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Indirect Procurement Buyer (Temporary 12 months)

Location Basiglio, Lombardy, Italy Job ID R-067668 Date posted 01/13/2020

Indirect Procurement Buyer (Temporary 12 months)

At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us.

As Indirect Procurement Buyer in Italy, you will play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

Procurement plays a major role in ensuring that AstraZeneca pays a fair price for goods and services to reinvest the savings into our pipeline and that our suppliers are committed to help us in delivering our projects on or ahead of time; reducing risk in the delivery of our pipeline; operating our business efficiently; innovating to keep us at the forefront of the industry.

As Indirect Procurement Buyer you will develop the best buying strategies to ensure that the most appropriate goods and services are selected on the basis of price, quality, delivery times and services support.

If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us.


Your responsibilities comprise the following aspects:

  • Being accountable for sourcing activities within a key area of spend in commercial categories
  • Sourcing good or services and leading the preparation of and solicit competitive bids, quotations and proposals with pertinent specifications, terms and conditions; leading development of evaluation approach and assessments
  • Developing contracts and leading negotiation on agreements for the supply of both standard and be-spoke products and services with new and existing suppliers
  • Maintaining supplier relationships  for the assigned categories and resolving  supplier issues including escalated cases
  • Advising on development of sourcing approaches based on Category Strategy and overseeing the introduction of new and modified products and services with appropriate departments
  • Maintaining a cost reduction, cost avoidance, cost containment program and reporting it via the value database
  • Supporting in data collection, elaboration and analysis
  • Manage all activities and Account relationship according with Company Values, Code of Conduct, Guidelines/Internal procedures relating to people, finance, technology, security and SHE (Safety, Health and Environment) and local, national and regional legislation.


  • Bachelor/Master’s Degree preferably in Economics
  • Minimum 2-3 years of work experience within Procurement in Indirect Spend management
  • Proved ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively
  • Ability to work in team
  • Strong analytical and financial skills
  • Ability to build partnership with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communications and influencing skills
  • Oral and written fluency in Italian and English
  • Willingness to work abroad in the future

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Line Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

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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