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Supervisor - Material Control - (Frederick, MD)

MedImmune, LLC

Frederick, MD
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
High school or equivalent
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Job Description

Frederick, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-008265
Posted date: May. 26, 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 Supervisor – Material Control in Frederick, MD 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


As the Supervisor – Material Control, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensure receipt, inspection, and sampling of incoming materials is handled efficiently and per procedures.
  • Maintain positive relationships with internal customers including QA, QC, warehouse, and manufacturing groups.
  • Re-prioritize the team’s workload as the manufacturing schedule requires.
  • Ensure adequate depth on all department responsibilities.
  • Ensure raw material retain samples are processed properly both physically and in SAP
  • Ensure metrics are tracked/reported as required.  Can analyze trends in metrics to propose process improvements and to share practices that lead to success with other groups.
  • Ensure all equipment is current on PM/calibration
  • Problem solve and continually look for process improvements.
  • Support the development plans of the Material Control team members.


Essential Requirements


  • Functions as an advisor to a unit regarding tasks, projects, and operations.  Becomes actively involved in daily operations only when required to meet schedules or to resolve complex problems.

Problem Solving

  • Ability to thoroughly investigate/ perform root cause analysis, identify potential issues and propose solutions through verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding and knowledge of when to stop and seek input and approval from management.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with multiple variables.

Preferred Education

  • High School diploma required. College degree preferred.  Additional education in life sciences, logistics or other applicable field a plus.

Preferred Years of Experience

  • 5-10 years experience preferred.

Desirable Requirements

Freedom to Act

  • Assignments are received in task-and objective-orientated terms.  Provides direction to subordinates based on general policies and management guidelines.  Interprets and executes policies and procedures that typically affect subordinate organizational units.  Recommends modifications to operating policies.


  • Ensures that projects and objectives are completed on schedule and within budget.  Erroneous decisions or recommendations or failure to complete assignments would normally result in serious delays to assigned projects resulting in considerable expenditure of additional time, human resources, and funds.

Interpersonal Communication

  • Frequent contacts with internal personnel and outside customer representatives at various management levels concerning operations or scheduling or specific phases of projects or contracts.  Conducts briefings and participates in technical meetings for internal representatives concerning specific operations. 
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before auditors, customers, or employee groups.

Supervisory / Management Skills

  • Accomplishes results through lower-level employees who exercise some latitude and independence in their assignments.  Often heads a centralized functional activity.
  • Functions as an advisor to a unit regarding tasks, projects, and operations.  Becomes actively involved in daily operations only when required to meet schedules or to resolve complex problems.

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.