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Procurement Manager - Talent Acquisition

Plats Cambridge, England, Storbritannien Jobb-id R-063208 Datum inlagd 12/04/2019

As a Procurement Manager within AstraZeneca’s (AZ) Global Procurement function you will develop and deploy global category strategies for the Talent Acquisition (TAQ) area. TAQ is a key category within HR Services within which we have a total annual addressable spend of circa $300M. You will be accountable for the overall area which includes the subcategories of Permanent Recruitment, Temporary Labour, Background Screening and Recruitment Advertising.

You will have accountability for leading both demand and supply side activities. As we launch our ‘Growth through Innovation’ strategy there is growing demand for permanent and temporary resource across the business. This demand is truly global, and you will need to interact with stakeholders from across the enterprise (multiple SET areas) to understand and meet their requirements. This includes building a close relationship with the TAQ LT within Global HR and interaction with SET-1 leaders. You will collaborate with Procurement colleagues in each of the regions to understand demand and requirements from out local Marketing Companies. As there is a strong digital component to our TAQ strategy and you will also need to work closely with our IT business and the IT & Digital Procurement team to ensure category strategies are enabled through best-in-class technology platforms.

Key Accountabilities

  • Developing long term strategic plans for the entire spend area within AstraZeneca. Ensuring a fully integrated and customer-aligned AZ-wide category plan

  • Managing customer and supplier relationships to ensure that Category Strategies are aligned to our current and future Business needs and that our supply base is capable of supporting these strategies.

  • Leading the implementation of the category plan to ensure that the underpinning process improvement and procurement activities deliver the expected business value in accordance with the strategic plans.

  • Working alongside the Global Procurement Services (GPS) team in Warsaw in advising on and driving procurement strategies to make decisions necessary to purchase products and services in congruence with organisational objectives

  • Coordinating the introduction of new and modified services with appropriate departments

  • Advising on contracts and agreements for the supply of complex services with new and existing suppliers

  • Developing, evaluating and managing internal and external relationships with suppliers and other cross-functional teams

Required Skills & Knowledge

  • Degree level or equivalent qualifications

  • Significant experience in similar environment at management level

  • Project management, change management and people management skills

  • Good working knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry

  • Technical expertise in at least one Procurement area, and competence in several others

  • Comfortable with risk and ambiguous situations

Preferred Skills & Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Indirects, preferably HR categories.

  • Experience of working with Digital/IT projects, particularly contracting activity.

  • Understanding of GDPR (UK) and data privacy risks.

  • Understanding of off-payroll working rules (IR35) in the UK



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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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