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Procurement Specialist

Lieu Gaithersburg, Maryland, États-Unis Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Job ID R-183661 Date de publication 01/09/2024

Procurement Specialist- Gaithersburg, MD or Mississauga, CA

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 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.

We are in search of a business-minded problem solver who is interested in joining a growing Global Procurement team!

On our Procurement team your voice counts: different experiences, backgrounds and dynamic ways of working are respected here. United by curiosity, we share insights to challenge conventions. By collaborating and innovating with each other, our partners and our suppliers, we are co-crafting the most driven supplier ecosystem.

The role sits on the Global Oncology Procurement team reporting to the Senior Director of Oncology Procurement. The role is focused on supporting both the Global and US markets, primarily service based Commercial categories with broader team support.

The Procurement Specialist will work with relevant Procurement peers and Business Leaders to handle a spend category and help develop long-term strategic plans for the entire spend area within the Oncology Business Unit. They will work closely with customers and suppliers to ensure that Category Strategies are highly aligned to current and future Business needs and that the supply base is capable of supporting these strategies. The role will be responsible for handling the implementation of category plans. Additionally, this role will have focus on broader team responsibilities including analytics, procurement processes and governance.

What you will do:

  • Oversee the implementation of category or subcategory plan
  • Manage and/or complete key projects aligned to overall procurement strategy
  • Ensure the underpinning process improvement and procurement activities deliver the expected business value in accordance with the strategic plans
  • Support the regional or global procurement team members in the development of long term strategic plans for agreed scope of spend area to ensure that category strategies are highly aligned to current and future business need and that the supply base is capable of supporting these strategies
  • Manage Procurement Programs including; analysis, projects, processes and governance
  • Develops, evaluates, or manages internal and external relationships with suppliers and other cross-functional teams
  • Lead sourcing activity as defined within the category strategy. 
  • Analyze,  manage and resolve issues arising in delivering procurement objectives as well as broad procurement based processes

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field
  • 1+ years of applicable experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Contract management/negotiation
  • Supplier Relationship Management experience
  • Project management experience
  • Understanding of service industries and/or professional services
  • Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Purchasing experience
  • Financial Acuity and skills

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

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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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