Stephen Hill
SVP, Global Head of Biologics Operations

Company: AstraZeneca

Stephen Hill is Head of Global Biologics Operations at AstraZeneca. He is responsible for end-to-end supply of the commercial and late-stage clinical portfolio for Biologics that includes oversight of six manufacturing sites across the US and Europe and five commercial products. His focus is on driving network performance, reliability and supply while developing a robust management system.

As Vice President Operations, Site Head at the AstraZeneca Frederick Manufacturing Center, Stephen was responsible for the largest biologics manufacturing facility within the company’s global network. The site consists of a licensed, large-scale cell culture production facility and recently commissioned small-scale clinical and commercial facility.

Prior to AstraZeneca, Stephen served as Vice President Bulk Manufacturing at Amgen’s Puerto Rico facility and as Executive Director leading commercial formulation and filling and commercial drug substance operations. In these roles he drove Lean Transformation resulting in significant operational efficiencies and successful new product introductions.

Stephen also served prior roles as Executive Director, Manufacturing Technologies leading manufacturing global networks and as Executive Director, Plant Manager leading clinical drug substance operations. In his corporate role he led manufacturing of the future, operations strategy, high reliability performance and manufacturing global network initiatives. In his plant manager role he was an effective change agent driving productivity improvement while increasing output to deliver multiple pipeline new product introductions annually.

Stephen joined Amgen from ICOS Corporation where he executed GMP clinical plant start-up and led manufacturing, ultimately transitioning the operation into a contract manufacturing business. Stephen started his career at Immunex Corporation as an operator manufacturing Enbrel.

Stephen holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor’s in Microbiology (BS) and Political Science (BA) from the University of Washington.