Lean Academy Coach

Lean Academy Coach


Closing date for applications: 27/02/2022

Be part of shaping the future of Operations here at AstraZeneca

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, digitalisation and sustainable practices.

Lean is how we deliver for our people and our patients and the Global Operations Lean Centre of Excellence (COE) is responsible for developing and deploying the behaviours, principles, standards and tools of the AstraZeneca Supply System across our network to drive tangible business value.

The four award winning AstraZeneca Global Operations Lean Academies sit within each Operations region and are a key mechanism for ensuring that the Lean COE provides tangible capability uplift.

Our Lean Academy Coaches provide situational learning in unique environments where these Lean concepts, systems, skills/techniques and behaviours are brought to life.

We are open to conversations as to full or part time hours with a blend of locations which may involve infrequent travel across the region. This will be discussed in more detail through the interview process. A member of a distributed team, you may also have the opportunity to share learning and travel between the various regional Lean Academy facilities.

What you’ll do:

You’ll seek to be a Lean leadership exemplar – through role modelling, Lean coaching and facilitation in our development programmes. You’ll drive real value in the business through Lean capability uplift across Global Operations and beyond.

We’ll need you to empower the business to drive measurable business improvement using Lean methodologies by bringing to life real business experiences and Lean subject matter expertise in a mix of coaching and influencing.

We will support you to deliver best practice adult education, facilitation and coaching as part of an industry leading adult learning experience. This will include participant support before, during and after attendance at the Lean Academy.

An integral team member, you will work with the overall global Lean Academy team, helping shape and develop the Lean Academy for the future.

You’ll collaborate with regional and functional Lean leaders and other key business partners to engage them in the Lean Academy approach. You’ll ensure that there is sufficient support to fully utilise Academy capability to drive strategic improvement and a Lean culture within the supply chain, regions, sites and functions.

We’ll help you to develop in the role, to play a pivotal part as a treasured member of relevant cross-functional AZ and external Lean forums/ organisations/ communities of practice.

Desired Experience:

  • Proven understanding of Production System (e.g. Toyota) concept and its application in industry

  • Able to demonstrate successful experiences as a leader and/or in Lean ways of working

  • People focussed with facilitation skills and desire to learn about Adult Learning principles

  • Experience of coaching others to bring about improvement, e.g. Lean methodology

  • Confident/convincing communicator, adept at inspiring change across various groups including senior leadership.

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

Interested in this outstanding opportunity? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you, apply today!

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