Associate Project Manager, Oncology - R&D


At AstraZeneca, we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the utmost 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.

The Oncology therapy area at AstraZeneca is unparalleled. We have built and strategically acquired one of the most promising Oncology pipelines in the industry. You will be among inspiring oncology industry leaders who will keep you engaged and empower you to be the best. We seek out opportunities to do dynamic and significant work which means we won't just follow the same course of action time and again if we can see potential in a different way of building life changing medicine.

Our Gaithersburg, Maryland facility creates life-changing medicines for people around the world. This campus employs more than 3,500 experts in our field and is only a short drive from Washington, DC. This modern and vibrant scientific campus is the home of R&D and Oncology in the US. Here, we play host to some of the most cutting-edge technology and lab spaces, all designed to inspire collaboration and cross-functional science. We believe employees benefit from being challenged and inspired at work. We are dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and collaboration.

The Gaithersburg site offers a variety of amenities to help boost productivity and help keep our employees happy and healthy. This includes a fitness center, employee healthcare clinic, electric vehicle charging stations, dry cleaning, full-service cafeteria and copy center. This is where you'll find newly-designed, activity-based work spaces to suit a variety of working styles while increasing collaboration between teams.

As the Associate Project Manager, you will support successful delivery of large, complex, cross-functional strategic projects globally across multiple Oncology R&D functions and sites. You will be responsible for supporting the planning and execution of projects, prioritizing your work in alignment with the Oncology R&D strategy, applying structured project management tools and actively building standard methodology project management capabilities within Operational Management. Your key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Builds practical and implementable project plans, that are well-aligned to project vision and scope, to ensure sustainable, impactful solutions in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Drives cross-functional project teams to ensure successful delivery of projects
  • Tracks and reports on the progress of assigned projects to the appropriate governance, partners, and senior management.
  • Reports project issues and risks, including concerns, as appropriate.
  • Supports and contributes to preparation of project updates to appropriate steering committees, business planning and operation network, Oncology R&D Leadership Team (ORD LT), and other key partners. Ensures all key partners are always kept appropriately informed of project status.
  • Contributes to and demonstrates best practices for project planning and execution that are fit-for-purpose.
  • Enables delivery of Oncology R&D objectives and supports the broader community.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, related operations/manufacturing field or business
  • 4 plus years of Project Management experience
  • Proven track record of success in delivering projects timely, on-budget and to committed results to generate significant business value
  • Takes appropriate initiative and accountability including proactively prioritizing work in alignment with business requirements
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and communications skills
  • Experienced in using MS Office Suite, especially PowerPoint, Word and Excel

Desired Skills:

  • 4 plus years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry
  • Strong team management skills
  • Comfort with ambiguity and fast pace

This role can be based at our Gaithersburg, MD or Cambridge, UK location

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we're opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

So, what's next!

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.

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