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R&D Clinical Procurement Manager - Study Procurement Partner

Местоположение Миссиссога, Онтарио, Канада Идентификатор вакансии R-186908 Дата публикации 05/16/2024

At AstraZeneca, we pride ourselves on crafting a collaborative culture that champions knowledge-sharing, ambitious thinking and innovation – ultimately providing employees with the opportunity to work across teams, functions and even the globe.

 Recognizing the importance of individualized flexibility, our ways of working allow employees to balance personal and work commitments while ensuring we continue to create a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork by engaging face-to-face in our offices 3 days a week. Our head office and BlueSky Hub in downtown Toronto are purposely designed with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.

 Our dedication to sustainability is also central to our culture and part of what makes AstraZeneca a great place to work. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected which is why we’re taking ambitious action to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time, from climate change to access to healthcare and disease prevention.

Our Position

Are you ready to take on an exciting opportunity to partner with AstraZeneca's R&D units and influence the delivery of our medicines? Join our growing Procurement team in Mississauga and play a crucial role in ensuring our scientific innovations reach patients quickly and efficiently.

As the R&D Clinical Procurement Manager, you will be the Study Procurement Partner of Clinical Operations within one or more therapeutic areas. You will collaborate with stakeholders to provide therapeutic area input to the category teams, who develop long-term strategic plans. Your support in implementing these plans across Clinical Operations will ensure that process improvement and procurement activities deliver the expected business value.

Our Mississauga site is part of AstraZeneca's Global Procurement Services, a strategic function that connects our diverse functions and answers to all their sourcing, contracting, category management, and contract management needs. We pride ourselves on our diversity, drawing on different experiences, backgrounds, and expertise to drive innovation and original thinking.

In this role, you will:
- Act as the single point of contact for R&D Procurement within Clinical Operations in your therapeutic area(s)
- Develop relationships to optimize business performance and to share new insights, identify future improvement opportunities
- Build strong relationships with customers and ensure customer satisfaction
- Oversee program and study-related contracting within one or more therapeutic areas
- Manage demand planning and forecasting within your therapeutic area(s)

To excel in this role, you should have:
- Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience)
- At least 5 years of Procurement Experience, ideally gained in supporting global categories of spend within a globally matrixed organization
- Project management, change management, and people management skills
- Ideally a working knowledge of the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry
- Expertise in at least one area of Procurement or relevant R&D experience
- Proven leadership & stakeholder management experience
- Good communication skills, ability to influence others, and awareness of how to work across cultures
- Comfort with risk and ambiguous situations
- Curious mindset and a desire to challenge yourself to continuously learn and develop

Why AstraZeneca?
Join a science-led business that's impacting patients' lives across the globe. Empower AstraZeneca to get medicines to market using your role as part of the Procurement team to influence the cost and speed of delivery. Make sure we reach patients in need quickly and efficiently!

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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. AstraZeneca is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. Such accommodation is available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment, assessment and selection process and may be requested byemailing AZCHumanResources@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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