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Process Analyst-Packaging

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Newark, DE
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Location: Newark,
United States
Job reference: R-014039

Posted date: Sep. 12, 2017

Process Analyst-Packaging

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the utmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a Process Analyst-Packaging
in Newark, DE, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling 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

Provides analytical and process improvement support to the pharmaceutical operations in Packaging. Specific requirements include analyzing processes to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and standardization, building mechanisms to drive standard work, developing and maintaining key performance indicators to monitor the health of the processes, and providing support to projects and initiatives that will deliver value to the PET and the supply site.

  • Build and leverage an advanced knowledge and understanding of production processes.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and reduction in process variability.
  • Partner with production personnel, management, and other site functions to drive continuous improvement.
  • Create/enhance tools that drive standard work (changeover cards, station cards, Standard Operating Procedures, etc.).
  • Provide training to personnel as required to embed process standardization/optimization and the use of the associated tools.
  • Establish/maintain key performance indicators and other tools to improve performance visibility and identify opportunity areas.
  • Host and/or attend team meetings to progress initiatives aimed at improving the production processes.
  • As part of the PET ring, be a collaborative and effective team member by supporting key PET processes as needed. This includes, but is not limited to the following: deviations, CAPA, investigations, housekeeping audits, change control, Kronos, SAP.
  • Read, understand, and comply with cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), including SHE standards.
  • Wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as required by specific activities.


Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • High degree of computer systems proficiency (Excel, Powerpoint, Word, etc.
  • Process-focused mindset
  • Clear and effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills, adept at forming effective working relationships with personnel at various levels of the organization
Desirable Requirements
  • Experience in a production environment
  • Experience with documentation in a GMP environment
  • Experience working in a LEAN manufacturing environment and proficiency in lean tools.
  • Knowledge of cGMPs and FDA policies/procedures
  • Expertise in key production systems: SAP, TDMS, Trackwise, Kronos, TrakSYS, PAS-X.
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.