Manager Procurement – 5+ Years – AstraZeneca, Bangalore

Posted on December 26, 2008. Filed under: Pharmaceutical | Tags: , , , , , , |

AstraZeneca, Bangalore
AstraZeneca is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. Backed by a strong research base and extensive manufacturing and commercial skills, the company provides a powerful range of products for six important areas of healthcare – gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, cancer, respiratory, neurosciences and infection. With its headquarters based in UK, AstraZeneca has its R&D facilities basedin Sweden, USA, Japan & India. The company sells its products in over 100 countries, manufactures in 27 and has major research centres in 11. It employs over 65,000 people worldwide and values the diversity of skills and abilities that they bring to the business. R&D is based in Sweden, the UK, the USA, Canada, France, India & Japan. The company is recognised as having one of the best development pipelines in the industry and spends over $14 million each working day to maintain a flow of new medicines designed to meet patients’ needs. AstraZeneca invests over US$ 3.4 billion a year on R&D activities including Discovery Research. The company worldwide sales in 2005 totalled $24 billion.
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Job Description: 
Position Manager Procurement
Work Location Bangalore
Date Posted Monday, November 17, 2008

  • Procurement:
  • Excellent understanding of Procurement Process & the current Best Practices in pharmaceutical industry.
  • Managing production related tasks including planning, procurement, and control & for achieving the planned periodic schedules, within budgeted parameters.
  • Should have Complete knowledge of working on ERP system preferably SAP
  • Should have excellent knowledge of MS Office & MS project
  • Should Have In depth knowledge on Pharmaceuticals API/Packing Material –related to sourcing & pricing
  • Contract Management :
  • Identifying & Managing Contract Manufacturer & negotiating & finalizing cost with the contract Manufacturers.
  • Assessing, auditing & executing the agreements as per company policy to ensure smooth operations.
  • Formulating, validating & adhering to the SOP’s designed for efficient production, Purchase, Quality, Warehousing & Distribution.
  • Coordination:
  • Coordination with contractors, to ascertain technical specifications, Production related essentials, based on the prevalent rules.
  • Internal coordination with Marketing, Regulatory, Supply chain & Distribution for new product launches etc
  • Supplier Relationship management on an ongoing basis
  • Assessing annual requirement of material; coordinating with the Procurement Dept for identifying a reliable Vendor base in India & overseas for cost effective Procurement of quality material.
  • Managing Inventory of Raw material & Finished to ensure timely delivery of materials
  • Managing Logistics to & from the contract-manufacturing site.
  • Liaising with Govt Depts. For sanctions / approvals as well as ensuring seamless flow of operations.


  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor of Pharmacy or equivalent.
  • At least 5 year(s) of working experience.
  • Should have experience in Procurement & Contract Management.


AstraZeneca Pharma India Limited
Bellary Road
Bangalore – 560 024 India
Tel : +91 80 23622021- 27

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