Global Procurement Manager


Global Procurement Manager

Introduction to role:

Are you ready to make a bigger impact on patients? As a Global Procurement Manager at AstraZeneca, you will play a critical role in delivering our innovative medicines all the way until they reach our patients. Reporting to the Associate Director of External Manufacturing Procurement Business Operations, you will lead sourcing & procurement activities for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API), Biologics Drug Substance (DS) and Formulation & Packaging (F&P) categories of external manufacturing, for both small molecule and biologics businesses. You will also lead commercial procurement activities with assigned Suppliers.


Your role will involve contributing to the implementation of Category plans, supporting strategic relationship management, advising on and driving procurement strategies, executing Master Supply Agreements, supporting risk assessment processes for suppliers, delivering on AZ Procurement Value Proposition, developing excellent relationships & influence with internal stakeholders, fostering trusted relationships with vendors, and supporting AZ’s industry-leading Sustainability agenda with suppliers. Are you ready to take on this challenge?

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years in Procurement
  • Degree level or equivalent qualifications
  • Excellent collaborator
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Comfort with risk and ambiguous situations
  • Sound understanding of Safety, Health and Environment
  • Project management, change management and collaboration skills
  • Commercial, Procurement experience, negotiating large, complex deals
  • Strong communication skills and ability to influence others
  • Analytical and Systems competence, working with Procure-to-pay systems, SAP, Microsoft Suite

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Excellent working knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Sustainability platform requirements of CDMOs
  • Knowledge of the CDMO supply base across our technology areas
  • Demonstrated capability of leading and developing commercial partnerships of significant scale

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.

Why AstraZeneca?

With constant new products and launches, there’s never been a better time to join AstraZeneca’s Operations team. We are driven by a strong connection to our patients and are united behind one mission – finding the best solution to put our patients first. Our resilience helps us thrive as we continuously seek new and better ways to deliver medicines all the way to our patients. We foster an encouraging, positive environment where ideas are welcomed and rewarded. If you are driven, take smart risks and are able to act quickly, then this is the place for you.

Ready to make a big impact? Apply now!

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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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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