Programme Management Office Manager

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Programme Management Office Manager

Location: UK, London

Competitive salary and benefits

Closing date: 19th February 2024


We are looking for a project manager to lead and deliver a number of cross-functional company-wide initiatives. The project manager will be responsible for managing several projects across IBEX. They will be responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring, and closing multiple projects as well as managing the project team, stakeholders, risks, and dependencies. The project manager will also ensure that the project deliverables are aligned with the strategic objectives, compliance requirements, and quality standards of AZUK. The project manager will be leading multiple initiatives in parallel and be responsible for creating, managing and maintain an integrated delivery plan and communicate progress to relevant stakeholders.


Define and scope the project objectives, deliverables, landmarks, and KPIs for multiple initiatives.

Develop and maintain a detailed project plan, schedule and track the progress and performance of the project against the agreed baselines. Develop an integrated delivery plan which incorporates multiple projects and workstreams.

Delivery of key deliverables within plan to time, quality and costs.

Manage the project budget and resources, and ensure that the project is delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.

Lead and coordinate the project team, which consists of a business analyst, a solution developer, and subject matter experts from various functions.

Communicate and report multiple project status, issues, risks, and achievements to the project sponsor, steering committee, and other relevant stakeholders. Define programme scorecard and provide timely and accurate reporting.

Conduct the project closure and evaluation, and document the lessons learned and best practices for future projects.

Develop a framework to measure and monitor success parameters for each programme and deliver clear action plan where required.


At least 5 years of proven experience in project management, preferably in process improvement, technology transformation and automation projects.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Strong knowledge of project management methodologies, tools, and techniques, such as PMBOK, Agile, or Lean Six Sigma.

Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with diverse and cross-functional teams.

Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, and the ability to handle complex and ambiguous situations.

Highly organized, self-motivated, and results-oriented, with a solid sense of ownership and accountability.

Experience of working in technology projects and a good understanding of technology project principles. Tech-savvy, with experience in process mapping software, CRM platforms, automation software, and Microsoft Office applications.

Knowledge of AZUK business processes, systems, and compliance standards is a plus.

Why AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca, we 're dedicated to being an excellent Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. We offer excellent benefits and an inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next

  • Are you already envisioning yourself joining our team?
  • Are you ready to bring new insights and fresh thinking to the table, Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours!

Where can I find out more

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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