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Change Manager

Location Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Stockviken, Värmland County, Sweden Job ID R-108304 Date posted 14/09/2021

Change Manager

Macclesfield, Cambridge, (UK) Gothenburg, Sodertalje, (Sweden). Gaithersburg, Wilmington, (USA)

Do you have expertise in, and passion for change management? Then this role could be for you!

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and spark your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. We foster an inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

Technology at AstraZeneca is a home for purposeful disruptors!

The Strategy & Execution team supports our IT teams to align their objectives and key results to deliver the IT2025 strategic priorities. We are bringing clarity and cross functional team alignment, creating a culture and mindset that embraces collaboration, results management and outcomes thinking.  We are building a data-driven, digital approach to defining, aligning, managing and reporting strategic outcomes, helping our teams to execute fast and work with purpose

As the ChangeManager you will supportthe Change ManagementLeadwithtransformationalchange governance and identification of how change effects IT and AZ functions. This will include supporting the design andimplementation of processes that ensure effective collaboration between cross functional, multi skilled teams, promotingalignmentandintegrationandsupporttoensuresuccessfuladoptionandconsumptionofprocess,organizationaland technologychanges


  • You will support the Strategy & Execution Change Management Lead with execution, governance and communications oftransformationalchange and contribute to the designofgovernanceandcontrolsreportingagainstprogram/projectstatusandrisks.

  • Responsible for analysis and reports, on change goal performance and defining strategies to reinforce desired behaviours/actions andrecognizeor promotesuccesses / key learning

  • You will leverage enterprise frameworks and methodologies to deliver change management support for key initiatives &strategicprograms and lead/provide support to smaller BAU change projects or programs and change initiatives including providingcoachingand capabilitybuilding

  • Developing and maintaining the IT Change Management playbook will be key – aligned to AZ enterprise Change Managementstandards anddrivesconsistentadoptionandcapabilitybuildacrossteamsinvolvedinChangeactivities andprograms

  • In relation to communication and engagement you will play a key role in activities suchas,butnotlimitedto,Pulse&ITExcellence, deliveringconcisecommunicationtosummarisethecurrentchangeinitiative/programstatusandimmediatepriorities

  • Working closely with the Strategy & Execution Communications Lead to provide content and vision for Change andengagement communications plans and artifacts and keep yourownknowledgeofbestpracticesandnewrelevantdevelopments uptodate

  • You will act as a source of knowledge in area of expertise, defining and communicating important initiatives acrossdepartmentand functions as well as networking with colleagues and experts, supporting prioritisation activities and providing strategy and change managementadvice and serving as a resource for others by sharing experience and coaching within and beyond project team andownfunction

Essential Requirements: Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degreein relevantdiscipline

  • Knowledgeandexperienceindeliveringtransformationchangestrategies &governance

  • Strongcommunications&influencingskills

  • Strongorganizationalawareness,engagement,alignmentand customerorientation

  • KnowledgeofChangeManagementStandards,BestPracticesand Methodologies

  • Goodknowledgeofprojectmanagementprinciplesandexperience managing large complex cross-functional,midto long-termprojects

  • Able to develop short and long-term plans to executestrategicpriorities

  • Facilitationandcoachingexperience

  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills toanalyzeand resolveissues

Desirable Requirements:

  • Professionalchangemanagementcertification

  • Projectmanagementexperience


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 diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

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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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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