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Project Manager

MedImmune, LLC

Boulder, CO
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Masters Degree
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Job Description

                                       Location:Boulder, United States
Job reference: R-001743

Posted date: Dec. 02, 2016


   If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to change lives and you thrive when making brave decisions – join us.  

   MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day. As one of the world’s premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease.  As aProject Manager in Boulder, CO, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.  

   We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We’re pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and infection and vaccines. And we’re industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science. We offer a unique and strong collaborative network as part of the AstraZeneca family, as together we explore synergies between small and large molecules.  

   MedImmune has a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities  

   As a Project Manager, you'll lead and manage a portfolio of capital, commercial, technical and site projects of low to medium complexity.  For projects of low to medium complexity, you'll lead the project core team, and ensure team effectiveness.  You'll be accountable for the delivery of the project on time, on budget, aligned with the expectations of key project stakeholders.  For projects of high complexity and strategic programs, you'll provide project management support to the project team leader.  You'll be responsible for leading a project core team to create integrated project plans including scope, schedule, risk and communication plans.  Complete project documentation using the established tools and templates from the site PMO.  Track and report the progress including production of routine status reports and project metrics.  Work with the project team to monitor and control the project to ensure delivery.  

   You will utilize critical path methodology (CPM) to track and deliver on the project schedule. Work with the project team to develop and manage a robust risk management plan.  You will participate in the project management stage-gating process with site Portfolio Steering Committee.  Identify key integration points with other projects and efforts in the enterprise. Elevate conflicts and issues. Contribute to the maturation of project management capabilities at the site through lessons learned, enhancements to the PM tool kit, and additions to the PM knowledgebase. Ensure administrative and financial closure of assigned projects.  You'll be expected to manage multiple project teams.  You will function as the site lead in management of contract resources to execute capital projects.  You will be responsible for supporting functional areas scope capital projects and overall budget health of each project.  Work with project team to ensure delivery of annual goals, resolution of issues during project execution.  You will ensure maintenance of project management knowledge repositories through the PMO.  Highlight project resource, scope, schedule, and support risks and issues to site governance teams.  Develop industry and technical expertise through review of current scientific literature, participation in site technical development, and attendance and participation at conferences.  




   Essential Requirements  

  •      Bachelor's Science in Engineering or related field    
  •      Five to seven years project management experience    
  •      Capital project experience    

   Desirable Requirements  

  •      Five years of experience in biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical environment    
  •      PMP certification    
  •      Strong user of MS Project as a tool to create integrated timelines and monitor project progress    
  •      Experience with project management enterprise systems such as SAP, Primavera, MS Server    


   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.