Strategic Sourcing 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 Strategic Sourcing Lead (SSL), 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, there 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 Strategic Sourcing Lead is a new role in GCS responsible to shape, develop, and enable execution of sourcing strategies that will advance and grow the GCS business. The scope of the role is to identify, evaluate and select suppliers to provide executable service solutions that meet the ideal fit for any project within the end-to-end Supply chain. The role will focus on several key accountabilities: 1) identification and development of strategic sourcing vendor capabilities that build resilience and agility in the GCS Supply Chain; 2) lead workstreams related to key strategic issues; 3) provide insight from market signals that could impact business performance or strategic direction; and 4) deliver new business models which provide agile planning and network flexibility.

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 in partnership with GCS leaders
  • Lead the development and implementation of strategic sourcing models that deliver GCS products for the lifecycle of clinical development programs
  • C onduct market research into services that provide competitive advantage to GCS, formulate sourcing strategies, project manage teams and develop implementation plans to deliver value for stakeholder lines.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key vendor partners and support GCS Leadership in managing relationships at a strategic level
  • Lead cross-functional teams as applicable to execute the sourcing process and plans; drive supplier innovation, sustainability and diversity and enable supplier selection and decision process.
  • Partner with procurement to analyze and direct GCS expenditure, to negotiate fair and cost-effective strategic agreements and to facilitate implementation of contracts for GCS.
  • Partner with Legal and other functions to anticipate and address an extensive range of risk scenarios to assure supply of services to meet GCS requirements.
  • Lead governance related regular and ad hoc meetings with key stakeholders (e.g., GCS Leadership, Global Procurement, Finance, Vendor Leadership and Quality)
  • Partner with other strategic sourcing managers and sourcing groups to e valuate sourcing procedures and deliver improvement strategies to GCS leaders for approval.
  • Effectively utilize Pfizer's Sourcing tools and reporting capabilities to monitor, communicate and advance sourcing initiatives for GCS



  • 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 identification, evaluation, and selection of suppliers .
  • 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.


  • Supplier Sourcing 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