AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Global Category Expert (Telcom, IT) in Warsaw, Poland

The Global Category Expert will work primarily with the global category teams to deliver the strategy of the assigned category and implement it across the globe. The main activities to implement category strategy will focus on: establishing the vision and key drivers, defining the business needs, analysing the supply market. The person will be responsible for the proactive analysis aimed to identify potential opportunities, innovative solutions and process improvements. The range of the categories/sub-categories may vary from science units, across IT & enabling functions (HR & Professional Services), commercial and operations.

Responsible for:

·Delivering of the Category Strategy, as required by the Global Category teams by establishing the sub/category strategy on a global level

·Supporting the development of Annual Category Plans

·Enhancing the relationship across the globe, engaging with procurement & business stakeholders to align with the assigned category strategy

·Implementing the category strategy as a global solution across the whole globe

·Providingproject management support to specific category related projects

·High standards in cooperation with business stakeholders, ability to connect and build strong relationship with stakeholders across the globe (matrix organization)

·High influencing skills to implement the best solution for AZ

·Supporting the development of category targets, and delivering savings targets where appropriate

·Ensure the company's purchasing policies are fully complied with, particularly pertaining to risk and reputation

·Supportingthe collection of supplier, market, category and internal business information at both the category and sub-category levels

·Supportingcategory Supplier Performance and Innovation activities

·Supporting the Global Category Lead to track and document risk and issue management for the category assigned

  • Anny other tasks assigned by Line Manager



·University degree required


·Minimum 3 years of procurement experience, ideally including category management ideally on regional / global level

·Experience in managing stakeholders across the globe within the matrix organization

·Experiencing in category strategy implementation without the merit on many markets

·Experience with data management / spend analytics


·Excellent communications skills (verbal and written) with the ability to present information in a clear and concise format to all levels within the organization

·Excellent influencing skills in the matrix organization

·Ability to engage fast with the stakeholders on different level in the organization

·Project management skills

·Microsoft Office proficiency

·Strong relationship and business partnering skills

Language capabilities:

·Written and spoken proficiency in English and Polish (Polish is not a must)

  • Additional language would be a benefit but not a must

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.