Manufacturing Lead


Competitive Salary & Benefits

Make a meaningful impact on people’s lives with life-changing medicines.

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.

Pharmaceutical Technology and Development (PT&D) are the bridge that turns forward-thinking science into actual medicines that help millions of people. We work across the entire value chain, designing and delivering active ingredients, formulations and devices required to support new medicines – from supplies for use in early toxicology studies and clinical trials to developing the technology to ensure drugs can be scaled up for commercial manufacture.

Drug Substance Manufacture (DSM) is responsible for the internal manufacture of Drug Substance for formulation development, pre-clinical and clinical development studies. Our 5 Pilot Plant facilities are used to generate key scale-up learning and technology understanding for API development.

We also support the rapid development of commercial processes by flexible accommodation processes and experimentation at scale. DSM is part of the Clinical Manufacturing and Supply function within Pharmaceutical & Technology Development, Operations.

What you’ll do:

Working a 24/5 shift pattern, you’ll lead a shift team of ~ 5 Pilot Plant Operational Team members in the execution of the API manufacturing processes in compliance with AZ, cGMP & Safety Health & Environment (SHE) standards.

We’re looking for inspiring leaders to develop and deliver processes through their team. You’ll be a capable leader and coach with excellent communication skills. You’ll be managing performance and development of both your team and individuals.

You’ll also be an active member of the shift team in terms of the execution of the API manufacturing processes e.g. operating plant, material movements and performing in-process tests.

We’ll expect you to work collaboratively with other Pilot Plant operational teams, Project Managers, engineering support, Process Chemists, Process Engineers and Plant Co-ordinators.

Required Skills & Knowledge

  • Significant experience in manufacturing and chemical plant operation
  • Experience in a GMP manufacturing environment
  • Proven leadership promoting motivation and empowering others to accomplish individual, team and organisational objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to set and manage priorities, resources, performance targets
  • Proven collaboration and interpersonal leadership skills

Please note this role is working shifts, this will be discussed in detail at interview.

So, what’s next

This role is open from 13/08/2021 and we welcome your application no later than 08/09/2021.

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity to pioneer a new future to meet global healthcare challenges, apply today!

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