Supplier Director - GES

England, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Competitive Salary & Benefits
23 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Senior Management

Supplier Director - GES Macclesfield - UK, or Södertälje - Sweden

Competitive salary and benefits

Date Posted: 22/04/21

Unleash your curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit to uncover new insights that challenge conventions. Here we are forever pushing the boundaries as we feel comfortable spotting opportunities, making quick decisions and taking smart risks.

What we do

We are a global, science-led Bio Pharmaceutical business and our innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. We work independently or in partnerships to deliver the next wave of science and address unmet medical needs.

How we do it

The shared creativity through both internal and external collaboration unlocks challenges and brings new solutions.

Make a positive impact, in a team where it means more!

In Operations, we have a big ambition - to deliver more medicines to patients, quicker and more affordably. Backed by the investment, leadership and a clear plan to get there, we bring personal dedication and out of the box thinking.

Global External Sourcing (GES) operates as virtual site networks sourcing and supplying Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), Formulated and Packed (F&P) products and devices from external contractors. GES has an important role to play in delivering Operations' strategy by optimising our already established supply to customer, delivering flawless new product introductions and driving simplification in our supply chains. GES also plays a meaningful role in the acquisition of new businesses and divestment of brands to support Operations strategy. In this cross functional, global network, GES works closely with functions like Procurement, Process Technology and Development, Global Supply Chain and Strategy and Global Quality.

We currently have an opening for a Supplier Director to join our Supplier Management Team in either the UK or Sweden.

What you'll do

In this role you will be ultimately accountable for the performance and relationship management of the external supplier that functions as a virtual site within the wider GES supply network. You will work with colleagues within GES and at the supplier, to ensure timely delivery of high-quality products to the customers and will lead change and continuous improvement programmes with the supplier. You will be responsible for the total portfolio of projects and products for the supplier in respect to performance and delivery as well as strategy. You will develop positive relationships with the supplier and act as the key contact for the supplier in the AZ relationship.

In this role you will;

  • Be the key lead for a set of suppliers on behalf of GES and AZ, and thus be the primary contact accountable for performance, relationships and budgets, associated with these suppliers

  • Set and drive performance objectives with the supplier from an operational to strategic level

  • Develop senior level contacts at the supplier in order to resolve issues, optimise business performance and develop future improvement opportunities

  • Drive and maintain compliance in accordance with AZ and external requirements

  • Drive continuous improvement to drive performance, supply chain deliverables and relationships

  • Work with the customer and supplier to resolve complex escalated issues, and to ensure learning is captured and incorporated into the process

  • Be the first point of contact for all escalations associated with the supplier with the authority to engage other GES colleagues in order to address the issues

Essential criteria

  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification

  • Strong stakeholder management in a customer facing role, partnering to achieve jointly agreed objectives

  • Experience of manufacturing and supply chain management and driving performance and improvements

  • Understanding of quality principles and GMP requirements

  • Ability to leverage a range of influencing techniques

  • Sound financial skills and budget management

  • Experience of identifying, implementing and managing business metrics

Desirable criteria

  • Line or matrix management experience

  • Change management

  • Previous supplier management experience or external service provision

  • Process management experience

Be empowered to be innovative and creative where difference is valued!

At AstraZeneca, we 're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

So, what's next?

This role is open from 22/04/21 and we welcome your application no later than 06/05/21.

Close Date: 06/05/21