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Strategic Procurement Specialist Direct Materials

Colton, NY 13625
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**Job Summary**

Global Procurement delivers world-class procurement capabilities to Pfizer, partnering with internal Pfizer customers to ensure they receive maximum value for every dollar spent with Pfizer suppliers. We accomplish this by executing effective strategic processes, including category management, supplier management and sourcing projects, all supported by efficient procure to pay processes. We add value by aligning Pfizer with the best suppliers, promoting continuous improvement in supplier performance and driving compliance with Pfizer's intellectual property and privacy requirements. We strive to obtain the right price for the right product or service.

This role is responsible for delivering value, including year on year cost savings, within the direct material spend categories at the Newbridge PGS manufacturing site. The Strategic Procurement Specialist role provides operational support to the Procurement team, including data analysis and reporting, market intelligence gathering, project management, and the support of complex local souring initiatives. This role also acts as a liaison with Category Strategy Managers (CSM) to contribute to the development and implementation of site sourcing strategies, and where agreed, regional category strategies through participation on or leading of cross-functional teams.

The Strategic Procurement Specialist develops and enhances Procurement's relationship with internal customers and external suppliers to proactively identify opportunities and drive continuous improvement in the areas of cost and service. The Strategic Purchasing Specialist works to b uild deep expertise within their categories of ownership to support the development of robust strategies, and provides non-category specific development to support the goals of the department and function.

**Key Responsibilities**

I. Sourcing Activity and Contract Negotiation

+ Support complex local sourcing initiatives.

+ Lead and manage contract negotiations ensuring value is realized through achieving the necessary quality, service at the most competitive cost in the Market.

+ Seek and exploit leverage opportunities across the Global Procurement network of commodities.

II - Supplier Relationship Management:

+ Manage and develop supplier relationships across assigned categories and ensure appropriate risk management is undertaken.

+ Identify and achieve ongoing cost savings opportunities within supplier contracts and operational processes.

+ Mediate to resolve service related issues with internal and external stakeholders.

III - Client Engagement and Customer Relationship Management:

+ Establish a clear stakeholder strategy and communication plan to focus engagement at a strategic and operational level.

+ Take a lead role in Local and Regional client relationship management with senior stakeholders.

+ Proactively engage with key customers; initiating meetings to partner in identifying opportunities to build & implement improved supply solutions and best practices.

IV - Category strategy collaboration and operational implementation

+ Develop and maintain local supplier and market intelligence to support the development of Market strategies and contribute to Global and Regional Category Strategies.

+ Apply appropriate strategic sourcing elements and associated tools for all projects and educated cross-functional teams in best practice.

+ Identify ways of improving the Procurement processes, tools, policies and procedures, to drive efficiency and proactive engagement in opportunities.


+ Diploma/Degree in business, science, or equivalent with IIPMM or APICS preferred.

+ Good communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written. Fluent English a must.

+ Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

+ Able to demonstrate successful delivery following competencies within a cross functional matrix environment:

+ Business needs analysis and stakeholder management

+ Project management and facilitation skills

+ Understanding of the end to end Procurement process including experience of Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Management

+ Solid IT skills - particularly in spreadsheet, word processing and presentation packages. Proficiency with QTS a bonus.

+ Minimum 5 years' experience working in a complex regulated manufacturing environment, ideally within a large multi-national company.

+ Ability to work both as an individual and effectively contribute as part of a team.Please note there is no relocation support for this role and a valid work permit is required. Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

Global Procurement
Posted: 2020-05-01 Expires: 2020-06-01
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