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Diagnostic Alliance and Project Manager

Местоположение Shanghai Downtown, Shanghai Shi, Китай Идентификатор вакансии R-102369 Дата публикации 03/11/2021

Responsibilities of Diagnostic Alliance Manager:
•    Together with diagnostic project teams, drive fulfilment of diagnostic business partnership, program, project activities, obligations and commitments 
•    Manage day to day interactions with AZ’s diagnostic partners, including liaison with senior managers and project teams on both sides to build collaboration and trust 
•    Maintain oversight of all programmes with a partner, and be the “Go to person for the partnership” especially for issue resolution, contracting and governance 
•    In collaboration with Business Development and Procurement, contribute to contracting process to meet project timelines 
•    Work with senior leaders to define partner must wins, and to establish effective governance structures 
•    Plan and manage the operational aspects of the partnership, including joint governance committee, ensuring alliance effectiveness, appropriate communications, managing escalation for issue resolution
•    Continuously identify and implement improvements to the partnership operating model to ensure it meets the evolving needs of the business 
•    Assist in the development of internal tools, systems, processes, and best practices for the smooth operation of the Diagnostic alliance management function 
•    Accountable for the effective diagnostic project management within the China Portfolio (Franchise)
o    Ensures diagnostic project plans are aligned with drug development timelines
o    Defines best practice and ensures a consistent approach to project planning, and delivery – to achieve project management excellence (as part of PM CoE)
o    Coaches other Precision Medicine project team members assigned within the team to ensure efficient management of projects
o    Oversees all project plans, and investment proposals for governance
o    Prepares Franchise level project reports to assess progress, enable resource prioritisation, identify synergies, align risks/ mitigations
•    Hands on project management of multiple complex projects to deliver to time, cost and quality
o    Creates and manages project plans to track and drive delivery of major milestones 
o    Manages project costs aligned to investment decisions, and FTE resources aligned to project needs/ forecast demand
o    Creates and manages project risk logs, and drives mitigating actions with diagnostic project teams (also develops Franchise level risk management strategies)
o    Creates progress reports to track delivery to time, cost and quality
•    Accountable for ensuring diagnostic project information and costs, across the Franchise, are accurate within AZ’s enterprise planning tool (PLANIT, Planisware)

•    Accountable for ensuring efficient operational running of appropriate Diagnostic Project Team meetings e.g. ensuring: prioritised agenda, strong facilitation to drive decision making, action management


•    Life science based degree or equivalent experience in relevant subject 
•    Understanding of local regulations and limitations when working with Diagnostic partners
•    Experience of effective alliance management, with a proven track record of delivery 
•    High level understanding or interest in the importance of diagnostics for precision medicine 
•    Strong leadership skills with ability to manage negotiations both within an organisation and with external partners 
•    Strong networking/consulting skills with good internal/external links.  Proven ability to influence others inc at senior levels 
•    Evidence of leading and developing innovative solutions that positively impact delivery through a partner 
•    Experience in problem-solving/ conflict resolution in a cross-functional, cross-cultural environment, and ability to escalate issues appropriately
•    Professional project management qualification (e.g. PMP)
•    Expert understanding of Project Management techniques, tools and principles
•    Extensive experience in scientific project management within a pharmaceutical or clinical background
•    Thorough knowledge of drug and/or diagnostic development processes 
•    Experience of global team-working and effectively communicating with key stakeholders
•    A professional, enthusiastic and proactive approach, with the ability to independently manage a diverse and demanding workload


•    Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) and/or a PhD/Master´s degree in a Life Sciences discipline with equivalent experience working in a business role for an IVD or Biopharma industry organization
•    Proven track record in delivering high risk programme/projects and decision making
•    High-level understanding and interest in Precision Medicine
•    Expert reputation within the business and industry
•    Understanding of HGR regulations and process
【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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised. 

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