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Location: Various - Europe / International 

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At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and we’ll develop you beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us.

The GCO Regional Production Manager is a member of the Global Commercial Operations (GCO)’s Global Production Team and reports to the Director Global Production.The GCO Regional Production manager is responsible for the development of Production with-in their respective Regional markets.

The GCO Regional Production Manager is accountable for working with sub Regional/Local Marketing Company Brand Leadership to deploy GCO production within the sub Regions/Markets.The individual in this role must have the ability to effectively partner, influence and challenge key stakeholders in order to drive adoption of and performance of the GCO production capabilities. The manager must also ensure satisfaction and ongoing continuous improvement of existing “business as usual” (BAU) production as well as the expansion of Content/Campaign Packs from Content Centre.

The GCO Regional Production manager requires strong leadership skills, business acumen, solid understanding of process solutions, and cultural awareness in order to develop and motivate their respective direct and indirect team members located among multiple partners and Production centers across the Globe.

Main Duties And Responsibilities:

Accountable for identifying and understanding Regional and Local Market content trends to enable GCO to provide feedback to TA brands teams via the Content Centre team that ensure Global content meets the needs of the marketing companies.
The GCO Regional Production manager is accountable to partner directly with Local Marketing Company Brand Leadership to drive for full adoption of the production capabilities and the delivery of agreed Content types, volumes and savings.
The GCO regional production manager will insure that quality and timelines for production delivery are agreed and maintained with their markets and maintain an open dialogue on the feedback of the services.
Requires strong leadership, communication, project management and critical thinking skills along with high cultural awareness to effectively lead and deliver successful global production supported by a globally based multi-cultural team.
Works with their respective markets to ensure all necessary communications and change management activities are delivered to the Region and/or Local Marketing Company for new Content solutions.
Identifies potential new production capabilities to support operational/value expansion and proactively shares them with GCO colleagues and leadership.
Leverage reporting and utilization metrics to communicate overall adoption of GCO production.Where there are gaps, work with GCO Leadership and Regional Production Director colleagues to identify opportunities for improvement to increase efficiency.
Possesses strong business acumen and understanding of global business services and corresponding business requirements.Must be able to assess complex process and system interdependencies and devise appropriate change management approaches in order to realize and sustain benefits of new production capabilities.
GCO services are delivered through multiple outsourced partners in conjunction with AZ dedicated resources. This role demands an understanding of supplier infrastructure to ensure continuous value optimisation for AstraZeneca. It also requires a continuous review of demand and capabilities that our partners need to provide to make sure they are aligned to the market’s needs.
Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and application of all relevant policies, procedures and operational frameworks. Ensures GCO direct and indirect reports comply with all appropriate AZ Code of Conduct policies and procedures.
Reporting Relationships:

The GCO Regional Production manager indirectly leads a team of Account Managers from our production partner that are accountable for the project delivery related to GCO production.

The GCO Regional Production manager is responsible to ensure any deployed Account managers, are a “right fit” both in terms of skill sets and cultural awareness as well as comply with all appropriate AZ Code of Conduct policies and procedures.

Experience & Expertise required:



About the company

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that spans the discovery, development, manufacturing, distribution and worldwide commercialisation of primary care and speciality care medicines.

We believe the best way we can help patients is to focus on breakthrough science in order to uncover disease mechanisms and develop novel, targeted therapies that interact with them. This is at the heart of our purpose as a company: to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

We invest in distinctive science in three main therapy areas where we believe we can make the most meaningful difference to patients: oncology; cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; and respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity. Our science exploits our rare combination of capabilities in small molecules and biologics, immunotherapies, protein engineering technologies and devices. These are reinforced by a strong focus on translational science and personalised healthcare capabilities. We build on our own capabilities by collaborating with world-renowned scientists and academic institutions and partnering with like-minded science-led companies.

Through leading in science, we are confident that we can transform the lives of people around the world and deliver value to our shareholders.

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