Sr Associate, Buyer, PBG Procurement North America

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


Pfizer GBS Sourcing & Enterprise Service 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 is based in Pfizer Tampa and provides flexible procurement support covering a market or a range of different markets in North America and categories on an operational level. This role executes activities including data analysis and reporting, market intelligence, and project tracking. Also, it supports improvements in sourcing processes and exploration of cost efficiency opportunities.




The key tasks include, but are not limited to:

I - Customer Relationship Management:

  • Provide communication between market / site issues and Procurement management.
  • Support resolution of procurement related issues, as required.

II - Business Processes:

  • Work with GBS teams to implement and maintain efficient and effective procurement process solutions, contribute to the continuous improvement of GP practices, procedures and systems to reduce costs and increase efficiency.
  • In conjunction with GBS be responsible for implementing process enhancement projects at market/site level with the geographic scope of leadership
  • Act in support of Procurement Lead and team to implement Sourcing Strategies.

III - Reporting & Analysis:

  • Support the analytical requirements defined by reporting line, including but not limited to:
  • Data gathering (internal and external) including Business requirements.
  • Market and supplier analysis.
  • Data management.
  • Work with internal functional experts, suppliers, and at times consultants, to implement and document various procurement team strategies and operational improvement efforts.
  • Develop well-rounded industry knowledge in various subcategory groupings as required to support market and/or site.

IV – Special Procurement Projects:

  • Perform Complex Spot Buying and support local sourcing initiatives as required.
  • Provide non-category specific assistance to various Procurement teams.
  • Analyze industry trends.
  • Track and report working capital metrics.
  • Support project implementation.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Supply Chain Management, Engineering or Business Administration.
  • Work experience 3+ years in Sourcing/Procurement discipline preferred, ideally within a large multi-national company.
  • Understanding of the end to end Procurement process including experience of Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Management.
  • Good communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written.
  • Fluent English is a must.
  • Sound IT skills – particularly in spreadsheet, word processing and presentation packages.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize a diverse workload.
  • Excellent Analytical Skills.



Acts Decisively

  • Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.

Problem Solving

  • 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.


  • Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.

Technical Learning

  • Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge; does well in technical courses and seminars.

Time Management

  • Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.

Procurement Competencies


  • Starting capability in the use of a wide range of analytical techniques. Needs to be provided with a clear statement of the problem (usually quite specific and local) to deploy these techniques effectively to create recommendations for action.

Resource Management and Teamwork

  • Contributes to the completion of project tasks and/or milestones.
  • Organizes own work to meet project task deadlines.

Decision Making

  • Performs work in a structured environment under direction from supervisor.

Other Job Details:

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES

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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