Process Facilitators

Process Facilitators


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Are you looking for your next leadership challenge within a fast paced and exciting Manufacturing environment? If so, this may be the opportunity you are looking for!

Process Facilitator opportunities are now available within the Packing Department at our Macclesfield campus; an essential part of AstraZeneca’s UK Operation and the 2nd largest operational site within the company’s global network.

Our Macclesfield campus is additionally a key site for launching new products and the positions we are recruiting for will enable you to interface across departments to support and lead improvement projects to deliver more drugs, to more patients, more quickly and more efficiently.

The Packing environment is fast moving and dynamic. The challenge of fulfilling global demands whilst driving continuous improvement makes it an exciting place to work. The exciting work environment combined with our brand-new Global Packing centre have created this fantastic leadership opportunity within an established company.

Ongoing change management to fulfil regulatory requirements and new product commitments make this role a great opportunity with exciting opportunities and variety for you as a potential leader within Packing.

What you’ll do:

As a Process Facilitator you will be responsible for the management, provision and improvement of your production areas, people and processes. This involves owning and supporting in all aspects of SHE (safety, health and environment), Quality/GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), LEAN standards and team development.

The direct team consists of up to 8 operating technicians across two assets, the indirect team of up to 20 operating technicians depending on shift pattern. The operating teams work a 2 shift or a 3 shift rotational pattern and as a Manager we’ll expect you to follow the operating shift pattern.

We’ll need you to carry responsibility for the day-to-day performance of in terms of adherence to plan, operational standards, cost, asset, cGMP and safety.

This will be delivered effectively and efficiently in a highly regulated environment and to defined standards.

You’ll provide clear leadership, direction and development and will be an inspiring leader who will coach continuous improvement and development so that individuals and the team achieve their potential.

Working within a performance driven environment, we’ll ask you to effectively prioritise across diverse and contending customer needs to maintain team motivation and output whilst maintaining clear customer focus.

The working environment is highly regulated with compliance and a right first-time attitude underpinning requirements needed to deliver high performance.

At AstraZeneca, we are committed to improving performance through deployment of lean manufacturing and greater use of digitalisation; the successful candidate will have experience in both these fields and be able to coach and support their team to embed these ways of working.

Essential Criteria:

  • Qualification in a Science or Business subject area or equivalent
  • Previous line management experience within manufacturing or support
  • Ability to coach and embed Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • Knowledge and application of SHE principles
  • Agile with effective analytical skills

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of FDA/cGMP or other regulated quality system
  • Experienced within a unionised environment
  • Experience in either formulation, filling, packaging, validation, technology transfer or change control
  • Experience of pharmaceutical operations
  • Experience in the implementation of digital processes
  • Basic project management experience

The 2 shift rotational pattern consists of a week of a morning shift and a week of an afternoon shift. In the case of a 3 shift rotation this includes a week of a night shift (4 nights Monday to Thursday).

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, excellent training and development, as well as an exciting career within a fast paced and dynamic business.

Please note, further information on shift patterns will be discussed at interviews.

Apply today! We welcome applications from 18/08/2021 – 05/09/2021

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