AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

In our work we aim to bring wider benefits to society – building healthy communities and limiting our impact on the planet. We are committed to leading the quest to meet rising global demand for effective healthcare.

Here you’ll be valued for your niche knowledge. It means we are trusted with personal accountability to live up to our full potential and make a contribution. We get to challenge the way we work to find better ways to make a bigger impact on the business and patients’ lives. From embracing innovative technology to reimagining technical practices.

The vision of the Global Finance Services (GFS) Purchase to Pay (P2P) team is to make buying and paying effective and effortless for our business and to be the customer of choice to our suppliers. In order to deliver that we need to further simplify, standardise and automate our processes.

This role will work very closely with the P2P process manager payables and the overall P2P Global process owner in providing aligned end to end process ownership, vision and strategy for end to end P2P. You will need to work closely with procurement to provide a seamless series of services to the business, and will be required to represent and deputise for the global process owner and your payables counterpart.

In this role you will

  • Being the go to subject matter expert for purchasing (PO based and non PO) within the organisation

  • Defining the blueprint for how purchasing operational processes perform within end to end P2P and how to close any gaps to that standard

  • Developing the medium-longer term strategy for P2P and T&E along with the P2P GPO and the payables process owner, including how shared services is maximised

  • Working closely with the purchasing operational teams on improvement initiatives and corporate objectives, including defining a playbook for incorporating acquisitions within P2P

  • Enhancing data strategy for P2P and T&E alongside the P2P GPO and payables process owner and ensures high quality data to drive procurement and spend insights/analytics, operational

Essential skills and experience

  • Deep purchasing subject matter expertise, that must include both operational purchasing (purchase order based) and tactical sourcing/procurement knowledge

  • Demonstratable experience in positioning and leveraging purchasing tools and capabilities such as purchasing platforms, supplier and content management, e-auctions

  • Conceptual, analytical and strategic thinking ability

  • Able to set and manage priorities, resources, performance targets and project initiatives in a global and regional environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Willingness to travel

  • Ability to influence strategically and persuade tactfully, to obtain desired outcomes while maintaining effective, positive, organisational relationships

Desirable for the role

  • Experience of running similar sized multi location shared service function

  • Familiarity with the latest research and thinking

  • Effective problem and conflict resolution skills and proven team focus

  • T&E SME

  • Lean or other process efficiency experience

Opening date: 9.12.2021

Closing date: 23.12.2021

Competitive salary and benefits apply

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