Process Facilitator/Associate Manager - Mt. Vernon IN - Global Operations

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We're focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Process Facilitator/Associate Manager in Mt. Vernon, IN, you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.
Global Operations is fundamental to our purpose of delivering life-changing medicines to patients, touching every aspect of our business and providing a platform for everything that we do. We harness the specialist talents of 13,000 people around the world - 20% of our global workforce. With 30 production facilities in 18 countries we're focused on supplying our medicines with care, quality and efficiency, reducing the time from lab to patient. Keen to bridge the gap between science and patients? Turn research into reality? And forge a global career that's full of possibilities, as part of a world-class team? Come and thrive in our vibrant, energizing, connected and supportive culture and make a real difference to patients.
The Process Execution Team (PET) Process Facilitator/Associate Manager is a leader for the Process Operation (ie. Manufacturing / Packaging). As the Process Facilitator/Associate Manager, you will manage the Process / Package Operation to produce high quality product in accordance with the PET operating strategy. As a responsible leader for the operation (potentially with other Process Facilitators), this must be done while maintaining effective employee relations and compliance to cGMP, other regulatory and SOX requirements, as well as SHE obligations and AstraZeneca standards.
Major Responsibilities:
Provide direction to PET personnel in the efficient use of equipment and materials to produce quality products in accordance with the PET Plan or Rhythm Wheel
Responsible for all PET activity, including coordination of support staff, scheduling and improvement
Promote the use of safe work practices during all aspects of production and ensure all external and AstraZeneca SHE standards are met on a daily basis
Accountable for training of PET personnel on equipment, processes and Standard Operating Procedures. Partner with PET Coach to develop training plans and assist in providing resources for training
Ensure that cGMP's are used and followed during production of products so that all FDA and international regulations are met. Respond to monthly internal audit observations
Promote a positive work environment by effectively administering AstraZeneca Human Resources policies and procedures including Performance Management and by communicating information to employees and responding to their concerns
Ensure proper documentation practices are maintained consistently to company standards in manufacturing documents, training documentation, production logs, etc.
Generate reports for deviations, assists in the investigations, and recommends/implements solutions to resolve deviations. Approve deviation investigations as appropriate. Respond to product defect notifications
Author, review, and approve Standard Operating Procedures and other documents to ensure integration of cGMPs and improve process efficiencies
Promote and encourage continuous improvement in efficiency, quality, production, and safety through the use of team driven processes and key performance indicators and recognition and rewarding high performance
Collaborate with OE Engineers & PET Engineers to optimize process performance
Participate in the design, selection, installation and qualification of new equipment, facilities, and processes
Review, approve, and implement change controls
Provide career development and performance management for direct reports
Co-own life cycle management of PET/facility assets
Work collaboratively within and across PETs to ensure flow of product, sharing of best practices, and lean behaviors
Maintain presence across multiple operating shifts
Occasionally perform rolls for PET Lead when designated
Education Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Pharmacy, related Science or business
Minimum 5 years experience in a GMP or regulated production environment
Minimum 1 year previous supervisory experience
Knowledge of FDA cGMP's
Strong communication and leadership skills
Problem solving skills
Experience working in a LEAN manufacturing environment
Working knowledge of Microsoft applications, SAP, Trackwise
Training or experience in formulation, filling, packaging, validation, technology transfer, change control.
Knowledge or previous experience in managing technical programs/projects
Strong mechanical, electrical, troubleshooting and problem solving abilities
Ability to direct and participate in cross-functional teams
Project management skills
Next Steps - Apply today!
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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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