Digital Project & Change Manager

Digital Project & Change Manager


Shape AstraZeneca’s digital journey

Lead AstraZeneca’s transformation, fusing our digital and data capabilities with backing from the business to make it happen. Applying our skills for good, we feel a pride like no other as we positively impact patients across the world.

We currently have a new opportunity for a Digital Project & Change Manager to join our team in Macclesfield. To make an impact and deploy the overall strategy with the digitalization teams here in the North West in the second largest manufacturing site in the AstraZeneca network.

Here, we thrive in a high-tech and LEAN-based environment where we value collaboration and smart solutions.

Acting as a key implementer to enable the UK Operations Digital Strategy to come to fruition, you will collaborate with leaders across the site focussing on how to bring business value through Digital Technology.

Operating with a high level of interactive communication, with a broad range of partners on all levels, to implement Digital PoC, Pilots and scaling initiatives whilst representing the users of UK Operations, demonstrating high levels of inclusion and cultural sensitivity.


Deliver digital projects ensuring process, people and funding is delivered on time in full for the relevant Digital use cases.

Conduct Lean process mapping within use case areas to ensure problems are fully understood and customer requirements are mapped, ensuring the correct technology is used.

Participate and partner in local forums for digitalization and promote knowledge transfer

Understand todays’ business challenges & the future needs of the business

Partner with IT and the business to identify ways to contribute to achieving and exceeding business objectives and drive the delivery of innovative business solutions to maximise competitive advantage.

Ensure standardised technologies & processes are adopted and ensure relevance of the technology to the problem is maintained

In collaboration with local partners ensure the business impact/benefit of technology is evaluated and mapped and influence partners on priorities & resource commitments

Project risk and issue management & reporting

Provide an oversight of local and global initiatives around digitalization

Support PETs / functions in their digitalization strategy and ensure alignment to UK Operations strategic plans for digitalization

Establish and track key performance indicators for UK Operations

Conduct business benefit analysis on potential digital projects

Essential Skills:

  • Proven experience of successfully deploying a variety of business analysis tools/techniques to enable business change

  • A specialist in Lean methodologies including process mapping, problem solving and continuous improvement

  • Experience leading large/complex change projects in matrixed environments

  • Strong engagement, communication and influencing skills including excellent presentation skills

  • Strong Stakeholder management challenging where appropriate

  • Experience of working in a regulated environment

  • Experience of virtual collaboration to lead, shape and develop innovative solutions

Desirable Skills:

  • Relevant Degree/formal certification in Project or Change Management (or equivalent)

  • Lean SIX SIGMA training

  • Practical usage of Agile Methodology

  • Experience of working in a global organisation with complex/geographical context

  • Pharmaceutical business awareness

  • Cross industry business awareness/business domain knowledge

  • Broad understanding of Supply Chain processes

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration.

There are so many fantastic employee benefits that AstraZeneca offer! AstraZeneca can offer you a competitive salary, private healthcare, a fantastic holiday allowance, phenomenal training and development opportunities, and much more.

So, what’s next…

Are you already imaging yourself joining the team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

We welcome your application no later than Monday 27th September

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Open Date: 17/09/2021

Close Date: 27/09/2021

More Information

Apply for this job

Privacy Policy / BBSTEM Limited | Registered in England and Wales | Company No: 11127036