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Materials Creation Process Manager

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Mount Vernon, IN
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Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Location: Mount Vernon,
United States
Job reference: R-008833

Posted date: Jun. 20, 2017

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 Materials Creation Process Manager in Mt. Vernon, IN you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.
As the Materials Creation Process Manager you will lead the Mount Vernon site Master Data Team – Operations Master Data Analysts (OMDA), and Packaging Documentation Execution Team – Packaging Documentation Change Specialists. This role is accountable for the master data creation and maintenance process to allow the site to plan, procure, and produce its materials. The most critical master data elements are Material Masters, Bills of Materials (BOMs) and Recipes, which are maintained in SAP and are also integrated with global APO supply planning system, as well as Master Data in global MDM system and AZURE system which are also integrated with APO, SCORE, OCM, MMe and other global systems used in AstraZeneca.
This role also provides line management to the resources within the Packaging Documentation Execution Team for delivering the packaging documentation change processes, including changes to packaging specifications, packaging artwork, spec drawings and the links to the material creation process. This must be done while maintaining compliance to cGMPs and other regulatory requirements, as well as AstraZeneca standards.
Job Responsibilities:
• Leads the site Master Data Team, Operations Master Data Analysts (OMDA), to deliver the accurate and reliable system master data relevant to Supply Chain.
• Process Owner for New Material Creation, including Material Masters, BOMs, and Recipes in SAP, Global Material Data in MDM, and Product Data in AZURE, to ensure the launch timelines and other business needs are met.
• Manages and provides oversight of master data, working directly with the GPO organization, Regional Process Champions; serves as primary point of contact for the sites regarding data management and maintenance.
• Participates in “Community of Practice” regarding master data management activities (OMDA, MDM, Planning, etc.) for the site.
• Validates and contributes to data management design; ensures that the design considers site data and operational requirements; conducts impact assessments of the design on sites and global partners associated with the site.
• Collaborates with site departments (Supply Chain, Quality, Finance, etc.) and HQ to facilitate site rollouts by providing expertise on data infrastructure and business capabilities at the site.
• Responsible for managing site specific data management training requirements for all business functions, maintains training schedule and conducts end user training for the site.
• Ensures compliance of site data to the global data standards and guideline aligned with master data design (business rules).
• Monitors and manages data quality standards for the site and perform corrective actions based on the inputs from GPO on the site data quality audit results.
• Develops and maintains data management best practice implemented at the site under the direction of GPO and Community of Practice.
• Collaborates with site supporting organizations (e.g. IT) and projects to meet global and site requirements.
• Manages continuous improvement program impacting data for the site.
• Communicates with the management team on new initiatives, challenges and issues impact site data.
• Provides inputs to global strategic plans, governance processes and product information infrastructure.
• Key contributor to support budget process and departmental metrics associated with master data.
• Prepares, coordinates, and oversees User Acceptance Testing for new initiatives or changes as needed.
• Process Owner for the Packaging Documentation process, provides direction to Packaging Documentation Execution Team resources in the efficient delivery of documentation changes for the business.
• Drives continuous improvement efforts.
• Authors, reviews, and approves Standard Operating Procedures and other documents to ensure integration of cGMPs and improve process efficiencies
• Manages delivery of key projects that require delivery of master data and artwork or packaging documentation changes.
• Provides leadership to the master data team and packaging documentation team members. This includes providing the following:
o Overall accountability for the deliverables in each area.
o Performance management, individual development planning and ongoing coaching for direct reports.
o Support and constructive challenge for the group to continuously improve.
o Effective and timely decisions even in situations of ambiguity.
o Strives to improve cross-functional working and eliminate non-value adding activities.
o Listens attentively and responds constructively to the needs, viewpoints, and interests of direct reports.
o Identifies, evaluates and manages risks.
o Identifies, advocates and implements improvements.

Essential Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration or related discipline
• 10 years’ professional work experience with a minimum 5 years’ experience in supply chain management, materials management and/or a related discipline.

Desirable Requirements
• Advanced degree preferred
• APICS certification
• Strong knowledge of Pharmaceutical production supply chain principles, GMP, FDA
• Knowledge of AZ global supply chain operations organization and strategy
• Experience working in a LEAN manufacturing environment
• Project Management Skills

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.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.


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