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Portfolio & Resource Management Lead, Biometrics & Information Sciences

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Location:Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Job reference: R-010171

Posted date: Jun. 30, 2017

This role can be based in Cambridge UK, Gothenburg Sweden or Gaithersburg US.

AtAstraZeneca 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 Portfolio and Resource Management Lead 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 the position:

  • Management of the portfolio & resources across B & I
  • Partners with GMD project teams to understand demand required
  • Owns the resource algorithms for B & I – and ensure that they accurately predicted demand
  • Partners with alliance directors and internal teams to understand supply available and ensure supply / demand aligned
  • Owns the recruitment strategy for B & I
  • Owns the contract management strategy for B & I
  • Understands and influences the high level sourcing strategy for B & I
  • Partners with the Pipeline Lead and Operations Lead to ensure alignment of portfolio planning, sourcing strategy, resource management and risk management activities.
  • Track financials in partnership with finance
  • Support creation of budget and quarterly updates
  • Participate in continuous improvement of the analysis and reporting delivery components of drug development
  • Drives improvement in the portfolio & resource management methodology and provides solutions for B & I

Knowledge, skills and capabilities required:

  • University degree, or equivalent
  • Strong experience from within the pharmaceutical industry or clinical research organization
  • Extensive knowledge of clinical and pharmaceutical drug development process at various phases of development
  • Ability to understand business strategy and goals and generate new strategic options
  • Comfortable in dealing with senior managers - strong strategic influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work independently, and remotely, from key customers and stakeholders and with little direction
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to solve problems that involve many decision makers, and develop multiple options/recommendations
  • Extensive networking skills, ability to interact widely and effectively both within the company (on both an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary basis) and externally
  • 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
  • Expertise in portfolio and resource management
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to build strong relationships

Please apply with an updated CV and covering letter detailing why you think you are suitable for the position. Closing date for applications: 4th 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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