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Quality Assurance Director OSD/Qualified Person – Sweden Operations

Location Södertälje, Stockholm County, Sweden Job ID R-153287 Date posted 23/11/2022

At AstraZeneca, we 're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and teamwork. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development no matter where you start with us!

At Campus Södertälje we have AstraZeneca’s largest global manufacturing and distribution facility. Our production plants can handle the entire process, from the chemical production of active pharmaceutical substances to formulation, filling /tableting, packaging and distribution to our customers. Here are also several global support functions located, in total we employ around 4 600 people in Södertälje.

Your future business area

The Quality organisation in Sweden Operations consists of 700 employees. We are working in cross-functional Quality Assurance teams closely together with our manufacturing sites.

Together with the Quality Assurance Director Oral Solid Dose (OSD) Wet Granulation and New Product Introduction (NPI), we are now seeking a Quality Assurance Director OSD Pellets, an exciting role who can lead and drive the Quality Assurance group, overseeing the quality of over 12bn life-changing tablets produced annually.

Main duties and responsibilities

In the role as Quality Assurance Director OSD Pellets, you will provide the strategic and tactical leadership for a team of around 30 quality professionals and first line leaders across tablet pellet formulation and dispensing. You will have accountability for the performance and development of the section in terms of employee safety and health, quality, supply and budget. Establish a strategy for the Quality team for the future as well as driving performance improvements will be key focus areas for you. You will also be a member of the Quality Head leadership team, sit in a cross functional Process Execution leadership team as well as various global forums and steering teams. Contribution to cross-industry working groups is expected in this role.

You will act as Qualified Person for pharmaceutical manufacturing within OSD Pellets in accordance with the applicable manufacturing permit.

Requirements for this role

  • Qualified Person

  • Extensive leadership experience from within Pharma, Quality or Manufacturing Industry

  • Proven skills in creating and developing teams and strategic processes as well as being able to act agile and to be comfortable making decisions, sometimes with limited information.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and experience from change management initiatives

  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and LEAN

  • Excellent Swedish and English skills.

In order to succeed

As a leader, you provide clear leadership and guidance to your team making it possible for them to develop and perform at their best as you strive for developing a high performing team.

As a person you are eager to learn, improve and challenge the status quo along, along with a creative yet determined approach and focus on GMP and compliance.

Why AstraZeneca?
AstraZeneca has a big ambition with a clear strategy to get there. It provides a clear direction for the role that we can play. The focus on growth and innovation means there are always exciting, innovative products to quality assure as we go to market around the world.

Be welcomed into our inclusive network of diverse and high performing teams. Have the support, trust and respect to thrive here – fair leadership, great workplaces and energised teams.

Most importantly, we do meaningful work that changes lives. It’s our purpose that drives us, everyday.

Find out more about us by visiting our AZ YouTube channel and watch our film series: “A life-changing day” and visit our website:

Come and join us!
Welcome with your application no later than 5th of December 2022.

If you’re curious to know more, then please contact your future manager Olivier Nijhuis, tel +46 (0)724 532 536.

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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