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Dangerous Goods Lead

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East, County Dublin

Job Type: Full time


Dangerous Goods Lead

Location: Dublin Ireland, Macclesfield UK and Warsaw Poland

Type: Permanent

Competitive Salary and Benefits

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

As a hard-working team, we are united and motivated by our shared purpose – to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. We come to work each day to make a difference – to patients, society, and our company.

Here you will experience a fast paced and agile environment as we continue to support the business on a journey of evolution and growth, driven by new, exciting technology and digital innovations. It’s challenging and sometimes demanding, and that’s why we love it.

Typical Accountabilities

  • Leads the area of Dangerous Goods, ensuring delivery of Dangerous Goods support to the global business and acts as a specialist providing expert advice ensuringcompliance with Dangerous Goods regulations for the effective and safe distribution of dangerous goods to prevent interruption to the manufacturing supply chain and R&D pipeline.

  • Contributes to the development and drives implementation of Dangerous Goods initiatives to ensure SHE strategy objectives are achieved.

  • Develops, manages or supports Dangerous Goods systems to increase the effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Leads or supports the provision of advice and acts as a source of knowledge in Dangerous Goods area, defining and communicating important initiatives across department and functions, recommending and championing new areas and improved approaches

  • Contributes to establishing and implementing Dangerous Goods policies, procedures and objectives for own work to ensure compliance with relevant regulations, business and professional requirements.

  • Provides support in the development and education the business on matters relating to Dangerous Goods, advising where specialist knowledge is required to resolved complex problems.

  • Provides support in Dangerous Goods Classifications to the global business within agreed timeframes.

  • Provides support and expertise in relation to the labelling of transported goods.

  • Monitors current and future Dangerous Goods regulations, assessing impact, mitigating risk and communicating appropriately, ensuring continued compliance for the business.

  • Delivers on projects, supporting the business by representing the Dangerous Goods area in cross-functional task forces

  • Actively participates in specialist meets internal and external networks.

  • Provides training programmes for the Dangerous Goods area for the business functions to ensure business awareness and compliance

  • Develops and cultivates technical expertise and knowledge with DG area by disseminating standard processes sharing knowledge across functions and teams

  • Provides support and expertise in relation to Controlled substances compliance and shipping

  • Actively participates in internal and external networks and professional organisations sharing standard process in shipping of controlled substances

  • Supports global governance team for Controlled chemicals management


  • Degree level or equivalent in relevant scientific subject area.

  • DGSA (Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor) qualification.

  • Technical qualifications for Dangerous Goods in accordance with ICAO, IMO and ECE (ADR) United Nation agencies regulations

  • Significant experience and understanding of the Dangerous Goods regulations.

  • Ability to effectively work with and influence management and technical specialists in their line responsibility

  • Understanding of own Safety, Health and Environment function, as well as a strong understanding of other functions, and how they contribute to achieving the objectives of the business

  • Up to date with legislative changes and standard process developments

  • Experience of team working and networking in a matrix organisation, and significant experience working with customers

  • Good working knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry

  • Communication skills and ability to influence others


  • Experience in classification accordance to CLP (GHS)

  • Supply Labelling requirements

  • Extensive experience technical support and project management

  • Project management change management and people management skills

  • Experience using SAP EH&S Software

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

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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.