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Operations Manager, Biometrics & Information Sciences

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Location: Cambridge,
United Kingdom
United States
United Kingdom
Västra Götaland,
Job reference: R-011990

Posted date: Aug. 04, 2017

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives everyday. Each and every one of us believes that science has the ability to change lives and that to deliver this takes many people with many skill sets. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of all of our people.

We are looking for a an experienced Operations Manager to work within the Alliance and Operations (A&O) group, part of Biometrics and Information Sciences (B&I).B&I drives good design to generate the data needed for quality decision making. The goal of B&I is to deliver value to the pipeline by excellence in delivery, improving decision making, and engaging and shaping the external environment whilst accessing and implementing innovative solutions. A&Ois the group in B&I that oversees strategic initiatives for B&I and supports processes and policies for all sections within B&I to ensure consistency with the department and business. A&O shapes and manages the B&I alliance environment for A&R partnerships and deliverables. Across both areas of A&O there is a consistent focus on budget, resource, change management and continuous improvement.

Focus and challenge of position
  • Works with Operations Lead/Operations Directors to support implementation of strategic goals for business processes, change management and continuous improvement initiatives for B&I
  • Provides support across B&I in the area of policy, process and people - ensuring consistency across B&I
  • Leads / supports specific area(s) of expertise within the Alliance and Operations Office across B&I
  • Leads / supports strategic initiatives for B&I including planning and implementation with guidance from senior personnel within the Alliance and Operations Office
  • Supports the reporting of business performance across B&I
  • Serves as a delegate for Operations Directors for specific tasks or activities, as necessary

Knowledge and experience required

  • University degree, or equivalent
  • Experience from within the pharmaceutical industry or clinical research organization
  • Ability to understand business strategy and goals
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to solve problems that involve many decision makers, and develop multiple options/recommendations
  • Proven project leadership/project management experience from drug and/or non-drug projects.
  • Proven ability to work with multiple customers and on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong knowledge in one or more of the following areas: continuous improvement, change management, compliance, quality management, training / capability development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to build strong relationships
  • Excellent collaboration required – needs the energy to work across global & functional boundaries both internally and externally
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication, organizational, and relationship building skills
  • Experience in facilitation preferable
  • Proven flexibility, teamwork, and analytical skills

Apply Today!

Please apply with an updated CV and a covering letter detailing why you think you are suitable for the position. Applications close 25th August 2017

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.


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