Associate Director, Diagnostic Project Management (Precision Medicine) Job at AstraZeneca – Barcelona, Barcelona provincia
The Diagnostic Project Management group within Precision Medicine, Project, Portfolio & Operations is accountable for providing project and portfolio management to ensure successful delivery of diagnostic projects from initiation of development to regulatory approval, across all therapy areas, and to further optimise the delivery of precision medicines by defining and fostering best practices. Furthermore, this group is responsible for driving continuous improvement processes, for providing accurate Precision Medicine portfolio information for decision making and business reporting, and for capacity and resource management.
The ADDPM will work across several cross-functional diagnostic project/ programme teams to provide hands on project management expertise to deliver projects within agreed time, budget and quality. The role depends on close collaboration with Project Managers and project teams to ensure strategic alignment, and with Information Managers, who are responsible for inputting project information into AZ’s enterprise planning tool (PLANIT).
Manages multiple complex projects to deliver to time, cost and quality
Creates and manages project plans to supervise and drive delivery of major milestones
Manages project costs aligned to investment decisions, and FTE resources aligned to project needs/ forecast demand
Creates and manages project risk logs, and drives mitigating actions with diagnostic project teams
Creates progress reports to track delivery to time, cost and quality
Coaches, and works with, Diagnostic Information Managers to ensure accuracy of project/ portfolio information within AZ’s enterprise planning tool (PLANIT)
Drives process simplification and standardisation across Precision Medicine to maximise efficiencies and establish best practice
Meeting planning and facilitation
Plans and facilitates Diagnostic Project Team meetings, ensuring accurate actions are captured, circulated and followed up on.
Plans and facilitates Precision Medicine project review meetings, attended by Precision Medicine leaders, diagnostic project team members and key R&D stakeholders
Deputises for the Diagnostic Project Manager at programme level, as necessary
BA/BSc in relevant subject (or equivalent experience)
Significant experience within a scientific project management environment
Expert understanding of Project Management techniques, tools and principles
Strong organisation and forward-planning skills, with attention to detail
Experience of global team-working and effectively communicating with key stakeholders
A professional, enthusiastic and proactive approach, with the ability to independently manage a diverse and fast paced workload
Experience of using Microsoft Office/ Outlook, project planning tools and web-based programmes
Prior experience in managing and reporting of project information
Professional project management qualification (e.g. PMP)
High-level understanding and curiosity about Precision Medicine
Experience of using PLANIT to accurately forecast resource and maintain milestones
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About the Company
Company: AstraZeneca –
Company Location: Barcelona, Barcelona provincia