Pfizer Manager Scientific Services in Lake Forest, Illinois

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Role Description

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 Manager is responsible for delivering value, including year on year cost savings for Pfizer's Essential Health (PEH) Business, within the Scientific services categories for Pharmaceutical Science. Scientific services categories include early stage development, CRO / laboratory services for preclinical and clinical development, and pharmaceutical science outsourced categories. The PEH Scientific Services Procurement Manager will partner with Global Procurement colleagues within PEH and across other Business Unit's and Divisions as applicable. The Manager will provide site support on an as needed basis and will perform data analysis and reporting, market intelligence gathering, project management, and the support of complex local and global souring initiatives. This role also acts as a liaison with Category Strategy Managers (CSM) to contribute to the development and implementation of Market/Site, and where agreed, Regional category strategies through participation on or leading of cross-functional teams. The Manager will enhance Procurement's relationship with internal customers to proactively identify opportunities and drive continuous improvement opportunities. The Manager is also responsible for developing and enhancing Procurement's relationship with external suppliers to improve cost and service. The Manager works to build deep 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 R&D Scientific Services Manager role provides centralized leadership and management of all procurement activities occurring at the site/market and is accountable to Cluster/Regional/Site Leadership for their effectiveness. The role drives efficiencies and the development of new strategies to support stakeholders and optimize budgets under their responsibility. The role also provides operational and strategic support including planning and executing local sourcing projects and negotiations and managing critical stakeholder engagements. The role is also responsible for Business Process and Operations support, including Procure-to-Pay (P2P) strategies as applicable. The Manager / Site & Market Lead ensures that all procurement activities are carried out in a compliant manner and in conformance with all Pfizer policies.


I - Category strategy collaboration and operational implementation for global and regional spend categoriesSupport global and regional CSMs in strategy definition, develop synergies within the region, including developing and maintaining local supplier and market intelligence *Seek, Identify and leverage cost savings opportunities *Seek, identify and share opportunities for continuous improvement in Procurement and business process tools, as well as supplier alignment and material selectionDevelop and maintain supply chain risk assessments and drive supply chain risk mitigation activities as prioritized.Provide site based plans and objectives to help assure alignment of category strategyWork with teams and suppliers to lead RFP's and other sourcing projects (Including international projects when appropriate)II - Sourcing Activity and Contract Negotiation for local spend categoriesDevelop and Execute strategic sourcing plans, processes and tools as appropriateServe as primary representative to lead sourcing initiatives, proposal development, options analysis, evaluation and selection of suppliers and materials to obtain best valueManage essential communication among relevant site functionsIdentify, and when appropriate, lead and manage contract negotiations, ensuring price, quality and service targets and standards are achieved Create, approve and maintain contracts to ensure terms are supported by both Supplier and Pfizer within designated authority limits, ensuring compliance with legislation and the company's policies and proceduresIII - Supplier Relationship Management:Develop supplier relationships in line with business requirements by maintaining positive relationship with vendors and visiting vendor sites as appropriateDevelop, implement and share plans for evaluating and measuring vendor performance of strategic and tactical suppliers through the GP Strategic Sourcing process. In particular, contribute to enrich the supply base knowledge through Category Team meetingsEnsure timely delivery and specified quality levels are achieved and when necessary, resolve quantity and/or service issues with appropriate peopleLead efforts to implement new or alternative materials and specifications with existing suppliers; facilitate timeliness of change control processBenchmark and recommend process improvement & operational efficiency initiatives; lead where appropriateWork with quality, technical, purchasing groups to determine and aid suppliers with implementing process capability & reliability measures for key sourcesSupport site efforts to drive down total cost and reduce cycle timeIV - Client Engagement and Customer Relationship Management:Proactively gain involvement and participation of key stakeholders on procurement initiativesServe as an advisor to all client groups by explaining the advantages and disadvantages associated with different purchase options including comparison of supply sources and market analysis. Ensure the appropriate level of interaction and communication with key stakeholder groupsArrange, attend and participate in customer meetings. Raise questions and provide information to identify alternative solutions to customer needsMeet with finance representative and budget holder regularly to understand spending and budgeting implications for all sourcing initiatives V - Business processes and compliance:Work together with the regional lead responsible for business processes and compliance to secure alignment across the region and compliance with all Pfizer relevant policies and proceduresEnsure efficient operation of transactional activity to meet cost, quality and customer expectationsEnsure purchasing activities comply with site and government policies, including compliance to GxP standards as appropriateInterpret, oversee and ensure the implementation of corporate global policies, site and business specific guidelines and SOPs within the market/site Procurement functionVI - Reporting:Support the Cluster Lead (cluster) in the annual budget and saving forecast process for market *Ensure Procurement metrics are in place for the site or your area of responsibilityEstablish appropriate tools (scorecards, etc) for communication, monitoring progress of implementation and ongoing compliance*Ensure savings and value added are tracked and reported into Ariba Sourcing tool


6-8 years of experience in Procurement; preferably Pharmaceutical Industry or Biotech IndustryBachelor's degree requiredScientific and/or technical background with MBA and/or CIPS/CPM/CPSM or equivalent accreditation preferredExperience with legal contracts, financial analyses, and a track record of delivering cost savingsProcurement experience is essential, ideally a pharmaceutical environment *Strong analytical skills & strategic thinking requiredProject Management experience requiredGood communication and presentation skills - verbal and writtenProven negotiation and influencing skillsAble to work at all levels of the organization and in complex structuresEnglish language skill required COMPETENCYBuilds Effective TeamsoEstablishes teams by building morale, open dialogue, and shared vision.InfluenceoCommunicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose talks about possibilities; creates mileposts to rally support behind the vision; makes the vision sharable by everyone; can inspire and motivate.Seizes AccountabilityoWill stand up and be counted and is willing to be the champion for an idea or position.Procurement CompetenciesoCategory and Sourcing Strategy Development. Exemplary understanding and capability to use the Pfizer Category/Sourcing Process in all category/supplier circumstancesoContinuous Improvement, Supplier Relationship Management & Supplier Development.Excels at the initiation, development and ongoing management of a comprehensive range of supplier relationship profiles. Is a role model in managing deployment across an extensive range of supplier engagements to ensure the achievement of highly beneficial outcomes for all parties. oProject Management. A role model of the Pfizer culture, typically deploying a broad spectrum of behaviors and strategies across multi-disciplinary stakeholder groups. Is able to surpass the achievement of targeted outcomes across an extensive range of project types.oContract Performance and Base Supplier Relationship Management. Advanced capability regarding the development of SLAs and contracts that record all levels of complexity regarding performance obligations. *Knowledge and SkillsoHas comprehensive knowledge of the principles, concepts and theories of sourcing. Applies knowledge of internal/external business challenges to provide input into recommendations for improvements. *Decision MakingoMakes decisions that may require developing new options to resolve moderately complex problems. oAble to operate independently in ambiguous situations.PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Colleague will be working in a professional office environment and will regularly visit laboratory or operational areas. Use of appropriate protective equipment (including but not limited to personal protective equipment) required in these areas. (Defer to HR)

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.

Manager Scientific Services Lake Forest, Illinois 1042726