Process Controlled Transportation Qualification Engineer

Process Controlled Transportation Qualification Engineer

Location: UK (Macclesfield), Sweden (Gartuna), US (Wilmington, Gaithersburg)

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies

Here you can feel a strong connection to the patient. It’s what drives us every day. We are united behind one mission – finding the best solution to put our patients first. Play a critical role in making this happen, delivering our innovative medicines all the way until they reach our patients.

The logistics teams are responsible for leading the distribution of all products, delivered through +1200 routes around the world. That’s 100% of AZ’s commercial shipments between points in the supply chain, from international freight logistics right through to in-country distribution; getting medicines from factory to customer. We are a Process Centric Organization with high focus on cross-functional team work.

We are investing in our capability as an organisation, significantly raising the bar having an extensive training and development programme for all our logistics colleagues.

As a Qualification Engineer, you will be the subject matter expert in the qualification of storage and transportation systems, and temperature management for pharmaceutical products.

As a key part of the logistics team you will define the global standards and processes for the storage and transportation of all AstraZeneca pharmaceutical product per product label temperature requirements, as defined by Good Distribution Practices (GDP).

Key accountabilities:

To develop, deploy and maintain standards and procedures for Controlled Temperature Transportation, Container, Lane and Carrier Qualifications ensuring that all are aligned with regulatory guidelines and GDP.

As the Global Business Process Owner for Shipping Qualification across the AstraZeneca network, we’ll expect you to develop the Business Process Network, collaborating with other functions across the business to ensure a robust and world-class programme to manage shipping qualification.

You will co-ordinate simulated distribution and thermal profile testing of packaging materials and packaged components to ensure product quality in transit.

Support the development, selection and qualification of active and passive shipping solutions as well as serving as the business through successful collaboration with 3rd party Packaging Qualification Testing Labs and suppliers of temperature-controlled shipping systems.

Develop and maintain a change control process for containers, carriers, lanes and modes.

Take responsibility for introducing and standardising new transportation packaging solutions through the timely introduction and formal acceptance of the change by all manufacturing sites.

Essential requirements:

  • Degree level education in science, engineering or supply chain/logistics (or equivalent)

  • Sound understanding of GDP, Safety, Health & Environment and Standard Operating Procedures

  • Understanding of transport qualification, process validation, cold chain logistics industry standards and validation compliance

  • Good innovative problem solving / investigational skills

  • Experience in Business Process Management processes

  • Experience working with Logistic Service Providers

  • Fluent English ability

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. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

Interested? Come and join us on our journey!

We welcome your application no later than midnight Thursday 29th July

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Open Date: 15/07/2021

Close Date: 29/07/20

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