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GBS Acceleration & Expansion PMO Analyst

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Luton

Job Type: Full time


GBS Acceleration & Expansion PMO Analyst

Location: Luton UK, Warsaw Poland

Competitive salary and benefits apply

In GBS we dare to change the way we work – we are brave, resilient and take smart risks with a focus on simplifying the way we work. Through our global scale and diverse services, we look to drive value through our innovation and expertise. This requires a team who see no boundaries, can collaborate and challenge the norm and feel empowered, motivated and engaged.

In our role as a global business services group, we are passionate about working smarter, to free up time, free up money, protect value and provide new capabilities to the enterprise – all to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

Reporting to the PMO Lead, this exciting opportunity will involve working as part of a fun and collaborative team responsible for building and driving the processes and rigor required to ensure the success of the projects within the GBS Acceleration & Expansion programme. This programme is part of the AZ Future of Work Programme.

To be successful in this role you will need a working knowledge of project management methodologies, tools and templates and will contribute to the development and maintenance of PMO processes and procedures. You will ensure that business requirements are effectively captured and tracked, challenge and report on project management information and highlight and support resolution of areas of risk in project delivery.

Typical Accountabilities

  • Develop and manage execution of programme plan, monitoring and tracking of project plans including activities, resources, costs, roles, responsibilities and quality, and ensure tracking of the project delivering on time and on budget.

  • Provide support to the PMO Lead in planning, managing and monitoring major projects from concepts through implementation and may also manage own smaller projects.

  • Assist in the proactive initiation, coordination and analysis of resource allocation, onboarding and team tracking .

  • Effectively manage changes to project/programme scopes through the Change Control process.

  • Establish relationships with programme stakeholders and projects to capture requirements and ensure their understanding and commitment to the project/programme objectives.

  • Prepare presentation materials for a variety of management reports.

  • Develop online management reports and key performance parameters through Cascade and Smartsheet.

  • Evaluate and monitor the performance and efficiency of projects to ensure that programme implementation is on target through regular health checks.

  • Work on overall project planning through reporting on project schedules and deliverables.

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Experience of managing small projects/programmes or in a similar role

  • PMO experience

  • Well developed organisational and interpersonal skills

  • Experience of working with third party suppliers

  • Experience of working application of policies, procedures and guidelines

  • Proactive self-starter who strives for high standards

  • MS Office applications – Outlook, Word, Excel etc


  • Business degree / professional qualification

  • Experience of working in a global organisation with complex/geographical context

  • Cascade experience

  • Smartsheet experience

Date Posted


Closing Date


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.