Data & AI Senior Project Manager (Late Science/Digital Health)

  • AstraZeneca
  • Melbourn, Royston SG8, UK
  • 03/05/2021
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Data Analytics Artificial Intelligence Statistics

Job Description

Data & AI Senior Project Manager

(Late Science/Digital Health)

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Project Management Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the Late Science and R&D in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? If so, AstraZeneca might be the one for you!


AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

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.


A place to do important work. We connect across the whole business to power each function to better influence patient outcomes and improve their lives. Impactful and valuable, this is where you come to raise your profile

and do good for others. Play an increasingly crucial role in driving disruptive transformation on our journey to becoming a digital and data-led enterprise. Unleash the power of our latest innovations in data, machine learning and technology to turn complex information into life-changing and practical insights. Work in synergy with leading experts in our specialist communities. Here we bring the brightest minds to bear, with access to cutting-edge techniques and the opportunity to be part of novel solutions. It’s up to us to drive the outcomes forward, inventing and building, expanding our knowledge to identify the next opportunity. An inclusive team, we bring together diverse areas – different functions as well as external partners. Pooling from an unrivalled source of knowledge, we share, learn and challenge. It powers us to decode business needs and apply our technical know-how to add greater value. Rise to the challenge of shaping the future of an evolving business in the technology space.


The role is for a Senior Project Manager within R&D IT - an outstanding organization at the forefront of the technology revolution in healthcare aligned to the Late Science/Digital Health (LS/DH) Platform Team. It provides the technology, engineering, data and analytics expertise which delivers the Data Platform underpinning AstraZeneca’s Digital Health strategy. The ambition for this Platform is huge. We are looking for data, technology and change experts to join R&D IT that will ensure this ambition is met.

The engineers and architects in the LS/DH team are key to continuously deliver and support this critical capability. We operate as a single global team with shared responsibilities. You will be joining an agile and hardworking team of technologists who share excitement for the delivery of data and analytics solutions and their application in science to change the life of patients. Living and breathing technology is a key factor to enable us to keep pace with the life changing ideas of the scientists.

As a Senior IT Project Manager aligned to the LS/DH Platform Team, you will ensure delivery aligns to the vision and business strategy, and that true business value is delivered to the customer as a result. Having a strong partnership with the business customer driving the demand for the solution is critical to success in this role.

The role views process as guidance and looks for innovative means to expedite delivery. You must ensure that delivery occurs with a sense of urgency and can be completed within the approved programme/project budget and timelines, whilst continuously assessing risk and balancing the need for flexibility and agility with conformance to standard methods and tools. Focus areas include stakeholder management across Business, IT, and partners, risk management and delivery of business benefit.


  • Previous accountability for delivering large projects/programmes with in-house resourced teams with budgets (>$10m)
  • Demonstrated IT Programme Management experience, ideally in a Pharmaceutical environment with experience of GxP and validation
  • Blue-chip or multinational company experience
  • Proven project and programme management skills in delivering, leading and controlling large projects /programmes (managing plans, budgets and forecasts, tasks, risks and issues, change management and status reporting to support effective decisions and project reporting to stakeholders and review boards)
  • Able to chair and facilitate Executive level Steering meetings, presenting to influence and inform at Senior board level
  • Agile delivery experience including driving the planning and developing complex plans across multiple delivery teams
  • Development of IT quality documentation management (experience in regulatory IT audits and GxP system delivery)
  • Experience working in a global organization and across cultural boundaries
  • You will have a sense of ownership and enterprise leadership to delivery high quality solutions that solve business problems


We’re a network of entrepreneurial self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. There’s a diversity of expertise in our Technology group that’s unique to AstraZeneca – it allows us to dive deep into exploring new leading-edge technology. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering world-class technology and data solutions. Our work unlocks the potential of science. We optimise and evolutionise AstraZeneca by maximising efficiencies and finding new ways to drive productivity. From automation to data simplification. We’re not afraid to take ownership and run with it. Empowered with unrivalled freedom. A place to be open and transparent – we speak up, think creatively and share ideas. Our diverse contributions help us to make better decisions. But we have a constant drive to innovate, and an appreciation for high standards. It takes challenging the status quo to add value in our ever-evolving environment. We love it here because put simply, we make a meaningful impact.

Technology at AstraZeneca is a home for purposeful disruptors!


Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we’d love to hear from you! Click the link to apply and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.


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