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Source 2 Contract Associate Director

Location Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Job ID R-071582 Date posted 01/20/2020

Source to Contract Associate Director in Warsaw, will develop a long time strategy for the entire Source 2 Contract team and will supervise and manage the Source to Contract Team managers and indirectly S2C Specialists and Experts. The role is mainly responsible to deliver scope of the Source to Contract team activities accordingly to defined Service Catalogue and as per agreed KPI and Scorecard measures, monitor team performance and address demand challenges. This role will be responsible in definition of the strategy and vision for the S2C team that will address Procurement Operating Model objectives alongside with capacity, scalability and capabilities elements. The role will define best practices harmonize ways of working across different categories to drive the ambition of being global Center of Excellence for the Source to Contract process. The role requires a high level of people management skills and advanced partnering with different functions and stakeholders. The Source 2 Contract Associate Director will contribute to the development and maintenance of a world class procurement capability within the GPS and ensure alignment with the overall purpose and ambition for AstraZeneca Procurement.

The role reports into the Warsaw Procurement HUB Director.

Typical Accountabilities

Management of Source to Contract activities delivered in the Warsaw Hub. These include:

  • Providing exemplary people leadership focused on engagement, people development and succession planning
  • Continuous monitoring of procurement market practises and driving their implementation in the S2C team
  • Proactive management of relevant stakeholders both within and outside of the AZ Procurement function
  • Develops senior level contacts in order to resolve issues, optimise business performance and develop future improvement opportunities within the S2C team
  • Leads, defines and gains approval of business needs and the translation of these needs into specific resource requirements
  • Driving the Procurement Transformation agenda within the S2C and set up best practises for the S2C process
  • Performance reporting and driving agenda of future capacity challenges
  • Serves as a 2nd line escalation for Source 2 Contract service deliverables
  • The application of Global Procurement processes and standards within the team and subsequent compliance to these standards
  • Relevant line management activities (annual performance appraisal, salary reviews, etc.)
  • Recruits, defines goals, sets and manages performance standards for a multi-functional team able to deliver procurement projects to time, cost and quality standards

Typical Behaviours:

  • Adaptive and change focused. Comfortable operating in an environment where not all processes, rules and systems are defined, and where the jobholder will need to come up the answers
  • Strategic Thinker. Quick to spot new business opportunities and challenges
  • Decisive and Pragmatic. Willing to make decisions and live by the consequences of their actions
  • Highly customer oriented and focused on meeting and exceeding customer expectations
  • Both a ‘doer’ and ‘leader’ who can comfortably adapt their style to teach, coach, or delegate, as appropriate
  • Emotionally intelligent. Comfortably relates to many different types of people. Is personally self-aware of strengths and weaknesses


  • Service delivery against pre-defined SLA’s and customer satisfaction goals
  • Effective management of the Source to Contract team measured by employee satisfaction and stakeholders feedback
  • Delivery of Procurement continuous improvement initiatives and transformation agenda

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



  • Bachelor/ Master’s Degree (Business)


  • Minimum of 7 years of procurement experience, ideally in the international company
  • Minimum of 3 years of line management experience of big teams or/and managers
  • Strong International stakeholder management and relationship building skills within the matrix organization
  • Proven experience in delivering organizational change and continuous improvement initiatives


  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written) with the ability to present information in a clear and concise format to all levels within the organization
  • Excellent influencing skills in the matrix organization
  • Strong relationship and business partnering skills
  • Ability to engage fast with the stakeholders on different level in the organization
  • Project management skills
  • Microsoft Office proficiency

Language capabilities:

  • Written and spoken proficiency in English (Polish is not a must)
  • Additional language would be a benefit but not a must
  • Proved ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively


  • Experience in leading of the multinational, diverse and dispersed teams
  • Experience in leading delivery teams in the SSC model

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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