Supply Chain Coordinator

Supply Chain Coordinator

12 month secondment/FTC/FTO

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Supply Chain? Do you identify yourself as a person that likes to build, maintain and develop customer relations? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines and strive to continuously meet the unmet needs of patients worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality.

If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person!

We are now looking for Supply Chain Coordinators to join our team at Global External Sourcing (GES), AstraZeneca. Please note that this is temporary positions (12 months) and you can be based either in Wilmington, Delaware, USA or Macclesfield, UK.

The Arena

Global External Sourcing (GES) is accountable for sourcing and supply of externally manufactured products into the AstraZeneca network. We are a Process Centric Organization with high focus on cross-functional team work.

Together we partner with over 200 suppliers across 40 countries. We support AstraZeneca’s Operations strategy by establishing supply chains and managing suppliers across the world.

The Role

In this role, you will have the operational responsibility for supply from one or more suppliers and the associated customers. The work is executed in a global, high-paced environment, with strong focus on cross-functional collaboration.

The nature of the role requires the ability to be flexible and constantly prioritize and make assessments on where time is best spent. You have the authority to make operational decisions with suppliers/customers that ensure the timely supply of product, whilst maximizing efficiencies for the business.

The key to success is communication, and a drive to build, maintain and develop customer relations.

We within GES offer you professional development and the chance to work with other, outstanding, Supply Chain specialists.


  • Operationally Coordinate supply of products, in alignment with our customer’s demand and agreed stock levels, following the process for the agreed supply method.

  • Process customer orders, raising purchase orders to suppliers in line with contractual requirements and receipting stock on delivery from suppliers.

  • Act as the primary point of contact with suppliers/customers regarding demand, supplier’s ability to meet demand and day-to-day delivery plan.

  • Responsible for accurately measuring and reporting key performance indicators.

  • Lead and participate in Practical Problem Solving and Continuous Improvements teams.

  • Ensure to deliver consistency with the GES supply management framework i.e. one way of working across the organization regardless of geographic location or portfolio.


  • Proven experience in a Supply Chain Environment (Manufacturing, Planning)

  • Understanding of different supply methods (VMI/CMI, parallel process, Flow, Kanban, etc.)

  • Excellent communication and team working skills

  • Comfortable in defining new processes and seeking to continuously improve existing processes

  • Able to rapidly adapt to a constantly changing environment

Preferred Background

  • Education requirements: A degree or equivalent in Supply Chain, Business, Logistics, Sciences or Engineering is preferred, or equivalent in experience

  • Experience in participating in the S&OP, S&OE and or IBP process

  • Commercial experience is a plus

  • SAP ERP (MRP) knowledge

Why AstraZeneca?

AstraZeneca is at an exciting time of new products and launches. We get to work with innovative and scientific products on our leading-edge end to end supply chain, using the latest technologies and modern facilities.

As a global business in stable growth there are long-term opportunities and multiple pathways to take, from setting up systems and processes to developing technical skills and knowledge. And we do it with a real sense of team spirit, pushing and encouraging each other to achieve our best.

So, what’s next?

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

Competitive salary and benefits

Applications are open from 2nd to 16th July 2021

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