Junior/Senior Lean Specialist - Philadelphia, PA - Global Operations
AstraZeneca

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posted in Pharmaceuticals


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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 Junior/Senior Lean Specialist in Philadelphia, PA, 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 Lean Specialist is responsible for serving as a coach for process improvements within Operations. The successful candidate will support/lead project teams and strategic initiatives. They will assist in developing and delivering training activities. Responsibilities also include the proper application of the following per AZ Standard: Lean Tools, Project Management, and Process/Change Management. The focus is to support the PA value stream in driving higher performance through process improvement.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership, coaching, and change management as required to Support the AstraZeneca Supply System
  • Design and Implement KPI System; Apply Visual Control Strategies
  • Trainer for Lean tools per AZ Standard
  • Facilitate and/or coach on the application of continuous improvement tools including: Kaizen, DMAIC, SMED
  • Work with the Management Team (SLT and ELT) in the development and execution of Lean initiatives, including Lean Leadership
  • Network within AZ and benchmark externally to identify improvement opportunities
  • Identify and achieve process/quality improvements through Lean initiatives.
  • Coach operations functions on process ownership, following Standard Ways of Working and having a sustainable process for improvement
  • These initiatives will require a balance of technical and people management skills: Expectation includes a hands-on teamwork approach to problems, planning, and people associated with all aspects of the initiatives.
  • Apply principles of logical, scientific thinking and continuous improvement concepts to a wide range of practical problems
Qualifications:

Junior Lean Specialist:

Required:
  • 2-4 years or more work experience in a manufacturing environment demonstrating lean leadership
  • Demonstrated experience in driving process improvements.
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree
Desired:
  • Bachelor's degree in related field (STEM, Business)
  • Yellow Belt (or higher) with formal training
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills.
  • Working knowledge of the DMAIC process and Lean Tools such as SMED, Kaizen Blitz, etc.
  • Healthcare, pharmaceutical or biotechnology experience preferred.
  • Effective internal consulting skills with all levels of management.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects

Senior Lean Specialist:

Required:
  • 5 years or more work experience in a manufacturing environment demonstrating lean leadership
  • Six Sigma Green Belt (or higher) with formal training
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating teams and groups in process improvements.
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree

Desired:
  • Bachelor's degree in related field (STEM, Business)
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills.
  • Working knowledge of the DMAIC process and Lean Tools such as SMED, Kaizen Blitz, etc.
  • Healthcare, pharmaceutical or biotechnology experience preferred.
  • Effective internal consulting skills with all levels of management.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects

Next Steps - Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience - it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.


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