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Material Engineer (temporary) – Sweden Biomanufacturing Center

Location Södertälje, Stockholm County, Sweden Job ID R-167419 Date posted 25/05/2023

Do you have experience in, and passion for, packaging material introduction and life cycle management? Are you entrepreneurial and want to part of a team and processes to support a product launch site? Are you looking for a chance to make a difference for people worldwide? Then your future starts with us! 

We now offer exciting opportunity to join us as a Material Engineer at our new biologics manufacturing plant located in Södertälje. The role is a temporary assignment for approximately 12 months.

Sweden Biomanufacturing Center (SBC) is a strategic investment to support AstraZeneca’s growing biologic product portfolio and the primary launch site for biological products. At SBC we work in a dynamic environment and have a culture of tight collaboration, care for each other and our patients. Here, we shape the future of medicines by manufacturing and delivering advanced and sustainable biological medicines to patients. We operate in an inclusive and global environment where digital solutions, LEAN culture and sustainability focus propel us forward. With us, you can not only think outside the box - you get to design your own box, build your own space, and develop your career. 

Do you want to go to a job that makes a difference for both its employees, patients, and the planet? 

The Sweden biomanufacturing center’s Supply Chain team are responsible for establishing new products at the site and managing our commercial biologic drug product & finished pack products to ensure we successfully supply medicines to patients around the world in the right time.  We are a diverse team that works closely with cross-functional teams both at our site and around our network to ensure excellent customer service. 

The role as Material Engineer sits in the Material, Traceability and Artwork team within Supply Chain and as Material Engineer you will ensure functional packaging for the products that are manufactured, packaged and launched from SBC. You will work closely with other functions to lead, develop and coordinate packaging engineering activities at the site for range of materials, which may include but is not limited to vials, syringes, autoinjectors, secondary and tertiary packaging systems. 

What you’ll do 

As a material engineer, you support production by being responsible and supporting in packaging material technical issues as well as supporting introduction of consumables for both QC and Manufacturing. Among other things, this means evaluating new materials and suppliers and drive change control errands with associated test runs, participate in Technical Transfer projects and approve drawings for decorated packaging materials. 

A natural part of the role is problem solving. This means that you lead and/or participate in projects on packaging materials, packaging solutions, consumables and other improvement initiatives and work to investigate, ensure and prevent deviations in production and on incoming materials. 

Also, you will work to further developing, improving, issuing and maintaining technical documents, e.g. Master Packaging Specifications, Purchasing Specifications and Default Evaluations lists and to ensure accurate Masterdata in our systems. The future of SBC includes several new products per year and as a Material Engineer you will be an essential part of the sites future success! 

As our Material Engineer it is essential to have

  • Technical education at university level, preferably with a focus on materials, alternatively experience of working with packaging / packaging materials or, for example, process technology or quality assurance 
  • Can work independently, structured and have strong problem-solving skills and experience of Continuous Improvements 
  • Fluent in spoken and written Swedish and English, with experience in collaboration and communication with key customers and stakeholders 
  • Comprehensive understanding of Operations as well as a strong understanding of other functions and how they contribute to the objectives of the business 
  • Ability to cope with change and is comfortable changing direction and acting without complete information 

Desirable Requirements  

  • Understanding of Lean principles and practices 
  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of product life cycle management 
  • Experience from Biopharmaceutical business 
  • Knowledge in AutoCAD, SAP 

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 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. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey. 

For more information about the position please contact Maria Samuelsson; Material, Traceability and Artwork Lead :

If you have questions about the recruitment process please contact responsible Talent Acquisition Partner Helena Kallin

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team in Södertälje? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.  

Welcome with your application no later than June 11, 2023. Interviews will be held ongoing during the application period. 

Do you want to learn more about who we are and what we do at the SBC? Look at our webpage and these films!


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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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