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Associate Director, Global Strategic Sourcing (R&D)

Location New Haven, Connecticut, États-Unis ID de l'offre R-180533 Date de publication 01/02/2024

At Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease, we are innovators, leaders, and collaborators. At the heart of everything we do is an intense desire to pursue the toughest challenges and truly change the world for people living with rare and devastating diseases.

This is what You will do:

You will play a pivotal role in expanding our GlobalStrategic Sourcing (GSS) R&D team to support Alexion’s Global Portfolio in new modalities of intervention and therapeutic areas and help deliver important medicines to our patients. The GSS R&D organization is on a progressive path to meet the constantly evolving needs of the business. We seek candidates with a procurement/ strategic sourcing or science & operations background to contribute to our team.

Through our “Growth Through Innovation” program, you will help to drive the success of our R&D organization while ensuring we can meet our business goal of delivering pivotal medicines to patients suffering from rare disease to 100 countries worldwide.  In this role, you will develop & lead category strategies in support of Central and Specialty Labs.  You will partner and advise key stakeholders on supply market dynamics and practices which improve value, minimize risk, and ensure quality & cost efficiency. Your primary focus will be helping to establish a best practices Category Management and Strategic Sourcing program for Central and Specialty Labs actively supporting the development of a global network of preferred and strategic suppliers. Strategic vision and tactical execution are key to success.

​​You will be responsible for:

  • Develop and execute clear category management, strategic sourcing, and procurement strategies    
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure effective alignment that supports business requirements while appropriately managing quality, speed, cost, risk and ease-of-use.
  • Support and implement strategy for optimizing processes, finding ways to streamline sourcing activities and drive continuous process improvement.
  • Be knowledgeable in market trends, benchmarks, and best practices across categories under management. Use this knowledge to optimize results and drive a high standard of excellence.
  • Lead sourcing events, initiate and negotiate contracts and agreements for commercial terms.
  • Develop and foster a supplier experience that nurtures the perception of Alexion as a “customer of choice.”

You will need to have:

  • 7+ years Bio-Pharma industry experience with knowledge of strategic sourcing and category management
  • Exceptional negotiation skills; you are a tenacious problem-solver with a focus on building mutually beneficial relationships
  • Excellent communication and ability to influence others
  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment.  As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn’t mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world. 

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements. #LI-TH1 #HYBRID

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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