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Senior Project Analyst - Manufacturing Accounting - FTC expected for 12-18 months

Location Luton, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-105269 Date posted 04/05/2021

Finance at AstraZeneca has a clear vision to become trusted partners, creating value and leading change. As such, Finance has a pivotal role to play in shaping our long-term financial health, partnering to deliver great results through insight, delivering excellence in financial operations and safeguarding AstraZeneca’s assets and reputation.

In Finance Transformation, we support this ambition by being trusted partners for change excellence and building long-term capabilities to make us future-fit. This is where you could come in. Working in Finance Transformation is fast-paced, dynamic and challenging. We are looking for people who want to seize the opportunity to take an exciting step in their personal development journey and play a fundamental part of delivering a world-class finance organisation. 

Flexibly working directly with the PMO Lead or directly with a Project Manager, supporting the Programme or a project, you will support creating, defining, improving and carrying out the central PMO processes to ensure the strategic and operational goals of the Programme/projects are delivered.  

This is an initial 6 month contract that would like be extend to at least 12 months for the right individual.

Your new role!

  • Runs key PMO processes – reporting, risks and issues, planning, governance, deliverables and approvals, change management and resourcing and pro-actively looks for continuous improvements

  • Utilises and develops PMO tools to coordinate preparation of internal and external reports through gathering, analysing and summarizing data and information from the project teams and ensuring escalation where needed

  • Trains project managers on PMO tools and methodology and ensures consistent adherence

  • Collates and develops and manages execution of consolidated project plans in MSP/Excel and PPT for projects or programmes, including activities, resources, costs, roles, responsibilities and quality and ensures tracking of the project delivering on time and on budget

  • Owns key PMO assets and holds accountability for regular updates

  • Manages own smaller improvement projects

  • Assists in the initiation, coordination and analysis of resource allocation, financial controls and documentation preparation

  • Effectively manages changes to project/programme scopes, cost and timeline

  • Prepares complex presentation materials for senior management reports

  • Develops and creates PMO management reports and key performance parameters

  • Assists with the preparation of a variety of reports covering budget status, forecast reports and other management reports

  • Supports the onboarding and off-boarding process of employees into the team

Your essential qualification, skills and experiences:

  • Finance function/project experience

  • Experience of PMO in a complex >$100m transformation programme

  • Pro-active and well developed organisational and interpersonal skills

  • Advanced Excel, PPT, MSP and Sharepoint skills

Your desirable qualifications, skills and experiences:

  • Business degree / professional qualification

  • Experience of working in a global organisation with complex/geographical context

  • Appropriate project qualifications

  • Accounting/finance qualifications



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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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