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.
Working as part of a team of Global Procurement professionals, the Sourcing Buyer position is responsible for providing the analytical support needed for developing and measuring team metrics, internal spend and savings, external supplier financials and information, market and economic dynamics and procurement processes.
The role will support the Procurement Team in the evaluation of business opportunities, supplier capabilities, sourcing solutions and sourcing initiatives, working directly with external third parties and making recommendations based on data available.
In collaboration with Category Strategy Managers, regional and market Procurement colleagues, the role will also do spot-
buying work in support of team goals and as assigned, execute category strategy, sourcing and negotiation and / or supplier relationship management activities as outlined
I - Category strategy collaboration and operational implementation :
Support the analytical requirements defined by the GP reporting line, including but not limited to : Data gathering (internal and external) including Business requirementsMarket and supplier analysisData management or treatment and interpretation
Work with internal functional experts, suppliers, and, at times consultants, to define, implement and document various procurement team strategies and operational improvement efforts
Develop well-rounded industry knowledge in various subcategory groupings including direct manufacturing and external supplier expenditures, facilities and logistics, and site supplies, services, capital and energy expenses.
II - Sourcing activity and contract negotiation :
Support GP Colleagues, as needed, in sourcing events, including supplier due diligence activities to determine alignment with Pfizer requirements and partnership prospects for the longer term.
Track and resolve project issues and concerns related to sourcing and operational initiatives. Create key sourcing documents (RFXs) and build expertise in the utilisation of ARIBA eSourcing .
Take ownership for delivering end to end sourcing activity for appropriate complexity projects and execute spot-buying as required.
III - Supplier relationship management :
Support your GP Colleagues in delivering effective supplier performance management including the utilization and compliance to the Pfizer Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) process.
IV - Client engagement and customer relationship management :
Support your GP colleagues in managing the internal relationships with the business stakeholders.
Build a network of functional contacts, including Finance and GP Business Process Optimization (BPO) teams, to enable optimal execution of your responsibilities and operational requirements of the team.
Engage with your counterparts in other GP teams to share knowledge and best practice.
- Business process and compliance :
Support project office activities to assure tasks are executed among team in quality and timely manner.
Maintain a current knowledge of available information databases and emerging tools and technology that will best support the procurement and operational initiatives
Ensure that procurement SharePoint sites are properly managed and maintained, or created if needed.
VI - Reporting :
Produce data analysis reporting in appropriate format for use by Procurement colleagues.
Support financial reporting activities.
Provide compliance reporting against policy, processes, systems and suppliers
Prepare discussion content (summary level or detail level) as needed for team meetings, stakeholder discussions, and sourcing events
Experience and Requirements :
2-4 years relevant experience for Sourcing Buyer is a must
Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering or Supply Chain Management is preferred. Business discipline Management and other Engineering fields will be considered as well.
Masters level degree is higly preferred.
Related work experience in Procurement or Finance discipline is required, ideally within a large, complex multi-national company.
Broad knowledge of finance and accounting; excellent analytical skills
Experience managing multiple tasks, competing priorities and conflicts; producing value added results
Experience with problem solving situations; includes approaches used, tools, tactics used; managing for effective outcome
High competency with analytical and reporting tools (including MS Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word, Project)
Fundamentals of Project Management, including experience leading projects
Understanding of analytical models and techniques
Spanish & English Fluency
Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.