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Senior Procurement Specialist IT / Associate Procurement Manager IT

Location Krakow (City), Lesser Poland, Poland Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Job ID R-167458 Date posted 25/05/2023


At AstraZeneca, we are united by a common purpose: to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. Every day, we make a difference by delivering potentially life-changing medicines to millions of people worldwide. Our purpose is results-oriented and so is our approach. Becoming a more agile and creative company means building a dynamic, inspiring culture where we celebrate diverse, bold thinking, are curious, creative, and open to new insights and ways of working.

Currently, we are expanding our team and looking for professionals with various experience within the area of IT Procurement or IT services delivery that will bring value to the organization leveraging IT knowledge in many areas of our business. 


  • Play a key role in managing the end-to-end Source to Contract process for IT categories.

  • Instrumental to supporting Category Managers and Category Directors with implementing Sourcing strategies to ensure successful delivery against category targets. 

  • Working effectively with the Global Category Teams, you will advise on and drive the global sourcing strategies through the effective application of the Source to Contract process.  

  • You will direct the preparation and delivery of each key element of the end to end sourcing and contracting process. 

  • Influence best practice, standardization and ensure compliance across the lifecycle of the source to contract process. 


  • University degree preferred

  • At least 2 years of the work experience in global or regional procurement function, leading IT procurement projects that are aligned with enterprise-wide business needs

  • Proficiency in negotiating agreements for delivery and implementation of SaaS solutions

  • Understanding of contract lifecycle, legal parameters, legally binding agreements

  • Excellent English communication skills (Polish is not a must)

  • Background experience of working collaboratively across teams

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to work effectively with others at all levels of the organization and externally with suppliers

  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills

  • Excellent Project Management skills to effectively manage sourcing and contracting projects 

  • Analytical and financial skills.


  • Background operating in a similar complex, matrix, global organization like AstraZeneca or similarly heavily regulated industry

  • Experience with Jaggaer, SAP Ariba or any other sourcing tool

  • In depth knowledge of IT supply market across various IT areas

  • Solid strategic thinking and ability to manage multiple and competing priorities

So, what’s next?

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

Where can I find out more?

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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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They value inclusion and diversity.