubleshooting

  • NoSQL databases and Relational databases

  • Data Warehousing & Reporting (Microsoft SSRS and SAP Business Objects)

  • Cloud based infrastructure (preferably AWS)

  • Data Integration techniques and practices

  • Information Architecture & Data Governance

  • Data Visualisation (Tableau)

  • Master Data Management & Data Stewardship

  • Future customer, industry and information technology trends

Occasional travel may be required

  • Ability to create technical examples, prototypes, and demonstrations based on rapidly changing data sets

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary environment; with the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse audience

  • Ability to communicate the results of complex analysis to non-technical audiences via effective visualizations and presentations

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

10% travel to other Pfizer locations

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.