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Cost Optimisation Manager (Supplier Engagement / Business Process Management)

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Cost Optimisation Manager

Join our dynamic team as a Cost Optimisation Manager, where you will play a pivotal role in project and change delivery, focusing on all areas of spend. You will work closely with key stakeholders to identify and manage improvements to cost processes, contract management, and adherence. This role is an exciting opportunity to be part of shaping the future of Operations at AstraZeneca.

As a Cost Optimisation Manager, you will develop, manage, and execute a cost-saving pipeline through internal process improvement. You will work closely with key sponsors and finance as well as cross-functional teams to deliver process improvements that yield financial benefit to UK operations. Your role will also involve influencing and negotiating commercial terms with product and service providers.

Essential Skills/Experience:
- Strong commercial acumen and extensive procurement experience
- Demonstrated negotiation skills
- Process driven with strong problem-solving experience
- Ability to challenge current ways of working and hold yourself and others to account
- Tenacity to aim big and achieve results
- Demonstrate strong communication and networking skills
- Excellent stakeholder engagement and management
- Resilience to work in a challenging environment

Desirable Skills/Experience:
- Experience in a highly regulated environment
- Project Management experience
- Demonstrated experience in business process definition and embedding

At AstraZeneca, we are driven by our commitment to deliver accelerated growth and to make people's lives better. We thrive in our often intense and ambiguous environment, seeking out new challenges and working towards new solutions. We are part of an inclusive and giving community, supporting each other on our journeys. We are intellectually stimulated by constant learning, with potential for multiple, global careers and great rewards for those who embrace the diverse opportunities.

Are you ready to make a positive impact in a team where it means more? Are you motivated by the opportunity to break new ground and leave a shared legacy? If you have the passion and the drive to accelerate growth and make people's lives better, then this is the place for you. Apply now to be part of our journey towards the 2025 strategy!

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Closing Date

23-Apr-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.
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