Engineering Drug Product Lead

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Are you ready to make a positive impact in a team where it means more?

In Operations, we have a big ambition - to deliver more medicines to patients, quicker and more affordably. Global Engineering and Real Estates (GERE) plays an exciting role to realise that ambition. Backed by investment, leadership and a clear vision, we bring personal dedication and out-of-the-box thinking to deliver complex capital projects. 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.

Introduction to role:

Engineering and Technology Solutions (ETS) are a team of experts within GERE who are responsible for shaping and standardising AstraZeneca’s technology strategy whist ensuring delivery of compliant, innovative and reliable technology solutions into our facilities. We cover Pharmaceutical Processing & Packing, Automation, Built Environment and Commissioning & Qualification

Join us an Engineering Drug Product Lead at AstraZeneca, a place where innovation and coordination come together to support the most exciting missions on the planet. As a professional, you will provide functional leadership globally within the areas of pharmaceutical oral solid dose, sterile filling, packing and devices technology. You will establish appropriate technology processes and standards, aligned to business objectives. You will also provide technical leadership to high risk and/or high business impact projects.


As an Engineering Drug Product Lead, you will lead a team of Process & Packing Technology experts providing expertise to deliver the three pillars of GERE’s value proposition of Strategic Advice, Project Execution and Enhancing Business Operations.

 You will be responsible for providing technical leadership of a distributed team across the globe. This will include resource allocation and provision, development of the team and all the associated line management accountabilities.

As part of wider technical networks you may lead communities of practice, ensuring appropriate funding and resourcing of strategic technology projects and effective dissemination of best practice across the manufacturing network. Close collaboration with relevant groups in Pharmaceutical Technology & Development and Operations Sites will be critical to success.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Relevant technical degree or equivalent

  • A consistent record of working in pharmaceutical related engineering manufacturing and or packing technologies with the technical expertise and ability to make connections between technology and delivering business value

  • Ability to prioritise and understand the impact of decisions made

  • Strong communication, influencing and relationship building skills with senior AZ customers, peers and third party suppliers

  • Ability to develop and foster innovation opportunities and lead any changes

  • Experience of leading/delivering the engineering technology aspects of projects / technology developments

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Post-graduate Engineering qualification

  • Ability to work in diverse multinational teams and validated ability to influence others to achieve positive outcomes

  • Good commercial awareness and understanding of global engineering technology innovations in the external market (political/economic and new trends)

  • Knowledge of industries outside pharmaceuticals

  • Knowledge of Lean design processes and their application

  • Experience of leading and developing people

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions.

That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Are you ready to make a difference? Apply today!

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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