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Procurement Specialist III

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

West Chester, OH
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Location: West Chester,
United States
Job reference: R-013967

Posted date: Sep. 11, 2017

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. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Procurement Specialist III in West Chester, OH, you’ll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

You will provide leadership and project management on tasks related to the procurement of goods. Serve as site SAP leader and provide technical expertise to the site. Prepare documentation of activities, actions, and/or results. Read SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and excerpts from technical documentation. Ensure proper documentation practices during job activities. Establish visual tracking and other tools to enhance Audit readiness and trend analysis. Use SAP to track inventory and materials. Facilitate communication between management and non-management. Attend inter-departmental meetings to discuss matters involving the coordination of multiple departments. Review and approve OCMs, change controls, and document revisions. Perform data entry. Consult cross-functionally as an SME (Subject Matter Expert) on systems and/or processes within a functional area. Create, generate, type, proof, and distribute correspondences. Identify and resolve complex supply chain issues. Inspect and correct issues related to the supply chain. Prepare regular and ad hoc reports for others. Provide volume, capacity, and cost for business plans. Represent the site in organization-wide projects and meetings. Serve as SME (subject matter expert) for SAP.

Complete required training. Communicate policies and procedures to employees. Fill in for immediate supervisor when absent. Gather, organize, and communicate operational information to others. Lead process improvement activities and teams to meet strategic goals. Schedule production activities. Facilitate team meetings to discuss progress, initiatives, and/or other matters. Guide others on SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), control documents, and/or other work instructions. Analyze trends in data in order to provide accurate descriptions, identify root causes, and/or identify solutions or improvements. Close out deviations, CAPAs, and/or pAFCAs as needed. Develop lean processes and procedures. Identify temporary and permanent fixes to address issues. Initiate appropriate action when process deviations occur. Monitor key performance indicators to meet strategic goals. Monitor records to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Write, review, and revise SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and/or work instructions for cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) manufacturing of commercial product. Author, review, and revise documentation needed for cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) manufacturing of commercial product. Facilitate inter-departmental meetings to discuss matters involving the coordination of multiple departments. Coordinate with representatives from other departments. Interact with other departments to implement corrective/preventative actions. Participate in cross-functional teams to meet strategic goals. Approve new and updated SOPs. Attend team meetings to discuss progress, initiatives, and/or other matters. Collect, record, and report metrics. Read, understand, and comply with cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), including general safety, lock outs, etc. Provide "off shift" support (for example: night shift support if you normally work day shift). Assess and implement improvements in productivity, waste generation, quality and cost. Assign work tasks and activities to others. Lead committees or groups of employees tasked with accomplishing some objective(s). Conduct presentations (other than training) for different audiences. Coordinate shut downs. Identify cost drivers and opportunities to reduce costs for site transactions. Inspect production output to identify issues and determine how performance matched up with the targeted plan. Investigate and resolve inventory discrepancies. Lead change control activities. Lead quality control integration projects. Measure and report on supply chain KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). Organize shut downs and/or maintenance windows. Provide 24/7 "on-call" support to others.


Essential Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5-7 years’ experience in supply chain within a cGMP or regulated environment.
  • Change management experience at site level.
  • Ability to be based at the West Chester, OH supply site.
Desirable Requirements
  • Prior project management experience.
  • Experience with SAP, Ariba & Excel.
Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

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 country/ies where the role is advertised.