Supplier Relationship Manager/ Supplier Manager

Supplier Relationship Manager/ Supplier Manager

Competitive salary and benefits

Permanent opportunity

Location: Shanghai, China

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 Relationship Manager to join our Supplier Management Team within GES.

The role

As a Supplier Relationship 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 or work experience

  • Experience of working in Quality, manufacturing, supply chain or project management

  • Experience of working within the pharmaceutical, medical devices or chemicals industry

  • Extensive experience of working with external business partners

  • 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

Desirable requirements

  • Line or matrix management experience

  • Change management

  • Process management experience

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

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

Next steps…

Applications are open from 27th August to 12rh September 2021.

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