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GBS Project Services – Senior Project Manager

Lieu Lisbonne, Lisbonne, Portugal Job ID R-184544 Date de publication 02/15/2024

GBS Project Services – Senior Project Manager

Competitive salary and benefits apply

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

At AstraZeneca, we pride ourselves on crafting a collaborative culture that champions knowledge-sharing, ambitious thinking and innovation – ultimately providing employees with the opportunity to work across teams, functions and even the globe. Recognizing the importance of individualized flexibility, our ways of working allow employees to balance personal and work commitments while ensuring we continue to build a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork by engaging face-to-face in our offices 3 days a week. Our head office is purposely crafted with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.

Introduction to role:

We have an exciting opportunity for you. AstraZeneca is building an internal consulting capability in our Global Business Services (GBS) group focused on delivering high-quality project management services to our enterprise organization. We are bringing together a team of experienced project managers who go beyond just “managing the plan” and provide project leadership and insights to the business customers.

Our vision is to build a global, enterprise project management service that delivers business outcomes by responding to the ongoing internal business demand for strong project management skills and capabilities across the company. You will work closely with our businesses as a project expert and trusted advisor. We will set the highest quality standard, collaborate, and work hard to achieve critical goals on-time, on-budget - delivering value across the organization and delighting our customers.

Accountabilities of the role:

  • You will manage functional projects that are medium complexity and risk and have a mature and supportive partner organisation.  You will be accountable for managing projects that deliver >$500k of benefits and task managing a project team of typically no more than 10-20 customers.

  • You will take a customer centric approach to your work and be accountable for iterating the service within your team, encouraging teamwork and collaboration.

  • You will participate in Communities of Practice with the other Project Managers and Leads within your wider team and take a coaching mentality to each other in sharing knowledge to bring the team to an agreed standard of quality; holding each other to account where quality falls short. 

  • You will define, implement, and drive project governance across a mature and supportive partner landscape.

  • You will ensure change management is considered from the outset of the project and work closely with team members as they design the solution; you will lead the conversations and ask the right questions to ensure the best strategic decisions are made for the organisation.

  • You will work with the project team to create and implement detailed project plans where appropriate and revise them to meet changing needs and requirements to ensure landmarks are met effectively and efficiently.

  • You will identify actions needed to progress plans and assign individual responsibilities, driving accountability for completion.

  • You will manage relationships with key business partners and ensure that business requirements are effectively captured, and the impact of the project are understood by the business.

  • You will adhere to the GBS Project Services delivery methodology

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance, Business, or Healthcare-related major

  • 5+ years experience in programme/project management for medium-complexity projects as defined above

  • Experience managing projects in a global organization.

  • Demonstration of strong, communication and relationship building skills with experience in collaborating and sharing knowledge between teams

  • Comfortable and skilled in operating in a complex operational matrix organization across diverse, global teams

  • Experience considering risks, evaluating alternatives, and encouraging input from others to effectively make decisions and plan mitigation tactics

  • Ability to clearly articulate complex concepts to ensure understanding and alignment

  • Ability to interpret unstructured information into business requirements

  • Experience in relationship management, across both relationship development, maintenance, and ability to understand internal political influence

  • Excellent business engagement and business insight with sensitivity to internal and external political/economic environment

  • Experience of managing and controlling a project budget

  • Significant experience and skill presenting in front of leadership level clients through written and verbal channels

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Project Management and/or Program Management Certification

  • Management Consulting experience

  • Pharmaceutical or equivalent global & complex organization experience; experience of working within a quality and compliance environment and application of policies, procedures and guidelines

Why AstraZeneca?

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Join a team that supports the delivery of life-changing medicines for patients by enabling the rest of the business to run effectively and harness our transformative science. We're on a journey of growth and evolution. to find better ways to translate value for the business and our patients. A trusted partner to the business, we're on a mission to make AstraZeneca more agile, efficient and effective. Through our hybrid model of in-house delivery centres and service towers across the globe, we're reimagining how we work. Here we drive new ways of working and operating models, process simplification and innovative solutions, whilst ensuring that automation and data is at the heart of everything.

Be proud to work at a leading business where your contribution benefits the lives of patients across the world. We're a team of dedicated people from different countries and cultures united by our deep knowledge of processes. We have an eye for business that keeps us focused on the macro effect of our decisions that drive our numbers and how we work.



AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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