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