Pfizer GBS Sourcing & Enterprise Services 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 is a global category lead (Sr Category Strategy Manager) role, within the PBG & Strategic Services Procurement organization in the People Experience (PX), Professional Services, and Legal category team leading / supporting Indirect Strategic Services categories
Categories in scope are a blend of PX and Professional Services categories and will initially include leadership for but not be limited to the following : Contingent Labor, Business Process Outsourcing & Operations (Shared Services, Payroll)
The role provides flexible procurement support across but not limited to these categories, globally. Other categories in scope could include : Consulting, Financial Advisory (Tax, Audit), and other PX related categories (Benefits, Talent Acquisition)
Category Management teams are responsible for Center-led Category Management and Strategic Sourcing capability across Strategic Services Procurement indirect spend categories, ensuring all elements of category knowledge are in place and operating effectively at the market / cluster / region level
The Sr Category Strategy Manager is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of global / multi-markets strategies for the procurement of PX and Professional Services and / or other critical projects for Indirect Procurement as required
The key tasks include, but are not limited to :
Develop and foster global category strategies and deliver high added value support to key stakeholders
Provide Sourcing Leadership and Support for all phases of the sourcing process, including project identification and start up, data collection and analysis, option development and recommendation preparation, implementation and supplier management.
Initiate, develop and prepare Opportunity Analysis, Make or Buy for specific spend areas and projects. Deliver targets established for the year.
Develop market expertise in assigned spend categories and remain current on supply market trends, business economics and best sourcing practices that impact the supply market and / or supplier economics.
Execute Sourcing Rf(x), pricing, and contract negotiations and develop / maintain strong Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) relationships with key suppliers to ensure that stakeholder requirements are met and supplier performance is measured and maintained at the appropriate service levels
Lead and / or participate in multiple market complex, global strategic sourcing initiatives : Lead or participate in cross-functional teams, often comprised of local, regional and global business and Procurement representatives, to ensure effective development and delivery of sourcing strategies.
Translate the requirements of the subject matter experts into contractual requirements and deliverables.As assigned will develop, maintain, and foster implementation of comprehensive, long range, sourcing strategies and plans for assigned category spend areas.
Provide customer relationship management to key stakeholders across different BUs. Be responsible for organization, implementation and ongoing management.
Ensure proactive and relevant strategies are delivered in a timely manner aligned with current and future business requirements.
Educate and engage leaders in procurement, supporting the delivery and application of Sourcing Frameworks and tools to advance standardization and optimization of sourcing execution.
At least 7-10 years relevant experience with Procurement; preferably Pharmaceutical Industry or Medical Devices Industry
Bachelor’s degree required. MBA and / or CIPS / CPM / CPSM or equivalent accreditation desirable
Experience with legal contracts, financial analyses, and a track record of delivering cost savings
Strong analytical skills & strategic thinking required
Project Management experience required
Excellent leadership, communication, and presentation skills - verbal and written
Proven negotiation and influencing skills
Able to work atall levels of the organization and in complex structures
English language skill required
Provide the primary groups or key role(s) that this role will have interaction with as a regular part of the role responsibilities.
Include any external interactions as appropriate.
Reports to Senior Director, PX, Professional Services, and Legal Procurement Lead
PBG & Strategic Services Category and Regional Procurement Leads
Global Category Strategy Manager’s (CSM’s)
Market / Site leadership
Market Business Units & Enabling Functions
Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including : the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.