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Country Procurement Associate

Местоположение Хошимин, Хошимин, Вьетнам Идентификатор вакансии R-199943 Дата публикации 05/17/2024

Country Procurement Associate ( Vietnam and Philipines)

Role background

  • The role will support procurement management in Vietnam and Philippines, formulate and drive a consistent approach towards all sourcing, purchasing and tendering activities within the business, ultimately ensuring that value for money is maximized and cost savings are generated.
  • The role will ensure strong and collaborative relationships are built and maintained with relevant Business stakeholders, proper coordination between the Procurement teams (Regional Category, Cluster Procurement Manager, Global Procurement Services) to optimise support to the Business in the market and will work to define and deliver on priorities and local Projects.

About AstraZeneca and AstraZeneca Vietnam


AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/Nasdaq: AZN) is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines in Oncology, Rare Diseases and BioPharmaceuticals, including Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism, and Respiratory & Immunology. Based in Cambridge, UK, AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. Please visit astrazeneca.com and follow the Company on Twitter @AstraZeneca.

AstraZeneca Vietnam

As a Foreign Invested Enterprise with over 550 members, AstraZeneca is investing into Vietnam 310 million USD from 2020 to 2030 with a focus on reducing the burdens of non-communicable diseases, developing local talent, and uplifting the domestic biopharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing capabilities.

Over the last three decades accompanying Vietnam’s sustainable development, AstraZeneca has run several impactful programmes in collaboration with the Government, Ministry of Health and healthcare partners to promote disease awareness, prevention and early detection. In recent years, AstraZeneca Vietnam has received several certificates of merit from the Prime Minister and Minister of Health, for excellent contributions to Vietnam’s vaccine diplomacy, fight against COVID-19 and advancement of cancer treatment and disease awareness. The company has also been recognized amongst Vietnam’s Top 100 Best Places to Work (2018 – 2022) with various other industry awards from BritCham, EuroCham, and government agencies

Typical Responsibilities & Accountabilities

Responsible for maintaining a corporate procurement and material management process for the procurement of indirect goods and services.

1. Sourcing: 

  • Ensures compliance with organizational procedures associated with the sourcing process.
  • Recommends appropriate sourcing strategies for each category to develop Preferred Vendor List.
  • Evaluates market factors influencing the supply market to assist the development of appropriate sourcing plans that shape markets & improves commercial leverage.
  • Deliver benefits within sourcing, cost management, supplier relationship management, supplier development and innovation.

2. Contract Management

  • Support Internal Stakeholder develops appropriate agreements consider short- & long-term implications, advises on contract terms for the supply of goods & services.
  •  Review process for creating contracts to ensure all legal requirements are compiled with & recommends any required changes with legal, compliance, finance, and relevant function.
  • Contributes to the completion of commercial agreements, tracking contract approval & storage.

3. Finance, Cost Management & Spend Analysis:

  • Understands basic financial concepts & cost structure to achieve value for money outcomes.
  • Manage vendor to deliver cash generation target.
  • Analyses spend through the process of collecting, cleansing, classifying & analyzing expenditure data with the purpose of decreasing procurement costs, improving efficiency, & monitoring compliance.

4.Supplier Relationship & Risk Management:

  • Manage Third Party Risk Management (3PRM) process in market, support stakeholder to ensure vendor are gone through appropriate due diligence process prior to being set up for transaction.
  • Responsible for supplier segmentation, managing suppliers within the segments to ensure that we provide a consistent approach that allows us to manage against key deliverables in the Supplier performance, identify any risks or opportunities with the Supplier and plan the most appropriate way to work with the Supplier to achieve the best partnership result possible for AZ.
  • Manage and develop performance of suppliers.

5. Purchase to Pay

  •  Implement no PO-no Pay policy
  • Support day to day process in country, resolve operational concerns (block transaction, deliveries, claims, etc.)

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Degree level qualification.
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
  • Leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate with internal and external stakeholder.
  • Proven ability to manage change
  • Significant cross-category experience.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing (Good communication skill in both Vietnamese and English)
  •  Expert in contract terms and conditions.
  • Skilful in computer software: Excel, Words, Powerpoint etc


  • Professional Procurement/Supply Chain Cert is preferred
  • Understanding of multiple aspects of procurement process
  • Hard working & Integrity
  • Detailed & Careful
  • Knowledge of Procurement System preferred

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and fuel your bold spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients, and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and partnership, and is always committed to lifelong learning, growth, and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

What will you get?

We provide driven packages and benefits for proficient and qualified candidates; a dream team and colleagues who share ONE value, ideas, and goals.

Where can I find out more?

Visit our website www.astrazeneca.vn

Follow us on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/astrazeneca/

Contact us via recruitment.vietnam@astrazeneca.com

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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