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Sr. PET Project Engineer (Manufacturing) - Philadelphia, PA - Operations

Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Job ID R-089484 Date posted 10/16/2020

Do you enjoy leading cross-functional project teams, managing and executing all elements of delivering projects? Then position is the right fit for you!

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

The Philadelphia, PA site manufactures a life-saving influenza vaccine. Our product is aseptically filled into sprayers for nasal administration. The site consists of two geographic locations - a facility at Red Lion Road in NE Philadelphia has about 140 full-time employees and the Bensalem storage and distribution facility has about 5 employees. The facilities are about 8 miles apart and both are situated close to I-95, the city of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia International Airport. Our product is sold in the US, UK and other countries. Operations continue year round, with the production season being in the summer (typically May – August). Our site is highly collaborative where we show our Philly pride in all we do. We work closely together, always striving to be better every day. We have a network of employee teams who deliver many kinds of employee engagement activities, from our famous Wingbowl, to inclusion events, a site picnic, community outreach, health and wellness activities, and a green team.

The Senior Process Execution Team Project (PET) Engineer in Philadelphia, PA supports multiple PET projects and lead cross-functional project teams. Management and execution of all elements of delivering projects including scope definition and control, stakeholder alignment, tactical project planning, resource and risk management, project leadership, team development and communication.

Successful project management includes guiding activities to meet objectives and approval of project recommendations through governance. Identify and recommend the best business proposition, develop a project plan, and then deliver the project plan to achieve business results. Identify, communicate and help resolve key issues. Provide ongoing status communications to the team and appropriate levels of the organization. Drive team accountability for deliverables and ensure projects meet achievements. Lead "lessons learned" exercises, share lessons among project leaders and other teams integrate lessons into existing processes, tools and templates.

Supports long-term strategy development for the PET (1-5 years), and delivery the site transformation map.

What you will do:

  • Introduce and Integrate new technology platforms to uplift PET capabilities

  • Drive new and uplift existing lean initiatives

  • Lead life-cycle management strategy within the PET

  • Exhibit strong facilitation skills to drive the team to deliver results/conclusions, handle conflicts and deliver solutions.

Essentials:

  • Bachelor's degree in Physical Sciences, Engineering, Business or a related field

  • Minimum of five years applicable experience and a minimum of seven years of industry experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project

  • Very detail oriented

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Assertive, but also able to work in a collaborative environment with a proven track record to influence senior management

  • Ability to influence inter-departmental project activities with tact and persuasion.

  • Ability to support multiple project team activities, understanding the links and conflicts between teams, and recommending appropriate actions to improve project integration

Preferred:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, MBA, and/or Six Sigma certification is helpful.

Why AstraZeneca?

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 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. This means we’re opening new ways to work, groundbreaking cutting-edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Come join us.

Next Steps – Apply today!

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours. Curious to know more, then 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. Know someone who would be an excellent fit, please share this posting with them.

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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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