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Senior Project Manager - Supply Chain - Wilmington, DE - Glo

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AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
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Wilmington, DE 19806
Job Description

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 a Senior Project Manager – Supply Chain in Wilmington, DE, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Global Operations is fundamental to our purpose of delivering life-changing medicines to patients, touching every aspect of our business and providing a platform for everything that we do. We harness the specialist talents of 13,000 people around the world – 20% of our global workforce. With 30 production facilities in 18 countries we’re focused on supplying our medicines with care, quality and efficiency, reducing the time from lab to patient. Keen to bridge the gap between science and patients? Turn research into reality? And forge a global career that’s full of possibilities, as part of a world-class team? Come and thrive in our vibrant, energizing, connected and supportive culture and make a real difference to patients. Hear from our Senior Leaders about why they know AstraZeneca is a great place to work.

The Program Management and Capabilities Senior Project Manager leads and manages projects that support the Americas Operations organization and is responsible for all phases of a project. This includes the pre-justify, business justification, project initiation, planning, execution, closure and transition, and realize benefits phases. Project responsibilities also include project team management, stakeholder management, project change management and communications. The scope of work includes projects or programs related to supply chain improvements or changes, sourcing and asset strategies, new product introductions, brand life cycle initiatives, and major supply chain compliance and transformation initiatives within or across supply sites / supply chains. The development of business cases for potential projects is also part of this role. The position may be required to interface with various stakeholder groups, including Supply Sites, Regulatory, Global Supply Chain, Demand Management, Commercial, and other functions within Operations or across AstraZeneca.

In this position, you will align with and utilize the AstraZeneca Project Management Framework (PMF) and Change Management Framework (CMF). This will include execution of all project phases, serve as champion relative to the AZ PMF, provide project management training (to project team members or stakeholders) as needed and use standard project management and change management tools and methods.

You will also be responsible for all aspects of managing project team members. This includes managing the performance of individuals as well as the collective team, assigning individual responsibilities, project plans, budgets and schedules as well as any changes to project scope. You’ll also be responsible for identifying and managing project risks using the integrated risk management framework.



+ Bachelor’s degree required in engineering, pharmacy, chemistry or related science, or business-related field.


+ Minimum of five (5) years’ experience and demonstrated knowledge in various aspects of pharmaceutical operations, including manufacturing and packaging and / or other supply chain processes.

+ Minimum of four (4) years’ experience managing projects with demonstrated project management skills.

+ Proven expertise in successfully delivering business-critical projects involving cross-functional participants, stakeholders and organizations.

+ Ability to manage and develop cross-functional teams, plan and execute multiple project tasks, and multiple projects concurrently.

+ Demonstrated sound judgement, good business acumen and strong analytical skills.

+ Knowledge and understanding of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).

+ Strong leadership, interpersonal, influencing and communication skills.


+ Experience with commercialization and launch of new products.

+ Knowledge of and experience with lean concepts and tools.

+ Demonstrated understanding of external customer base and supply chain.

+ Proficient in MS suite of software tools (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Project).

+ Project Management certification.

+ Ability to communicate in Spanish and / or Portuguese.

Next Steps – Apply today!

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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.

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