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Sr Manager, Procurement Partner DPD-NA

Whitby, ON
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

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Standard (Mon-Fri)

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Job Description

About Thermo Fisher Scientific:

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do meaningful work, that makes a positive impact on a global scale! Join 130,000 colleagues who bring our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. You’ll find the resources here to achieve your career goals and help take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges. This includes protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe, and helping find cures for cancer.

How will you make an impact

The Senior Procurement Partner - (PSG, DPD-NA) supports the development of multi-year strategies and business plans for the Business Unit. Leads the execution of initiatives and programs within the BU that deliver results in line with short- and long-term goal. Aligns internal and external partners and cross-functional internal teams to advance key business drivers, such as supply continuity, quality, cost, and operational performance. Mitigates risk, uses technology, improves processes and systems, and reduces overall cost of ownership and acquisition.

Scale of Responsibilities
  • Supports and promotes the internal business groups with supplier/supply chain rationale and direction
  • Delivers on key objectives (Annual Operating Plan - AOP), delivery, quality, service, cost, innovation, and growth commitments for Procurement
Monitors operational supplier metrics to deliver objective “Supplier Relationship”
  • Responsible for monthly Value Capture reports, monthly communication plan on initiatives impacting the region
  • Serves as point of escalation for sites with supplier issues; lead resolution with appropriate functions
  • Drives process optimization
Technical Responsibilities
  • Supports regulatory compliance activities: internal tracking systems, audit requirements, internal change controls, etc.
  • Collaborates with Site to gather Category Strategy and Sourcing requirements, gain sign-off on supplier selections and awards
  • Rationalizes and uses the vendor base on a category basis, measure and improve "compliance" to the corporate contracts
Leadership Responsibilities
  • Provides strategic leadership and direction to the operational (site) procurement groups to support overall goals for performance including Right First Time (RFT), On Time in Full (OTIF), Purchase Price Variance (PPV) savings targets, and Quality Assurance
  • Partners with key internal functions (e.g., COE’s ) to ensure categories strategies will be identified and implemented In accordance with COE’s Support and implement category strategy using SSMF Methodology
  • Mentors and develops staff through coaching and development, implements talent initiatives to improve Employee Involvement Survey results

How will you get here?

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain/Materials Management, Business Logistics or a related area or equivalent; MBA preferred
  • 10+ years of procurement / category management experience
  • 3+ years’ experience of negotiation skills and formulating the business requirements for a commercial trade contract
  • 3+ years’ experience of global sourcing for a global multinational manufacturing company and leading Global Value Sourcing projects, “Cradle to Grave”
  • 3+ years’ experience with the usage of electronic sourcing tools for RFI, RFQ, Reverse Auction (ARIBA)
  • Minimum of 5 years of dynamic experience in commodity sourcing or direct project sourcing and management or purchasing and commercial management
  • Experience from a project management role under a consultancy organization or a facility manager role under a multinational company is desired
  • Experience with low cost sourcing and supplier quality assessment.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Familiar with the customer bidding process and suppliers in a commercial pharma contracting industry is a strong plus
  • Shown success in developing and encouraging relationships with suppliers while driving lower costs, outstanding performance and continuous improvement
  • Negotiate and write supply agreements
  • Excellent people skills, project management skills, good business knowledge and a teammate
  • Proactive and result oriented
  • Ability to work in multi-tasking and a multi-cultural environment


We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus scheme, healthcare, company savings plan, and a range of employee benefits. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation.


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