Senior Sourcing Specialist

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Durham , NC 27701

Posted 1 week ago

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Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

How Will You Make an Impact?

In this key role you will coordinate vendor base and spend across strategically focused category areas, develop an in-depth knowledge of assigned categories, suppliers and product cost drivers, generate understanding of regional demands (and as requireds sites in other regions) and sourcing constraints, run sourcing projects & events, negotiate, project manage, and execute "Preferred" Corporate Supply Agreements.

In addition you will establish a roadmap of annual category objectives, strategies and projects, track and report project progress and project savings to achieve Corporate, Regional and Site level procurement objectives

What will you do?

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to the operational (site) purchasing groups, rationalize and leverage the vendor base for assigned categories.

  • Deploy appropriate negotiating and sourcing techniques (e.g. bids, tenders, auctions) at the corporate level and assist sites in doing so to ensure optimal category savings.

  • Project Manage the sourcing process and implementation.

  • Support and promote the internal business groups with supplier / supply chain rationale and direction

  • Establish, deploy and monitor operational supplier metrics to: deliver objective "Supplier Relationship Management," rationalize and leverage the vendor base on a category basis, measure and improve "compliance" to the corporate contracts

  • Partner with key internal functions (e.g., Engineering, CMO, PDS, Legal) to ensure supplier performance and vendor management criteria are meeting the full needs of the business

  • Oversee and / or directly manage supplier quality issues and disputes

  • Establish and manage senior executive relationships within the category supply base

How will you get there?


Bachelor's degree, preferably engineering or business. MBA a strong plus


  • Minimum 5 year's experience in indirect procurement with expertise in Energy portfolio management, CAPEX, and Site Services.

  • Minimum 8-years' experience in related field within a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment

  • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Processes

  • Experience overseeing a spend base of at least 1 million USD

  • Robust Project Management skills, and a demonstrated ability to lead projects on a regional or global basis

  • Strong and demonstrated ability to build business cases and executive level summary presentations

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks

  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written) across a broad spectrum: from detailed technical to executive level

  • Deep sourcing and contract negotiation expertise, with strong ability to review and draft contracts from a business perspective

  • Understanding of and exposure to energy and utility markets

  • Capable of working across different geographical demographics and cultures

  • Demonstrated commitment to our fundamental principles of Integrity, Respect and Excellence

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification CPM and/or CPIM certification a plus

  • Previous experience with procurement across pharmaceutical categories a plus

  • Knowledge of SAP or other ERPs, experience with eProcurment an added plus

  • Experience with Supplier Quality Programs

  • Ability to travel as required to sites, conferences and vendor locations up to 40% on an annual basis

  • This position has not been approved to provide relocation assistance.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular missionenabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further assistance.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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