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Sr Procurement Associate , Parenteral Packaging


Rocky Mount, NC
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Under routine supervision the Senior Procurement Associate is responsible for managing the procurement process of assigned commodities: Capital and / or Supplies & Services, Raw/Packaging & API for the Rocky Mount site. Executes procurement related cost improvement / cost avoidance opportunities via negotiating and managing of supply contracts within Pfizer approved supplier base. Participates in the developing and implementing procurement and pricing strategies; develops alternate sources of supply and supports local minority suppliers. Responsible to support site material planning function in ascertaining component availability to execute production plans. Responsible to manage the rapid resolution of supplier issues. Maintains influence over supplier base to implement new method, materials and/or technology to improve competitive and quality position. Responsible to manage the Purchase to Pay (P2P) process of assigned commodities. Assures compliance of corporate and local policies and procedures and compliance with GMP, EHS and SOX.

The senior procurement associate role provides operational support to the procurement team, including data analysis and reporting, market intelligence gathering, project management, and the support of complex local sourcing 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 participation on or leading of cross-functional teams. The senior procurement associate develops and enhances Procurement's relationship with internal customers to proactively identify opportunities and drive continuous improvement. The senior procurement associate 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 procurement associate 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.

Role Responsibility **:**

**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.

+ Negotiates issues / claims resolutions for critical items.

+ Serves as the Point of Contact (POC) for the site assign.

+ Supervises Procurement Technician.

+ Lead's Special Projects.

+ Pursue harmonization process across the Rocky Mount site.

+ Keeps abreast of market trends and anticipates emergency conditions (Ex. shut downs, force of nature) and takes action to reduce or minimize their impact on operations.

+ Participates in expert and site teams related to area of responsibility.

+ Assure Purchase to Pay (P2P) process is carried out in area of responsibility.

+ Participate on the approval process of the Contractors Pre-Qualification Program and the vendor approval/qualification process.

+ Support site annual budget process and ensure alignment of standard costs.

+ Maintain vendors master file, negotiated prices and assures accurate procurement lead time in the system.

+ Other duties as requested. **II - Sourcing Activity and Contract Negotiation**

+ Support complex local sourcing 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.

+ Negotiates price and delivery arrangements for Capital or Supplies & Services.

+ Participates in the recommendation, development and implementation of Cost Improvement Program (CIP) across the organization on indirect and/or direct purchases.

+ Contract negotiations and managing for indirect and/or direct purchases.

+ Support the purchase of goods and services from small, minority and/or female owned/operated companies or companies owned by or primarily employing the handicapped. Promotes and support Supplier Diversity program.

+ Leads, develops and execute the RFP (Request for Proposal) process. **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.

+ Work with vendors to assure compliance on quality, delivery and customer service. **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.

+ Interfaces with Pfizer Procurement groups to assure alignment with pre-established strategies.

+ Provide supplier performance evaluation metrics reports.

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

+ Manage and support sites in the rapid resolution of supplier quality and material issues. **V - Business processes and Compliance:**

+ Assure the integrity and compliance with the current PGM procurement guidelines and corporate procedures.

+ Assure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX).

+ Comply with Import guidelines, EHS, GMP, Local government and Federal laws.

+ Assure compliance of Procurement policies and procedures.

+ Ensures the most ethical standards are carried throughout the entire procurement process.

+ Ensures supplier relations are consistent with company values and in compliance with established procurement policies and procedures.

+ Maintains vendor master file. QUALIFICATIONS

+ Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain/Procurement, Engineering, or related field required.

+ Master's degree in Business, Supply Chain/Procurement, Engineering, or related field highly desirable.

+ 4-6 years' work experience in Procurement or Finance discipline preferred, ideally within a large multi-national company

+ Strong negotiating techniques and knowledge of procurement procedures.

+ Cross-site, cross-functional project skills and experience strongly preferred

+ Strong facilitation skills in assessing technical / business issues, building effective teams to address procurement opportunities and assessing project time lines to meet objectives.

+ Excellent interpersonal skills and customer knowledge. Must have the ability to interface effectively with colleagues throughout the organization to achieve desired customer service results.

+ Excellent written and communication skills in English.

+ Computer literate knowledge of: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Cognos - Management Information Delivery System (MinDs) and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) and Inventory Control system: i.e. SAP.

+ Advanced technical knowledge of Excel worksheet functionalities; able to create/develop excel reports utilizing pivot tables and functions.

+ Strong analytical skills to cross examine, reconcile and present data.

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

+ Ability to manage and prioritize a diverse workload

+ Ability to work both as an individual and effectively contribute as part of a team. **PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS** Normally in an office and process environment **NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS**

+ Travel is required approximately 5% of the time. **PRINCIPAL RELATIONSHIPS:** Inside the Company:

+ Works with site Process Owner in aspects of plant operations and related procurement needs.

+ Works with Center Procurement group to gain insight on market trends, assure alignment with pre-established strategies, request/provide assistance on solving specific issues and developing new supply sources.

+ Works with the cross-site functional teams to identify joint projects and be able to leverage the volumes and obtain cost improvements.

+ Relevant business stakeholders and contacts in the enabling functions including Finance & Legal. Outside the Company:

+ Works with best in class suppliers.

+ Maintains contact with industry counterparts for the purpose of obtaining/exchanging information.

+ Participates in business negotiations of assigned commodities

**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.

**Other Job Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: 4/23/2018** Additional Location Information: NC-Rocky MountEligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes

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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