Manager, Global Category Strategy Manager, Pharm Sci Scientific Services

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Global Sourcing & Enterprise Services (S&ES) 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 leads the strategic procurement category management for designated Pharmaceutical Science categories and projects globally. The objective of this role is to continuously improve through innovative solutions the value, quality and service received by Pfizer within the assigned spend areas. In addition to effective 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 relevant strategies are delivered in a timely manner aligned with current and future business requirements.


The key tasks include, but are not limited to:

I - Category strategy collaboration and operational implementation
  • Lead the strategic sourcing process within designated PharmSci Zone categories and projects, including identify needs, conduct pre-project planning, define projects, collect internal and external data, perform strategic analysis and identify opportunities, formulate procurement strategies and develop implementation plans.
  • This role will primarily support the categories of: To be confirmed depending on final model or may delete this bullet .
  • Role will assist and support in other categories as needed, determined by team and customer needs, and as directed by Manager.
  • Develop close working relationships with key leaders and teams for Pharm Sci customer organizations so that S&ES are critically involved in decision making related to external activities.
  • Coordinate with other WRD and PGS SES category strategy managers and sourcing groups to identify and drive effective outsourcing strategies across categories and stakeholders and ensure alignment between long term manufacturing/supply objectives and design/development objectives.
  • Develop appropriate risk management strategies to assure supply of Pfizer's requirements.
  • Effectively utilize Pfizer's eSourcing capabilities in advancing sourcing initiatives.
  • Lead and/or participate on project teams as required or assigned.

II - Sourcing activity and contract negotiation:
  • Form, lead and facilitate cross-functional teams as applicable to execute strategic sourcing strategies; enable supplier identification, selection and decision-making process
  • Lead supplier contract development, negotiation and execution process.

III - Supplier Relationship Management:
  • Execute the elements Pfizer's Supplier Management process in accordance with program guidelines.
  • Utilize Continuous Improvement to drive the resolution of issues and improve supplier performance.

IV - Client Engagement and Customer Relationship Management:
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to support the sourcing process.
  • Coordinate with other functions and impacted stakeholders to assure timely implementation and compliance with the agreed to sourcing strategies.
  • Work within S&ES and other Pfizer functions and departments to assist budget owners in development of operating budgets through effective communication of supplier pricing and related cost improvement initiatives.

V - Business processes and compliance:
  • Work across groups within Business Process and Operations to implement efficient P2Pprocesses with assigned suppliers.
  • Support Pfizer's Diversity and Inclusion objectives as applicable to strategic category management within Procurement.

VI - Reporting:
  • Benchmark industry best practices in the assigned spend areas and lead the adoption within Pfizer as applicable.
  • Continually evaluate and monitor market conditions and adjust sourcing strategies accordingly.

  • Bachelor's Degree required; scientific/technical degree strongly preferred, ideally in a chemistry and/or biology based subject. Relevant Master's Degree desirable.
  • 6 - 8 years relevant experience in procurement category management.
  • Ideally has knowledge and experience of Pharmaceutical R&D and outsourcing of R&D services in relevant category areas.
  • Candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in managing complex, cross-functional activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement strategies, systems, processes and procedures;
  • Skilled negotiator with superior listening, influencing and critical thinking skills;
  • Experience of working with and negotiating with suppliers;
  • Analytical and negotiation skills and techniques;
  • Management skills in assessing business issues;
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal interactions skills;
  • Facilitating cross-functional teams;
  • Project Management



Communicates 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 Accountability

Will stand up and be counted and is willing to be the champion for an idea or position.


Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.

Time Management

Will be able to manage multiple complex sourcing projects and client groups under fast moving environment with high degree of professionalism

Procurement Competencies

Category and Sourcing Strategy Development

Exemplary understanding and capability to use the Pfizer Category/Sourcing Process in all category/supplier circumstances

Continuous 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.

Project 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.

Contract 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 Skills

Has 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 Making

Makes decisions that may require developing new options to resolve moderately complex problems.

Able to operate independently in ambiguous situations.

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act

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.

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