Lean and Business Performance Lead

Lean and Business Performance Lead

Location: Macclesfield, UK or Gaithersburg, US

Competitive salary and benefits

Make a positive impact, in a team where it means more

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.

It takes big moves, working with agility and pace in our complex environment. In a time of rapid growth we’re driving the Lean mindset as part of everyone’s role to deliver more medicines to patients.

What you’ll do

The Lean and Business performance lead will define, support, and facilitate the creation of functional strategic goals, lean plans and help define focus areas for performance improvement across their area of responsibility. This will involve ongoing monitoring and measuring of critical performance metrics for your function.

The role holder will have a good breadth of Lean knowledge and practices within a functional environment that executes transactional, project and knowledge work. You will be responsible for coaching the team in applying the behaviours, systems, and tools of the (Lean) AstraZeneca Supply System. Collaborative working will be required to create annual Lean plans to deliver required uplift in Lean maturity and business value whilst ensuring alignment to global direction.

Training and supporting 1st line managers/leadership teams in using the Astra Zeneca Supply System in their area through training, on the job development and facilitating specific improvement workshops. You will support the functions to build and maintain necessary levels of Lean competence.

The role holder will also be responsible for producing and executing the communications plan for the function they support, ensuring that they work with functional leaders to create the appropriate material and utilise the proper communication channels.

You will also fulfil a functional process champion role across key Lean processes within Operations.

Essential for the role

  • Demonstrated significant industry related experience in Lean/Six Sigma projects and programs

  • Working knowledge of supply chain processes.

  • Requires a sound understanding of GxP, Safety, Health

  • Project/Portfolio management & change management

  • Strong communications experience

Desirable for the role

  • Six Sigma Black Belt training and/or certification from an accredited external Quality program

  • Expertise in the application of analytical problem-solving methodology

  • Understanding of Good Automated Manufacturing Practice, current Good Manufacturing Practice and regulations as defined by local regulatory bodies

Why AstraZeneca…

There’s huge investment and backing in Operations, from hi-tech centres to Lean academies. We are key contributors to being Zero Carbon by 2025 and carbon negative across the entire value chain by 2030. Here we are truly changing the business.

Next steps…

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Excellent! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours!

Applications are open from 3rd to 19th September 2021

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