Operational Excellence Practitioner

Coppell, Texas

Posted in Pharmaceuticals

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Job Info

Key Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for Policy Deployment and performance metrics, including the deployment of the PET & BET CI Strategy
  • Coaches & facilitates the practical application of tools to deliver and sustain PET & BET Results and Vision (control and improvement metrics).
  • Develops continuous improvement capability within the PET & BET in line with the defined capability strategy.
  • Responsible for improving the Production System
  • Attends networks to ensure standard methodology knowledge such that PET & BET processes are standardized and efficient
  • Proactively identifies Improvements to Quality Management Systems working in partnership with the Quality Facilitator and ensures processes and activities do not compromise Safety, Heath & Environment/Good Manufacturing Practice/Information Systems
  • Inputs into regulatory inspections on areas of specialist knowledge as the need arises
  • Works collaboratively with Operational Excellence practitioners at other AZ manufacturing sites, the supply chain services support group (centralized function), and Global Operations to ensure common approach to linking overall Operational Excellence support for the business.
  • Link to HR Lead to ensure that tools and techniques used in Operational Excellence are aligned with the HR tools provided by HR process owners.
  • Display of Leadership capabilities and AZ Values that support: leading multiple customer needs, using deep insight to impact broadly, crafting climate for others to make decisions, anticipating and removing obstacles for the team, working across the leadership team and the site to establish common purpose and goals, and developing themselves and team members for future roles.
  • Demonstrates behaviors that align with core business processes by understanding their role in the value stream, measuring what they are trying to achieve, focusing on long term sustainability of process improvements, consistently looking for opportunities to improve, and modeling principles and behaviors required for working in a process centered organization.
  • Supports and drives all aspects of the site lean transformation to achieve sustainable culture change and improved business performance.

~20% travel to domestic AstraZeneca sites.

  • Bachelors degree in related technical/business field
  • Established industry related experience as a practitioner & mentor in Lean/Six Sigma projects and programs
  • Experience in process & project management and improvement

  • Six Sigma Black 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 GMP and regulations as defined by local regulatory bodies
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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