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Clinical Project Manager

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden Job ID R-157321 Date posted 23/01/2023

Are you experienced in, and passionate about IT leadership? Consider applying your expertise to impact the delivery of innovative business solutions to build maximum competitive advantage in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being daring, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

Job Description:

The Project Manager will handle a major project (valued in excess of $2M) within a function or geography or a major workstream within the Redefining Clinical Data Flow Program. The role will lead a project team from initiation to close, to deliver effective solutions that meet approved customer and business needs. Project/Programme Managers are accountable for resolving 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.

This role is an authority and advocate working collaboratively as part of a customer-facing Clinical Development Operations IT team.

Typical Accountabilities:

  • Agree and deliver plans for projects / programmes (or contribution in part to a larger project), 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, change management, 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).
  • Assure / develop service transition plans to ensure project delivered solutions are balanced within a BAU operations environment, including controlled hand-over into operational support.
  • Sustain relationships with key business collaborators to ensure the effective capturing of business requirements and dedication 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 call out as appropriate.
  • Build a cohesive project team and provide the leadership required to improving the team’s success. Provide individual mentoring and development of team members as needed.
  • Lead 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 encouraged benefits realization is consistent with project work and clearly understood by collaborators and project team.
  • Support continued development of an outstanding center of excellence for project management capabilities and ensure that standard methodology is adopted and reinforced.
  • Typical project cost in the range of $100k - $1m, with a project team of up to 12 people.
  • Effectively collaborate with:

  • Excellent customer and supplier relationship management
  • Internal and External Suppliers to ensure delivery of agreed products and services while ensuring alignment to AZ project delivery standards
  • Key business collaborators to ensure the effective capturing of business requirements and dedication to project/programme objectives

The position is a Matrix Manager role which covers all AstraZeneca countries.

Education, Qualifications, and Experience

Required:

  • Technical or Business Degree or relevant demonstrable experience
  • Shown skills and experience managing and controlling project budgets
  • Experience leading and developing project teams with a diverse blend of skills
  • Evidence of crafting innovative solutions that have a major impact within the business area and organization
  • Proven relevant experience as an Associate PM or equivalent role.

Desireable:

  • Master’s degree
  • Project / Programme Management certifications
  • Experience working in a global organization where collaborators and project team members are geographically dispersed.

Skills and Capabilities:

Required:

  • Strong Project and Program Leadership Skills
  • Shown problem solving capabilities.
  • A capable knowledge of Financial Management and Benefits Delivery practices.
  • Broad understanding of IT systems and technology implemented within a business context.
  • Effective communication, relationship and consulting skills
  • Knowledge and experience with internal and external suppliers and solutions
  • Excellent discernment with sensitivity to environment
  • Experience with project management and delivery methodologies and standards

Desireable:

  • Demonstrable Leadership skills
  • Agile, Lean & Six Sigma Skills

Key Relationships to Reach Solutions:

Internal (to AZ or Team):

  • Program and Project Managers
  • Steering committees and key business collaborators
  • IT resource and service providers
  • Purchasing

External (to AZ)

  • Third party suppliers
  • External networks

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being ambitious - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering innovative methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

So, what’s next!

Are you already envisioning yourself joining an inclusive environment? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

Where can I find out more?

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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.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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