Facilities & Engineering, Sr. Director
AstraZeneca

Rockville, Maryland

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Join us as a Facilities & Engineering Sr. Director, where you will be directing the Facilities & Engineering department at a new commercial scale cell therapy manufacturing facility. This role is critical to the success of AstraZeneca and the site, by ensuring timely, technologically efficient support for consistent and robust operations.

AstraZeneca is using cell therapy to halt and reverse disease, restore damaged organs, and cure many life-threatening conditions. Our scientists and operators are working at the cutting edge of regenerative medicine. We are investing in internal capabilities across our R&D and manufacturing organizations to help us realize our ambition to discover and deliver next-generation cellular therapies.

What you will do:

  • Build a team to lead and execute engineering, facilities, site services, maintenance, and SHE (Safety, Health, and Environment) operations at the site.
  • As a member of the Site Leadership Team, collaborate with partner functions to ensure facility operations meet patient cell therapy manufacturing needs
  • Partner closely with Global Engineering to ensure delivery of a new commercial scale cell therapy facility that meets Quality, scope, timing, and budget needs for the operation
  • Be accountable for site SHE operations, including sustainability efforts, and collaborate with partner functions to ensure a safe working environment for all
  • Coordinate outside contract support for internal and external site operations for a commercial scale GMP cell therapy facility.
  • Prepare, execute, and oversee capital and operating budgets
  • Be accountable for capital project management
  • Direct the operation of the site utilities, including technical responsibility for support all manufacturing, lab, warehouse, and office areas.
  • Oversee site energy conservation efforts. Help identify and ensure proper management of projects that offer significant financial savings from an energy usage and conservation standpoint.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree with a minimum of 20 years of relevant work experience in a cGMP facility
  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 15 years of relevant work experience in a cGMP facility
  • Master's degree with a minimum of 13 years of relevant work experience in a cGMP facility
  • Proven leadership promoting motivation and empowering others to accomplish individual, team, and organizational objectives.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional working groups and teams; demonstrated ability to set and manage priorities, resources, performance targets, and project initiatives in a global and regional environment.
  • Proven negotiation, collaboration, and interpersonal leadership skills
  • Budgetary and resource management planning experience
  • Conceptual, analytical, and strategic thinking.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in building a cell therapy Facilities and Engineering organization.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in cell therapy Facilities including management experience strongly preferred.

At AstraZeneca, we are investing in internal capabilities to help us realize our ambition to discover and deliver next-generation cellular therapies. We are uniquely positioned to develop cutting-edge technologies to advance cell therapies in the treatment of disease areas with high unmet medical needs. As part of our Operations function, you will be at the forefront of this exciting time of growth and evolution. We pioneer new approaches and processes across our sites, empowering our teams to foster a Lean mindset and sustainable practices.

Are you ready to face exciting new challenges every day? Join us at AstraZeneca where you will be supported to navigate our constantly changing manufacturing environment. Be part of a team that values trust, respect, and cross-functional collaboration. Apply now!

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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