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Senior Procurement Specialist – Commercial

Location Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Job ID R-165572 Date posted 25/05/2023


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 Senior Procurement Specialist in Global Procurement Services in Poland, 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 looking for professionals with experience in:

  • EMEA and Global Commercial – Commercial Print, Patient Support Programs, Sales, Facility Managment


As a Senior 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 in supporting the Regional Category Managers and Local Procurement Managers with implementing Sourcing strategies to ensure successful deliver against category targets.  Working effectively with the Regional and Local Teams, you will advise on and drive the execution of category 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

  • Experience of working in global or regional procurement function, supply chain or compliance/legal function with the focus on commercial categories;

  • Understanding of contract lifecycle, legal parameters, legally binding agreements with the focus on commercial categories;

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

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

  • Very good command (B2+) in both spoken and written French, German, Italian and/or Spanish would be an additional asset;

  • 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 organizational skills;

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Tools;

  • Excellent Project Management skills to effectively manage projects on behalf of the team;

  • Analytical and financial skills - demonstrating a good understanding of benchmarking tools, being able to provide quantitative and qualitative supplier summaries of the advantages and disadvantage of the proposals. Including a good understanding of working with, and presenting percentages and currency differences.


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

  • In-depth knowledge of regional market dynamics through in-market or regional experience;

  • Market Research category expertise or similar;

  • Experience with JAGGAER 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)

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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