Supplier Manager

Supplier Manager – GES (Global External Sourcing)

Competitive salary and benefits

Permanent opportunity

Location: Södertälje, Sweden, Macclesfield, UK or Gaithersburg or Wilmington, US

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Supply Chain Management? Do you identify yourself as a person with a curious mind-set that enjoys collaboration within an international arena? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

Find the best solution to make a bigger impact on patients

Here you can feel a strong connection to the patient. It’s what drives us every day. We are united behind one mission – finding the best solution to put our patients first.

Global External Sourcing (GES) is a sourcing and supply organisation with over 200 suppliers across 40 countries. We support AstraZeneca’s Operations strategy by establishing supply chains and managing suppliers across the world.

GES plays a key role in ensuring the external supply chains are robust and deliver value to AstraZeneca through driving continuous improvement. We also deliver new product introduction through external supply. We play a pivotal role in integrating companies and products that AstraZeneca acquires and bring innovation through supply chain, for example with market access programs.

We are now looking for a Supplier Manager to join our Supplier Management Team within GES, in a permanent position. Location of the role is Södertälje, Sweden, Macclesfield, UK or Gaithersburg or Wilmington, US.

The role

As a Supplier Manager you are accountable for the performance, budgets and relationship management of the external supplier that functions as a virtual site within the wider GES supply network. In collaboration with your colleagues and suppliers you ensure timely delivery of high-quality products to the customers. The role involves leading change and continuous improvement programmes with our internal and external partners.

As the responsible person of a total portfolio of projects and products for a set of suppliers, you ensure that performance and delivery are assured both on an operational and strategic level. This means resolving issues, secure compliance, optimising business performance and develop future improvement opportunities.

Further, you develop strong relationships with the supplier and act as the key contact and first point of contact for all critical issues.

To be successful in this role you are a person that is confident in building and maintaining professional relationships with a wide range of partners. You have strong business partnering skills and strive to deliver continuous improvement and overall value creation. You are a person who enjoys working as part of a global organisation where cross-functional teamwork is a key factor to success. Further, you have a curious mind-set and consistently looking for new development opportunities.

Essential requirements

  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification and/or Experience of manufacturing and supply chain management and driving performance and improvements

  • Key Business Partner management and ability to demonstrate a range of influencing techniques in a customer facing role.

  • Understanding of quality principles and GMP requirements

  • Sound financial skills and budget management

  • Experience of identifying, implementing and managing business metrics

Desirable requirements

  • Line or matrix management experience

  • Change management

  • Previous supplier management experience or external service provision

  • Process management experience

Interviews are to be held on 8th, 9th and 16th July.

Why AstraZeneca…

At AstraZeneca, we ‘re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

Next steps…

Get ready to join our exciting journey… We can’t wait to hear from you!

Applications are open from 23rd June to 7th July 2021.

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