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Director / Business Manager

Cambridgeshire   •  Negotiable  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time

Role : Director / Business Manager - , Biosamples Business Planning & Operations

Duration: 6 months + view to extension

Location:Cambridge 2/3 days office based.

Rates: Outside IR35500 per day LTD / UMB

Job Description:

Would you like to have responsibility for the strategic and operational business management of a dynamic Biosamples team? If so, this could be the next role for you!

Be empowered to be innovative and creative where difference is valued. Join a place built on innovation and creativity. Where different views and perspectives are welcomed and valued. An environment that champions inclusion, and teams that reflect the diversity of the communities that we serve

The Business Manager is a senior leadership role leading activities across Biosamples. Working alongside the Biosample leadership team, you will be responsible for the leadership of critical strategic and operational business processes in alignment with the business cycle. This will include functional budget management, creation of business/ investment plans, scorecard creation, and strategic workforce planning.

Typical Accountabilities, what you will be doing:

  • Lead key business and people processes including scorecard preparation, succession & talent planning, rewarding performance, risk management and corrective action planning
  • Facilitate development of Biosamples business strategy, recommend and implement actions to achieve short and long term goals
  • Ensure robust demand, capacity and time management across the function to meet the current and future needs of the portfolio.
  • Leads the resource allocation process, in partnership with the line managers to meet the current needs of the portfolio.
  • Retain oversight of resourcing across the Biosamples portfolio by providing accurate data in PLANIT and monthly resource updates to R&D resource councils to ensure accurate functional wide portfolio reporting
  • Retain oversight of risks to delivery across the Biosamples portfolio to enable early identification and appropriate mitigation.
  • Maintains a high degree of understanding and awareness of internal business processes that could affect Biosamples and drug development
  • Collaborate with R&D leaders on BioSample data opportunities and prioritize to have maximum impact on AZ clinical programmes

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience:


  • Scientific/Business degree or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience in a similar role in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Knowledge of drug and/or diagnostic development processes
  • Proven experience in capacity management and working with demand and supply processes
  • Experience of developing and utilising metrics to demonstrate and drive performance


  • Understanding of HBS requirements

If you are interested please apply or send your CV to warren.smith@cpl.com

  • Agency: Cpl Life Sciences
  • Reference: JO-2206-495424
  • Posted: 22nd June 2022
  • Expires: 20th July 2022

Cpl Life Sciences

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