Warehouse Process Leader

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

Warehouse Process Leader

Location: Macclesfield

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Opening date: 29/11/2023

Closing date: 13/12/2023

Day role 36.5 hours per week

Be empowered to be innovative and creative where difference is valued

Join a place built on innovation and creativity. Where different views and perspectives are welcomed and valued. An environment that champions inclusion, and teams that reflect the diversity of the communities that we serve.

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

This permanent first line manager opportunity is now available within the Warehouse Department at our Macclesfield campus; a crucial part of AstraZeneca’s UK Operation and the 2nd largest operational site within the company’s global network.

The Warehouse environment is fast moving and dynamic. It is a key enabler for all parts of our operations on site. The exciting work environment combined with our state of the art Warehouse facility have created this fantastic leadership opportunity within an established company.

What you'll do:

As a first line manager you will be responsible for the management, provision and improvement of your area, 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 14 operators across 2 shifts. As the manager of this team, you will work a day shift to provide support to the early and late shift operators.

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 Requirements:

  • Currently working in a management position
  • Proven ability to motivate, coach and drive individuals and teams to increased levels of performance
  • Agile with effective analytical skills and ability to learn quickly and efficiently
  • Confidence to apply existing knowledge in novel ways in order to take smart risks
  • Knowledge of SHE and LEAN principles

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of production management and/or line management and/or pharmaceutical operations
  • Understanding of supply compliance
  • Experience of engagement with regulatory inspectors
  • Experienced within a unionised environment
  • Experience in the implementation of digital and LEAN processes
  • Experience of SAP systems

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 five 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.

There are so many fantastic employee benefits that AstraZeneca offer. AstraZeneca can offer you a competitive salary, private healthcare, a generous holiday allowance, phenomenal training and development opportunities, and much more.

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 our journey.

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.

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