Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

Astrazeneca Pharma India Ltd

Senior Project Manager

Details of the offer

Why AstraZeneca and Why Enabling Units IT ? At AstraZeneca, we follow the science, turning ideas into life-changing medicines. In Enabling Units IT, were applying cutting edge technologies such as AI, machine learning, data engineering and analytics to provide business-critical insights to help deliver breakthrough drug discovery and drive digital transformation as strategic business partners.

When you join our expanding team, youll thrive in our culture of excellence, engagement and development. We take the career ambitions of our IT professionals very seriously with formal training balanced by learning by doing and flexible arrangements to support your life outside work. As an inclusive and diverse employer, we know that different ideas, perspectives and opinions make us better. We all share the same commitment to quality and collaboration with colleagues and the wider healthcare community.

You will be joining a diverse and truly global team as our technology professionals work across multiple geographies spanning from India to the US. You will seamlessly integrate with multiple cultures and like-minded individuals who are continuously motivated by the pace, breadth and ever-evolving nature of our work as well as our desire to truly push the boundaries of science.

Who we look for
Were seeking talented IT professionals who can combine in-depth knowledge of their specialist area with the ability to collaborate with experts across other disciplines. Passionate, curious and results-focused, youll be unafraid of challenging the status quo. Youll relish the opportunity to bring new and innovative ideas to the fore, and have the courage and conviction to see them through. Youll also be flexible, agile and bold in your thinking, and dedicated to doing the right thing.

For leadership roles, we look for the ability to build strong relationships and business understanding. Youll need the confidence and credibility to embed a culture of delivery excellence, generate ideas, drive innovation and build an external industry network.

Job Role Details

Reporting to an SPM or Programme Delivery Lead, the Enabling Units IT Project Manager leads small project teams or supports larger projects / programmes from initiation to close, to deliver or support delivery of effective solutions that meet approved customer and business needs.

We are looking for a Project Manager with solid experience of managing projects to plan, mobilize, manage, and deliver transformational IT projects. Our projects deploy a range of technologies including internal custom build solutions, packaged software, ERP solutions, data warehouses, Software as a Service, Cloud based solutions and BI tools.

The Enabling Units IT Project Manager leads a project team from initiation to close, to deliver effective solutions that meet approved customer and business needs. Project Managers are accountable for determining and delivering solutions to approved budget and schedule commitments whilst meeting required quality and compliance standards. Focus areas include risk management and delivery of business benefit. This role is also required to follow established project management standards and contribute to continued development of the project management capability.

Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills, as well as a delivery focus are strongly required.

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities

Agree and deliver plans for small projects (or contribution to a section of a larger project), including activities, resources, costs, roles, responsibilities and quality as defined in the IT Project Management Methodology (ADF).
In some of the engagements, selected candidates may need to support in the co-ordination role supporting Senior Programme/Project managers.
May need to work during UK business hours as required by the Project.
For small/sub projects, manage changes to project/programme scope, ensuring that all impacts and changes are approved and appropriately communicated to stakeholders and review boards. Manage relationships with business stakeholders to ensure the effective capturing of business requirements and commitment to project/program objectives. Responsible for steering / stakeholder meetings, communication of status, issues, and risks.
Assist with managing project / programme budgets, forecasts, tasks, schedules, risks, change management, and status to support effective decisions and project reporting to stakeholders and review boards.
Identify and assist with effective risk & issue management. Escalate risks and issues as appropriate.
Ensure the project team adheres to all standards including ADF, quality, and compliance, as well as processes, defined technical capabilities, and best practices.

Support senior colleagues in the continued development of the project management capabilities and ensure that best practice is adopted and reinforced.
Typical project cost in the range of $100k - $1m, with a project team of up to 12 people.
Work collaboratively with:

Supplier Management function to manage delivery of small-sized supplier contracts.
Internal and External Suppliers to ensure delivery of agreed products and services while ensuring adherence to AZ project delivery standards
Business stakeholders to ensure the effective capturing of business requirements and commitment to project objectives

Skills and Capabilities



Project Management skills
Good communication and organisational skills
Good business acumen with sensitivity to environment
Familiar with project management and delivery methodologies and standards
Fair understanding of technology terminology and SDLC framework
A self-starter with high levels of drive, energy, resilience, and a desire for professional excellence
Demonstrate flexibility, and the right attitudes and behaviours

Some experience of working with internal and third party suppliers.
Experience leading small teams and activities.
Agile, Lean & Six Sigma Skills
Key Relationships to reach solutions

Internal (to AZ or team)

Programme and Project Managers
Steering committees and business stakeholders
IT resource and service providers
User community
Internal Suppliers

External (to AZ)

Third party suppliers
External networks

Source: Timesjobs



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