Project Coordinator

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

Project Coordinator 

Type: 12-month fixed-term contract / Secondment

Location: Macclesfield UK

Competitive salary and benefits

AstraZeneca is a global innovation-driven, integrated biopharmaceutical company. ‘Our bold aspiration is to be pioneers in science, lead in our disease areas, and transform patient outcomes.  By 2030, we will deliver 20 new medicines, industry-leading growth and be carbon negative’


Our mission is to make a meaningful difference to patient health through great medicines that bring benefit for patients and contribute for our partners and society. We discover, develop, manufacture and market prescription medicines.

Human Resources (HR) at AstraZeneca is a global organisation that delivers global and local processes through a combined model of in-house delivery and partnerships with 3rd parties (via HR Centres of Excellence (CoEs), Business Partners and HR Operations)

The Future of Work programme has been established to support a number of  projects within AZ to ensure the organisation can optimally support the bold ambition. There is an opportunity to support projects and workstreams across HR that will support the overall Future of Work programme to  ensure that the work is delivered within the agreed constraints of time, quality and budget.

Typical Accountabilities:

  • Provides day to day support to the Workstream Lead and Project Manager as directed across all aspects of the Workstream

  • Day to day management and updates to the workstream plan, risks, issues, actions, decisions log. Raising risks and issues where necessary

  • Tracking of workstream and cross workstream dependencies

  • Prepares and/or edits meeting agendas, minutes, presentations and tables

  • Set up of complex meetings and workshops, often involving attendees from multiple (global) locations and timezones

  • Co-ordinates, collates and communicates information at the detailed level

  • Coordinates preparation of internal and external reports through gathering, analysing and summarizing data and information from the workstream team

  • Reconciles figures or information from various sources, ensuring completeness and accuracy, and follow-up on discrepancies

  • Ensures coordination of the different business areas involved on a project and ensures adherence to deadlines

  • May control small sub-projects under general guidance ensuring delivery of project outputs according to plan, reviewing and refining plans as necessary

  • Co ordination of all governance activities across the workstream, ensuring that the PMF methodology is driven in a rigorous but pragmatic and timely way

  • Co ordination of lessons learnt across the work streams and broader programm


  • Experience of supporting projects

  • Can demonstrate experience in working in a global environment, supporting work between different functions

  • Good Written and spoken communications

  • Has a eye for detail

  • Competent in the use of relevant office equipment and systems

  • Experience of a variety of software/systems

  • Ability to follow processes


  • Experience of working on a global / large scale programme

  • Knowledge of AstraZeneca project management framework

  • Flexibility – able to adapt working style to support programme needs

  • Collaborates well and able to work successfully across multiple functions

Hybrid working:

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working give 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. 

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and spark your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. 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 imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours

Where can I find out more?

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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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