Program Manager, Early Oncology, R&D

Do you have expertise in the Biopharmaceutical industry and a passion for the delivery of solid Project Management within clinical programs? to include leading and coordination of drug development teams, managing project charters and deliveries tracking? would you like to apply your expertise and strategic influence to impact high quality processes and standards within the Computational Pathology site in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation 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.

Site description

Welcome to Computational Pathology Munich, one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca, providing a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities, it’s important to us that you bring your full self to work every day. To help you maintain your best self, here’s a sneak peek into some of the things this site provides for you: After-work events, Lunch & Learns, Bright and spacious environment, Sustainable office working environment, Networking events, family and childcare support and of course the Alps around the corner for hiking, biking and skiing.

Business area

Be part of fulfilling our ambition to be world leaders in Oncology. We are already the fastest growing team within AstraZeneca and across the industry, and there are countless new indications and targets in our game-changing pipeline. We deliver this value through launch excellence, commercial effectiveness and maximising the lifecycle. By leveraging our commercialised portfolio we are confident we can change the practice of medicine and redefine cancer treatment. We’re brave disruptors – entrepreneurial, courageous and pioneering in our approach. Here you have the opportunity to step up, take personal accountability and lead changes in our ever-evolving environment.

With pace and drive, comes trust that we will get it done. Embrace the freedom to create and expand your horizons. Always backed and supported by pioneering leaders, this is the place to build a world-class career that’s meaningful and rewarding. Here we’re on a journey to becoming digitally-enabled, to discover new ways of offering better solutions to our patients. Join the team with a vision to use data as a tool, to build a better, deeper, more personal understanding of the people we’re helping. To ultimately deliver better outcomes for them – through dynamic omnichannel content, personal relationships and experience.

What you’ll do

Scope of responsibilities include coordination of project charters, milestones and deliveries tracking, day to day operational support including project documentation, maintaining communication with internal and external collaborators, accountability for project related purchase orders, financial monitoring and regular update to senior leadership.

You will effectively work within a matrix environment to communicate and identify/resolve issues that could have implications to the broader organization and stakeholders. Have awareness of company processes/standards and how this impacts Computational Pathology Munich (CPM) deliverables. Create and contribute to processes. Demonstrate strategic influence and ability to communicate across the many levels within a global organization.

  • Manage the overall resource planning across different projects and support both Image Data Sciences and Pathology departments heads with efficient and flexible resource management

  • Provide project management support to the teams with timeline creation and tracking of achievements using project dashboards. As required, additional responsibilities include meeting management (team agendas, minutes, follow up actions), risk mitigations, and facilitation of requests (data access, access right management).

  • Support the use of project management and lean tools into daily operation.

  • Coordination of planning and follow-up activities to support drug development projects as well as functional remits such as intellectual property protection and publications

  • Collaborate with project stakeholders and key partners to ensure accurate management and follow up resource forecasts and achievement dates

  • Clear and efficient communication with multiple stakeholders including those within CPM, and facilitate meetings to address business issues, develop mitigation plans, and build consensus

Essential for the role

  • Masters in Science and Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred.

  • Proven skillset in the use of project management tools

  • Experience in purchase to pay processes

  • Demonstrated experience and skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio, MS teams and OneNote

  • Excellent organizational, forward-planning, team working and stakeholder management skills with a strong attention to detail

  • Must be able to work independently on multiple tasks in a high paced environment, be dedicated and detail oriented

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills including priority setting and time management

Desirable for the role

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills (including negotiation and presentation skills) with strong ability to communicate clearly and concisely within an international matrix environment

  • Ability to negotiate within project team and promote high performance

  • Demonstrates a composed, professional manner when dealing with issues, challenges, conflicts and opportunities

  • Builds positive collaborative relationships with a variety of internal staff and outside contacts

  • Ability to multi-task effectively and prioritize workload with a sense of urgency in moving projects forward

  • Working knowledge of project management software such as MS Project or Planisware

  • Experience with project dashboards using Tibco Spotfire or Tableau.

  • Must have consistent record of high-quality independent work

Why AstraZeneca?

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, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

  • If you’re curious to know more then please reach out to Louise Bennett

Competitive salary package and benefits

Close Date: 03/09/2021

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