Material Change Planner

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Job Title: Material Change Planner

Introduction to Role:

Join our Sourcing & Supply team within UK Operations, where we manage the material flow through the factory, enabling our packaging and processing areas to produce stock for customer orders to over 100 countries globally. As a Material Change Planner, you will manage the operational material management within your respective product portfolio. This role requires the management of incoming and new copy components to enable excellent customer service, efficient execution of the supply plans, and optimal inventory at the agreed lead times.


As a Material Change Planner, you will operationally coordinate the supply of material in alignment with production demand at agreed stock levels. You will minimise write-off of old materials due to implementation of a pack change or obsolescence by reviewing planned implementation timescales of proposed changes with Production Planner. You will ensure accuracy of minimum and maximum stock levels/safety stocks for assigned materials and actively review standards and ways of working to continuously improve processes.

Essential Skills/Experience:

- Strong written and verbal communication skills with good MS Office knowledge

- Proven ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively

- Demonstrated success working in a team environment

- Strong analytical and organisational skills

Desirable Skills/Experience:

- Knowledge of SAP

- Experience of working in Supply Chain management

- Understanding of Pharmaceutical GMP principles an advantage

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?

With constant new products and launches, there's never been a better time to join Supply Chain and shape our future with a big contribution to life-changing medicines. The challenge to stay ahead in rapidly changing markets is what keeps us driving forward, as we continuously seek new and better ways to deliver medicines all the way to our patients. Our resilience helps us to thrive as we innovate and evolve. If you are driven, take smart risks and are able to act quickly, then this is the place for you.

Ready to adapt and innovate at pace? Experience the excitement and varied challenges as we launch new products. Resilient in the face of a constant flow of groundbreaking scientific products and novel medicines. It's the quality of the products that ignites our passion to rapidly develop innovative new processes.

Apply now to join our dynamic team in Operations!

Date Posted


Closing Date

29-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.