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Senior IT Project Manager - Manufacturing, Supply Chain Project Management

Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Job ID R-195235 Date posted 21/05/2024

Senior IT Project Manager - Manufacturing, Supply Chain Project Management

Career Level - E

Leverage technology to impact patients and ultimately save lives

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, information technology? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the IT strategy in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? If so, AstraZeneca might be the one for you!


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work.


It’s a dynamic and results-oriented environment to work in – but that’s why we like it. There are countless opportunities to learn and grow, whether that’s exploring new technologies in hackathons, or redefining the roles and work of colleagues, forever. Shape your own path, with support all the way. Diverse minds that work cross- functionally and broadly together.

About the role

The Project / Programme Manager leads a project team from initiation to close, to deliver effective solutions that meet approved customer and business needs. Project / Programme Managers are accountable for determining and delivering solutions to approved budget and schedule commitments whilst meeting required quality and compliance standards. Focus areas include Risk Management and delivery of business benefit. This role is also required to follow established project management standards and contribute to continued development of the project management capability.

Typical Accountabilities

Agree and deliver plans for projects / programmes, including activities, resources, costs, roles, responsibilities and quality as defined in the IT Project Management Methodology (ADF).
Manage project / programme budgets, forecasts, tasks, schedules, risks, organisational change, and status to support effective decisions and project reporting to collaborators and review boards. Coordinate status and delivery of project workstreams. Identify / manage dependencies between projects (intra-program and across portfolio).
Manage relationships with key business collaborators to ensure the effective capturing of business requirements and commitment to project/program objectives. Responsible for steering / collaborator meetings, communication of status, issues, risks.
Ensure effective risks & issues management processes are in place and effectively used. Resolve problems and advance as appropriate.
Build a cohesive project team and provide the leadership necessary to improve the team’s success. Provide individual coaching and development of team members as needed.
Manage changes to project/programme scope, ensuring that all impacts and changes are approved and appropriately communicated to collaborators and review boards.
Develop service transition plans including controlled hand-over into support and maintenance.
Ensure the project team adheres to all standards including ADF, quality, and compliance, as well as processes, defined technical capabilities, and standard methodologies. Establish program governance and lead Decision Point reviews; member Steering Committee.
Ensure expected benefits realization is consistent with project deliverables and clearly understood by collaborators and project team.
Support continued development of a world-class centre of excellence for project management capabilities and ensure that standard methodology is adopted and reinforced.
Typical project cost in the range of $1m and above, with a project team of up to 12 people.
Effectively collaboratively with:

Supplier Management function to handle delivery of small to medium-sized supplier contracts Suppliers to ensure delivery of agreed products and services while ensuring adherence to AZ project delivery standards Key business collaborators to ensure the effective capturing of business requirements and commitment to project/programme objectives

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


Technical or Business Degree or relevant proven experience
Confirmed skills and experience managing and controlling project budgets
Experience leading and developing project teams with strong problem skills
Evidence of shaping innovative solutions that have a major impact within the business area and organisation
Strong Project and Progamme Management Skills
A capable knowledge of Financial Management and Benefits Delivery practices.
Strong communication, relationship, and consulting skills
Knowledge and experience with suppliers and supplier solutions
Excellent business insight with sensitivity to environment
Experience with project management and delivery methodologies and standards
Project[VA1]  / Programme Management certifications
Experience[VA2]  working in a global organization where collaborators and project team members are geographically dispersed.
Strong leadership[VA3]  skills

Experience working in and accountable for Supply chain projects/programmes. i.e. projects/programmes supporting the processes Plan, Source, Make and Deliver.


Masters degree
Agile, Lean & Six Sigma Skills

Key Relationships to reach solutions

Internal (to AZ or team)

Programme and Project Managers
Steering committees and key business collaborators
IT resource and service providers

External (to AZ)

Third party suppliers
External networks


We’re a network of high-reaching self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering premier technology and data solutions.

We’re not afraid to take ownership and run with it. Empowered with unrivalled freedom. Put simply, it’s because we make a significant impact. Everything we do matters.


Are you already envisioning yourself joining our team? Good, because we’d love to hear from you! Click the link to apply and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.


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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 [VA1]Moved from Desirable

 [VA2]Moved from desirable

 [VA3]Moved to essential

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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