Associate Director - Change Management - 12 month FTC

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Associate Director, Change Management

Location: Cambridge, UK; Gothenburg, SE, Warsaw, PL or Mississauga, CA

Competitive salary and benefits

Bring out the best in each other, and yourself, by working together as one

In our dynamic environment, be supported by the brightest minds working together side by side. Agile and collaborative, we work cross-functionally, as well as externally, to thrive at pace.

Be encouraged and supported to think creatively in our dynamic environment. Here we are free from fear of failure, free to ask the right questions and make bold decisions.

This role is a key member of the Transformation Management Office (TMO) in Development Operations.  The role is accountable for developing and implementing change management strategies for one or multiple ongoing initiatives within the organization.  Works closely with the TMO team to ensure alignment of change impact across a portfolio of projects.  Reports to the Transformation Management Director.

Typical accountabilities:

  • Provide change management support for major change initiatives

  • Partner with project leaders and project managers on successful delivery of the initiative

  • Ensure adherence to company change management frameworks

  • Perform change impact assessments to identify key risks and resistance to successful implementation

  • Develop and deliver on comprehensive stakeholder engagement, communications, and training plans to ensure project success

  • Create plans for measuring adoption and success of change

  • May manage interface with external service providers

  • Participates in AZ project management and change management communities of practice to share best practices and learnings

Essential criteria:

  • Degree in business or scientific field

  • Expertise in change management, with a proven track record of delivering successful change projects

  • 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

Desirable criteria

  • Formal qualifications in change management, project management, and/or process improvement methodologies

  • 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?

Complete your application by the 31st July 2022.

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