Global Lean Coach – PT&D

Global Lean Coach – PT&D


Be empowered to be innovative and creative where difference is valued.

Join a place built on innovation and creativity. Where different views and perspectives are welcomed and valued. An environment that champions inclusion, and teams that reflect the diversity of the communities that we serve.

Lean is how we deliver for our people and our patients. Pharmaceutical Technology and Development (PT&D) is a major function within AstraZeneca. Global Operations that turns molecules into new medicines through innovative science and technology. The PT&D Lean Team is responsible for developing and deploying the AstraZeneca Supply System (AZSS) across our global locations to develop and supply our medicines to more patients, more quickly, more sustainably.

Reporting to the PT&D Head of Lean and as leaders of the PT&D Lean Transformation, each PT&D Lean Coach owns a significant area of our Lean plan. You’ll be accountable to drive the delivery of patient and business value through the effective deployment of our Lean behaviours, principles, standards and tools.

Lean transformation is not static and evolves as we mature. Hence the portfolio of each Lean Coach also evolves over time to ensure Lean is working on the key strategic priorities for the business.

As a Lean Coach, we’ll need you to be passionate in combining Lean with innovative technology and digital advances in PT&D to accelerate the development and supply of our medicines. You will be responsible, in conjunction with your functional partners, for the development of the Lean strategy for your areas, determining the best way to deliver value whilst ensuring that the key principles of Lean are followed.

What you’ll do:

You’ll lead teams to own, drive and deploy Lean and its benefits in a coordinated way across PT&D, You will deliver both business improvement activities and Lean maturity targets.

We’ll support you to own and manage the delivery of business process improvements and exploit technology developments. You will make a significant contribution to our goals of improved sustainability, reduced lead time, increased productivity and making PT&D a great place to work. This will include deploying standard solutions and supporting innovation locally using Lean and Agile approaches.

Collaborating closely with other team members and function leaders, you’ll ensure we implement the AZSS to provide us with a world class development and supply system matched to the business challenges.

We’ll look for you to be a Lean inspiration to others. You will be a champion and a change agent ensuring Lean thinking is embedded into all that is done.

You’ll have the opportunity to provide expert training, advice, and coaching to PT&D and take shared accountability for business results.

Preferred Criteria:

  • Educated to undergraduate degree level or higher in technical/business subject area (or equivalent)

  • Demonstrates significant industry related experience in Lean/Six Sigma projects and programs with a track record of delivering business impact and sustained change

  • Experience of working collaboratively with cross functional teams and

  • building key networks across functions, regions and sites.

There are so many fantastic employee benefits that AstraZeneca offer! A competitive salary, private healthcare, a fantastic holiday allowance, phenomenal training and development opportunities, and much more.

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

We welcome your application no later than Thursday 17th March

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Open Date: 03/03/2022

Close Date: 17/03/2022

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