SHE Manager

Posted 12 February by AstraZeneca Featured

SHE Manager


At AstraZeneca, we are not afraid to do things differently. We are building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we are opening up new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together.

AstraZeneca’s SHE Manager will report to the Head of SHE and take direction from the Transition Director to perform as part of the Central Biomedical Campus Transition team, the SHE Manager is responsible for delivery of all aspects relating to successful scientific occupation of our new Cambridge R&D Capability.

Leading the development of detailed planning and readiness for all licensing, compliance, permits and warrants required prior to occupation of the new Cambridge R&D Capability. You will provide assurance that all relevant risk assessments have been carried out and the necessary mitigations in place and that services are ready in terms of their compliance with AZ SHEPS. Ensure that the supplier resources working on SHE as part of Transition are effectively tasked managed and are providing the level and expertise of advice required.In conjunction with Procurement manage the relationship with the service providers of these

Working with the Head of SHE to ensure the smooth transition of all Transition SHE activities into BAU, contribute to the development and drives implementation of project plans to achieve SHE strategic objectives. Ensuring the project is implemented in line with identified AZ policies and where new policies are required consult with and support development of these with the wider SHE organisation.

Ensuring the project complies with all relevant SHE standards. Providing advise and support in the interpretation of relevant national and international standards and applies this to project outputs and outcomes.

Track and ensure that the activity required to deliver all relevant licenses, permits, warrants and consents is in progress and will be delivered to the required schedule. With AZ Head of SHE, you will secure and prioritise relevant additional specialist SHE resource as required by the project.


You will contribute to the development and implementation of operational plans to achieve Safety, Health and Environment strategy objectives. Ensuring Safety, Health and Environment projects are implemented in line with identified AstraZeneca policies, procedures and standards, to achieve agreed scope and cost.

Ensure compliance with Safety, Health and Environment standards and all other work standards within area of responsibility. You will investigate current and future Safety, Health and Environment needs, communicating them appropriately and translating them into specific requirements

Oversee the introduction of new processes from the identification of business need, through to the timely introduction and formal acceptance of the change by all customers.

Interpreting national Safety, Health and Environment legislation and company procedures to support Safety, Health and Environment compliance and support in developing complex Safety, Health and Environment training programmes for own area of the specialist function and to meet legal accountabilities

You will resolve long term, complex issues while assessing the risk to product, people and plant as well ads developing and cultivating technical expertise and knowledge within project team or broader Safety, Health and Environment function by disseminating best practices and sharing knowledge across functions and project teams.

Interfacing with all other areas of business as usual (operations, science leads) in respect of SHE concerns. Managing project and 3rd party resources on and off site, so as to maximise their contribution. Contribute to Board Reports and attendance, manage and mitigate on-going risks and issues and produce mitigation plans where necessary. You will provide appropriate support and guidance to the project teams to maximise contribution as well as hold and contribute to regular progress reviews with project teams.

Essential Skills:

  • Degree level or equivalent qualifications
  • Sound understanding of Safety, Health and Environment and regulatory requirements
  • Project management, change management and people management skills
  • Good working knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Technical expertise in at least one Safety, Health and Environment area, and competence in several others
  • Communication skills and ability to influence others
  • Comprehensive understanding of all relevant legislation, industry practice, and company standards and expectations. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of own Safety, Health and Environment function, as well as a strong understanding of other functions, and how they contribute to achieving the objectives of the business
  • Comfortable with risk and ambiguous situations
  • A willingness to travel with occasional overnight stays as required

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country where the role is advertised.

Reference: 34457665

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