Location:Gaithersburg, Maryland, United StatesJob reference: R-005288Posted date: Mar. 23, 2017 If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to change lives and you thrive when making brave decisions – join us. MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day. As one of the world’s premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease. As a Manager/Senior Manager Pipeline Planning and Analytics in Gaithersburg, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We’re pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and infection and vaccines. And we’re industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science. We offer a unique and strong collaborative network as part of the AstraZeneca family, as together we explore synergies between small and large molecules. MedImmune has a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent. Position Summary The Manager/Sr. Manager of Pipeline Planning and Analytics provides cross-functional operational assistance to pipeline management and the Biologics Project Manager on the Product Development Team (PDT). This role is responsible for providing expertise in industry benchmarking with a focus on strategic analysis and operational management and analytics. Other responsibilities include providing expertise in both the biologics development project planning process (specifically critical path identification) and building, maintaining and troubleshooting project reports for the end users. The tools for analysis include: Planisware, Data Warehouse, industry benchmarking forums and industry research. Main Duties and Responsibilities Industry Benchmarking • Participate in industry benchmarking forums including CMR • Produce annual benchmarking reports and insight for consumption by governance and functional leadership and project teams • Distill large amounts of information into useable and accurate data points that form the foundation of analytics regarding cycle time, success rates, benchmarking, portfolio reviews, long range operational planning resources and resource forecasting Strategic Planning • Actively participate in developing strategic documents and efforts to impact portfolio value • Contribute strategic input into senior management or governance reviews • Represent the Pipeline Planning and Analytics group while collaborating internally with stakeholders at MedImmune and the broader AstraZeneca organization Planisware Reporting and Analytics • Ensure at all times the robustness of data captured within Planisware such that PDTs, Function Leaders, and Governance trust the data and use Planisware as the prime project data source • Assist project managers in generating analyses of timeline, resource, and budget information that facilitates scenario planning, contingency planning, risk assessment and management, problem-solving, and decision-making across the MedImmune portfolio • Build, maintain and troubleshoot Data Warehouse reports for the end users while providing general reporting expertise along with best practices Essential Requirements Education: BA/BS in a science or engineering discipline or equivalent work experience is required Experience: Product Development Process High level knowledge and awareness of the overall pharmaceutical product development process, including stages of development and the role of different functional areas as demonstrated by 3-5 years of relevant work experience Experience in working on a cross functional team in a matrix organization Project Management Expertise in the use of enterprise-wide pharmaceutical project management software solutions. MS Project and/or Planisware experience is required in a pharmaceutical/biotechnology environment Understanding of financial and resource planning systems and processes and the ability to coordinate project and portfolio level budget and resource estimates and manage actuals vs. plan Other Experience/Abilities Requires a high degree of analytical expertise in assimilating data, identifying trends, and utilizing data to recommend business solutions Familiarity and comfort with budget reporting Experience in planning and analytics, key reporting and budget analytics Experience developing, using and presenting metrics, dashboards and benchmarking data to a wide variety of audiences Capacity to manage data-driven analysis of business processes to enable operational changes which drive efficiency, effectiveness and/or cost savings Must be professional, dedicated, and detail-orientated and have the flexibility to travel domestically and internationally. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, analytical, and computer skills. Effective problem solving and analytical skills to tackle and manage a broad range of issues and projects and deliver innovative solutions Strong organizational skills required, including good time management skills. Highly organized and able to work independently on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. *LI-MEDI Next Steps – Apply today! To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them. 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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