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Project Delivery and Systems Specialist

Location Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Job ID R-202491 Date posted 13/06/2024

Do you have a passion for Science? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then 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 ambitious, 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.

Summary of the Group:

Biopharmaceutical Development (BPD) develops the broad range of scientifically-advanced, high-quality processes and methodologies required for the manufacture and supply of clinical products across the AstraZeneca’s biologics portfolio. CMC Project Management function within BPD plays a meaningful role in advancement of projects in the pipeline by strategic CMC leadership and coordination of in/out-licensing activities.

The Project Delivery and Systems Specialist is responsible for supporting project teams, project managers, and CMC Project leads to deliver upon their projects and financial targets. They support planning and development of the cross functional project plans and engaging and coordinating with functions to ensure the project schedule, costs and resource forecasts reflect the agreed strategy. This role has a moderate job complexity, and the successful candidate must have a high level of dedication, flexibility, and independence to meet requirements outlined below with minimal direction.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Update and maintain Planisware (an enterprise resource planning - ERP - Platform) templates in close collaboration with departmental functions and project managers.
  • Resource and activity planning for early development projects
  • Super-user of financial systems used by the team (eg, COUPA, Oracle, etc).  Supports CMC PM team with managing cost items, cost item tracking, cost categorization, transaction/PO matching, reconciliation and month end close & accruals. 
  • Influences, develops, maintains, owns, and deploys key project management tools. Ensure tools are used appropriately, driving best practices and consistency across projects.
  • Engagement with Business initiatives.
  • Benchmarking and analytics. 

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or equivalent proven experience in a relevant technical discipline such as Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, Immunology or Chemical Engineering.
  • 1-2 year of Project or PMO support experience (preferably in CMC) is helpful

Required Skills:

  • Understanding of biologics CMC development and manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of Project Management tools.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity. Must be professional, dedicated, and detail-orientated.
  • Effective problem solving skills to manage a broad range of issues and projects and deliver innovative solutions
  • Highly organized and able to work independently on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, analytical, and digital literacy.

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with Planisware or other project & portfolio management system is strongly preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification
  • working knowledge relevant to management of the technical disciplines represented within the CMC team is encouraged.

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 entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, groundbreaking cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

So, what’s next!

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

Where can I find out more?

Check out our landing page for more information on our BPD group  https://careers.astrazeneca.com/bpd

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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.

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