Associate, Directs Materials (Secondary Packaging) (Entry Level)

Tampa, Florida
Jul 30, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Sourcing & Enterprise Services (SES) 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 will be based at the strategic Tampa, Florida locations co-located with other Sourcing & Enterprise Services Colleagues.   The role will be primarily accountable for support of PGS McPherson, Kansas and includes stakeholder management relative to Secondary Packaging, supplier management and ultimately strategic sourcing to execution.  With a primary focus on Secondary Packaging for McPherson, Kansas site, the role will translate business needs into supply solutions that improve the total cost and quality of supply.  The role will partner with key SES and enabling functions to seamlessly execute and mitigate risk.

The Associate role will be a key member of the McPherson Procurement Team. The associate role will be responsible for executing a wide variety of analysis, supplier management, sourcing support and basic contacting. 


  • Perform internal quantitative and qualitative analysis on potential suppliers, industry/market trends and supplier risk

  • Develop simple RFx content execution in SAP’s Ariba eSourcing system

  • Support stakeholder communications including quarterly, semi-annual and annual savings, supplier diversity and supplier performance

  • Conduct preliminary supplier qualification review including financial, risk and reference review

  • Direct point of contact for site to address supplier performance issues and initiate sourcing and contracting execution

  • Lead key vendor management activity including improving payment terms, contract renewal review and vendor information

  • Support internal/external audits for in-scope activities

  • Perform Procurement analytics to monitor compliance and improve efficiency in procurement policies, processes, and tools


At Pfizer, we look for candidates that are motivated, self-learning, and team-oriented individuals. An ideal candidate would have the skills shown below and an attitude towards self-development & growth.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business, supply chain, packaging engineering or related field.

  • Work experience (internship or full time) in Procurement, Finance, Package Engineering or Supply Chain discipline preferred, ideally with a large multinational corporation

  • Experience working on diverse teams supporting regional / global operations

  • Strong communication and experience working in a team setting. Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all. A team player who encourage collaboration, is cooperative and gains trust and support of peers

  • Detail-oriented individual with the ability to produce high-quality, timely outcomes

  • Strong analytical skills, able to demonstrate advanced use of analytical tools

  • Self-starter, works more independently, requiring limited guidance and instructions mainly for complex problems

  • Flexible to changing priorities and comfortable in a fast-paced dynamic environment

  • Strong listening and interpersonal skills

  • Strong accountability and willing to be the champion for an idea or position;

  • Advanced  MS Office capabilities  (e.g., Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

  • English language fluency


  • Familiarity with the end-to-end Procurement process, from Sourcing to Contracting.

  • Experience with relevant manufacturing sites, especially around packaging operations

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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