This role is critical to the successful development of new medicines and allows for exposure to a wide variety of cross-functional activities which are required to achieve key development, regulatory and commercial milestones.
The GPM ensures alignment of the project strategy with operational delivery. You will be a champion for best-practice at all times and drive project management innovation through personal leadership and appropriate management of staff and team members.
We have a number of exciting opportunities across various levels of experience from Manager to Director level, and across all of our therapeutic areas including oncology / immuno oncology and respiratory.
Manage Strategy Alignment
Provide program management leadership by active input into the project strategy & vision, ensuring alignment of the project strategy with operational delivery,
Lead elements of the drug project strategy or cross-project and portfolio strategies, or other initiatives, where project leadership of complex sub-projects is needed.
Cross Functional Team Leadership and Delivery
Create a shared sense of purpose, inspire and energise others.
Coach project teams towards successful issue resolution and decision making, and focus the team on the right activities at the right time. Identify development opportunities for team members.
Drive efficient operation of the GPT (including overall plans, priorities and risk management).
Contribute to / lead specific aspects of preparing for governance interactions.
Drive success by actively navigating teams through governance and key company processes that allows efficient (timely and informed) decision making for senior leaders.
Lead by example in learning, innovation, cross-functional collaboration and conflict resolution; seek opportunities to change paradigm and removes barriers within and outside the team.
Champion company best practices and catalyze adapting new project management practices to broader company processes.
Planning, Monitoring and Delivery
Ensure that overall team deliverables, budgets, schedules, and performance standards are realistically set, governance agreed and attained, and that the project effectively fulfils all business reporting requirements.
You will have strong leadership skills coupled with a strategic mindset and a sharp focus on delivery to succeed in this role.
Bachelor’s of Science or equivalent in an appropriate discipline
Cross functional drug development experience
Experienced project manager with successful track record of delivering overall project results within agreed time, quality and cost.
Ability to motivate, lead and inspire high performing teams
Strong people leadership and ability to function collaboratively in a matrix environment with good influencing, networking and manage upward (ie, stakeholder management) skills
Excellent working knowledge of project management tools and processes.
Ability to effectively engage with senior stakeholders
Advanced degree in a scientific discipline and / or MBA
In-depth knowledge of drug development process, particularly late stage clinical development
Project Management (PMP) Certification
Dedicated experience within any of the following therapeutic areas: Oncology / Immuno oncology / Respiratory / cardio vascular, metabolic disease drug development
Additional Salary Information: Locations of the roles are in one of our 3 business hubs - Cambridge, UK; Gaithersburg, US & Gothenburg, Sweden. The majority of the roles are in the US
AstraZeneca is a global innovation driven biopharmaceutical business and we are investing very heavily in our scientific and clinical capabilities. We discover, develop, manufacture, and market small molecules and biologics for important areas of healthcare, which include some of the world's most serious illnesses: oncology, cardiovascular, infection, autoimmune, respiratory, and inflammation.
We are active in over one hundred countries with a growing presence in emerging markets including China, Brazil, Mexico and Russia. We employ over 50,000 people and invest over $5 billion in R&D each year.
AstraZeneca are proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives and are made to feel energized, valued and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.