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Manager / Global Scientific Services Category Strategy Manager


Andover, MA
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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.

+ WRD-Procurement Manager for Andover site in Massachusetts providing strong leadership in Scientific Services Category for all Bio Therapeutic (BTX) Partner lines. Experience and Insight in to Material, Business Process & Operations categories are attractive to have but not essential.

+ A strong Scientific Sourcing leader capable of bringing transformational business and supplier strategies that drive increased value in a financially constrained environment

+ Act as key Procurement business partner for Andover site Worldwide Research & Development(WRD) by serving as a problem solver for Procurement related questions and concerns

+ As a Category Strategy Manger (CSM) and Cross Category Team(CCT) lead, oversee the scientific services support for BTX- Pharmaceutical Sciences (BTX-PS) groups based in Andover, MA; Saint Louis, MO and Pearl River, NY sites. Set Sourcing Strategy and lead/be a team member across the sites for this category

+ Partner and collaborate with Cambridge Site Lead and team members to develop and implement synergistic site based strategies for Scientific Services and Business Operations categories

+ Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders and WRD sourcing groups such as Bio therapeutics & Vaccine Outsourcing Group (B&VO), BTX PS operations Group, External Research Development &Innovation (ERDI) and Business Development (BD) groups to insure that Research sourcing requirements are met and supplier performance is maintained at the appropriate service levels

+ Develop and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers and support wider WRD GP sourcing initiatives.

+ Partner with BTX Bio Molecular Design Group (BMD) in Kendall and Andover and BTX-Pharmaceutical Sciences researchers to develop strategies on Scientific Services sourcing


In order of importance, indicate the primary responsibilities critical to the performance of the role. It is recommended not to list actual tasks but focus on 5-8 essential responsibilities that highlight accountability and level of judgment required.

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

+ Responsible for leading strategic management of Scientific Services spend (Outsourcing) for all the WRD Research & Partner lines based in Kendall and Andover sites in MA

+ Provide a comprehensive coverage for BTX Pharm Sci Services category working in close collaboration with Pearl River, NY and St Louis, MO site leaders

+ Act as key procurement business partner for the Scientific Services Category at Andover site and implement Global strategies developed with the Global Material Category leaders and team members

+ Act as one of the key procurement business partner for the BTX- Partner lines, BV &O and other WRD sourcing groups to provide procurement support in any capacity and facilitate the linkage and connectivity between clients and wider GP organization as needed.

+ Act as a Key "On the grounds "Procurement business contact" for Andover site researchers for Scientific Services category and help direct them to the appropriate WRD Procurement contacts, as needed.

+ Develop and enhance Procurement relationships with customers and Senior Site Leaders at Andover, STL and Kendall to proactively identify opportunities and drive continuous improvement within assigned categories.

+ Identify, develop and implement novel scientific services business strategies and deliver & track savings.

+ Partner with clients to facilitate spend analytics, value propositions, bid packages, contract execution, supplier relationship management, and best practice objectives.

+ Provide non-category specific assistance to the Procurement Team or Management in supporting the goals of the Department.

+ Effectively deploy global policy, procedures and systems while minimizing the operational impact to WRD.


+ Working with appropriate colleagues in BTX Partner lines and relevant sourcing groups, this person should be able to manage the overall sourcing of complex Scientific Services in the Biologics lines. Working closely with the BV&O and other sourcing groups, this person also needs to be able to enable the sourcing of projects through domestic and international CRO's, by ensuring that effective business terms are in place.

+ Lead and/or participate in scientific services strategic sourcing initiatives including supplier negotiations, contract development and execution. Maintain/update strategies for assigned spend category as required.

+ Work with Research & Development Lines/Clients to identify opportunities and initiate strategic sourcing processes that leverage Pfizer's global spend.

+ Develop market expertise in assigned spend categories and remain current on supply market trends, best sourcing practices, scientific and technological trends and business conditions that affect the supply market and/or supplier economics.

+ In coordination with the overall category strategy, apply the Procurement sourcing process to the fullest extent, select suppliers, develop implementation plans, determine key implementation performance criteria and review work performed by project team members.

+ Ensure savings are captured via implementation of strategies in assigned spend areas.

+ Work synergistically with other sites, divisions and procurement colleagues in areas of spend overlap.


+ Plan, prioritize and perform supplier negotiations on all one-off purchases and annual spend over $100K that are not covered by an existing agreement. Contracts over $500K reviewed with Procurement management. Manage category spend and executes contracts in compliance with Procurement Policy and Procedures. Ensure customer requirements, cost and risk are balanced.

+ Responsible to provide monthly report of activities and sourcing initiatives. Ensure savings and value add are captured and reported.

+ In concert with customer, develops new supply solutions and improve internal processes.


+ In collaboration with the WRD Lines, develop and implement plans for evaluating performance of high priority new and existing suppliers in assigned category.

+ Lead and/or participate on global teams(s) that evaluate supplier performance in assigned category.

+ Facilitate the resolution of quality and/or service issues with the involvement of appropriate colleagues.

+ Ensure contract terms are supported by both the supplier and Pfizer.

+ Work with Line sourcing colleagues to ensure suitable relationship management occurs for key suppliers / strategic alliances.

+ Develop and enhance Procurement relationships with suppliers to optimize cost and service.


+ Ensure savings are achieved via implementation of strategies in assigned WRD spend areas.

+ Ensure savings and value add (e.g. Line productivity improvements) are captured and reported in a timely manner.

+ Drive annual productivity improvements in assigned category.

+ Maintain and review on periodic basis, global/national supplier contracts.

+ Prepare and deliver an annual category review to GP leadership


+ Establish internal and external business relationships with senior leadership and integrate purchasing into the core business process of Pfizer WRD.

+ Uses high levels of tact, influence and persuasion to achieve communication objectives.

+ Provide standardized and custom reports to meet customer needs

+ Meet with appropriate Finance representatives on a periodic basis to review forecasted budget by cost center; including discussions on budget implications of Sourcing initiatives.

+ Act as "point of contact" for designated clients and hand off to others as appropriate.

Prepare reports and make presentations to site client/management regarding strategy and implementation or recommendations or results.


+ Reports to WRD GP Procurement Director (Regional Lead- Andover, Cambridge,and Pearl River)

+ Works closely with other CSM (s), team leads, Cross Category Teams, and GP leadership

+ Works to embed a stronger relationship between Materials Sourcing and Services Outsourcing between procurement and with client.

+ Works independently with some general guidance from management.

+ Forms strong relationship with Finance, Business Development and other enabling function leads as required (eg GO, BT)

Key clients: All BTX partner lines, BV&O and a range of additional WRD client groups as needed according to future synergies and opportunities


Indicate qualifications that are job related, consistent with business necessity and necessary for the performance of an essential function of this role including: education/licenses/certifications, relevant experience (where legally permissible), technical and/or other job-related skills.

+ Bachelor's Degree in Science and/ or Business discipline, Supply Chain Management, or other related field is required. Additional qualifications/knowledge in Biology or related field is highly desirable.

+ Advanced degrees e.g. PhD, MBA and/or C.P.M. certification is desirable, with prior experience in Biologics

+ Minimum 6 to 8 or more years experience in complex, ideally R&D environment., pharmaceutical experience preferred

+ Ability to lead implementation of Global Strategic Sourcing projects and become familiar with the specific requirements and processes of the Procurement and Sourcing functions

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

+ 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

**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: 11/10/2017**

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

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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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