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Project Analyst, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States
At AstraZeneca, we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We're passionate about the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we believe we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new insights to life.

The Biologics Program Management Office (PMO) supports the Global Biologics Operations strategy delivery through leading-edge project, program and portfolio planning, execution, delivery and benefit realization across multiple functions, sites and regions, using robust methodology, tools and expertise.

The Project Analyst role is responsible for supporting Project and Portfolio execution as the owner and administrator of The Hive Project and Portfolio Management System. The Project Analyst will ensure high quality and timely updates of Project and portfolio data and metrics in order to drive business value (by utilizing, improving and owning the Hive system). This role will also provide important tracking and documentation of decisions and action items from our Portfolio governance forums spanning multiple sites and functions. The Project Analyst will also be responsible for creating and maintaining the project management business processes (through Nimbus) on behalf of the PMO. Reports to the Director, Biologics Operations PMO.

What you'll do:
  • Global system owner and administrator for the Hive Project Management tool. Ensuring there is a robust and stable data model to support the Biologics functions as well as the Biologics manufacturing sites. Leverage the Hive to provide a forum for appropriate escalation, change control and support model across the network.
  • Monitoring and control the program/projects throughout the project lifecycle ensuring our monthly reporting standards are adhered to.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining the PMO business processes within Nimbus, ensuring the team performs appropriate process confirmations throughout an annual cycle.
  • Curating Program reporting, Portfolio governance and PMO metrics in order to drive improvements and business performance.
  • Responsible for Project Financial Tracking and Reporting, ensuring there is accurate flow of cost information between BES & GTO for those projects in the portfolio.
  • Supporting Program/project closedown, utilizing lessons learned techniques and ensuring project teams capture these in the appropriate database and are shared across relevant stakeholders.
  • Accountable for management of the PMO Virtual lean board and the associated PowerApps supporting system flow.
  • Responsible for the management and accuracy of the PMO SharePoint site and Portfolio governance SharePoint sites
  • Where appropriate, leads cross-functional project teams to deliver successful projects (can be drug product or non-drug product specific projects) ensuring project execution, deliverables are achieved and risks are appropriately managed.
  • Supports Director of PMO with Team meetings, offsite F-2-F planning and execution.

Essential for the role
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience
  • 3 years minimum experience in the pharmaceutical, biopharm or GMP industry; must be familiar with pharma or biopharm GMP.
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and communications skills.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and fast pace. Willingness to be flexible and pick up a variety of activities
  • Advanced analytics skills and experience of influencing business decisions through the provision of data insights.
  • Experience in Project Management, Change Management and Communications.
  • Experience of working within a PMO and knowledge of typical programme management documentation.
  • Basic understanding of Lean.
  • Basic understanding of Operations processes & process mapping.
  • Independent proactive worker with high attention to detail. Ability to prioritize and deliver quality work at pace. Takes appropriate initiative and accountability.

Preferred Skills/Experience:
  • Business process design, deployment and change management experience
  • Experience working globally, leading virtual teams in a matrixed environment
  • Project management accreditation or qualification
  • Change management accreditation or qualification
  • Experience of Sharepoint
  • Experience of reporting systems: Qlikview, PowerApps, PowerBI

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, groundbreaking 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? Wonderful! We have one seat available and we hope it's yours.

Next Steps - Apply today!

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