Lean Coach

Lean Coach Job Description

Macclesfield

Salary & Benefits Competitive

Build a long-term career by unlocking opportunities for lifelong learning

Build unrivalled capabilities in a place that promotes learning agility and offers development opportunities. We never stand still so you’ll have the chance to constantly grow your abilities, skills and knowledge. Here we are a fusion of challenging and interesting work, in an energising and inspiring environment.

In our fast-paced, growing environment, embrace an exciting opportunity to build a long-term, varied career. With a huge variety of global opportunities and learning from other teams this is the place to embrace lifelong learning and build capabilities, setting your own direction and pace.

Role & Responsibilities

  • adopt and champion the AstraZeneca approach to Lean encompassed within the AstraZeneca Supply System

  • Develop their knowledge of the organisation in order to act as an effective partner for their customers

  • possess the ability to apply the system appropriately to align Lean effectively with the part of the organisation that they are supporting.

The AstraZeneca Supply System provides a common framework for Lean for all of AZ, encompassing Lean Leadership and Technical tools. The AstraZeneca Supply System is governed by the AZ Lean CoE and executed by the deployed Lean roles.

  • Job holders adopt the AstraZeneca Supply System and leverage their previous experience and expertise to improve the system from within, rather than operate autonomously

The AZ Change Framework provides the system by which AZ sites and functions with very different levels of Lean Capability, will achieve specific goals with respect to Lean capability uplift and benefit delivery. Job holders must demonstrate the confidence and competence to correctly gauge the current state of capability and provide inspiration, guidance, challenge and support that provides the appropriate stretch to the business area they support.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Support Functional leadership team colleagues to develop the appropriate Lean strategy and annual Lean plan

  • Support Functional leadership team colleagues to implement effective policy deployment, metrics ad PDCA to ensure progress and benefit delivery

  • Hold colleagues to account to deliver agreed Lean strategy & annual plan

  • Member of PT&D Lean team working with other team members and PT&D Lean Lead to ensure Functional Lean strategy supports PT&D goals

  • Provide coaching and deliver/organises Lean training aligned to 70-20-10 to colleagues on Functional Leadership teams

  • The most senior ‘Lean’ practitioner within the function.

  • A champion/conscience/advocate for Lean across the Function

  • Lean strategy and annual Lean plan must deliver required uplift in Lean maturity and business value

  • Engage to entire function in the Lean strategy and annual Lean plan

  • Track Lean maturity uplift and benefit delivery and agree actions to mitigate slippage as appropriate

  • Functional Lean strategy supports E2E business success

  • Function Leadership team members achieve and sustain prescribed minimum standard competence for Lean

  • A senior Champion and support to all deployed Lean resources.

  • The conscience of Lean at functional level ensuring Lean embedded in all that we do

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelors in Scientific/ Engineering Discipline or equivalent experience

  • Significant experience of new product development, and applying Lean approaches within that environment

  • Working knowledge of statistical process control concepts, data analysis, diagnostic tools and techniques.

  • Demonstrated capability to lead process improvement efforts.

  • Working knowledge of the DMAIC process.

  • Working knowledge of Lean Tools such as VSM, Kaizen, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills.

  • Effective internal consulting skills with all levels of management.

Desirable Requirements

  • SixSigma Black Belt or Green Belt certification from an American Society of Quality (ASQ) recognized program (or equivalent)

  • Masters degree in Scientific/Engineering Discipline

  • Prior product development roles within the pharmaceutical industry

  • Proven ability to improve pharmaceutical processes through the application of variety of continuous improvement approaches

  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating teams and groups in lean, sixsigma and process improvements.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading or facilitating change initiatives

  • Expertise in the application of analytical problem-solving methodology.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in MiniTab, SPCL or other statistical analysis software, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, Visio, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word.

Be empowered to be innovative and creative where difference is valued

So, what’s next?

Complete your application before the below closing date.

This role is open from 17th to 31st May 2021.

Where can I find out more?

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