AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Agile Project Manager in Guadalajara, Mexico

AstraZeneca is one of the world’s most exciting bio-pharmaceutical companies. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal, we’re on a mission to turn ideas into life-changing medicines that improve patients’ lives and benefit society. We are active in over 100 countries and we employ over 59,000 people. We are an innovation-driven biopharmaceutical with over 60 years of experience.

AZ Global Technology Center Guadalajara

The AstraZeneca GTC in GDL, is a vibrant, high-energy facility, fully equipped to support our business with 490 IT professionals. We continuously improve our IT environment by innovating for competitive advantage. We are fully committed to redefine and provide support to enterprise-wide IT solution platforms, infrastructure and services.

We have a great opportunity for Agile Project Manager:

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Agree and deliver plans for projects / programmes (or contribution in part to a larger project), including activities, resources, costs, roles, responsibilities and quality as defined in the IT Project Management Methodology (ADF).

  • Manage project / programme budgets, forecasts, tasks, schedules, risks, change management, and status to support effective decisions and project reporting to stakeholders and review oards. Coordinate status and delivery of project workstreams. Identify / manage dependencies between projects (intra-program and across portfolio).

  • Assure / develop service transition plans to ensure project delivered solutions are sustainable within a BAU operations environment, including controlled hand-over into operational support.

  • Manage relationships with key business stakeholders to ensure the effective capturing of business requirements and commitment to project/program objectives. Responsible for steering / stakeholder meetings, communication of status, issues, risks.

  • Ensure effective risks & issues management processes are in place and effectively used. Resolve problems and escalate as appropriate.

  • Build a cohesive project team and provide the leadership necessary to maximize the team’s success. Provide individual coaching and development of team members as needed.

  • Manage changes to project/programme scope, ensuring that all impacts and changes are approved and appropriately communicated to stakeholders and review boards.

  • Develop service transition plans including controlled hand-over into support and maintenance.

  • Ensure the project team adheres to all standards including ADF, quality, and compliance, as well as processes, defined technical capabilities, and best practices. Establish program governance and lead Decision Point reviews; member Steering Committee.

  • Ensure expected benefits realization is consistent with project deliverables and clearly understood by stakeholders and project team.

  • Support continued development of a world-class centre of excellence for project management capabilities and ensure that best practice is adopted and reinforced.

Required skills:

  • Technical or Business Degree or relevant proven experience

  • Proven skills and experience managing and controlling project budgets

  • Experience leading and developing project teams with a diverse blend of skills and capabilities

  • Evidence of shaping innovative solutions that have a major impact within the business area and organisation

  • 24+ months of proven relevant experience as an Associate PM or equivalent role.

  • Experience working in a global organization

where stakeholders and project team members are geographically dispersed.

  • Broad understanding of IT systems and technology implemented within a business context.

  • Strong communication, relationship and consulting skills

  • Agile, Lean & Six Sigma Skills

  • Experience working delivering software development projects using Scrum

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.