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Category Strategy Manager, Global Procurement


New York, NY
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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 leads the strategic procurement category management for a spend category or group of categories globally or in the designated geography. The objective of this role is to continuously improve through innovative solutions the value, quality and service received by Pfizer within the assigned spend areas. In addition to effective sourcing and demand management practices, supplier relationship management, and risk management, this role requires significant data analysis, industry trending, and benchmarking to ensure proactive and relevant strategies are delivered in a timely manner aligned with current and future business requirements..


**I - Category strategy collaboration and operational implementation**

+ Lead the strategic sourcing process within assigned categories within the Media and Print/Promotions team, including the identification of needs, conduct pre-project planning, define projects, collect internal and external data, perform strategic analysis and identify opportunities, formulate procurement strategies and develop implementation plans.

+ Lead and/or participate in CCT (Category Collaboration Teams)

+ Develop appropriate risk management strategies to assure supply of Pfizer's requirements.

+ Effectively utilize Pfizer's eSourcing capabilities in advancing sourcing initiatives.

+ Lead and/or participate on project teams as required or assigned.

**II - Sourcing activity and contract negotiation:**

+ Form, lead and facilitate cross-functional teams as applicable to execute the procurement process and plans; enable supplier selection and decision process; lead / facilitate contract development, negotiation and execution process.

**III - Supplier Relationship Management:**

+ Execute the elements Pfizer's Supplier Management process in accordance with program guidelines.

+ Utilize Continuous Improvement to drive the resolution of issues and improve supplier performance.

**IV - Client Engagement and Customer Relationship Management:**

+ Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to support the sourcing process.

+ Coordinate with other functions and impacted stakeholders to assure timely implementation and compliance with the agreed to sourcing strategies.

Work within Global Procurement and other Pfizer functions and departments to assist budget owners in development of operating budgets through effective communication of supplier pricing and related cost improvement initiatives.

**V - Business processes and compliance:**

+ Work across groups within Business Process and Operations to implement efficient P2Pprocesses with assigned suppliers.

+ Support Pfizer's Diversity and Inclusion objectives as applicable to strategic category management within Procurement.

**VI - Reporting:**

+ Benchmark industry best practices in the assigned spend areas and lead the adoption within Pfizer as applicable.

+ Continually evaluate and monitor market conditions and adjust sourcing strategies accordingly.


+ Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree Desirable.

+ 6 - 8 years relevant experience in procurement category management.

+ Candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in managing complex, cross-functional activities.

+ Demonstrated knowledge of procurement systems, processes and procedures;

+ Analytical and negotiation skills and techniques;

+ Management skills in assessing business issues;

+ Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal interactions skills;

+ Facilitating cross-functional teams;

+ Project Management

+ ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis

+ ability to form and maintain positive stakeholder relationships

+ ability to function in confrontational situations which can be stressful during negotiations favorable to Pfizer


+ Role is Global and requires colleague to adjust schedule to meet with other procurement and stakeholder colleagues from markets outside of the US.

**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.

**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.

**Additional Offer Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job:** 11/23/2017

+ **This job is Pfizer Grade: 10**

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