Sourcing Oversight Lead

Why Patients Need You

Our Global Clinical Supply (GCS) team ensures that patients have the investigational medicines they need when they need them. As a Sourcing Oversight Lead (SOL), your dedication will help bring medicines to the world even faster by embracing challenges, imagining what's possible and taking action. Now, more than ever before, t here is a greater demand for flexible clinical supply solutions to deliver the portfolio supported by Pfizer's Global Clinical Supply (GCS) team. This requires a new strategic sourcing model to sustain Operational Excellence and enable our long-term agility.

What You Will Achieve

The Sourcing Oversight Lead is a new role in GCS responsible to shape, develop, and enable supplier engagement and partnership processes that will advance and grow the GCS business. The scope of the role is to develop, oversee and control the study award and s upplier a greement process and to recommend and lead continuous improvement opportunities to sourcing and quality councils and operational lines. The role will focus on several key accountabilities: 1) The creation of an a gile, networked ecosystem of suppliers , 2) service solutions to meet the ideal fit for any project within the end-to-end Supply Chain, 3) develop a process to award, on-board and oversee suppliers that results in dependable and productive vendor relationships, 4) cross-line and organizational supplier engagement, visibility, monitoring and performance management.

In addition to exemplary sourcing and demand management practices, supplier relationship management, and risk management, this role requires significant data analysis, industry trending, and benchmarking to ensure proactive and innovative strategies are delivered in a timely manner aligned with current and future business requirements.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Maximize and deliver the value of sourcing activities and service provider relationships for Pfizer Global Clinical Supply (GCS) in partnership with GCS leaders.
  • Define, pilot, and implement pan-GCS Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), processes, and tools to facilitate oversight from a relationship, financial, and operational perspective.
  • Establish and lead SRM governance, measure, and monitor performance, establish action plans, track progress, report and communicate to ensure Pfizer GCS governance objectives are achieved.
  • Lead strategic sourcing project teams to on-board new services to GCS and u nderstand what has been negotiated in contracts with key suppliers, including costs and terms of supply, service, and quality.
  • Create and sustain strong vendor relationships to pro-actively seek out opportunities for value delivery in support of stakeholder lines (savings, efficiencies, innovative technologies, new business models, etc.). Collaborate across the matrixed strategic sourcing team to assess, influence and coordinate implementation.
  • Lead a matrixed team of strategic sourcing and supplier oversight roles within operational lines to assure compliance to agreed sourcing strategies.
  • Coach and develop supplier oversight line representatives to enable smooth execution of all day-to-day operations of SRM-related activities.
  • Establish and maintain healthy supplier relationships and be a single point of internal contact for assigned supplier escalation management.



  • Bachelor's degree in business, economics, finance, logistics, or in a related field.
  • A Master's degree in business or specialization in advanced procurement management will be advantageous.
  • 7+ years progressive experience within global clinical supply and/or vendor management / procurement in a pharmaceutical company or relevant industry experience
  • Strategic thinking: ability to leverage industry knowledge to anticipate and be prepared for the future
  • Advanced knowledge of strategic sourcing processes with demonstrated ability to translate into procedural and system outputs
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build relationships externally and independently influence without authority at all levels, including senior leaders
  • Customer oriented with demonstrated leadership of managing complex, cross-functional activities associated with sourcing, supplier engagement and supplier oversight.
  • Leadership of multi-disciplinary teams that includes collaboration, innovating, measuring work, negotiation, straight talk and delivering to milestones.
  • Exceptional analytical skills with demonstrated ability to aggregate detailed data into digestible information that can be used to support decision making.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and work with ambiguity while establishing structure and process standards
  • Experience managing change in a dynamic, complex environment.
  • Demonstrated interest in Patient Quality and Compliance.


  • Vendor Management experience specific to clinical supply chain management
  • Advanced training in supply chain management, a scientific discipline and/or pharmacy are desirable
  • Experience with drug development, clinical study design, clinical trial operations and clinical trial execution scientific research, pharmaceutical manufacturing would be advantageous
  • Experience with strategic sourcing, clinical packaging, labeling, distribution, IRT and supplier management are highly desirable.
  • Project Management certification is desirable

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: September 30, 2021
  • Eligible for Employee Referral
  • Eligible for Relocation Package


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Logistics & Supply Chain Mgmt