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Lean Coach

Location Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia Job ID R-051280 Date posted 05/23/2019
  • Are you a Lean Expert?
  • Are you a great change agent, who loves a dynamic environment?  
  • Are you driven by helping people and businesses continuously improve?

At AstraZeneca we believe that innovation needs the right environment in which to flourish. One where our 50,000+ employees at all levels are encouraged to pursue new approaches. We conduct our research across three continents, manufacture in 16 countries and work in over 100 countries while our medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Our manufacturing site in North Ryde is going through an exciting expansion phase and to accompany our growth we are looking for an additional Lean Coach to join our local team to build capability and continue to embed lean as our license to operate and drive towards best practice.


Reporting into the Site Lean Leader, your mission will be to support our site wide Lean Maturity Programme. With full responsibility for projects assigned to you, you will lead Lean projects across the manufacturing and supply chain arena. Your main contribution will be as a coach and hands on subject matter expert in Lean Six Sigma tools, processes, Lean thinking and its practical application.

This role requires a calm, inclusive, pragmatic approach, combined with the energy, resilience and influencing skills to empower the people around you and unlock their potential. Your ability to connect and engage with a wide range of stakeholders, build credibility and execute projects will be central to your success. For you to successfully contribute to this team, you must be able to work in an agile environment and leverage your strong organisational skills, prioritisation and problem solving abilities. 


With a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or related field, you have Lean Expertise or have had Lean Six Sigma training, either in-house or externally facilitated with a track record of delivering commercial outcomes. A positive attitude, team player and strategic thinker, you have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, are a self-starter with the ability to lead and implement change and above all can translate your passion and energy for continuous improvement into measurable commercial outcomes.

This role is pivotal in our Lean strategy and offers an exciting mix of cross functional projects as well as the ability to develop your career within the largest pharmaceutical company in Sydney.

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AstraZeneca offers a competitive salary and additional benefits such as a bonus, leave loading, extra leave days, free parking and gym and a great environment to work in!

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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Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They value inclusion and diversity.