Procurement Manager

Cheshire East
Full time
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AstraZeneca UK
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Job Title: Procurement Manager

Introduction to role:

Join the team managing our innovative Procurement ecosystem that delivers high-quality strategic approaches from partner to patient. As the guardians of the cost and value that AstraZeneca delivers, we’re a strong, independent function that impacts the entire business. This is a critical role within Global Procurement, including responsibility for spend within our UK Operations site based at Macclesfield, Cheshire. You'll have an appetite for change and innovation, and bring an ambitious, motivated approach to our already high performing team.

You will be on-site in Macclesfield working directly with stakeholders and suppliers.

You will operate in a variety of areas but mostly Direct Materials. Business Partnering is a key part of the role - to ensure that our strategies are fully aligned to current and future business needs, ensuring sustainable supply.

The Procurement Manager is responsible for managing the commercial and contractual elements of the sourcing process, as well as Business Planning (MTP) and monitoring spend against expected budgets/savings, ensuring we meet our site financial targets.

Key accountabilities:

  • Negotiating and maintaining contracts/supply agreements for your allocated area.
  • Maintaining strong business relationships with key suppliers ensuring solid performance.
  • In conjunction with your peers in Global Procurement you will identify and lead Value Initiatives and Project Teams in support of a long-term Business Strategy.
  • Visible at a senior level across the Operational Leadership Teams, partnering with the teams to identify and implement changes, often in complex and challenging business areas.
  • Leading & working on site with our operations colleagues to deliver waste & plastic reduction supporting our site based targets.
  • Consistently reviewing material supply risks and ensuring appropriate mitigation is in place and agreed with the relevant stakeholders.
  • Support our business on sustainability through Decarbonisation to help achieve Net Zero by 2045

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Solid Procurement experience within an Operations environment.

  • Strong contracting experience and confidence in putting Agreements together to deadlines.

  • Excellent Business Partnering & communication skills

  • Passion for Sustainability

  • Tenacity to achieve results.

  • Supplier Management experience

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • MCIPS Qualified.

At AstraZeneca, we are driven by our commitment to deliver accelerated growth and to make people's lives better. It pushes us to keep building on our foundations and progressing as we turn our ever-growing and increasingly complex pipeline from molecule to medicine. Be part of evolving how we work with Lean, cutting-edge science, digitalisation and sustainable practices. We are leading the way in delivering Lean processes that drive greater efficiency and speed. Sustainable practices are at the heart of what we do, ensuring we manage our environmental impact across all our activities and products.

Are you ready to make a meaningful impact on people's lives with life-changing medicines? Join the team where everyone feels a personal connection to the people that we impact. From our science labs to manufacturing at scale, we are committed to delivering at the highest quality. Apply now to be part of this exciting journey!

Date Posted


Closing Date

24-Jun-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.