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 focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Senior Strategic Project Manager - Oncology in Gaithersburg, MD, you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives.
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.
The Senior Strategic Project Manager (SPM) is a subject matter expert regarding project management best practices. This person will work collaboratively with Medical Leaders and other team members to ensure project goals and milestones are achieved. This position provides a high level of project management expertise to Medical Teams ensuring smooth and efficient operational implementation of evolving Medical brand strategies and life cycle management, enabling on-time / on-budget project delivery. The SPM will maintain, promote and influence plans via project management tools. The role has a high job complexity and the successful candidate must have a high level of independence to meet requirements outlined above with minimal supervision.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
As SPM, you will work with Oncology Therapeutic Area/Functional Leadership teams for development of multi-year area roadmaps, brand medical plans and/or major initiatives. You will lead translation of strategy into project plans and deliverables and communicate plans/accountabilities to the team as well as leadership and key stake holders, escalating as appropriate. You will bring lessons learned from other projects to effectively drive these project strategies.
Additionally as SPM, you will monitor overview of the financial status; drive decision-making within cross-team structure, including tradeoff/prioritization discussions regarding both programs and spend. You will challenge team and functional representatives on project assumptions relating to time, cost, resources and contingencies. You will maintain plans for major initiatives, such as product launches, via project management tools. As SPM you will proactively take initiative to address issues impacting team efficiency; creating process designs to streamline and simplify business processes.
* BA/BS, ideally in science or medical field
* 5 - 7+ years' pharmaceutical/biologics industry experience
* Demonstrated success in managing complex cross-matrix, multi-year projects
* Strong communication and collaboration skills
* Proficient in all Microsoft applications
* MBA and/or PMP certification experience
* Experience in late stage drug development and/or product launches
* Oncology experience
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