GES Supply Chain Coordinator


At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality.

Global External Sourcing (GES) is accountable for sourcing and supply of externally manufactured products into the AstraZeneca network. GES are organized in a Process Centric Organization (PCO) with two main processes; Supply to Customer and Establish New Supply to Customer, with a high focus on cross-functional team work.

The Supply Chain Coordinator (SCC) is an active member of in particular the Supply to Customer process, with daily interactions with customers and other roles within GES such as Supply Chain Leads (SCL), QA, Asset Planners, Customer Relationship Managers, Packaging Coordinators and Supplier Relationship Managers.

The Supply Chain Coordinator role within GES incorporates the conventional activities associated with end-to-end supply to customer with a specific skill and behavior set associated with working with suppliers, customers and stakeholders. The supplier relationships range from buy only to contract manufacturing for Raw Materials, APIs and Formulated and Packed products, located across a number of different countries and are supplied to customers across all regions. The SCC acts as the key contact for day-to-day supply to a wide range of customers and a part of the role is to build, maintain and develop customer relations. Included in the role is participation in the Demand and Supply process and to provide support to and follow the Regional Business Planning processes.

The SCC has the operational responsibility for supply from one or more suppliers and the customers associated with the suppliers, and has the authority to make operational decisions with suppliers/customers that ensure the timely supply of product whilst maximizing efficiencies for the business. The SCC works and communicates on a daily basis around orders, delivery plans, forecasts, stock levels etc in order to make the right decisions and prioritizations with the customer and supplier in focus. As the contacts range from customers to suppliers, in a variety of countries and cultures, with different level of language skills, and also may include more senior stakeholder, communication is of great importance and a key to success.

Included in the role is active work with Practical Problem Solving and Continuous Improvements in cross-functional teams, both as team member and as team leader as appropriate.

The work is executed in a global high-paced environment, with strong focus on cross-functional collaboration with other roles such as Supply Chain Leads, QA, Asset Planners, Customer Relationship Managers, Packaging Coordinators, International Distribution Coordinators, Project Managers and Supplier Relationship Managers. The nature of the role with a high number of internal and external contacts requires the ability to be flexible and constantly prioritize and make assessments on where time best is spent in order to operate effectively in the role.

Essential Requirements
- Ability to work on own initiative and make decisions
- Excellent communication and team working skills
- Commercially aware
- Globally and culturally aware
- Comfortable in defining new processes and seeking to continuously improve existing processes
- Able to rapidly adapt to a constantly changing environment
- Confident engaging with stakeholders at all levels
- Able to multi task and prioritize a number of projects or initiatives
- Comfortable owning problems and seeing them through to a resolution

More information
For more information about the position please contact Miriat Naiga at +447818524219 or email [email protected]

If you are interested, apply now!

Welcome with your application no later than June 20th, 2017.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the countries where the role is advertised.

More than ever, science is accelerating our rate of understanding in a wide range of medical fields – and that’s only set to increase. As a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business, AstraZeneca is at the forefront of that evolution. That means an unparalleled product portfolio and a strong pipeline across all stages of the drug development process. Everything we do comes back to improving the health of our patients worldwide, and to make that happen we’re focusing on some of the most challenging diseases facing humanity today.

We have a highly collaborative culture, where you’ll be encouraged to push the boundaries of science while developing industry-recognised skills and experiences.





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