Lean Facilitator



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Software Engineering
Macclesfield, UK
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

This role is based on our Macclesfield site (UK)

Join AstraZeneca as a Lean Facilitator, a pivotal role that fosters a culture of continuous improvement within our organization. Championing and embedding Lean methodologies across various levels, you'll make the AstraZeneca Supply System (AZSS) meaningful and applicable to all team members. This role is instrumental in driving operational excellence and aligning activities with the strategic objectives of the business.


As a Lean Facilitator, you will work effectively with multiple levels within the organization, including the leadership team, to promote a Lean attitude.

  • Engage with the wider Lean team across UK Operations to share best practices and drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Applying your interpersonal skills, you will coach and inspire team members, making Lean principles accessible and relevant to their roles.
  • Contribute to the development of the Lean strategy and take ownership of assigned workstreams.
  • Actively seek improvements to Quality Management Systems in collaboration with the Quality Facilitator, ensuring alignment with Safety, Health & Environment/Good Manufacturing Practice/Information Systems.
  • Provide input during regulatory inspections, offering expertise in areas of specialty as required.
  • Foster a strong knowledge base within the business unit on AZSS by leading initiatives and promoting the adoption of appropriate behaviors.
  • Provide input during regulatory inspections, offering expertise in areas of specialty as required.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Educated to degree level in related technical/business subject area or relevant experience
  • Demonstrated industry-related experience in Lean/Six Sigma projects and programs
  • Experience in process & project management and improvement

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Six Sigma Green Belt training and/or certification from an accredited external Quality program
  • Expertise in the application of analytical problem-solving methodology
  • Understanding of Good Automated Manufacturing Practice, current Good Manufacturing Practice and regulations as defined by local regulatory bodies

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.

Why AstraZeneca?

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. Backed by investment, leadership and a clear plan to get there, we bring personal dedication and out-of-the-box thinking. 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.

Join the team where everyone feels a personal connection to the people that we impact. From our science labs to manufacturing at scale, we are committed to delivering at the highest quality. It's inspiring and rewarding work, influencing every part of the product lifecycle to deliver life-changing medicines. To ultimately make people's lives better - from patients and their families to all of us in society.

Ready to make a meaningful impact on people's lives with life-changing medicines? Apply now!

We welcome your application no later than Tuesday 27th February 2024

Competitive salary & benefits available.

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Closing Date

27-Feb-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.

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