AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Engineering Business Operations Lead (Finance & Capital Mgmt) in Gaithersburg, Maryland
Engineering Business Operations Lead (Finance & Capital Mgmt) – Gaithersburg, MD
At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. Each and every one of us believes that science has the ability to change lives and that to deliver this takes many people with many skill sets. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of all of our people.
Global Engineering & Real Estate has the mission to deliver business benefits through investment in new capital assets. Delivery of this capital is accomplished through an effective organization that delivers chartered projects as per requirements and commitments.
Successful delivery of these projects requires business processes and a support structure that is efficient, effective, and consistently applied on a global basis. To accomplish this, AstraZeneca Global Engineering & Real Estate has a critical Business Operations function that is responsible to develop the framework and processes for effective management and execute efficiently that underpin the ability for top tier performance.
As theEngineering Business Operations Lead in Gaithersburg, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in leading and managing a global group to deliver requirements for effective engineering business operations.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Significant interface and interaction with GERE and Operations executive management for all matters within the remit
Department operational budgeting & headcount management
Liaison with Corporate and Regional Finance Leads– Transactional and Strategy
Time charging system and internal billing / Cost recovery process & results
Department resource planning and forecasting
Associated systems application leadership - finance, purchasing, supporting systems
Capex reporting and forecasting for GE projects – monthly, quarterly, annual
Capital planning annual and long range GERE process support and consolidation
Interface with Capital Finance and AZ Portfolio coordination
Project and portfolio reporting processes including performance metrics
Procurement processing (transactional, policy, compliance)
Department Information management – strategy & implementation
Management and administration of key Project Control Systems
Department communication strategy and implementation program
Financial and project control standardization & simplification
Coordination of Project Control Operating Model and Assurance processes
Other strategic department activities that may be assigned
Project and / or Engineering / Construction experience & knowledge
Finance, Business, or Engineering degree
Multi-discipline experience & desire
Finance & Project Accounting
Procurement and Accounts Payable processes
Business / Management
5 Years of successful management experience
Familiarity with key software systems (SAP, Ariba procurement, Sharepoint, etc.)
Familiarity with Project Controls
Executive level communications
Leadership – must manage internal staff and lead implementation with other GE Functions
Influence – must be able to influence GE and external departments
Fundamental knowledge in finance, accounting, information management and project management.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Able to work in a cross-functional role within all project and management organizations.
Proven team leader with demonstrated skills in motivating and supervising both internal and external staff.
Proven team player, willing to consider and accept other views and concepts in reaching critical decisions.
Willingness to accept and drive change.
Strong initiative and leadership qualities.
High energy, passionate advocate of effective business processes.
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