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Operations Global Graduate Associates Programme - US

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Coppell, Texas, United States Frederick, Maryland, United States Job ID R-115364 Date posted 12/08/2021

Operations Global Graduate Associates Programme - US

(Supply Chain, Logistics, Global Quality & Procurement)

Locations: Coppell (Texas), Frederick (Maryland), Gaithersburg (Maryland), & West Chester (Ohio)

Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits

Kickstart your career and help bring life-changing medicines to patients around the world.

About AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca, we are united by a common purpose – to push the boundaries of science. This purpose underpins everything we do; our work helps to make hearts healthier, to help people breathe easier, and to help more people survive cancer. Every day, we make a difference by delivering potentially life-changing medicines to millions of people worldwide and by leading breakthrough science that promises to transform the treatment of disease.

Our purpose is results-oriented and so is our approach. Being an agile and creative company means building a dynamic, inspiring culture where we celebrate diverse, bold thinking. We are curious, creative, and open to new ideas and ways of working, and it takes the skills of a collaborative team to really deliver on what science can do.

About the role

We’re looking for people with a passion to work in Operations, with a real desire to make a difference to patients and make an impact on our business.  Those willing to seize the opportunity, take the initiative and jump at challenges to shake things up for a greater purpose. Passionate, high-performing team players with a real curiosity and hunger to learn, grow, and take risks within our supportive network.

Starting in September 2022, the Operations Graduate Programme begins with three individual eight-month placements. Each placement will provide you with extraordinary insights into our business, and the chance to influence our future direction. If successful during the first 2 years, you will then consolidate your learning and experience in your third year in the programme.

A flexible programme with global opportunities, our Operations Graduate Associates Programme is a platform for progression, connection, ownership, and accountability. In our global and regional functions, you could develop your knowledge of Supply Chain, Logistics, External Sourcing & Global Quality. Our corporate functions offer the opportunity to develop your skills and experience across Procurement, Information Technology, and Engineering.

Combining a high level of on-the-job experience and coaching, you’ll have a huge network of support to get you where you want to go. Creating connections and building long-lasting relationships In a highly collaborative, fun, and fast-paced environment.

Essential Requirements

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree (any subject area) awarded in 2021, or due to be awarded in 2022
  • A passion to work in Operations, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, - particularly with a real desire to take on real responsibilities in manufacturing and across the functions that support our supply chain activities
  • Agility of thought and understanding, and the curiosity and flexibility to work anywhere within Operations
  • Strong business acumen, leadership skills, and the ability to motivate change
  • The confidence and vision to critically assess and challenge existing ways of working
  • A valid passport
  • Global and regional flexibility to rotate through our business at the locations that offer you the best developmental experiences.
  • Fluent in English

Why join us?

Our Graduate Programmes cover a broad range of functions and specialities. They open many doors, and will kickstart your career!

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines to our patients is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be.

We truly value our Graduate talent, their expertise, knowledge, ideas and who they are. So here, you’ll be empowered to jump in, take the initiative and be part of meaningful project teams to make an impact and deliver real value for our patients and our business.

Whether you’re looking to pursue a particular passion or are still figuring it out, the diverse experiences, transitions, and cultures in the Operations Graduate Associates Programme will help you shape your future and develop into a strong leader, no matter which path you follow.

So, what’s next?

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we’d love to hear from you! Click the link to apply, and we will be in touch once the advert closes.

Applications Open: 28th July 2021

Applications Close: 3rd October 2021

After you submit your application, you will be asked to complete a gamified test (Pymetrics), as well as an online assessment (SHL). If shortlisted, you will then be invited to a video interview and finally a full day virtual assessment day.

You can find out more about our application process herehttps://youtu.be/0CuUY9d_WtU



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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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