1+ months

Category Strategy Manager/TL Labels and Packaging

St Louis, MO 63103
Apply Now
Apply on the Company Site

The Category Lead is accountable for strategy, project management and execution of the Category Objectives and responsible for organizing cross functional team resources in such a way as to focus externally on the primary Labels and Packaging suppliers. .


+ Develop and execute category management strategies in collaboration with key stakeholders across the entire vendor lifecycle; inclusive of sourcing, contracting, planning, quality engineering and vendor management.

+ Lead, manage and support cross functional teams throughout the sourcing, negotiations, contracting and vendor management processes.

+ Partner with the business to build influence, evaluate and challenge the status quo. Identify and obtains buy-in for category strategies

+ Perform category management including strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, contract, performance and risk management.

+ Provide sourcing category expertise for relevant products and services

+ Complete sourcing and procurement analysis based on rigorous analysis of spend data, supply market dynamics, category intelligence, and business requirements.

+ Execute strategic sourcing projects using standarized sourcing and procurement processes to deliver exceptional total value in partnership with key stakeholders across the business

+ Establish and manage the governance processes with key suppliers and outsourced partners for categories in scope

+ Implement strategies to best manage the supply base for categories in scope, reviewing suppliers against contracted obligations/service levels, risk requirements & business expectations

+ Work with suppliers and key stakeholders to manage supplier performance and develop new capabilities

+ Provide feedback on supplier performance, seek continuous improvement and innovation

+ When performance issues emerge, identify root causes and work with internal and external stakeholders to drive efficient resolution

+ Experience with Supplier Management tools (SRM, conducting Quarterly Business Reviews, etc.)

+ Analyze and summarize RFP responses and results and prepare recommendations for Senior Management. Develop and execute negotiation strategies to maximize total value and minimize risks.

+ Execute elements of the overall operations category strategy to ensure continuity of supply and deliver on improvement initiatives.

+ Understand the Category spend and identifying opportunities to increase quality and improve value for money.

+ Perform procurement reporting and analysis of the Category information to identify potential improvement opportunities.

+ Address and monitor vendor issues to ensure the highest level of service delivery.

+ Maintain contractual and business relationships with vendors.

+ Facilitate implementation of procurement change initiatives within category to improve business performance.

+ Develop best procurement practices to lead and manage procurement teams.

+ Build strong relationship with customers and ensure customer satisfaction.

+ Plan and execute effective negotiation processes with vendors.

+ Work with stakeholders post projects to identify continuous improvement initiatives.

+ Maintain early involvement in NPD sourcing


+ BS/BA degree with relevant discipline

+ MBA and other relevant degree /certification highly desirable.

+ 5+ years of relevant strategic sourcing experience demonstrating success in positions of increasing complexity


+ Pharmaceutical or manufacturing experience and demonstrated technical skills exhibited in a cGMP environment.

+ The strategic, analytical, and interpersonal skills to act as an effective change agent

+ A consistent track record of delivering business impact in a complex corporate environment

+ The vision and implementation skills required to drive spend management excellence in complex categories

+ Excellent analytical skills, communication skills, business acumen, influencing skills, and the ability to work in a team environment are also critical

+ Strong prioritization skills and ability to manage issues to resolution

+ Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to execute on multiple tasks simultaneously

+ Combination of management consulting & line role experience desired

+ Experience with purchasing systems and organizational interfaces (including e-procurement, Aribae-RFP tools)

+ Proficiency in Microsoft applications: Excel, Word, Projects, PowerPoint & Access

+ Advanced comprehension of applicable regulatory requirements, data security, privacy and risk mitigation terms, along with a proven ability to lead, support and conduct successful negotiations

+ Expert understanding of contract terms and techniques for driving additional value and managing risks. Proven ability to support, lead and conduct successful negotiations

+ Proven ability to define appropriate approaches and methodologies, some innovative and creative, to achieve project goals.

+ Specific knowledge of and experience with Drug Product processing and equipment is highly desirable.

**Other Job Details:**

+ Additional Location Information: St Louis,MO (Westport)

+ Eligible for Relocation Package

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

+ \#LI-PFE

**Other Job Details:**

+ **This job is (Pfizer-Meridian) (Exempt) (US) Grade** **: 012**

**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Global Procurement
Posted: 2020-04-27 Expires: 2020-09-04
Sponsored by:
ADP Logo

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Category Strategy Manager/TL Labels and Packaging

St Louis, MO 63103

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast