• Associate Procurement , Indirect Spend Jobs in United States Of America - 23847890

  • Pfizer Inc.
  • United States Of America, Usa
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  • 1 - 4 Years
  • Posted : above 1 month

Job Description:


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 Pfizers 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 Indirect categories within Market/Site, across all Business Units and Divisions as applicable The buyer role provides operational support to the procurement team, including data analysis and reporting, market intelligence gathering, and project tracking This role also acts as a liaison with Category Strategy Managers (CSM) to support the execution of Market/Site, and where agreed, Regional category strategies through participation on cross-functional teams The buyer develops and enhances Procurements relationship with internal customers to proactively identify opportunities and drive continuous improvement, including resolving local Procure-to-Pay (P2P) process issues The buyer works to build 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


The key tasks include, but are not limited to

I - Category strategy collaboration and operational implementation

Support CSMs In particular, provide data analysis and Market specific knowledge to aid CSM in category strategy execution
As required, provide sourcing support for Purchase Requisitions which are not addressed through pre-existing category strategies, including basic Spot Buying and support local sourcing initiatives as required
Apply appropriate strategic sourcing elements and associated tools for all projects and educated cross-functional teams in best practice
Deliver the operational requirements related to assigned categories to ensure the business needs are satisfied
Identify ways of improving the Procurement processes, tools, policies and procedures, to drive efficiency and proactive engagement in opportunities

II Sourcing Activity and Contract Negotiation

Seek and exploit leverage opportunities across the GP network of commodities
Support the management and approval of contracts to ensure compliance with legislation and the companys policies and procedures in collaboration with the Pfizer Legal Department
Ensure savings and added value are tracked and reported into Ariba Sourcing tool in a timely fashion to present the most current view of delivery
Perform basic Spot Buying and support local sourcing initiatives as required

III - Supplier Relationship Management

Support the development of supplier relationships across assigned categories and ensure appropriate risk management is undertaken
Support CSMs in the development and implementation of plans for evaluating and measuring supplier performance of strategic suppliers through the GP Supplier Relationship Management process
Participate on Global and Regional teams that evaluate supplier performance in assigned categories
Support the ongoing cost savings opportunities within supplier contracts and operational processes
Mediate to resolve service related issues with internal and external stakeholders

IV Client Engagement and Customer Relationship Management

Execute stakeholder strategy and communication plan to support engagement at a strategic and operational level
As assigned, engage with key customers to identify opportunities to build & implement improved supply solutions and best practices
Embed Procurement as part of the business planning cycle to ensure proactive contribution to the business is agreed for the subsequent period


Bachelors degree in Business, Supply Chain/Procurement, Engineering, or related field required
1-4 years work experience in Procurement or Finance discipline, ideally within a large multi-national company
Ability to work both as an individual and effectively contribute as part of a team
Developing understanding of the end to end Procurement process including experience of Strategic Sourcing& Supplier Management
Good communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written Fluent English a must
Sound IT skills particularly in spreadsheet, word processing and presentation packages
Ability to manage and prioritize a diverse workload
Good Analytical 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


Acts decisively

Makes quick decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make a quick decision

Seizes accountability

Will stand up and be counted; doesnt shirk responsibility; willing to be the champion for an idea or position; is comfortable working alone on a tough assignment

Change Agile

Can effectively cope with change; can decide and act without having the total picture; isnt upset when things are up in the air; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty

Peer relationships

Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration

Procurement Competencies


Robust capability is demonstrated in the use of all the standard analytical tools Capability is generally best demonstrated when these tools are used on discrete issues or ones that have relatively few variables

The use of analysis to forecast or extrapolate the future with clarity is emerging; analyses demonstrate confident capability to deliver a range of standard options

Supplier Selection

Understands and demonstrates use of a formal process to appraise supplier competence against Pfizers stated business needs

Resource Management and Teamwork

Contributes to the completion of moderately complex projects

Develops plans for short-term work activities on own projects within a work team

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : Materials/Logistics/Supply Chain Mgmt/Procurement
Role : Purchasing/Sourcing
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 18th Apr 2020

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