Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Bucharest


Who we are and what we stand for

AstraZeneca is one of the world’s most exciting bio-pharmaceutical companies. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal, we’re on a mission to turn ideas into life-changing medicines that improve patients’ lives and benefit society. We’re constantly moving forward as a company – agile and purposeful in our work.

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us.

The role


The Procurement Manager is responsible for purchase of goods and services in Romania to ensures quality products and services for competitive prices in a timely fashion. Plays an integral role in ensuring a company sticks to budgets and operates profitability. Involves actively in the Procurement strategy setting and provide expert input to its development. Direct management of the Romanian Reception & Car Fleet team and indirect management of the Purchasing Support team.

Key responsibilities

Manages company’s costs:

Understands AZ business locally, regionally, globally
Applies category management
Prepares annual Master Planner and Category, sub-category summaries using AZ templates
Makes monthly follow ups of categories
Produces savings
Evaluates suppliers

Prepares and communicates questionnaires
Collects and evaluates results
Keep supplier’s records (historical data related to client base, performance track record, price lists, etc.)
Negotiates, renegotiates when necessary and renews contracts and/ or proposes alternative solutions
Prepares recommended suppliers list

Checks actual list quarterly (proposes enlisting and de-listing of suppliers)
Conducts market research
Requests and processes feedback regarding suppliers (outside, inside AZ)
Organizes the purchasing function

Is the owner of Purchasing Policy and Procedure
Revises the Purchasing Policy and Procedure yearly
Updates and communicates recommended suppliers list
Revises all related to purchasing function forms
Regular report savings in Value Tracker tool
Selects suppliers

Identifies purchasing needs within responsible countries
Evaluates data, builds business cases, negotiates
Files contracts and supporting documents
Stakeholders & indirect People management

Direct management of the Romanian Reception & Car Fleet team
Regularly communicate with the Purchasing Support in the relevant countries
Procurement Supports indirect management and support
Prepare a Procurement overview on quarterly basis to inform country management about the status of key projects
Participate in the regular meeting and activities organized by Head of Procurement Europe
The profile

University degree
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in purchasing / office management; ideally having exercised supervisory skills
Strong negotiation and project management skills
Familiar with global procurement standards/processes and with project management tools
Results oriented; taking initiative to available opportunities
Well-organized and able to deal with multiple priorities
Interpersonal skills and team playing
Effective communication, including advanced level of English (oral and written)
High ethical standards
Microsoft Office proficiency

About the company

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that spans the discovery, development, manufacturing, distribution and worldwide commercialisation of primary care and speciality care medicines.

We believe the best way we can help patients is to focus on breakthrough science in order to uncover disease mechanisms and develop novel, targeted therapies that interact with them. This is at the heart of our purpose as a company: to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

We invest in distinctive science in three main therapy areas where we believe we can make the most meaningful difference to patients: oncology; cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; and respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity. Our science exploits our rare combination of capabilities in small molecules and biologics, immunotherapies, protein engineering technologies and devices. These are reinforced by a strong focus on translational science and personalised healthcare capabilities. We build on our own capabilities by collaborating with world-renowned scientists and academic institutions and partnering with like-minded science-led companies.

Through leading in science, we are confident that we can transform the lives of people around the world and deliver value to our shareholders.

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