Procurement Specialist

Cheshire East
Full time
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AstraZeneca UK
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Job Title: Procurement Specialist

Introduction to role:

Join us at AstraZeneca as a Procurement Specialist, a key role within our innovative Procurement ecosystem. We are the guardians of cost and value, impacting the entire business and helping to fulfil AstraZeneca’s purpose: pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. This role is based at our UK Operations site in Macclesfield, Cheshire, where you will work directly with stakeholders and suppliers. If you have an appetite for change, innovation, and ambition, we want you on our team!


  • Negotiating and maintaining contracts/supply agreements for your allocated area.
  • In conjunction with your peers in Global Procurement you will identify and lead Value/Savings Initiatives in support of a long-term Business Strategy.
  • Carrying out regular Business Review Meetings with suppliers ensuring solid performance.
  • Reviewing supply risks and ensuring appropriate mitigation is in place and agreed with the relevant stakeholders to ensure business continuity.
  • Working with our operations colleagues to deliver waste & plastic reduction across the site.
  • Support our business on sustainability through Decarbonisation to help achieve Net Zero by 2045

Essential Skills/Experience:

- Procurement experience preferably within an operations environment

- Supplier Management experience

- Strong contracting experience and confidence in putting Agreements together to deadlines

- Excellent Business Partnering & communication skills

- Passion for Sustainability

- Tenacity to achieve results

Desirable Skills/Experience:

- MCIPS Qualified

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we celebrate diversity of experience, skills and ways of working. We are adaptable, agile and curious, always ready to step outside of our comfort zone in pursuit of continuous improvement. We are resilient self-starters who bring a strategic and commercial mindset that allows us to react rapidly to changing business requirements. We aspire to achieve our objectives by delivering sustainable growth, leading supplier collaboration, protecting the planet and achieving business agility. Join us as we transform Procurement and play your part in transforming lives.

Ready to make an impact? Join our diverse community at AstraZeneca and help us optimise our ecosystem of partners to maximise patient outcomes. Apply now!

Date Posted


Closing Date

23-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.