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Coppell, Texas, United States
Job reference: R-053535
Posted date: Jun. 17, 2019

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.

Brief Job Description

The Quality Control Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the testing activities within the Quality Control laboratory and ensure compliance is maintained. In addition, responsible for the direct supervision and coaching of laboratory personnel.

Job Responsibilities

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ethical conduct and compliance
    • Ensures compliance of self and others to internal and external regulations.
  • Fiscal and financial control
    • Follows AZ’s financial policies, manages people resources to policy requirements and delivers budgets.
  • People management
    • Optimizes performance outcomes of direct reports and ensures individuals understand the contribution they make.
  • Leadership and engagement
    • Understands the big picture and connects individuals to it in a meaningful way.
  • Compliance
    • Is accountable for ensuring compliance is understood and maintained across own functional area.
    • Organization & Personnel (to ensure that the required initial and continuing training of the department personnel is carried out and adapted according to need)
  • Continuous improvement
    • Strives to continuously improve the established ways of working.
    • Embedding Quality by Design.
    • Ensure on time release of raw materials,  drug substance and drug product.
    • Technology Transfer of analytical methods, provide and coordinate support for the execution of validation activities.
    • Exploitation of cutting edge analytical technologies.
    • Provision of Analytical Science expertise in the delivery of Technical Stewardship.
    • Collaboratively design, develop and implement global best practice in analytical science.
    • Coaches direct reports for enhanced performance, team and individual development on an ongoing basis.
    • Leads the implementation of new LEAN practices that enable the group to achieve flexibility, efficiency and delivery.
    • Ensures delivery of SHE and cGMP compliance, ensuring that all work is carried out with regard to AstraZeneca and external regulatory policies and standards.
    • Develops solutions to a diverse range of problems requiring complex judgements based on highly developed levels of conceptual thought, strategic vision and analysis.
    • Be an excellent communicator in order to set clear direction and objectives and motivate and encourage all staff.

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Microbiology,  Biology or related science field required.
  • Master’s degree or PhD in Chemistry, Microbiology,  Biology preferred.
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience within the pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • Have sufficient understanding in the disciplines of Analytical Science to contribute to a world class Analytical Science organization.
  • Have the experience or capability to lead and manage a team of scientists.
  • Have a thorough understanding of principles, applications and management of SHE and cGMP.
  • Evidence of good communication skills and strong operational relationships with customers.
  • Good team working and networking skills and an ability to engage relevant AstraZeneca staff in new initiatives.
  • Ability to coach direct reports for enhanced individual and team performance and development.
  • A good communicator with experience of interacting effectively across interfaces of discipline.
  • Able to demonstrate the drive and energy to establish the role and make a difference.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of personal credibility.
  • Demonstrate a project centric mindset.
  • Focus on delivery under pressure.
  • Lead change effectively.
  • Work collaboratively across boundaries.

Key Relationships to reach solutions

Internal (to AZ or team)

  • Manufacturing
  • Quality Assurance (QA)

External (to AZ)

  • External regulatory agencies

Approximate number of people managed in total (all levels) (direct / indirect reports):  10

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, 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.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law

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