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Associate Category Manager R&D

AstraZeneca Pharma

  • Warszawa, Masovian
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  • contract of employment
  • full-time
  • team manager
  • hybrid work
  • remote recruitment
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Your responsibilities

  • Oversees the implementation of category or subcategory plan

  • Ensures that the underpinning process improvement and procurement activities deliver the expected business value in accordance with the strategic plans

  • May be responsible for refreshing or creating for the first time long term category strategy with support from Category (Associate) Director /Manager

  • May be asked to supports the regional or global (Associate) Director /Manager in the development of long-term category strategy for agreed scope of spend area

  • Cooperates in strategic relationship management, particularly of customers and suppliers, to ensure that category strategies are highly aligned to current and future business need and that the supply base is capable of supporting these strategies

  • Works alongside various teams in GPS in advising on and driving procurement strategies to make decisions necessary to purchase products and services in congruence with organisational objectives

  • Advises on contracts, agreements and sourcing strategies for the supply of products and services with new and existing suppliers

  • Develops, evaluates or manages internal and external relationships with suppliers and other cross-functional teams

  • Propose and implement improvements & innovations within the assigned spend area

Our requirements

  • Degree level or equivalent

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills with the ability to influence others on different levels of organization

  • Procurement experience in leading global or regional projects or categories

  • Experience in international & matrix environment

  • Project management

  • Strong analytical and financial skills


  • Procurement experience in implementing strategies on many markets

  • Change management & ability to undertakes projects or initiatives to improve performance, seize opportunities or address key challenges

  • Good working knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry

  • Supplier Management experience

  • Comfort with risk and ambiguous situations


  • sharing the costs of sports activities

  • private medical care

  • sharing the costs of foreign language classes

  • sharing the costs of professional training & courses

  • life insurance

  • remote work opportunities

  • flexible working time

  • fruits

  • integration events

  • corporate gym

  • retirement pension plan

  • corporate credit card

  • video games at work

  • coffee / tea

  • drinks

  • parking space for employees

  • leisure zone

  • meal passes

  • sharing the costs of tourist services

  • holiday funds

  • sharing the costs of holidays for kids

  • christmas gifts

  • employee referral program

  • opportunity to obtain permits and licenses

  • charity initiatives

  • extra leave

  • annual bonus

  • glasses reimbursement

  • business travel insurance

  • Work anniversary award

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Procurement and Category Management? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.


We have two available positions, which will be related to:

• R&D Category

The role oversees global category spend with support from relevant Procurement Managers or (Associate) Director. Leading both demand and supply side activities.

So, what’s next?

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

Where can I find out more?

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AstraZeneca Pharma

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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