Project & Change Manager

Project and Change Manager


Are you experienced in Project and Change management and looking for your next challenge? If so this could be the role for you

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 disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

In Operations we have a big ambition – to deliver more medicines to patients, quicker and more affordably.

Experience the excitement and varied challenges as we launch new products. Resilient in the face of a constant flow of ground-breaking scientific products and novel medicines. It’s the quality of the products that ignites our passion to rapidly develop innovative new processes.

A dynamic environment with complex, technical projects. Here we are constantly striving for better. It’s why we keep pushing the boundaries of product process management through careful monitoring of risks and decision-making.

Responsible for managing large, complex and novel projects and change within and beyond UK Operations to deliver balanced business benefits, you will lead and drive value on Business Processes which are owned on behalf of UK Operations.


Working within an experienced team of Project and Change Managers based at Macclesfield, you’ll be required to deliver a diverse range of projects, ranging from new product introductions to divestments/discontinuations, from supply chain or asset strategy changes to IT/digital projects.

Self-motivated with a solid track record of managing projects, you’ll have a technical background with an ability and aptitude for working with complex technical problems.

With a positive attitude, you will demonstrate the drive and collaborative skills to work effectively cross-functionally with the ability to handle cultural differences sensitively and negotiate different interests.

We’ll look to you to identify risks and propose solutions, balancing the business needs and costs with a range of issues. This will include taking personal accountability for decision-making in risk management processes.

Engaging and with strong presentation skills, you will interact at different levels across different functions within the organisation, liaising with partners in order to negotiate with and positively influence the beliefs, opinions and behaviours of others. This will require well-developed networking and stakeholder management skills and cultural sensitivity.

You will contribute to standardizing, continuously improving and developing AstraZeneca frameworks and processes and as appropriate manage business processes.

Essential Requirements

  • Educated to degree level in a scientific, engineering or business discipline (or equivalent)

  • Project Management qualification (or equivalent)

  • Previous experience within a similar manufacturing or Pharma organisation

  • Deep understanding of global supply chain activities and processes

  • Ability to develop, manage and ensure compliance with business processes

  • Ambitious, with the ability to thrive on uncertainty and handle ambiguity

  • Demonstrate passion and energy to influence and sustain outcomes to set deliverables


  • Knowledge/experience of AZ Project Management and AZ Change Management

  • Knowledge about the Operations organization and operating models

  • Knowledge of lean methodologies and ways of working

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. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

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 midnight Tuesday 25th May

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Open Date: 19/05/2021

Close Date: 25/05/2021

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