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Procurement Manager Switzerland & Austria (100%)

地点 Baar, Kanton Zug, 瑞士 职位 ID R-068542 发布日期 12/16/2019

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases, Oncology, Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity, Infection and Neuroscience diseases. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information please visit: www.astrazeneca.com

This is your opportunity!

We are looking for a Procurement Manager Switzerland and Austria (100%)

In this role you will be working in a complex, matrix reporting, high spend environment, involving the implementation of strategic procurement activities. You will work with the global and regional category teams, Operations Global Procurement Services (located in Poland), Transactional Procurement Services (external supplier), account management team and key customers to ensure successful implementation of strategic sourcing decisions and deliver against global and local procurement objectives.

The roles requires the ability to coordinate internally in order to ensure delivery in line with the needs and priorities of the markets in scope, across a wide variety of spend categories from simple goods to complex services. It also requires the application of best practice sourcing across local delegate spend categories and projects. The role holder is accountable as a Business Partner to deliver the Procurement priorities and major customer driven projects.

Your main tasks:

  • Assists with the implementation of Procurement Strategy by working closely with local Management Team and the SET Area Procurement Team
  • Collaborates closely with Global and Regional Category Teams, integrating global and regional category strategies into local sourcing activities and providing at the same time valuable input to help shape regional / global category strategies in accordance with local demand
  • Leads and drives sourcing projects/category team projects across relevant business areas, and oversees the introduction of new and modified products and services with appropriate departments
  • Provides expertise to lead direction in delegate spend categories, including building a holistic view of Procurement demand, prioritizing resources, driving delivery of the project portfolio, tracking and quality control
  • Accountable for sourcing activities within a key area of spend which is typically high dollar value, complex in nature, may be multi-geographic and/or cross SET
  • Conducts commercial reviews of complex procurement requisitions and Statements of Work
  • Sources materials and/or services and leads the preparation of and solicit competitive bids, quotations and proposals with pertinent specifications, terms and conditions. Leads development of evaluation approach and assessments
  • Manages and develops a list of recommended sources. Undertakes financial evaluation of suppliers, develops contracts and leads negotiation on agreements for the supply of both standard and complex products and services with new and existing suppliers
  • Maintains and builds excellent supplier relationships to attract value and innovation and resolves complex supplier issues including escalated cases
  • Oversees and manages key contracts, including assisting with resolution of payment disputes
  • Undertakes research and forecasting to inform future organizational buying requirements 
  • Develops and drives procurement plans. Takes ownership in regularly revising AZ Procurement practices, related policies, processes and techniques to ensure their conformance with established laws, regulatory requirements (e.g. Code of Conduct, Financial Control Framework)
  • Seeks and implements processes and tools with focus on driving efficiencies and simplification.
  • Oversees Procurement delivery and training on Procurement related policies.
  • Maintains a cost reduction, cost avoidance, cost containment program and reports it via the value database

Your profile:

  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • Languages: stylistically confident German as well as oral and written fluency in English
  • Experience in working in a global organization in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in indirect spend / commercial spend categories desirable
  • Relevant work experience, including significant experience within Procurement
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to use a range of influencing techniques
  • Experience working with the business to identify service and support needs and the appropriative. Ability to find suitable ways to deliver service by utilizing internal and external resources
  • Proved ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively
  • Teamwork focused and relationship builder: Works well with others, across departments, levels and cultures. Relates to people in an attentive and skillful way. Listens, communicates and resolves conflicts constructively
  • Proven experience of change management
  • Strong analytical and financial skills
  • Customer-oriented and problem-solving skills with the ability to anticipate challenges
  • Proficiency in Procurement and other business-related systems (e.g. SAP) - desirable
  • The role holder can be based either in Switzerland (Zug) or Austria (Vienna)
  • Able to travel to Vienna or Zug as needed

We offer:

  • A lively, interesting and international environment.
  • An exciting challenge in a successful pharmaceutical company with a highly innovative product portfolio.
  • An attractive package rounds-off this interesting offer.

Disclaimer:

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.



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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