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PMO Lead - (West Chester, OH)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

West Chester, OH
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Location:West Chester, Ohio, United States
Job reference: R-009638

Posted date: Jun. 23, 2017

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 the Project Management Office Program Lead (PMO Program Lead) in West Chester, OH, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

As the PMO Program Lead you will establish and implement at the site a comprehensive PMO Framework for project selection, prioritization, planning, execution, close-out, oversight and governance. Individual will act in a leadership role in the strategic prioritization of site projects and initiatives. The PMO Program Lead will assist in the adherence to and definition of standards for project management and processes.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Train site teams on the implementation of the PMO Framework.
  • Train individuals and teams on Portfolio Management guidelines and initiatives.
  • Manage prioritized One list for the site.
  • Lead the improvement of project planning and execution capabilities for personnel leading projects.
  • Assist site Project Managers in developing project scope definitions and cost estimates.
  • Provide strategic decision support for effective governance of all projects and programs in the site Portfolio.
  • Manage Portfolio Management steering team meetings, actions and site scorecard status.
  • Communicate Portfolio and Project priorities and progress to team on a continuing basis.
  • Provide project management support functions to include maintenance of the PMO Framework, its processes, tools and templates.
  • Ensure that employees have the PMO tools needed to perform their jobs.
  • Facilitate communication between management and non-management.
  • Facilitate team meetings to discuss progress, initiatives, and/or other matters.
  • Provide leadership, development, and mentoring for others.
  • Ensure lessons learned activity is executed at the end of every project as an integral part of project close-out.
  • Identify temporary and permanent fixes to address issues.
  • Define and monitor key performance indicators to meet strategic goals.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to meet strategic goals.
  • Collect, record, and report on established Projects metrics as defined in the PMO Framework.
  • Read, understand, and comply with cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), including general safety, lock outs, etc.
  • Conduct safety checks for work group, department, or site.
  • Manage team's priorities, goals, and resource allocation.
  • Communicate PMO Framework policies and procedures to employees.
  • Analyze trends in data in order to provide accurate descriptions, identify root causes, and/or identify solutions or improvements.
  • Assess and implement improvements in productivity, waste generation, quality and cost.
  • Develop and communicate a vision for the function in alignment with overall organizational goals.
  • Prepare regular and ad hoc reports for others.


Essential Requirements:

  • 4-year degree in Engineering or related discipline.
  • 5-10 years of experience in a PMO role within a regulated or cGMP environment.
  • Ability to lead and mentor peers and Project Managers.

Desired Background:

  • MBA or Master’s in Engineering.
  • PMP certification or similar.
  • Familiar with PMBOK or Prince2.

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

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.