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Portfolio Change Lead

Location Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia Job ID R-157520 Date posted 24/01/2023

Portfolio Change Lead

Do you have experience managing and overseeing projects across all areas of the business, including Supply Chain improvements?  Would you like to apply your expertise and join an organisation that follows science and turns ideas into life-changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

We are looking for an agile Portfolio Change Lead, with perseverance, change management and formal change control system experience to join the PMO team.

  • An exciting 12 months Fixed-term Full-time opportunity

  • Be part of the Regional and Global partnering support functions

  • Execute Supply Chain changes impacting site operations

About AstraZeneca

Join the team where everyone feels a personal connection to the people that we impact. From our science labs to manufacturing at scale, we are committed to delivering at the highest quality. It’s inspiring and rewarding work, influencing every part of the product lifecycle to deliver life-changing medicines. To ultimately make people’s lives better – from patients and their families to all of us in society.

The North Ryde manufacturing facility remains an important centre for both AstraZeneca and manufacturing in Australia.  We are proud of our long heritage in Australia, where for more than 65 years, AstraZeneca has been providing medicines to treat many cancers and chronic diseases, saving lives and extending life for millions of Australians.

What you’ll do

Working under the PMO Lead, the Portfolio Change Lead supports operations and other business units in a ‘Subject Matter Expert’ capacity through project planning, execution and handover and into BAU. Working with site, regional and global partners, you will deliver high impact critical projects.

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Work with the PMO Lead to define the project outcomes and objectives in conjunction with project sponsor and stakeholders across own and teams’ projects. 

  • Supports other Project leads as required to meet site priorities. 

  • Determines & writes project specifications by studying customer requirements, end user/stakeholder interactions, and performance standards. 

  • Determines & writes and maintains project schedules  

  • Controls project costs and cashflow forecasts 

  • Prepares project status reports and where required recommending actions to SteerCo 

  • Lead solutions, line trials and testing of new materials

  • Support, monitor and follow-up on work to ensure successful implementation and operation 

Essential for the role

  • Engineering, Science or Logistics tertiary qualification

  • Zero tolerance of unsafe working practices.

  • Extensive experience in manufacturing environment.

  • Effective management of external contractors

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Effective personal management including workload, resource, and time management

  • Effective project management skills across technical and business projects

Desirable for the role

  • Validation and/or Quality System Documentation

  • Pharmaceutical Experience

  • Project Management qualification

  • Supply chain experience

  • Materials specifications

  • Lean manufacturing experience

  • Automation / Digitalization experience

  • SAP proficiency

  • and International cGMPs  

  • Knowledge of Sterile Manufacturing 

Why AstraZeneca

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

AstraZeneca in Australia has been formally recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). As an organisation we stand with confidence on our gender equality initiatives including pay equity, leadership development programs, and zero tolerance for gender-based harassment. This achievement exemplifies our commitment to building high performing, inclusive and diverse teams that collaborate across our enterprise, aligned to our values and strategic priority of being a Great Place to Work 

Other Benefits

  • YOU Days- offer an extra day off every month

  • On site car park

  • On site staff canteen

So, what’s next?

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

  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have a seat available, and we hope it’s yours.

  • If you’re curious to know more then please reach out to Dia Dutta. We look forward to your application by the Wednesday 8 February 2023.

Where can I find out more?

Our Social Media, Follow AstraZeneca on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/1603/
Our website https://www.astrazeneca.com.au/

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 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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