Associate Procurement, Indirect Spend
Company: Pfizer Inc.
Location: Rocky Mount
Posted on: November 29, 2019
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, within the Indirect categories within
Market/Site, across all Business Unit's and Divisions as
applicable. The buyer role provides operational support to the
procurement team, including data analysis and reporting, market
intelligence gathering, and project tracking. This role also acts
as a liaison with Category Strategy Managers (CSM) to support the
execution of Market/Site, and where agreed, Regional category
strategies through participation on cross-functional teams. The
buyer develops and enhances Procurement's relationship with
internal customers to proactively identify opportunities and drive
continuous improvement, including resolving local Procure-to-Pay
(P2P) process issues. The buyer works to b uild 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.
The key tasks include, but are not limited to:
I - Category strategy collaboration and operational
- Support CSMs In particular, provide data analysis and Market
specific knowledge to aid CSM in category strategy execution.
- As required, provide sourcing support for Purchase Requisitions
which are not addressed through pre-existing category strategies,
including basic Spot Buying and support local sourcing initiatives
- Apply appropriate strategic sourcing elements and associated
tools for all projects and educated cross-functional teams in best
- 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
- Seek and exploit leverage opportunities across the GP network
- Support the management and approval of contracts to 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.
- Perform basic Spot Buying and support local sourcing
initiatives as required.III - Supplier Relationship Management:
- Support the development of supplier relationships across
assigned categories and ensure appropriate risk management is
- Support CSMs in the development and implementation of plans for
evaluating and measuring supplier performance of strategic
suppliers through the GP Supplier Relationship Management
- Participate on Global and Regional teams that evaluate supplier
performance in assigned categories.
- Support the 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
- Execute stakeholder strategy and communication plan to support
engagement at a strategic and operational level.
- As assigned, engage with key customers to identify
opportunities to build & implement improved supply solutions and
- Embed Procurement as part of the business planning cycle to
ensure proactive contribution to the business is agreed for the
- Bachelors degree in Business, Supply Chain/Procurement,
Engineering, or related field required.
- 1-4 years work experience in Procurement or Finance discipline,
ideally within a large multi-national company
- Ability to work both as an individual and effectively
contribute as part of a team.
- Developing understanding of the end to end Procurement process
including experience of Strategic Sourcing& Supplier
- Good communication and presentation skills, both verbal and
written. Fluent English a must.
- Sound IT skills - particularly in spreadsheet, word processing
and presentation packages.
- Ability to manage and prioritize a diverse workload
- Good Analytical Skills
Able to demonstrate successful delivery following competencies
within a cross functional matrix environment:
- Business needs analysis and stakeholder management
- Project management and facilitation skills
Makes quick decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete
information and under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make a
Will stand up and be counted; doesn't shirk responsibility; willing
to be the champion for an idea or position; is comfortable working
alone on a tough assignment.
Can effectively cope with change; can decide and act without having
the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; can
comfortably handle risk and uncertainty
Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of
all; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen
as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support
of peers; encourages collaboration.
Robust capability is demonstrated in the use of all the standard
analytical tools. Capability is generally best demonstrated when
these tools are used on discrete issues or ones that have
relatively few variables.
The use of analysis to forecast or extrapolate the future with
clarity is emerging; analyses demonstrate confident capability to
deliver a range of standard options.
Understands and demonstrates use of a formal process to appraise
supplier competence against Pfizer's stated business needs.
Resource Management and Teamwork
Contributes to the completion of moderately complex projects.
Develops plans for short-term work activities on own projects
within a work team.
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.
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.
Other Job Details:
- Last Date to Apply for Job: November 27, 2019
- Eligible for Relocation Package
- Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
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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