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Project Manager, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Created06/12/2021
ReferenceR-110818
CategoryR&D BioPharmaceuticals
CountryUnited States
StateMaryland
CityGaithersburg
Zip20877
SalaryCompetitive
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 the Project Manager for CPQP within CPSS will support operational activities related to outsourcing, regulatory submissions, and Bioanalysis in Clinical Pharmacology and Quantitative Pharmacology (CPQP) within Clinical Pharmacology and Safety Science (CPSS) department.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • You will manage Clinical Research Organizations (CRO) alliances that provide non-clinical/clinical laboratory testing for multiple projects. Scope of responsibilities include coordination of statement of work (SOW), purchase order creation, invoicing, budget tracking, day today operational support, status reports, relationship review with CRO and regular update to senior leadership. You will provide specialist administrative support and financial governance to the CPQP department. Key accountabilities are to ensure that all studies and collaborations have the correct documentation and pricing, accountability for raising purchase orders, paying the invoices and financial monitoring throughout the life of the study. The successful candidate will be expected to respond to complex requests on behalf of customers (internal and external) and documenting financial analysis for the project teams and for financial accruals.
  • 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 CPQP and CPSS deliverables. Create and contribute to processes where little or none exist. Demonstrate strategic influence and ability to communicate across the many levels within a global organization.
  • You will represent BLA sub teams for assigned ongoing and upcoming studies/programs in CPQP within CPSS department. You will provide project management support to the teams with timeline creation and tracking of achievements. As required additional responsibilities include meeting management (team agendas, minutes), risk mitigations, and facilitation of requests.
  • You will assist CPQP with support for late stage projects, BLA regulatory filings, and creating/tracking of timelines for deliverables. Liaise with Regulatory Affairs and the broader BLA team to align on strategy, plan for resources, and ensure timely delivery of global submissions.
  • You will have clear and efficient communication with multiple stakeholders including those within CPSS, Regulatory and Clinical Operations, as well as lead and facilitate meetings to address business issues, develop mitigation plans, and build consensus.
  • 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.


Education and Experience Required:

Essential
  • Minimum 4 years proven experience in the biopharmaceutical industry which includes experience with late stage clinical programs with increasing responsibility in project management and/or leading drug development team(s)
  • Masters in science and Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred.
  • Proven skillset in the use of project management tools
  • Experience in purchase to pay processes
  • Strong understanding of purchasing tools and systems eg. iSAVE and iBUY
  • 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


Desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills (including negotiation and presentation skills) Strong ability to communicate clearly and concisely within a 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 and/or Planisware.
  • Must have consistent record of high-quality independent work


This position is in Gaithersburg, MD
The AstraZeneca Gaithersburg campus employs more than 3,500 specialists in our field and is only a short drive from Washington, DC. This green, sustainable, modern, vibrant scientific campus is where we host some of the most cutting-edge technology and lab spaces. Newly designed, state of the art research spaces and open seating floor plans are just a couple of ways we work cross functionally and collaboratively.

The Gaithersburg campus also provides an award winning café, free garage parking with electric car charging stations, bike racks, free fitness center to include classed and personal training game rooms, outdoor patio, bocce ball court, arcade games and game tables, recharge Pod's, library, walking trails, onsite dry cleaning pickup, haircutting service, health and wellness center, starbucks café, and much more!

Benefits:
AstraZeneca is a leading company in the healthcare industry, with a mission to enrich the lives of others. It's our business to support healthy living, not only for our patients, but also for our employees. Our benefits program is flexible enough to meet employees' varying needs, and offers valuable choices.

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Apply today!

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics.

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 ground-breaking methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.
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