Senior Director Operations- Inhalation Product Development

Durham, Kansas

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Would you like to apply your management experience in operations, quality, technical services and / or manufacturing/production in a company that follows the science and brings life changing medicines to patients? If so the Senior Director Operations- Inhalation Product Development (IPD), in Durham, NC would be a great fit for you!

Welcome to our Durham, NC site focused on expanding and strengthening AstraZeneca's respiratory products portfolio, where we have made great strides in bringing sustainable inhaled therapies to asthma and COPD to asthma patients. Our mission and vision areis to develop differentiated therapeutics for widely prevalent respiratory disease conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), by using a proprietary drug delivery platform and existing therapeutic agents administered in metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) and dry powder inhalers (DPIs).

Operations at AstraZeneca brings innovation from our science labs to patients, touching every part of the business on the way through. As such, we have a pivotal role to play in helping our company embody its purpose and achieve its bold ambition. Operations plays a key role in the development, manufacturing, testing and delivery of our medicines to our customers.

As Sr. Director Operations you will lead of all aspects of site operations and manufacturing for the IPD Durham site, meeting customer requirements and enable realization of the company's operations strategy. Reporting into Americas Region Operations Lead, you will be a key member of the IPD operations leadership team and deliver projects globally.

What you'll do:

  • Lead and manage the Durham IPD site multi-line manufacturing operations and site facilities and safety operations.
  • Ensures processes at the site are carried out in accordance with AstraZeneca's corporate values, Good Manufacturing Practices, Public Health Codes and applicable standards and laws.
  • Engages others in a positive and influential manner to effectively communicates in all settings with widely varied audiences when delivering complex messages.
  • Builds and supports collaborative networks across departments and throughout the operations network.
  • Identifies key issues and prioritizes effectively in light of business needs and current performance opportunities.
  • Creates a culture of growth, development and achievement built on AZ Values & Behaviors.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • B.S. in Engineering or Science field; advanced business or science degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 15 years professional experience; at least 10 years in pharmaceutical or life sciences industry with management experience in operations, quality, technical services and manufacturing/production.
  • Experience serving as a people catalyst and creating an environment that unifies and guides their people.
  • Ability to manage and perform effectively in a decentralized, matrix environment.
  • Strong team and meeting facilitation skills; the ability to build consensus across diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Adapt, work through conflicts, and persuasively influence outcomes.
  • Effectively cope with change and is comfortable changing direction and acting without complete information.
  • Strong communication, influence, and relationship-building skills, gaining respect and trust.
  • Thriving in a fast-paced business environment.
  • Ability to engage people in change and working with uncertainty and ambiguity.

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, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

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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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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