Senior Director, Change Management Lead

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Not Disclosed

Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Location options: Gaithersburg, MD or Mississauga, CN
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization 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 are pioneering new frontiers by identifying and treating patients earlier, working towards the aim of eliminating cancer as a cause of death.
At AstraZeneca, we create the best outcomes when we land business changes in a consistent, engaging way for our teams that brings them on the journey, helps them understand the change, and embeds new ways of working.
Based on the needs of the business to successfully drive continuous change every day, we have a unique opportunity to seize this by building a best-in-class Change Capability in Oncology R&D (ORD) to deliver engaging people centered change experiences.
Change leadership and change management capability are key success factors in delivering on R&D transformation and ORD strategic priority agenda.
Come and join our ORD Program Management Office (PMO) where you will play a pivotal role in this exciting period of development!
What you’ll do;
  • Lead the development and evolution of the overall change management capability, including framework, standards and guidelines for the successful implementation of change across all programs within the PMO portfolio
  • Focus on building a joined-up view of change across ORD and creating clarity to illustrate where people are impacted by the different but parallel initiatives
  • Champion the consistent deployment and management of change within ORD, and will look to establish a cohesive support model for change,
  • Work with Senior Leaders across AZ to coach and improve business change capability - ensuring that the impact on people and process is considered and planned,
  • Use your knowledge and experience to support the development of change practitioners and champions across the ORD organization over time
The role reports into the Head of PMO in the Oncology R&D, Chief Operating Office.
  • Establish the change management strategy and deploy change management plan for ORD including developing a robust change management capability more broadly
  • Engage with and work across AZ to champion the consistent deployment and management of change for key R&D transformational programs, ORD LT Strategic Priorities and Functional initiatives; ensure integrated change management approach in concert with program and process management activities
  • Lead the development / evolution of the overall change management framework, standards and guidelines for the successful implementation of change across all programmes within the PMO portfolio.
  • Develop a consistent, yet flexible change toolkit and governance approach that is based on best practice
  • Coach key individuals involved in transformation to improve business change capability and define the strategy and plan for capability build.
  • Collate lessons learned on change management from projects to inform continuous improvement
  • Contribute to relevant networks and Change Management AZ community of practice
Basic Qualifications:
  • Degree in business or scientific field
  • Minimum of 8 years experience in this field
  • Expertise in change management capability build, with a proven track record of delivering successful change projects
  • Experience building change management strategy, framework and trainings
  • Demonstrate strong communication and relationship building skills with the ability to influence others to achieve objectives
  • Strong networking/consulting skills with good internal/external links
  • Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language and in alignment with AZ business
  • Proven track record in delivering high risk programme/projects and decision making
  • Ability to convince and manage negotiations across a complex group
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Formal qualifications in change management, project management, and/or process improvement methodologies; Masters in Business Administration or equivalent degree
  • Experience of working in a global organisation with complex/geographical context
  • Pharmaceutical R&D experience
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. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.
So, what’s next?
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.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Canada


  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 13, 2024
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