Associate Process Leader

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


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Associate Process Leader

Location: Macclesfield, UK

Are you looking for to build your supervisory skills as you progress into management? If so, this could be the opportunity for you!

At AstraZeneca you’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference to patients’ lives. With science at its heart, this is the place where breakthroughs born in the lab become transformative medicines – for the world’s most complex diseases. Answer unmet medical needs by pioneering the next wave of science, focusing on outcomes and shaping the patient ecosystem.

In Operations, we have a big ambition – to deliver more medicines to patients, quicker and more affordably. Backed by the investment, leadership and a clear plan to get there, we bring personal dedication and out of the box thinking.

As an Associate Process Leader you'll be positioned to work alongside existing Process Leaders (Line Managers) to gain proficiency in manufacturing processes (i.e. formulation, manufacturing, filling, packaging, labelling, logistics and supply chain processes). You'll also gain experience of supporting processes such as investigation management and implementation of Manufacturing Excellence.


Working in a highly regulated environment you will understand relevant policies, procedures, laws, regulations and codes of business. You will ensure that they are adhered to both personally and by those you will work with.

Whilst you will not lead large teams directly, you will have the opportunity in this role to develop your knowledge and experience in line management, mentoring and developing people.

Responsible for driving the day-to-day performance of defined processes in terms of adherence to plan, operational standards, cost, asset, cGMP and safety (SHE).

You will develop technical proficiency in the direct production processes and the supporting areas such as completing deviations and implementing robust corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.

You will enhance your understanding of Manufacturing Excellence or lean principles. This will present an opportunity to utilise the tools in practice to embed this knowledge.

With the opportunity to actively participate in local projects you will build on your project skills and network with new contacts. Being highly inquisitive, you will be encouraged to seek out and deliver continuous improvement projects.

With a digital mindset, you will embrace new technology using a variety of digital platforms to improve performance

Essential Requirements:

  • A Science/Engineering degree, or equivalent academic/practical work experience
  • Experience of working within a highly compliant or cGMP environment in either an Operational/Manufacturing or Laboratory based role
  • Passionate about developing coaching and leadership skills
  • Passion for continuous improvement and problem solving

There will be a requirement to work shifts as part of the opportunity that will be discussed at the interview stage.

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.

Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation, to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, ground-breaking cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together.

So, what’s next…

Are you already envisioning yourself in this role? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

We look forward to receiving your application no later than midnight on the 2nd October 2022.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Opening date: 16/09/2022

Closing date: 02/10/2022




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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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