Company: AstraZeneca
Location: Macclesfield SK10

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Macclesfield SK10

Pre Commercial Manager

Locations: UK (Macclesfield), Sweden (Gartuna), US (Gaithersburg)

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change we seize it and commit real resources to make it happen, because an opportunity no matter how small can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicine is about being entrepreneurial – finding those moments and recognising their potential.

Global Supply Chain & Strategy (GSC&S) is responsible for driving and delivering value from AstraZeneca’s product supply chains. Its focus is on leveraging maximum competitive advantage by enabling end-to-end supply chain integration and embedding Lean among Global Operations’ key strategic drivers.

The team is located across the UK, US and Sweden and their priorities are to optimise AstraZeneca’s manufacturing and supply assets and drive supply chain performance, whilst also embedding and standardising ways of working across supply chains and within the Global Supply Chain team.

The NPI Centre of Excellence, which sits within the Global Supply Chain & Strategy (GSC&S) team, ensures that Global Operations has the capabilities and processes to successfully deliver NPI (New Product Introductions) as well executes global launches of new products.

Within this area, we now have an exciting opportunity for a Pre Commercial Manager to join the team.


Key accountabilities:

In this role, you will lead Global Operations Launch Teams to successfully execute global launches. You will lead the team in a number of key work streams including supply chain readiness, ensuring samples, packaging and artwork are submitted and ensure market launches are executed.

The teams are cross-functional and you will be responsible for engaging with stakeholders across Global Operations to deliver new products.

You will lead and support cross-functional projects in the NPI space and lead risk management activities for the new product portfolio. You will provide process ownership for NPI processes and provide NPI SME support to Global Supply & Strategy Directors (GSSD’s) and the wider organisation.

You will also support Global Supply Strategy Directions in Alliance Management as part of post deal execution.


Essential Requirements:

  • Supply Chain knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NPI processes
  • Experience of working with new products
  • Experience of working cross-functionally with R&D and Commercial
  • Experience of working with Operations functions particularly GES and Sites
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to engage with senior management in Operations and cross-functionally