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Newark, Delaware, United States
Job reference: R-045677
Posted date: May. 22, 2019

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Process Analyst in Newark, DE, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Global Operations is fundamental to our purpose of delivering life-changing medicines to patients, touching every aspect of our business and providing a platform for everything that we do. We harness the specialist talents of 13,000 people around the world – 20% of our global workforce. With 30 production facilities in 18 countries we’re focused on supplying our medicines with care, quality and efficiency, reducing the time from lab to patient. Keen to bridge the gap between science and patients? Turn research into reality? And forge a global career that’s full of possibilities, as part of a world-class team? Come and thrive in our vibrant, energizing, connected and supportive culture and make a real difference to patients. Hear from our Senior Leaders about why they know AstraZeneca is a great place to work.

The Process Analyst provides analytical and process improvement support to the pharmaceutical operations in Packing. Specific requirements include analyzing processes to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and standardization, building mechanisms to drive standard work, developing and maintaining key performance indicators to monitor the health of the processes and providing support to projects and initiatives that will deliver value to the PET and the supply site.

  • Build and leverage an advanced knowledge and understanding of production processes.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and reduction in process variability.
  • Partner with production personnel, management, and other site functions to drive continuous improvement.
  • Create/enhance tools that drive standard work (changeover cards, station cards, Standard Operating Procedures, etc).
  • Provide training to personnel as required to embed process optimization and the use of the associated tools.
  • Establish/maintain key performance indicators and other tools to improve performance visibility and identify opportunity areas.
  • Host and/or attend team meetings to progress initiatives aimed at improving the production processes.
  • Read, understand, and comply with cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), including SHE standards.
  • Wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as required by specific activities.
  • As part of PET ring, be a collaborative and effective team member by supporting key PET processes as needed. This includes but not limited to the following: deviations, CAPAs, investigations, housekeeping audits, change control, Kronos, SAP



  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • High degree of computer systems proficiency (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.).
  • Process-focused mindset.
  • Clear and effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, adept at forming effective working relationships with personnel at various levels of the organization.


  • Experience in a production environment.
  • Experience working in a LEAN manufacturing environment and proficiency in lean tools.
  • Experience of managing projects.
  • Knowledge of cGMPs and FDA policies/procedures.
  • Expertise in key production systems: SAP, TDMS, Trackwise, Kronos, TrakSYS, PAS-X.

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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