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S4 Hana IT Project Manager

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11 Jul 2024

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6 months contract


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focusses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work.


It's a dynamic and results-oriented environment to work in - but that's why we like it. There are countless opportunities to learn and grow, whether that's exploring new technologies in hackathons, or redefining the roles and work of colleagues, forever. Shape your own path, with support all the way. Diverse minds that work cross- functionally and broadly together.


Axial is a strategic multi-year business transformation program helping AstraZeneca achieve its 2030 Bold Ambition. Axial will deliver the new backbone for our innovation, growth, and performance, and the technology driving Axial is SAP S/4HANA and its Business Technology Platform(s).

The Axial Technology team actively partners with our business colleagues to deliver cutting-edge technology capabilities to fulfil AstraZeneca's bold ambition of delivering life-changing medicines to patients. Our ambition is to provide best-in-class expertise and leadership in technological solutions and Information Delivery that empowers our colleagues in the field and accelerates and improves strategic decision-making for a diverse range of partners. The team engages with some of the most exciting business areas within AstraZeneca and is faced with solving a variety of complex business and IT challenges.

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced IT Project Manager to lead and manage projects with a focus on remediating integrated systems with SAP S/4 HANA. The candidate should possess understanding and knowledge of integration processes between SAP and other business systems.This role will be a member of the Axial Technology Workstream reporting to the program lead and work closely with Senior Data Migration lead.

  • Knowledge of end-to-end clinical supply chain processes (Study setup, plan through to dispense with patients)
  • Experience of working with Integrated Response Technology (IRT) and Randomisation and Trials Supply Management (RTSM) systems
  • Experience of GS1 integration strategies
  • Experience of working with outsourced third-party vendors for Contract Manufacturing and third-party logistics providers

PM Role requirements:

  • Responsible for managing end to end projects with varying degrees of complexity.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects in parallel. Collaborate with diverse teams across the globe within domains like Operation, Finance, R&D and Commercials.
  • Manage, control and report project budgets.
  • Effective risks & issues management and reporting
  • Excellent communication and partner management with a focus on clear concise reporting to very senior partners within Business and Technology
  • Adherence to all the validation and compliance documentation and methodologies
  • Comfortable in Agile and waterfall methodologies

The role and core accountabilities

  • Agree and deliver plans for projects / programmes (or contribution to a section of a larger project), including activities, resources, costs, roles, responsibilities, and quality as defined in the IT Project Management Methodology.
  • Manage project / programme budgets, forecasts, tasks, schedules, risks, organisational change, and status to support effective decisions and project reporting to collaborators and review boards. Coordinate status and delivery of project workstreams. Identify / manage dependencies between projects (intra-program and across portfolio).
  • Work closely with global cross-functional teams to understand project requirements, provide regular updates, and ensure seamless communication throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Manage and mitigate project risks, proactively identifying and addressing potential challenges.
  • Communicate project progress, updates, and risks to stakeholders, including executives and team members.
  • Foster a collaborative and positive team environment, promoting effective teamwork and knowledge sharing.
  • Manage changes to project/programme scope, ensuring that all impacts and changes are approved and appropriately communicated to collaborators 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 standard methodologies. Establish program governance and lead Decision Point reviews, member Steering Committee.
  • Support continued development of a world-class centre of excellence for project management capabilities and ensure that standard methodology is adopted and reinforced.

Education, qualifications and experience:Essential

  • Strong Project Management Skills. Proven experience as a PM across the whole project lifecycle
  • S/4HANA Implementation / Deployment experience
  • Pharma experience / Clinical Supply Module experience would be advantageous and not essential.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritising tasks and deadlines effectively.
  • Knowledge of Financial Management within Projects and managing external suppliers
  • Broad understanding of IT systems and technology implemented
    Within a business context.
  • Experience of working with modern IT tooling associated with large scale program delivery, for example JIRA and Automated Testing tools.
  • Experience in a validated environment with operational awareness of GxP.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with global teams and external partners.

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 unleash 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 is always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We're on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

"When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicine. 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."

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 hope it's yours.

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