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Senior Facilitator, Maintenance & Reliability (Philadelphia) - Operations

Lieu Philadelphie, Pennsylvanie, États-Unis Job ID R-096757 Date de publication 01/06/2021

At AstraZeneca, we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the utmost 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 our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.

The Philadelphia, PA site manufactures a life-saving influenza vaccine. Our product is aseptically filled into sprayers for nasal administration. The site consists of two geographic locations - a facility at Red Lion Road in NE Philadelphia has about 140 full-time employees and the Bensalem storage and distribution facility has about 5 employees. The facilities are about 8 miles apart and both are situated close to I-95, the city of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia International Airport. Our product is sold in the US, UK, and other countries. Operations continue year-round, with the production season being in the summer (typically May–August). Our site is highly collaborative where we show our Philly pride in all we do. We work closely together, always striving to be better every day. We have a network of employee teams who deliver many kinds of employee engagement activities, from our famous Wingbowl, to inclusion events, a site picnic, community outreach, health and wellness activities, and a green team.

The Senior Facilitator, Maintenance & Reliability manages a number of services across several teams within a single area of the Facilities Management function. Carries out managerial responsibilities in accordance with organizational policies and procedures,   Oversees and manages departmental activities in regards to both planned and unplanned maintenance, cleaning, MRO and Reliability Engineering.

What you’ll do:

  • Leads the Facilities Management, MRO, and Reliability team for (2) PA facilities.

  • Knowledge and experience with Facilities and Utilities.

  • Develops and implements operational plans to achieve Facilities & Engineering strategy objectives.

  • Ensures Facilities projects, PM’s and CM’s are implemented in line with identified AstraZeneca policies, procedures, and standards, to achieve agreed scope and cost.

  • Ensures compliance with Health, Safety, Environment, and all other work standards.

  • Manages the relationship with key clients and portfolio managers, within own business area and across site.

  • Investigates current and future facility’s needs, communicating them appropriately and translating them into specific requirements.

  • Manages the coordination of resources within areas of responsibility within Facilities & Engineering.

  • Leads individuals within Facilities & Engineering to deliver the highest levels of performance.

  • Provides clear leadership, direction and development opportunities to team.

  • Identifies and leads improvement initiatives and project teams in support of longer term business strategy.

  • Develops and cultivates technical expertise and knowledge within project team or broader Facilities Management function by sharing best practices and other knowledge across functions and project teams.

Essential for the role:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Engineering, Physical Sciences, Business or a related discipline).

  • Minimum of ten years applicable Engineering project management experience.

  • Project management, change management and people management skills

  • Minimum of seven years industry experience.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

  • Extremely detail oriented.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be assertive, but also able to work in a collaborative environment with a proven ability to influence senior management.

  • Must be able to influence inter-departmental project activities with tact and persuasion.

  • Must be able to support multiple project team activities, understanding the links and conflicts between teams, and recommending appropriate actions to improve project integration.

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.

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 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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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