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Job Advert Title
Procurement/Sourcing Manager (Agencies)
Locatie
United States, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Function/Business Area
Data & Analytics
Afdeling
Advanced Informatics & Analytics
Werkcategorie
Arbeidsovereenkomst voor onbepaalde tijd

Functiebeschrijving

Procurement Specialist/Sourcing Manager (Agencies)


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 role will support the Global Category Lead, Category Managers and Sourcing Leads on major projects and be accountable for all supply-related aspects for given sub-categories and as such, to ensure industry leading value whilst maintaining alignment with business needs.


The role will have the following core goals:


  • Work with the Global Category Lead, Category Manager, Sourcing Leads and key Regional/Global Procurement team members to define & execute the Category Strategy
  • Lead and support sourcing activities for spend sub-category, with the goal of achieving cost reductions, while maintaining/improving product quality and supplier service levels
  • Works closely with key stakeholders to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans
  • Apply leading tools & techniques to segment suppliers for the category, analyse market trends & constraints and deliver a broad range of value chain initiatives to improve performance, reliability, quality and life cycle costs
  • For agreed categories/sub-categories, manage spend and usage patterns in order to deliver high levels of compliance across the business
  • Understanding business objectives and support business stakeholder's strategy and projects. Develop deep understanding of market trends, market access challenges and competitors' trends for each of the assigned projects. Provide procurement processes and insight to drive business decisions and outcomes. Identify savings opportunities, segment and prioritize suppliers, address risk opportunities and facilitate innovation.
  • Proactively anticipate business needs and lead offshore team activities, where required.
  • Measure and track supplier performance against contract and define budgetary impact (day to day supplier performance tracking is with business).
  • Support, negotiate and develop contract framework including MSA’s & SLA templates with key suppliers and ensure full implementation.


Essential Knowledge & Experience:


  • Must be a good team player – willing and able to assist peers in Global Procurement and able to work in multi-functional, cross-regional teams.
  • Proven experience supporting business stakeholder's strategy and projects.
  • Experience developing deep understanding of market trends, market access challenges and competitors' trends for each of the assigned projects.
  • Solid experience providing procurement processes and insight to drive business decisions and outcomes.
  • Proven experience negotiating with existing and new suppliers on annual tenders, new business as well as re-negotiations, and, identifying savings opportunities, segment and prioritize suppliers, address risk opportunities and facilitate innovation.
  • Qualifications Required
  • Degree required


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.