AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Associate Process Leaders in Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Associate Process Leaders


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These are exciting new opportunities to join UK Operations in newly created Associate Process Leader roles. These roles have been created to develop talented individuals into the leaders of the future and will be based within the Packing function. This department supplies an extensive range of AstraZeneca products to markets around the globe. The products cover oral solid dose tablets through to syringes and vials. Macclesfield is additionally a key site for launching new products.

Macclesfield site is currently going a period of transformation with the build of a new state of the art factory.

These roles will be positioned to work alongside existing Process Leaders to gain proficiency in manufacturing processes, and supporting processes such as deviation management and document writing.

Role Description:

Working in a highly regulated environment you will work to understand relevant policies, procedures, laws, regulations and codes of business and to ensure that they are adhered to both personally and by those you will work with.

Whilst you will not manage teams directly you will be developed so you become a capable leader and coach of the future. You will gain exposure to the nature of line management and develop your knowledge and experience in management activities.

You will develop technical proficiency in the direct production processes and the supporting processes such as completing deviations and implementing robust corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.

You will be given the opportunity to participate in local projects which will allow you to develop your project skills and network with new contacts and you will be encouraged to seek out and deliver continuous improvement projects.

You will be responsible for driving the day-to-day performance of defined processes in terms of adherence to plan, operational standards, cost, asset, cGMP and safety (SHE).


  • Ideally you should hold a degree level or equivalent qualification in a science or engineering discipline.

  • Have a strong desire to develop as a people manager and demonstration of coaching and leadership skills

  • Ideally you will have experience working within a highly compliant or cGMP environment

  • You will develop to coach and embed Lean Manufacturing Principles.

  • Experience within pharmaceutical operational or Chemistry/Micro based roles would be advantageous

  • You should be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully contribute to teams and/or lead others in a matrix environment e.g. in projects, team meetings or improvement work.

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 29th April

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