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PET Coach, Packaging

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

West Chester, OH
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Location: West Chester,
United States
Job reference: R-011659

Posted date: Aug. 22, 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 Process Execution Team (PET) Coach in West Chester, OH, you’ll play a pivotal role in channelling 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.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

You will be accountable for change management, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), capability training, and team development for the Process Execution Team (PET). Through a focus on continuous improvement, the Coach works with the PET Lead to ensure that members of the PET are progressing appropriately based on the skills/need matrix for their role; successfully moving through change, and are receiving capability development in key areas required for successful team functioning.

Member of PET leadership accountable for PET achievement of key business process metrics, team performance metrics and continuous improvement metrics. Develop and sustain employee skills needs matrix; lead the identification of training and development needs consistent with the skills needs matrix including SOPs, Safety, Environmental, among others, for the PET members; ensure training profiles are kept updated; monitor performance to identify and address gaps in skills, competencies and determine when training is needed. Coach the PET members in successfully implementing continuous improvement opportunities consistent with effective change management that drive business improvements with minimal business interruption. Broker appropriate resources from skill centers in Operations and in AZ that will provide the appropriate support to the PET in the areas of team development and training, leadership coaching, and change management. Ensure appropriate behaviors and group dynamics; monitor and intervene as appropriate in the PET when issues arise that may interfere with effective team functioning; bring in appropriate resources to address the situation as necessary and appropriate. Responsible for developing and delivering some training content dependent on their area of expertise. Coordinate continuous improvement efforts in the PET. Link to other PET Coaches and to Operational Excellence group to ensure cross PET working and sharing of best practices. Fully participating member of the Operational Excellence group for development, awareness of appropriate tools and techniques for specific needs and sharing of best practices.


Essential Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree with five or more years’ experience in a manufacturing or operations-based field/industry involving a fast-paced, customer-oriented environment
  • Experience coaching others to enhance performance
  • Experienced in demonstrating skills in the areas of: asking questions, listening, providing feedback, self-awareness
  • Display of Leadership capabilities that support customer focus, integration of diverse views, ability to make decisions under pressure, and develop an objective view of other’s capability to provide coaching and feedback in the moment and continually develop his/herself
Desirable Requirements
  • Pharmaceutical Industry experience
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience
  • Knowledgeable in change management, team development, and leadership development tools and techniques
  • Experience coaching leaders to enhance performance
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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.