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Supplier Relationship Manager (Interim ZZP or temporary contract for 10 months)

Location Nijmegen, Provincie Gelderland, Netherlands Job ID R-099732 Date posted 25/02/2021
Are you an experienced Logistics and/or Supplier Relationship Manager with the ability to manage suppliers, contracts and all supply chain activities? Are you available at short notice and experienced working in an international environment?

Would you like to play a vital part in the distribution of our medicines and vaccines from our factory to our customers?

To support or Global Logistics Team, AstraZeneca in Nijmegen is looking for a strong, self-starter for the position of Supplier Relationship Manager.

Supplier Relationship Manager (Interim ZZP or temporary contract for 10 months)
Nijmegen, Netherlands (or you can be based
in Macclesfield (UK) or in Södertälje (Sweden))

Your challenge:
As our Supplier Relationship Manager at AstraZeneca in the Netherlands, you will be part of our Global Logistics Team (165 employees). You will be responsible for managing our local (Dutch) suppliers. You will be building strong relationships and you will be ensuring that contract agreements are met and orders delivered successfully and within the agreed timelines.

Your main duties and responsibilities
• In this role, you will be accountable for the Suppliers day-to-day operational Service Delivery across the supply chain, ensuring orders are delivered On Time and Stock Outs avoided.
• You will manage the supplier at our EU Distribution Centre, to achieve efficiency through e2e Supply Chain.
• Ensure that orders are to plan and to the designed lead time by focussing on the consistent application of Operational Excellence.
• You will deliver positive Project and Business Continuity Plan outcomes through the effective management of the Supplier ensuring that all activities are delivered to budget and time.
• You will provide both tactical and operational leadership to Supplier, engaging Supplier in creating a sustainable Lean culture of continuous improvement.
• One of your key accountabilities will be to ensure both individually and through the team that all aspects of the business operate within defined regulatory, legislative, contractual and corporate requirements. You will ensure that processes are carried out in accordance with AstraZeneca’s corporate values, Good Distribution Practices, Public Health Codes, SHE, SOx, Code of conduct and group policies.

What do you bring?
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Logistics, Engineering, Management or equivalent experience.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience of working with or for a Freight Forwarder, Logistics Service Provider or 3rd Party Logistics Provider.
• Experience in pharmaceutical or Life Science Industry is a must, including working in GxP regulated environments.
• Knowledge of Logistics Industry, government agencies and regulatory authorities and regulations associated with the international distribution of pharmaceutical products.
• Strong interpersonal skills and you are pro-active, result and quality driven.
• Experience in global enterprise resource planning systems (i.e. SAP, WMS & TMS).
• Track Record in demonstrating sound critical judgement.
• Proficient in English, it would be an advantage if you speak Dutch.

What do we offer you?
• The possibility to join our enthusiastic global logistics team at a temporary basis.
• Possibility to contribute in distributing our medicines and vaccines to our suppliers.
• Working in an international, innovative and ambitious well known company.
• A local contract for 10 months (till the end of 2021) or the option to step in as a contractor or freelancer.

At AstraZeneca, we don’t follow the crowd and that means we don’t expect our people to either. To develop life-changing medicines we approach problems in a different way – agile and nimble, and passionate about what our people need to make ground breaking discoveries.

Global Logistics has approximately 165 employees, based in 39 different countries across the world. The Logistics Team are responsible for leading the distribution of all products, delivered through +1200 routes around the world. That’s 100% of AZ’s commercial shipments between points in the supply chain, from international freight logistics right through to in-country distribution; getting medicines from factory to customer.

You will be based at AstraZeneca Biologics in Nijmegen.

How to apply:
Is your supply chain heart beating faster from this fantastic challenge? We would like to receive your English CV. In order to do this, please go to the apply button at the bottom of this vacancy.
You can upload your CV and cover letter at the bottom of the second page.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, our Recruitment team (Karin Raadschelders, Caroline van Oppen, Cynthia Smit) can be reached via or on +31(0)85 - 047 0244.

Acquisition by recruitment and selection agencies is not appreciated.

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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