R&D Senior Procurement Specialist/Associate Procurement Manager
At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.
A strongly independent and agile set up, Procurement is a strategic and global hub that sits at the heart of our organisation, promoting the continuous flow of thinking and ideas. Connecting our diverse functions, we answer to all their sourcing, contracting, category management and contract management needs. Help direct the whole Procurement stream: from the creation of strategies through to implementation by creating comprehensive project plans and management activities.
We make the most of individuals’ skills and passion by actively supporting our people to see what can be achieved no matter of the starting point. As a Global Senior Procurement Specialist/Associate Procurement Manager in Global Procurement Services in Warsaw, you’ll play a pivotal role in managing the day to day sourcing and contracting activity, in partnership with the Global Category Teams.
Our mission in Global Procurement Services is to deliver broader value, not only by actively managing global spend to ensure focus on the resources and the discovery of innovative medicines but also to support Global Procurement and the business to deliver outstanding value.
It’s an exciting time to join our team - we’ve tripled our size over the last few years. And we’re not slowing down.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
As a Research & Development (R&D) Senior Procurement Specialist/Associate Procurement Manager, your main responsibility is to play a key role in managing the end-to-end Source to Contract process to deliver solutions and services for internal use to collect, manage, store and analyse clinical data or manage clinical operations. In this role you will be instrumental part of R&D Global Procurement Team responsible for implementation of sourcing and contracting strategies to ensure successful deliver against category targets. You will direct the preparation and delivery of each key element of the end to end sourcing and contracting process, including authoring, negotiating and processing of contracts with AstraZeneca’s suppliers. Influence best practice, standardization and ensure compliance across the life cycle of the source to contract process.
University degree is a must
Experience of working in global or regional procurement or compliance
Experience in contracts drafting and negotiations, understanding of contract life cycle and legal parameters
Leading procurement projects that are aligned with enterprise-wide business/Procurement needs
Excellent English communication skills
Desire to work as part of a strong team
Background experience of working collaboratively across teams
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to work effectively with others at all levels of the organization and externally with suppliers
Strong influencing and negotiation skills
Excellent time management and strong organizational skills
Experience with Microsoft Office Tools
Previous experience in IT or R&D procurement
Background operating in a similar complex, matrix, global organization like AstraZeneca or similarly heavily regulated industry.
Excellent Project Management skills to effectively manage sourcing events/small projects on behalf of the category team/s.
Knowledge of solutions for collecting, managing, storing of clinical data
Market research expertise
Experience with SAP Ariba or any other sourcing tool.
Flexible approach to working hours
Stable employment with great atmosphere in a growing pharmaceutical company
Employment contract with attractive benefit package (Multisport card, lunch card, medical and life insurance, pension plan)
Attractive salary with annual bonus
The opportunity to work and develop within an international company
Modern and comfortable office (great social area with PlayStation, billiard and table football)
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.