Packaging Process Facilitator - 2nd shift - Newark, DE - Operations at AstraZeneca

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Newark, Delaware

Job Description:

Do you have expertise in, and passion for problem-solving, leading teams, and continuous improvement in a GMP or regulated production environment and would like to make an impact in a company that follows science and turns ideas into life-changing medicines? If so, then AstraZeneca and the Packaging Process Facilitator - 2nd shift position is for you!

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big, and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you're our kind of person.

The AstraZeneca Newark Supply Site was established in 1971 and currently employs approximately 260 people. Over the course of these years, Newark has undergone many product portfolio changes since it first began as Stuart Pharmaceuticals through today as the designated AZ North America Packaging Center of Excellence and a Flexible Formulation site for global supply of complex products. The site provides is collaborative where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca's priorities. It's important to us that you bring your full self to work every day. To help maintain your best self, here's a sneak peek into some of the things this site provides for you: on-site fitness center access, lunch & learns, sustainable office working environment, team, site and family activities, life-long learning, diversity, and inclusion, and dining center.

The Process Execution Team (PET) Process Facilitator in Newark, DE is a leader for the Process Operation team (i.e.. Packaging).

This position will be filled at the Process Facilitator level. This role would be on 2nd shift.

What you will do:

Manage the Process / Packaging Operation to produce a high-quality product in accordance with the PET operating strategy. As a responsible leader for the operation, this must be done while maintaining effective employee relations and compliance to cGMP, other regulatory and SOX requirements, as well as Safety, Health & Environment obligations and AstraZeneca standards.

  • Promote and demonstrate the use of safe work practices during all aspects of production and ensures all external and Safety, Health & Environment standards are met every day.

  • Provide coaching and development to PET personnel in regards to lean principles and ways of working in order to produce quality products in accordance with cGMP's. Cultivate and lead a QUALITY FIRST environment.

  • Responsible for all PET activity to include coordination of support staff, scheduling, and improvement initiatives. This coordination may be across shifts and across other Process Facilitators within the PET. This individual must have the ability to manage large groups and meet industry-leading performance-based goals.

  • Develop and grow the continuous improvement mindset and culture in regards to efficiency, quality, production, cost, and safety.

  • Collaborate with OE Engineers, Quality, Automation & Control Technicians, Mechanics, and PET Engineers to continuously improve core processes.



  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Pharmacy, related Science or business.​


  • Minimum one (1) years' experience (GMP or regulated production environment is preferred)

  • Knowledge of FDA cGMP's

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven collaboration and teamwork with diverse audiences

  • Exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • People Leadership, coaching, and change management experience

  • Ability to work second shift


  • Experience working in a LEAN manufacturing environment

  • Experience making risk-based decisions and decisions with substantial impact (financial, reputational, quality)

  • Training or experience in formulation, filling, packaging, quality, engineering

  • Experience administering Human Resources policies and procedures.

  • Experience authoring and approving various GMP documentation including but not limited to deviation investigations, Standard Operating Procedures, Change Controls, Validation documents, etc.

Why AstraZeneca

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.

So, What's Next

Are you already originating yourself joining our team? Good, because we can't wait to hear from you!

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