Senior Packaging Engineer - Operations
AstraZeneca
Gaithersburg, MD
EducationSkills
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 the exceptional skills of people from all over the globe.

As a Senior Packaging Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD, you will play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing the lives of patients. 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.

You will be responsible for providing technical leadership both tactically and strategically, making independent decisions while considering impact on business unit operations and project schedules, in alignment with GTO Packaging Technology’s vision for the delivery of best in class biopharmaceutical packing/labeling. You will have autonomy to act within all pillars of Packaging Technology including technology transfer, lifecycle management, launch activities, and qualification strategy. This role is required to be the primary interface for R&D, formulation sciences, supply chain, internal and external packaging organizations.

Main Responsibilities:
Lead Label and Pack transfer to commercial production.
Lead projects to design, develop and implement secondary packaging systems for a variety of biopharmaceutical product types including vial and combination products
Lead troubleshooting efforts and ensure timely resolution of complex issues with respect to technical packaging performance, cost improvement, and compliance requirements, without disrupting commercial supply or new market launches.
Author, recommend and implement changes to new business processes to simplify and streamline day to day packaging engineering activities and departmental initiatives.
Develop technical solutions to complex packaging engineering problems, which require the use of ingenuity and creativity to solve.
Develop filing strategies and evolve the capabilities of Packaging Technology in alignment with AstraZeneca’s regulatory strategy, increasing health authority expectations, and changing external drug product competitive landscape.
Assure alignment on end to end supply chain strategies from late stage clinical to launch by following a systematic approach to site selection, technology enablement, and package design selection.
Crosstrain as SME on all functions of packaging technology and serve as a back-up for technology transfer, launch management and lifecycle management.
Mentor and train junior engineers on packaging technology functions.
Represents GTO Packaging Technology as the primary technical contact with external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between AstraZeneca and external organizations.

Minimum Requirements:
Minimum 5 years Bio/pharma packaging engineer experience
Demonstrated project management and influence skills
Bachelors degree in package engineering or related field
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