Vaccine Supply, Sr. Director (GSSD)

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East, Gaithersburg, Maryland, Wilmington, Delaware

Job Type: Full time


Imagine influencing exciting supply chains of the future in a company that follows the science and bring medicines to the patients. Join us in a pivotal role in Operations that works across SET areas to influence future supply chains for new products.

We are driven by our commitment to deliver accelerated growth for AstraZeneca and to make people’s lives better. It pushes us to keep building on our foundations and progressing as we turn our ever-growing and increasingly complex pipeline from molecule to medicine. Be part of evolving how we work with Lean, cutting-edge science, digitalization, and sustainable practices.

At AstraZeneca, we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Be empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference in medicine, patients, and society.

This role has overall Senior strategic accountability for establishing and optimising the design and performance of our vaccine and immune supply chains for a portfolio of products throughout their lifecycle to drive excellent customer service, compliance, responsiveness and cost.

Global Operations brand/portfolio owner will have full accountability for the development and optimization of the supply chain whilst the brand is in early clinical development (Phase I) all the way through to the end of the lifecycle for the brand. Your global matrix team(s) will manage all the strategic activities for your brand(s) ensuring all launch and/or lifecycle activities are planned and executed accurately.

What you will do:

  • Work seamlessly with the V&I business unit to provide timely supply strategies aligned with the speed of vaccine development.

  • Apply your knowledge and expertise to rapidly design, establish and optimize V&I product supply chains throughout the lifecycle for a portfolio of products within a Therapy Area, recognizing the fluidity of these types of products..

  • Provide product/brand leadership to other senior managers within AstraZeneca representing Operations at the Global Product Teams and other senior product stakeholder forums.

  • Lead and direct Global Supply Teams (matrix team(s)) to develop and execute the brand strategy across AZ Operations and supply chain changes.

  • Deliver successful, on-time new product launches to parameters agreed with our V&I team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required

  • Minimum of 15 years of industry/ supply chain experience

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in vaccines

  • Essential knowledge of vaccine supply chains and how to optimize their performance

  • Proficient in supply chain management, lean supply chains, data integrity.

  • Mastery of supply chain management, lean supply chains, data integrity, strategy development, influencing, collaboration, enterprise thinking, relationship management, financial acumen, product costing and business case development experience

  • Comprehensive understanding of product development, manufacturing and supply management and how other functions contribute to achieving the Supply Chain objectives of the business.

  • Knowledge of Lean methodologies as it supplies to supply chains

  • Understanding of global, regional and local environments to identify risks, and design robust supply chains that deliver product in the real world.

  • Experience in a supply-chain management or related role; experience in at least two operation roles, or product development roles/functions.

Why AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we are developing new ways to work, cutting-edge methods, and bringing unexpected teams together. Come and join our journey!

So, what’s next

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

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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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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