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Process Leader

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Process Leader

Introduction to Role:

Are you ready to take on a leadership role within a dynamic and fast-paced manufacturing environment? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you at AstraZeneca. We are currently seeking Process Leaders for our Packing Department at our Macclesfield campus, the 2nd largest operational site within our global network. This is a key site for launching new products, and your role will be crucial in interfacing across departments to support and lead improvement projects.


As a Process Leader, you will be responsible for managing, providing, and improving your production areas, people, and processes. This includes owning and supporting all aspects of SHE (safety, health, and environment), Quality/GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), LEAN standards, and team development. You will carry responsibility for the day-to-day performance in terms of adherence to plan, operational standards, cost, asset, cGMP, and safety. You will provide clear leadership, direction, and development and will be an inspiring leader who will coach continuous improvement and development so that individuals and the team achieve their potential.

Essential Skills/Experience:

- Qualification in a Science or Business subject area or equivalent

- Proven ability to lead, coach and motivate others, preferably within a pharmaceutical manufacturing area

- Ability to coach and embed Lean Manufacturing Principles

- Knowledge and application of SHE principles

- Agile with effective analytical skills

Desirable Skills/Experience:

- Experience of FDA/cGMP or other regulated quality system

- Experienced within a unionised environment

- Experience in either formulation, filling, packaging, validation, technology transfer or change control

- Experience of pharmaceutical operations

- Experience in the implementation of digital processes

- Basic project management experience

At AstraZeneca, we are more than just a pharmaceutical company. We are pioneers in our field, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We value diversity and inclusion, and we believe that different views and perspectives are what drive innovation. We are committed to fostering an environment of trust and respect, where everyone has a voice and is heard. We are also committed to reducing waste on our sites and expanding into new markets as part of our 'Ambition Zero Carbon' strategy. If you want to be part of a team that is making a real difference in the world, then AstraZeneca is the place for you.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Apply today to become a Process Leader at AstraZeneca!

Date Posted


Closing Date

17-May-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.
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