Senior Associate, Source to Contract Operations
Escazu, Costa Rica
hace 3 días

Sourcing & Enterprise Services (SES) 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.

SES is developing a new operating model to deliver select Procurement services from a network of Global Business Services’ regional shared service centers.

  • The Source to Contract Operations (S2C) global team will consist of regional colleagues based in four Pfizer locations (Tampa, Florida;
  • Thessaloniki, Greece; San Jose, Costa Rica; Dalian, China) and collectively be responsible for the execution of operational activities in the area of Sourcing, Contracting, Savings, and Low-Value / Low-Risk Category Management.

    The Senior Associate role will be a key member of the Source to Contract Operations global team. The Senior Associate role will be responsible for executing a wide variety of sourcing and contracting activities, utilizing available Procurement technology for procuring a diverse set of strategic categories critical to Pfizer operation.

    Why Patients Need You

    Creating value though procurement processes is keeping our products in production and our innovators innovating. Whether you are part of negotiating contracts, managing vendors or forecasting requirements, your role is critical to getting our medicines in the hands of the people who need them most, faster and more efficiently than ever before.

    What You Will Achieve

    Working with a dynamic team of procurement experts, you will play an important role in negotiating contracts with suppliers for the procurement of goods, services and supplies.

    You will facilitate category management, purchase goods and services for ongoing operations and manage corporate services.

    As a Senior Associate, your knowledge and skills will contribute towards the goals and objectives of the procurement team.

    Your focus and ability to meet team targets will help in completing critical deliverables. Your innovative use of communication tools and techniques will help clarify difficult issues and establish consensus between teams.

    It is your hard work and commitment that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

    How You Will Achieve It

  • Contribute to the completion of projects, manage own time to meet agreed targets, and develop plans for activities on own projects.
  • Ensure supplier relations are consistent with company values and in compliance with established procurement policies and procedures.
  • Identify ways of improving the procurement processes, tools, policies and procedures, to drive efficiency and proactive engagement in opportunities.
  • Lead and manage contract negotiations to ensure necessary quality, and service levels are met at the most competitive cost in the market.
  • Interface with Pfizer Procurement groups to assure alignment with pre-established strategies.
  • Deliver Market / Site category management, including the development of specific strategies for assigned categories.
  • Support complex local sourcing initiatives, including spot buying as required.
  • Apply appropriate strategic sourcing tools and educate local teams and stakeholders on best practices.
  • Manage and support sites in the rapid resolution of supplier quality and material issues.
  • Support project office activities to assure tasks are executed among team in quality and timely manner.
  • Meet with finance representatives regularly to understand actual, forecast and planned expenditure to assess opportunities for assigned categories.
  • Mediate to resolve service related issues with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support the analytical requirements defined by the reporting line, create key sourcing documents and identify the primary groups or key positions with which this position will have interaction.
  • Engage with your counterparts in other teams to share knowledge and best practices.
  • Assure compliance of corporate policies, local policies and procedures and compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (also cGMP) Environment, Health & Safety (Local applications) and Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Must-Have

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience
  • Related work experience in Procurement or Finance discipline is required, ideally within a large, complex multi-national company
  • In-depth experience of strategic sourcing, category management and strategic supplier management
  • Able to demonstrate advanced use of analytical tools along with good problem-solving facilitation and analytical skills
  • Strong negotiating techniques and knowledge of procurement procedures
  • Client engagement and customer relationship management skills
  • Good problem solving, facilitation and analytical skills
  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities with attention to detail in a fast paced environment
  • Nice-to-Have

  • Master's degree
  • Relevant pharmaceutical experience
  • Cross-site, cross-functional project skills and experience
  • Ability to interface effectively with colleagues throughout the organization to achieve desired customer service results
  • 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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