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R&D Global Source to Contract Specialist

Location Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Job ID R-067641 Date posted 06/01/2020

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 Global Source to Contract 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 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.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

As a Research & Development (R&D) Global Source to Contract Specialist, your main responsibility is to play a key role in managing the end-to-end Source to Contract process to enable successful delivery of AstraZeneca’s clinical trials from early discovery to regulatory submission.  In this role you will be instrumental part of R&D Global Procurement Team responsible for implementation of sourcing and contracting strategies to ensure successful deliver against category targets.  You will direct the preparation and delivery of each key element of the end to end sourcing and contracting process, including authoring, negotiating and processing of contracts with AstraZeneca’s suppliers. Influence best practice, standardization and ensure compliance across the lifecycle of the source to contract process.

Essential Requirements

University degree preferred.

Experience of working in global or regional procurement, compliance/legal function

Understanding of contract lifecycle, legal parameters, legally binding agreements

Leading procurement projects that are aligned with enterprise-wide business/Procurement needs.

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

Desire to work as part of a strong team.

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 time management and strong organizational skills.

Experience with Microsoft Office Tools.

Desirable Requirements

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

Excellent Project Management skills to effectively manage sourcing events/small projects on behalf of the category team/s.

In-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical, clinical trials/CRO industry

Analytical and financial skills

Market research expertise.

Experience with SAP Ariba or any other sourcing tool.


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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