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Senior Procurement Specialist R&D

Location Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Krakow (City), Lesser Poland, Poland Job ID R-199958 Date posted 13/06/2024
Job Description

Hybrid model: 3 days from Warsaw office per week.


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.


To collaborate with Business Stakeholders, Procurement Category Teams and in-market Procurement Managers and lead End to End Source to Contract projects, including preparing and running  sourcing events and negotiations/renegotiations of contract clauses. The Procurement  Senior Specialist will perform Procurement activities in line with ONE Procurement Operating Model.

We are looking for professional with various Procurement experience to join the following categories: 

  • Patient Recruitment and Retention

  • Clinical Data

  • Clinical Trials

  • Laboratory Equipment & Services 


  • Collaborate with Procurement category / in-market teams in sourcing and contracting strategies implementation delivering category targets and savings targets

  • Knows and applies Procurement Processes and Tools in a daily work and actively participate in the Source to Contract process simplification, improvement and optimisation (process steps, internal ways of working, legal support model, documents and templates etc.)

  • Has category knowledge to independently drive the S2C process, understands the category/SET area specifics, business needs and priorities and applies them to the work.

  • Knows and advises Stakeholders about Sourcing events and Contracts types

  • Is able to drive End to End S2C process independently.

  • Support market research activities by issuing RFI, manage sourcing projects (incl. issue of RFP, RFQ) and conduct e-auctions

  • Analyse received proposals, making recommendations for supplier selection, prepare summary reports. Make evaluative judgments based on analysis of factual information. Display data and provide recommendations.

  • Drive Contracting process, including advising on the right template or contracting approach, ensuring contract renewals and leading new contracts creation,  negotiations/renegotiations of the T&C’s, contracts administration – gathering signatures and contract storage in the system

  • Enhance relations with Global Category Leaders and business stakeholders ensuring high standards and ability to connect and build strong relationship with stakeholders across the globe (matrix organization)

  • Ensure compliance to company procurement policies and improve the usage of the procurement tools

  • Actively uses the opportunities to work across the teams


  • University degree preferred

  • At least 2 years of the work experience in the procurement department

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Very good communications skills (verbal and written) with the ability to present information in a clear and concise format to all levels within the organization including applying appropriate style for different types of writing (notes of a conversation, minutes of a formal meeting, or report preparation).  

  • Good presentation skills: knows the best practises, able to choose presentation method and adjust the content to the audience. Shapes the message that gets through to the audience.

  • Strong relationship and business partnering skills and ability to engage with the stakeholders on different level in the organization

  • Experience with End to End Source to Contract process

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

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Tools;

  • Flexibility and fast adaptation to changing environment

  • Time management (timely decisions to create real savings or cost avoidance) and prioritization (the ability to place urgency on varying demands)

  • Strong team player able to collaborate with stakeholders from different cultures.

  • “Can do attitude”


  • Knowledge of Procurement tools (i.e. Jaggaer, Coupa)

  • Experience in negotiating commercial terms and contract clauses

  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry

  • Previous experience in R&D procurement, biotechnology or clinical trials background

  • Additional language would be a benefit but not a must

So, what’s next?

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

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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