Personal Assistant

Posted 6 February by AstraZeneca Featured

Position:             Personal Assistant

Location:            Cambridge, UK

Salary:                Competitive & Excellent Benefits Package

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality.

AstraZeneca is a science-led, global biopharmaceutical company, with a focused portfolio in core therapies. We are committed to improving the health and lives of people across the globe, through our broad research and development platform, and a growing late-stage pipeline. Working in over 100 countries, we have strength in emerging markets, and our medicines are used by millions of patients and clinicians worldwide.

We are currently looking to recruit a permanent Personal Assistant, who has previously worked in a global pharmaceutical organisation, to join the Cardiovascular and Metabolism Therapy Area supporting the VP & GML Injectables Diabetes and GML Oral Diabetes, and their teams, based at our Central Cambridge offices.

We are looking for an enthusiastic experienced individual, who shows initiative, and who is willing to learn and develop, with excellent communication skills and a proactive approach to join this dynamic and effective global team. A team player, you will work closely and collaboratively with the other CVMD PAs and Administrator’s, providing cover as appropriate during annual leave periods.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to take on a challenging, proactive and varied role within our team. You will report into the VP & GML Injectables Diabetes, and your focus will be on providing a high quality and professional administration support to senior managers across the department.

This role will include:

  • Extensive diary management
  • Coordinating internal and external meetings
  • Arranging virtual meetings
  • Global conference calls / videoconferences
  • Managing complex travel including visa arrangements, as well as organising and preparing material for key meetings and communications.

You will be required to attend key team and project meetings; supporting preparation of meeting agendas and other relevant documentation, and taking minutes and tracking actions. You will work closely with the Brand Managers on their budgets, running monthly reports and tracking T&E, and you should also enjoy processing expenses and purchase orders, along with more basic administrative tasks.

You will become an expert user across key business systems and tools such as, Box, Sharepoint etc. and provide a professional point of contact for the department, and wider CVMD TA.

You will possess excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills, good business awareness with sensitivity to confidential information, a can-do attitude balanced with a good sense of humor.

Being a confident individual, you will enjoy working with stakeholders across all levels of our organisation, across different time zones and with people from many cultures, building networks and supporting colleagues.  You will have strong influencing skills with the ability to engage relevant people in developing solutions, always looking for efficiencies and improvements.  Often working independently, you must be able to respond to changes in customer and stakeholder demands with the flexibility to adapt to changing situations.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer.  AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply now to join us and help turn ideas into life changing medicines!

Reference: 34413912

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