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Sr Project Manager / Project Manager, Inhalation Product Development, South San Francisco, CA, - Operations

Location South San Francisco, California, United States Durham, North Carolina, United States Job ID R-109959 Date posted 11/06/2021

Do you enjoy driving projects? Are you looking to make a difference in the life of patients? If so, this could be the role for you!

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, 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 are our kind of person.

As a Sr. Project Manager / Project Manager, you will be located at our South San Francisco, CA location in the heart of the Bay Area biotechnology space! With innovation at the center of everything we do, Inhalation Product Development (IPD) designs and delivers the drug-device combination products (including formulation, device and packaging) required to support new medicines.

This position could be located at our South San Francisco, CA site or our Durham, NC site.

This position could be filled as a Sr. Project Manager or Project Manager depending on experience.

The Sr. Project Manager/Project Manager will collaborate with the Drug Product Development Lead to create and maintain the IPD project plan, detailed budget and vital resources, support multiple projects within our inhalation portfolio from early-phase development through commercialization. Drive project plan activities across functions and hold activity owners accountable to meet agreed-upon timelines. Identify and progress innovative ways and constructively challenge the status quo to achieve the best lean outcomes.

Sr. Project Manager

What you will do:

  • Supervise project progress including identifying critical activities, risks and dependencies, as well as comparing deliverable forecasts to the baseline.
  • Communicate project risks, issues, and status to the Drug Product Development Lead, team members, and other partners per the communication plan and work with team members to resolve project issues, mitigate risks, and make project decisions.
  • Facilitate project meetings, including issuing minutes and maintaining the action and risk logs. Ensure project team members complete tasks to time and quality expectations.
  • Work closely with the Project Management Office and Global Project Managers to ensure budget forecasts, resource estimates, and achievement dates are accurately reported in the overall program reports. 
  • Support the use of PM and lean systems into daily operation of IPD-CA.  Managing CMC, nonclinical and regulatory team activities.

Education/Experience:

  • BS in Science or Engineering or Project Management (or equivalent)
  • 7 - 10 years of proven experience in project management and planning.
  • 7 - 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Well-developed digital /computer literacy specifically: MS Teams, MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio.  Proven history in effectively managing a global team to meet deadlines.
  • Project leadership experience from working on projects through commercialization.
  • Good understanding of global Regulatory requirements, the evolving landscape and the constraints and opportunities this presents.  Experience of cost management for large scale projects.

Desired:

  • CAPM, PMP or other project management certification a plus.
  • IPD experience strongly preferred.

Project Manager

What you will do:

  • Support project progress including identifying critical activities, risks and dependencies, as well as comparing deliverable forecasts to the baseline.
  • Communicate project risks, issues, and status to the Drug Product Development Lead, team members, and other partners per the communication plan and work with team members to resolve project issues, mitigate risks, and make project decisions.
  • Facilitate project meetings, including issuing minutes and maintaining the action and risk logs. Ensure project team members complete tasks to time and quality expectations.
  • Work closely with the project teams and IPD-CA leadership to ensure budget forecasts, resource estimates, and achievement dates are accurately reported in the overall program reports.
  • Support the use of PM and lean systems into daily operation of IPD-CA and managing CMC, nonclinical and regulatory team activities.

Education/Experience:

  • BS in Science or Engineering or Project Management (or equivalent)
  • 3 - 5 years of proven experience in project management and planning.
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Well-developed digital /computer literacy specifically: MS Teams, MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio.
  • Proven history in effectively managing a global team to meet deadlines.  Project leadership experience from working on projects through commercialization.
  • Good understanding of global Regulatory requirements, the evolving landscape and the constraints and opportunities this presents.  Experience of cost management for large scale projects.

Desired:

  • CAPM, PMP or other project management certification a plus.
  • IPD experience strongly preferred.

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 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 are developing new ways to work, cutting-edge methods, and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey!

Next Steps – Apply Today!

Are you ready to bring new insights and fresh thinking to the table? Curious to know more, then please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well-qualified for this opportunity. Know someone who would be an excellent fit? Please share this posting with them.

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