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AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals jobs
Maryland (MD), Gaithersburg
Job Code:  R-033646
Employer:  AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Category:  Information Technology

Location
Country:  United States
State:  Maryland (MD)
City:  Gaithersburg
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09/13/2018

Description
Senior Project Manager, IT - Gaithersburg, Maryland

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're 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 valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

Our Science and Enabling Units IT vision is to deliver the best science IT capabilities in biopharma, which we define as agile, responsive and fit-for-future. Our goal is to engage with our stakeholders as a strategic partner in delivering life-changing medicines to our patients. The desired effect of your role is to take accountability as a leader for delivering a 'Best in Class' IT experience within the early science units including both Innovative Medicines (IMED) and Medimmune.

Delivering the portfolio of projects and services needs people with hybrid skill sets covering technical, analytical, project management, service management, BRM and business analysis skills, combined with an excellent knowledge of AZ Finance and GPPS processes. Our project managers lead or contribute to a range of projects including pure IT, or IT and business change projects.  Our projects deploy a range of technologies including internal custom build solutions, packaged software, ERP solutions, Software as a Service, Cloud based solutions, BI tools.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

The Project Manager leads business and transformation projects/programs, ensures that they align to the vision and business strategy, and that true business value is delivered to the customer as a result. Having a strong partnership with the business customer driving the demand for the solution is critical to success in this role. As such the Project Manager will not only meet demand, but also challenge and renegotiate demand as needed based on strategic technical drivers and corporate ambitions.  The Project Manager has a relentless passion for delivery, with a strong customer focus. The role views process as guidance for achieving delivery, and constantly looks for innovative means to deliver quicker and more seamlessly within the process guideposts. The role is accountable for ensuring solutions solve key business needs in an integrated and simple manner, exploiting existing assets where feasible, and minimizing the long term total cost of ownership. The role must also ensure that delivery occurs with a sense of urgency and speediness of response, and can be completed within the approved program budget and schedule commitments, whilst continuously assessing risk and balancing the need for flexibility and agility with conformance to standard methods and tools. Focus areas include stakeholder management across Business, IT, and vendor partners, risk management and delivery of business benefit. This role is also required to coach and mentor others in Program and Project Management, and drive development of the project / program management capability across IT in a tangible and measurable way. For more details please see job description below

Essential requirements:


•Technical or Business degree or equivalent years of experience
•Project Management experience, ideally in a Pharmaceutical IT environment
•Blue-chip or multinational company experience, and experience of working with matrixed organizations
•Demonstrated skills interacting with Senior Leaders (up to C-level for senior PMs)
•Proven skills and experience delivering, managing and controlling large projects /programs
•Experience of working with onshore and offshore suppliers
•Experience of working with internal delivery teams
•Demonstrated understanding of quality and compliance
•Excellent relationship management, and influencing skills
•Proven track record negotiating across complex groups
•Experience shaping innovative solutions
•Experience working in global organization and across cultural boundaries
•Strong interpersonal skills and passion for customers
•Good communication skills (both oral and written) and facilitation skills with the ability to work with others to achieve objectives.
•The ability to travel both domestically and internationally
•A self-starter with high levels of drive, energy, resilience
•A sense of ownership and enterprise leadership to delivery high quality solutions that solve business problems

Desirable Requirements:

•Master's degree preferred
•Program/Project Management certifications preferred (Prince, PMP, MSP, Agile - Scrum, SAFe)

Apply now to learn more about this exciting opportunity with a world renowned pharmaceutical brand!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, 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.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

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.

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