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Procurement Business Partner, Spain, Portugal
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Procurement Business Partner

About Astellas:

At Astellas we can offer an inspiring place to work and a chance to make your mark in doing good for others.
Our expertise, science and technology make us a pharma company. Our open and progressive culture is what makes us Astellas. It’s a culture of doing good for others and contributing to a sustainable society.
Delivering meaningful differences for patients is our driving force. We all have a significant opportunity to make that difference, working locally in the areas we know best, whilst drawing inspiration from the different insights and expertise we have access to globally and from our innovative, external partners.
Our global vision for Patient Centricity is to support the development of innovative health solutions through a deep understanding of the patient experience. At Astellas, Patient Centricity isn’t a buzzword - it’s a guiding principle for action. We believe all staff have a role to play in creating a patient-centric culture and integrating an awareness of the patient into our everyday working practices, regardless of our role, team or division.
Our ethos is underpinned by the Astellas Way, comprising five core values: patient focus; ownership; results; openness and integrity.
We are proud to offer an inclusive and respectful working environment that fosters collaboration and ownership.
Our aspiration is to bring the best brains together, to provide them with world-leading tools and resources and a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

About this job:

The Procurement Manager owns the Sourcing and Procurement process within the affiliate, liaising with local Finance teams and local Business to ensure alignment and drive improvement across the wider Procure to Pay process, within the remit set by the EMEA Regional Process Owner for Procure to pay, and the wider global Procurement Leadership team.

As a Procurement Business Partner you will:

  • Enable global purchasing policy and procedures locally
  • Lead the preparation of the local sourcing plan, working closely with local leadership, and through appropriate coordination with Global Procurement and local business
  • Define local Preferred Supplier Lists (PSL) in alignment with regional category priorities and Astellas’ Category Taxonomy
  • Collaborate with local business to evaluate new potential suppliers
  • Develop supplier qualification and tender process
  • Conduct constant analysis and evaluations on services, suppliers and prospects
  • Encourage innovation by benchmarking industry best practices for using Procurement digital tools and be an assertive contributor to global procurement improvement/effectiveness
  • Support Procurement Excellence efforts launching transformation and new digital platforms
  • Provide Affiliate feedback to enhance data quality, accessibility and efficiency across the organization
  • Participate with auditing market readiness and improvement of the various global procurement digital platforms

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • 3-5 years experience in similar role.
  • Solid communication skills.
  • Familiar with purchasing, sourcing, contracting and other elements of procurement
  • Preferred Knowledge/Experience/Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of commercial operations model in the Pharmaceutical industry experience is an advantage
  • Experience working in an outsourced model with a BPO


  • University degree or relevant technical education or work experience
  • English and Spanish language advanced level in speaking and writing

Additional information:

  • Full time

We offer:

  • A challenging and diversified job in an international setting
  • Opportunity and support to continuous development
  • Inspiring work climate

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.