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Senior Buyer

Pfizer


Location:
Augusta, GA 30901
Date:
02/08/2018
2018-02-082018-03-11
Pfizer
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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 is responsible for delivering value, including year on year cost savings, across Enterprise and Sales & Marketing categories within the Market/Site, across all Business Unit's and Divisions as applicable. The senior buyer 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 Market/Site, and where agreed, Regional category strategies through prarticipation on or leading of cross-functional teams. The senior buyer develops and enhances Procurement's relationship with internal customers to proactively identify opportunities and drive continuous improvement. The senior buyer is also responsible for developing and enhancing Procurement's relationship with external suppliers to aid improvement in the areas of cost and service. The senior buyer works to build 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. Senior Buyer Surrey







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, across Enterprise and Sales & Marketing categories within the Market/Site, across all Business Unit's and Divisions as applicable. The senior buyer 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 Market/Site, and where agreed, Regional category strategies through prarticipation on or leading of cross-functional teams. The senior buyer develops and enhances Procurement's relationship with internal customers to proactively identify opportunities and drive continuous improvement. The senior buyer is also responsible for developing and enhancing Procurement's relationship with external suppliers to aid improvement in the areas of cost and service. The senior buyer works to build 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.







**POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES**







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







+ Support CSMs in the development and management of the category plans for assigned categories. In particular, provide data analysis and Market specific knowledge to aid CSM in category strategy development.



+ As required, provide sourcing support for Purchase Requisitions which are not addressed through pre-existing category strategies, including resolving local Procure-to-Pay (P2P) process issues as required.



+ Deliver Market/Site category management, including the development of specific strategies for assigned categories, including the leadership and management of cross-functional teams.



+ 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.



+ 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**







+ Support complex local souring initiatives, including spot buying as required.



+ 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 GP network of commodities.



+ Manage the approval of contracts and ensure compliance with legislation and the company's 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.







**III - Supplier Relationship Management:**







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



+ Develop and implement plans for evaluating and measuring supplier performance of strategic suppliers through the GP Supplier Relationship Management process.



+ Act as relationship manager for assigned key Market/Site category suppliers and key globally designated suppliers (normally Suppliers where there is no natural Internal Business Client Lead to perform this role).



+ Participate on Global and Regional teams that evaluate supplier performance in assigned categories.



+ Identify and achieve 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:**







+ 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.



+ Meet with Finance representatives regularly to understand actual, forecast and planned expenditure to assess opportunities and impact to assigned categories.



+ Embed Procurement as part of the business planning cycle to ensure proactive contribution to the business is agreed for the subsequent period.







**REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATION:**







+ Solid proven Procurement experience in a comparable Blue chip organization



+ MCIPS or equivalent Professional Procurement qualification or certification (e.g., MCIPS, CPSM)



+ In-depth Experience of Strategic Sourcing, Category Management and Strategic Supplier Management



+ An excellent understanding of the end to end Procurement process including experience of Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Management



+ Excellent interpersonal skills throughout all levels of an organization.



+ Relevant detailed category knowledge



+ Able to demonstrate successful delivery of the essential competencies within a cross functional matrix environment encompassing senior leads of the Business; and additionally:



+ Strategy research and development.



+ Negotiation and cost analysis of high value complex services.



+ Leading cross functional teams including senior stakeholders.







**Closing Statement**



The closing deadline for applications is 20th February 2018







Please do not submit paper or e-mail applications.



All applicants must have the relevant authorisation to live and work in the UK.







Please submit your job application via www.pfizer.com/careers and search for Job ID: 1619125 Senior Buyer.







Day (standard) (United Kingdom)



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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