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Associate Director, Global Project Management

23 days ago: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Job Description

AstraZeneca:
At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.
As an Associate Director, Global Project Management in Gaithersburg, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. GMD (Global Medicines Development) drives late-stage development of our innovative pipeline, transforming exciting science into valued new medicines and ensuring patients around the world can access them.
AstraZeneca’s vision in Oncology is to help patients by redefining the cancer-treatment paradigm, with the aim of bringing six new cancer medicines to patients between 2013 and 2020. A broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused principally on four disease areas - breast, ovarian, lung and hematological cancers. As well as other tumor types, these are being targeted through four key platforms - immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, and antibody drug conjugates, underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies.
This position plays a highly visible, critical role in successfully delivering innovative medicines through the drug development process to patients.
The GPM ensures alignment of the project strategy and operational delivery. The position provides exposure across a wide variety of cross functional teams to achieve key development, regulatory and commercial milestones. You will be a champion for best-practices and drive project management efficiency through leadership and influence of global team members and staff.

Responsibilities
Our team lives by a clear vision: Working collaboratively to optimize projects and our portfolio. The GPM position is a great career opportunity for drug development project managers who are highly motivated to succeed. If you’re a passionate communicator adept at motivating matrixed team members, and can bring an entrepreneurial spirit of ‘get it done better’, join us in this highly visible influential role and be a part of bringing innovative medicines to patients.
Manage Strategy Alignment
+ Provide program management leadership by active input into the project strategy & vision, ensuring alignment of the project strategy with operational delivery,
+ Lead elements of the drug project strategy or cross-project and portfolio strategies, or other initiatives, where project leadership of complex sub-projects is needed.

Cross-functional Team Leadership and Delivery
+ Create a shared sense of purpose, inspire and energise others.
+ Coach project teams towards successful issue resolution and decision making, and focus the team on the right activities at the right time. Identify development opportunities for team members.
+ Serve as a core member and drive efficient operation of the Global Project Team (GPT) including overall plans, priorities and risk management.

Governance
+ Contribute to / lead specific aspects of preparing for governance interactions.
+ Drive new investment activities by actively navigating teams through governance and key company processes that allows efficient (timely and informed) decision making for senior leaders.

Entrepreneurship
+ Lead by example in learning, innovation, cross-functional collaboration and conflict resolution; seek opportunities to change paradigm and removes barriers within and outside the team.
+ Champion company best practices and adaption of new project management practices.

Planning, Monitoring and Delivery
+ Ensure that overall team deliverables, budgets, schedules, and performance standards are realistically set, governance approved and attained, and that the project effectively fulfils all business reporting requirements.

Requirements
You will have strong leadership skills coupled with a strategic mindset and a sharp focus on delivery to succeed in this role.
Essential
+ Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or technical subject
+ Cross-functional drug development experience

+ Experienced project manager with successful track record of delivering all aspects of projects within agreed time, quality and cost.

+ Ability to motivate, lead and inspire high performing teams
+ Strong people leadership and ability to function collaboratively in a matrix environment with good influencing, networking and upward management skills (i.e. stakeholder management.)

+ Excellent working knowledge of project management tools and processes.
+ Ability to effectively engage with senior stakeholders

Desirable
+ Advanced degree in a scientific discipline and / or MBA
+ In-depth knowledge of drug development process, particularly late stage clinical development
+ Project Management (PMP) Certification
+ Drug development experience within any of the following therapeutic areas: Oncology / Immuno-oncology / Respiratory / cardio-vascular / metabolic disease / infection, neuroscience and autoimmune disease.
Next Steps – Apply today!

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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.
AstraZeneca:At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As an Associate Director, Global Project Management in Gaithersburg, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. GMD (Global Medicines Development) drives late-stage development...