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Sr. TA Director, PPM Oncology

Location Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China Job ID R-104309 Date posted 14/10/2021

Typical Accountabilities

  • Responsible for tracking performance of project delivery under the assigned TA
    • Tracking and managing portfolio project performance (e.g., timeline/budget), monitoring/addressing emerging issues, and providing regular project update to governance body, stakeholders and senior management
    • Seek alignment of project priority with other TA leaders
  • Leading the planning/execution of portfolio projects and programs in CNPTs if needed
  • Guide the CNPT for the optimized governance review process
  • Coaches project teams towards successful issue resolution and decision making. Focuses the team on the right activities at the right time
  • Organize the regular C-PRF
  • Be the interface with GPPM organization for the assigned TA
  • As the member for PPM LT, Lead projects/initiatives that improve ways of working and increase team/organization effectiveness and functional/organization capability
  • Models cross-functional collaboration and effective conflict resolution
  • Provide line management to direct reports

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Education with Pharmaceutical related major and project management training
  • At least 10 years relevant working experience in drug development
  • Global working experience is a must
  • Deep knowledge in drug development and project management, with both global and China experience
  • Deep knowledge and experience in financial management of projects and developing the business cases for projects.
  • Disease Area expertise in one or more therapy areas and experience with both small and large molecules
  • Understanding of project management tools and ways of working to plan, execute, identify and mitigate risks for a project
  • Leadership, strategic thinking, problem solving
  • Communication & Presentation skills
  • Effective meeting and time mgmt and meeting minute organization
  • Ability to see cross-project dependencies and act to resolve issues
  •  Influencing and stakeholder engagement/management skills


  • PhD in scientific discipline and/or MBA
  • Expert reputation  within the business and industry
  • Extensive knowledge of the latest technical and regulatory expectations
  • Program Management (PgMP) Certification

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised. 


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.

10000725 G PRSP R&D Oncology (Susan Galbraith (07016555)) (85008610)

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