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Global Safety Data Sheet Specialist

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Global Safety Data Sheet Specialist

Location: Macclesfield UK and Sweden - Sodertalje and Gothenburg

Competitive salary and benefits package

Astrazeneca policy on hybrid working is average of 3 days in the office

About AstraZeneca

As one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, our business is focused on providing innovative, effective medicines that make a real difference in important areas of healthcare. At AstraZeneca, innovation is about more than just research. We aim to stimulate continued creativity throughout our organization by maintaining a culture in which our people feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and contribution to our success - ideas which can make a difference in all aspects of our business. And we support and encourage our people in discovering their own potential, through excellent learning and development opportunities that are available to them throughout their careers.

Job Description

This is a great opportunity to join our established Chemical Regulatory Compliance team as a Safety Data Sheet Specialist. You will be responsible for compiling safety data sheets for AstraZeneca manufactured materials globally, in compliance with global regulatory framework (GHS and CLP). The role involves working with toxicology and environment specialists within Global SHE and aligned project toxicology and project directors for each AstraZeneca material.


  • Provides expertise in the authoring of Safety Data Sheets for substances and mixtures to ensure compliance with both global and regional regulations.
  • Knowledgeable in supply labelling requirements.
  • Maintains technical documentation to support the Safety Data Sheets to guarantee the provision of a high quality professional and auditable document.
  • Provide solutions to complex customer queries, using regulatory knowledge.
  • Collaborating with experts in other AZ functions to ensure that Safety Data Sheets contain accurate information.
  • Maintains Regulatory expertise relevant to GHS and CLP regulations.
  • Responsible for managing customer needs and expectations.
  • Contribution to projects on all regulatory & compliance matters: system efficiency, integration of new entities, maintenance of policies and procedures;
  • Contribution to implementation and review of internal procedures and processes to ensure continuous improvement.


  • A Chemistry or Science background.

  • Authoring experience of Safety data Sheets and labeling requirements.

  • Strong communication and influencing skills.

  • A high level of expertise in Global Chemical Legislations, particularly CLP and GHS.

  • Experience with Safety, Health and Environment

  • Knowledge of any relevant legislation/developments in the area of Safety Health and Environment, and maintain own professional awareness and development

  • Holds a professional Occupational Safety and Health certificate or equivalent in health, science or engineering discipline

  • Strong communication and influencing skills

  • Project and people management


  • Understanding of multiple aspects of Safety, Health and Environment

  • Experience in SAP EH&S software

  • Project management experience

Internal AZ

  • Members of Safety, Health and Environment function

  • Members of all functions on project team

External to AZ

  • External service providers

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and spark 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, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours

Where can I find out more?

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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.