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GRAPSQA/GMD Ops – M&A – Solution Delivery

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

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Location:
Gaithersburg, MD
Posted Date:
8/18/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
R-010549
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Location: Gaithersburg,
Maryland,
United States
Gothenburg,
Västra Götaland,
Sweden
Job reference: R-010549

Posted date: Aug. 10, 2017



The Role

The purpose of R&D Information is to partner R&D science units, namely Innovative Medicines (IMED), Global Medicines Development (GMD) and MEDIMMUNE, to support them in delivering the drug development pipeline.

Our ambition is to provide world-class expertise in Scientific Information & Technology solutions, and to “Make IT inspire R&D” through the following mission:

  • Increase productivity and creative insights - simple, easy to use IT solutions that delight
  • Support informed decision making - bringing together the right information at the right time
  • Build future competitive advantage - through our expertise in science, technology and information

In delivering to this mission, R&D Information requires people with hybrid skill sets of technical ability and knowledge of the R&D processes.

Key Accountabilities

High Level Function Overview

The purpose of R&D Information is to partner R&D science units, namely Innovative Medicines (IMED), Global Medicines Development (GMD) and MEDIMMUNE, to support them in delivering the drug development pipeline.

Our ambition is to provide world-class expertise in Scientific Information & Technology solutions, and to “Make IT inspire R&D” through the following mission:

  • Increase productivity and creative insights - simple, easy to use IT solutions that delight
  • Support informed decision making - bringing together the right information at the right time
  • Build future competitive advantage - through our expertise in science, technology and information

In delivering to this mission, R&D Information requires people with hybrid skill sets of technical ability and knowledge of the R&D processes.

Key Accountabilities

The role holder will contribute project and service management, business analysis, customer engagement and strategy to acquisition, divestiture, and integration initiatives in the R&DClinical domain as a delivery lead within the RDI Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Integration Team. The role will support current affiliate integration projects, acquisitions, and divestitures.

This will be achieved by:

  • Establish working relationships with the Clinical Operations and B&I customer group within AstraZeneca and affiliates to develop an understanding of working practices, information strategy, and integration requirements
  • Contribute to the planning and delivery of RDI M&A IS portfolio of services and projects
  • Contribute to strategic improvement initiatives to establish an industry leading M&A integration platform
  • Use knowledge and understanding of clinical development to support GMD business areas, contributing to business direction, priorities, and information strategy, driving innovative solutions to issues and challenges.
  • Contribute in developing the capabilities (methods, processes, best practices etc.) in at least one of the Programme- Project- Service Management, Business Analysis or Business Relationship Management capabilities.
  • Delivery of excellent services to Clinical GMD business units, and support service management activities to ensure that services are delivered in accordance with Service Level Agreements and business requirements.
  • Support less experienced Project/Service Managers and/or Business Analysts in the execution of their duties.

Requirements

Required Skills & Knowledge

A strong understanding of the processes, stages, activities, and decision points in either preclinical or clinical areas, with preference for understanding the clinical development end to end lifecycle.

Understanding of the interdependencies between the deliverables of the various functions.

Comfortable with key decision points.

Ability to appliy this knowledge to solve problems and knows when to enlist help from others.

Therapy area knowledge not required, but established knowledge of or some experience of working in drug delivery is useful.

A solid understanding of the clinical development process, including the information flow associated with clinical data, operational data, and trial master file.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.