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Global Procurement Manager – Packaging

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Global Procurement Manager – Packaging

Macclesfield (UK) Södertälje (Sweden)

Opening date 17/10/2022

Innovate with partners to maximise patient outcomes

Join the team managing our innovative Procurement ecosystem that delivers high-quality strategic approaches from partner to patient. Ultimately, we help to fulfil AstraZeneca’s purpose: pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

As the guardians of the cost and value that AstraZeneca delivers, we’re a strong, independent function that impacts the entire business. Through agility and supplier collaboration, we are delivering sustainable growth that protects employees, patients and society.

Job role:

The Global Procurement Manager will have accountability for a spend category across the globe. You will develop long term strategic plans for the entire spend area within AstraZeneca or your Region from the development of the strategy, through cost management and supplier management / development strategies.

You'll manage stakeholder and supplier relationships to ensure that your Category Strategies are aligned to current and future Business needs and that the supply base is continually assessed and developed to meet changing business demands.

Our Packaging teams are supporting a wide range of sustainability activities from responsible material sourcing, substitute/reduction in materials, to working with our key partners to ensure decarbonisation and agreed SBTs. You'll have an appetite for change and innovation, and bring an ambitious, motivated approach to our already high performing team.

Key accountabilities:

  • Develop Strategic Category Plans
  • Oversee the implementation of the category plan to ensure that the procurement activities deliver the expected business value
  • Consistently look for new solutions and being creative in your thinking to meet the needs of your stakeholders.
  • Support our business to achieve Carbon Zero by 2025.
  • Manage strategic relationships (stakeholder and supplier) to ensure that Category Strategies are aligned to current and future Business need
  • Develop, evaluate or manage internal and external relationships with suppliers and other cross-functional teams
  • Work closely with our Operations colleagues to deliver continuous improvement and overall value creation.

Essential requirements & skills

  • Degree level or equivalent qualifications and experience
  • Proven procurement experience, preferably in Packaging, managing global or regional categories of spend and category strategy creation.
  • Passion for Sustainability
  • Tenacity to achieve results.
  • Excellent Business Partnering skills
  • Resilience to work in a challenging environment
  • Supplier Management experience

Already imagining yourself joining the team? Great!

We welcome your application no later that the closing date - 29/01/23

Competitive salary and benefits.

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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.