Leadership development that transformed risk-averse contract managers into strategic business leaders
AstraZeneca is a multinational pharmaceutical and biologics company. It is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies and has operations in over 100 countries.
Changes in the pharmaceutical industry and the high cost of bringing new products to market challenged the long-term strategy in ensuring continued profitability. The procurement function had a key role to play in driving the efficiency of the organisation in terms of cost, speed and quality.
Procurement professionals needed to shift from being:
We designed and delivered a leadership and management programme to transform how the procurement function engaged and influenced the organisation to support a step-change in efficiencies and value cost savings.
The mission was clear; to create a world-class procurement function, optimizing value for the organisation through excellence in people, strategy and execution. The workshops and coaching delivered ensured participants uncovered and transformed their existing ways of thinking to design something new, fit for the future and capable of tackling the real-time business reality. Shifting to strategic, long-term, innovative leaders with a clear plan to deliver results.
"They took our people, developed them and we are producing results we could only have dreamed about" Head of Procurement
"I have seen a lot of external consultants not make a great deal of difference. Achieve Breakthrough really has. They listened, took everything on board and created a real focus on execution" Head of Procurement