Data & Analytics Programme PMO Lead - 5 Month Contract

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Luton

Job Type: Full time


Data & Analytics Programme PMO Lead - 5 Month Contract

Location: Luton, UK

Competitive salary and benefits apply

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

Role overview

The Data & Analytics programme exists to increase the effectiveness and efficiency in Data (governance and management) and Analytics across AstraZeneca (AZ). It is part of AZ’s Future of Work Transformation

The Data & Analytics Programme PMO Lead role exists to maximise the effectiveness of the programme team and the project teams within the programme. The role-holder should be detail-oriented and be obsessive about team productivity with a ‘kind but firm’ approach to the team delivering its programme objectives


  • Provide ‘Chief of Staff’ support to the D&A Programme Lead, which includes:

    • ensuring upcoming meetings, document submission deadlines, etc. are clear in all relevant team members’ minds

    • ensuring relevant materials/ plans are circulated to the appropriate people

    • being able to represent (at a reasonable level of detail) the status of each D&A project to the Programme Leadership Team at any given time

    • managing and chairing the D&A Programme Leadership Team calendar for programme-level meetings (circa 4-5 meetings per week), seeking clear objectives and agendas to make good use of scarce time

  • Manage all “upward” communications with the TMO (Transformation Management Office), including status reports / management reporting and ad-hoc document requests; including representing the programme by attending TMO meetings

  • Manage “downward” communications with the circa 4 project teams (PMs / Project Leaders), ensuring they are clear on the programme’s expectations of them (status reporting, etc.) and that relevant programme- or TMO- level information is communicated to them

  • Manage and maintain all programme plans (current version of project charters, programme-level activities and milestones, RAIDD logs, etc.) and documentation (shared folders, etc.)

Essential attributes

  • Strong organisational skills, self-starter attitude and effective interpersonal skills

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft applications (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Teams, SharePoint)

  • Knowledge of project management methodologies, tools and templates, inc. business-case/ financial tracking and risk management

  • Relevant programme management office experience, or equivalent

  • Situational leadership skills to behave and communicate effectively whether talking to Senior Executive Team (SET) level or with the most junior team members

Desirable attributes

  • Subject matter knowledge of data and analytics

  • Experience running PMO in blue-chip, matrix-managed change programmes

  • Experience/ awareness of Agile delivery

  • PharmaCo. experience

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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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