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Regulatory Affairs, Chief of Staff

Ort Mississauga, Ontario, Kanada Anzeigen-ID R-202823 Veröffentlichungsdatum 18/07/2024

Regulatory Affairs, Chief of Staff

Business Planning & Operations, Late R&I

Hybrid Work- on average 3 days/week from office

Minimum 1 day from our Mississauga office and 2 days from our Mississauga or Downtown office

At AstraZeneca, we pride ourselves on crafting a collaborative culture that champions knowledge-sharing, ambitious thinking and innovation – ultimately providing employees with the opportunity to work across teams, functions and even the globe.

Recognizing the importance of individualized flexibility, our ways of working allow employees to balance personal and work commitments while ensuring we continue to create a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork by engaging face-to-face in our offices 3 days a week. Our head office is purposely designed with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.

Our dedication to sustainability is also central to our culture and part of what makes AstraZeneca a great place to work. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected which is why we’re taking ambitious action to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time, from climate change to access to healthcare and disease prevention.


The Chief of Staff, Regulatory Affairs and Business Planning and Operations (BPO), supports the Late-stage Development Respiratory and Immunology (Late R&I) organization with critical aspects of its business operations and performance through effective project/change management and continuous improvement. This involves the management of Late R&I strategic initiatives and chief of staff support for a functional area, consisting of the execution of annual business processes, capacity planning and management, and leadership effectiveness.

Typical Accountabilities:

  • Provide project management support to complex projects and strategic initiatives in Late R&I, partnering with other functions as necessary to drive enterprise-wide solutions

  • Work with Capacity Management Lead to support functional capacity management process including input into annual MTP submission

  • Lead regular business processes, such as budget, talent review, resource planning, travel requests, recruitment and consultation in partnership with functional leadership

  • Work closely with Head of Business Planning and Operations to ensure optimal usage of available resources, both people and funds, to deliver the greatest level of productivity and maximum value for the organization

  • Develop function scorecard and track progress

  • Serve as secretariat for functional leadership team, including meeting preparation and facilitation, and scorecard management

  • Partner with functional admins to ensure leader effectiveness

  • Plan and execute functional communication and engagement plan, partnering with Scientific Communication and Engagement Lead as needed

  • Ensure delivery of Future of Work targets within function

  • Must have a high level of cultural sensitivity, interactive communication, negotiation, and effective collaboration. This necessitates considerable tact, discretion and persuasion to obtain desired outcomes while maintaining ongoing professional relationships

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 10 years of experience in regulatory affairs or clinical development in a pharmaceutical environment

  • Ability to act independently, decisively and manage complex processes

  • Coordinator or Project Management experience

  • Extensive influencing skills, ability to interact widely and liaise effectively across global & functional boundaries, both internally & externally

  • Ability to work cross functionally with multiple customers and on multiple projects simultaneously

  • High attention to detail and accuracy

  • Excellent written, presentation and verbal communications skills

  • Proven track record of delivering tasks in a timely manner

  • Problem solving attitude with a focus on delivery

  • Ability to build strong relationships, influence decisions & build teams

Desirable Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree, such as MBA

  • Proven project leadership/project management experience within a pharmaceutical environment

  • Qualification in Project Management

  • Track-record of innovation delivering improved business outcomes

  • Advanced skills in PLANISWARE, Capacitor, Assigner

  • Experience in the fields of Clinical Development and/or Clinical Operations

  • Leadership skills, including the ability to solve problems and develop multiple options/recommendations

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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. AstraZeneca is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. Such accommodation is available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment, assessment and selection process and may be requested by emailing AZCHumanResources@astrazeneca.com.

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