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Procurement Specialist with French, German, Italian or Spanish – 12 months secondment

Location Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Job ID R-114760 Date posted 21/07/2021

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. You may not feel you’re at the frontline of research but your role in changing patients’ lives is critical.  Our mission is ambitious, and it takes the skills of a collaborative team to really deliver on what science can do and to always put patients first. Working at AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and our commitment to develop our people beyond what was thought possible.

We make the most of individuals’ skills and passion by actively supporting our people to see what can be achieved no matter of the starting point.  As a Procurement Specialist in Global Procurement Services in Warsaw, you’ll play a pivotal role in managing the day to day sourcing and contracting activity, in partnership with the Global and Regional Category Teams.

Our mission in Global Procurement Services is to deliver broader value, not only by actively managing global spend to ensure focus on the resources and the discovery of innovative medicines but also to support Global Procurement and the business to deliver outstanding value.

Currently, we are expanding our team and looking for candidates willing to join:

  • Commercial EMEA Source to Contract Team – 12 months secondment

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

As a Procurement Specialist, your main responsibility is to play a key role in managing the end-to-end Source to Contract process.  In this role you will be instrumental to support the Global/Regional Category Managers and Category Leaders with implementing Sourcing strategies to ensure successful delivery against category targets.  Working effectively with the Global/Regional Category Teams and in-market Procurement Managers, you will support 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.

Essential Requirements:

  • University degree preferred

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

  • very good command (B2+) in both spoken and written French, German, Italian or Spanish;

  • Desire to work as part of a strong team;

  • Background experience of working collaboratively across different teams and cultures;

  • 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;

  • Relationship building skills;

  • Basic project management skills;

  • Basic presentation skills, being able to choose presentation method and adjust the content to the audience;

  • Time management and organizational skills;

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Tools;

  • Willingness to learn quickly.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of working in global or regional procurement function, supply chain or compliance/legal function;

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

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

  • Analytical and financial skills;

  • Experience with JAGGAER or any other sourcing tool;

  • Additional foreign language would be an asset.


  • Flexible approach to working hours

  • Stable employment with great atmosphere in a growing pharmaceutical company

  • Employment contract with attractive benefit package (Multisport card, lunch card, medical and life insurance, pension plan)

  • Attractive salary with annual bonus

  • The opportunity to work and develop within an international company

  • Modern and comfortable office (great social area with PlayStation, billiard and table football)

Next Steps – Apply today!

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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