Associate Director, Functional Project Management

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As an expert, responsible for delivery of CPSS aspects of drug projects. Monitors that drug projects fall within agreed time, budget and quality. Ensures that the project team adopts the required tools and processes. Manages and coaches a team of junior project managers. Recognised expert within own field and often first point of contact for specialist queries. Initiates and drives continuous improvement initiatives as well as leading non-drug projects.

Typical Accountabilities

  • As a lead functional project manager, typically supports complex or high-impact projects
  • Responsible for CPSS planning related to research and development projects and inputs to cross-functional planning
  • Responsible for delivery of CPSS project aspects to agreed time, quality budget, project standards, company quality standards, taking into consideration the wider project landscape and AstraZeneca’s strategy
  • Establishes and maintains a positive project environment by providing effective leadership.
  • Develops and maintains process and technology required to effectively manage a portfolio of projects.
  • Acts as an expert source of knowledge in area of expertise; defining, implementing and communicating project management strategy.
  • Proactively drives development and implementation of new project management strategies through use of new or current systems and resources.
  • Keeps own knowledge of best practices and new relevant developments up to date.
  • Leads and implements globally agreed Scientific Project Management strategies including process and technology related to the function.
  • Manage individual and team performance, budget, resources and talent development

Essential qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science
  • Significant experience in bioanalytics
  • Significant experience in scientific project management and local regulations and developments
  • Excellent communication skills and stakeholder management


  • Advanced degree within field and/or professional certification
  • Business Strategy and Portfolio operational experience
  • Team management experience

Salary: Competitive

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Advertising opens on 2nd November 2021 and we welcome with your application; CV and cover letter, no later than 17th November 2021

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