Senior Procurement Specialist/Associate Procurement Manager (Indirect)
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 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.
Currently, we are expanding our team and looking for professionals with various experience within the areas such as:
Indirect Procurement: Facilities Management, Energy and Utilities, Laboratory Equipment and others in Indirect Categories.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
As a Senior Procurement Specialist, your main responsibility is to play a key role in managing the end-to-end Source to Contract process. In this role you will be instrumental to supporting the Global Category Managers and Category Leaders with implementing Sourcing strategies to ensure successful deliver against category targets. Working effectively with the Global Category Teams, you will advise on and drive the global sourcing strategies through the effective application of the Source to Contract process. You will direct the preparation and delivery of each key element of the end to end sourcing and contracting process. Influence best practice, standardization and ensure compliance across the life cycle of the source to contract process.
University degree preferred;
Experience of working in global or regional procurement function, supply chain or compliance/legal function;
Understanding of contract life cycle, legal parameters, legally binding agreements;
Leading procurement projects that are aligned with enterprise-wide business/Procurement needs;
Experience in negotiating agreements for delivery and implementation of SaaS solutions
Experience with direct categories in operations procurement (e.g. raw materials);
Excellent English communication skills (Polish is not a must);
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 organizational skills;
Experience with Microsoft Office Tools.
Background operating in a similar complex, matrix, global organization like AstraZeneca or similarly heavily regulated industry;
Experience with indirect procurement categories
Excellent Project Management skills to effectively manage sourcing events/small projects on behalf of the category team/s;
In-depth knowledge of regional market dynamics through in-market or regional experience;
Analytical and financial skills;
Market research expertise;
Experience with SAP Ariba or any other sourcing tool;
Additional foreign language (e.g. Spanish, German, Italian, French) would be an asset.
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.