Sr Associate, Buyer, PBG Procurement Marketing and Sales Services

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 is a global role category role, based in Pfizer Tampa, within the Pfizer Biopharma Group Procurement category team, supporting Indirect categories including Professional Services, Consulting, HR and Commercial spend. 

  • The role provides flexible procurement support across but not limited to these categories, globally.

  • Category Management teams are responsible for Center-led Category Management and Strategic Sourcing capability across PBG Commercial spend categories, ensuring all elements of category knowledge are in place and operating effectively at the market/cluster/region level.

  • The Working as part of a team of Global Procurement professionals, the Senior Associate role will be responsible for the complex intelligence data gathering and reporting required in the development of category strategies.

  • The role will support the Global Procurement Team in the evaluation of business opportunities, supplier capabilities, sourcing solutions and complex sourcing initiatives, working directly with external third parties and making recommendations based on data available.  

  • In collaboration with Category Strategy Managers, regional and market Procurement colleagues, the role will also manage project work in support of team goals and as assigned, execute category strategy, sourcing and negotiation and/or supplier relationship management activities as outlined.   


The key tasks include, but are not limited to:

I - Category strategy collaboration and operational implementation:

  • Support the analytical requirements defined by the Procurement reporting line, including but not limited to:

    • Data gathering (internal and external) including Business requirements.

    • Market and supplier analysis.

    • Data management or treatment and interpretation.

  • Work with internal functional experts, suppliers, and, at times consultants, to define, implement and document various procurement team strategies and operational improvement efforts.

  • Develop well-rounded industry knowledge in various subcategory groupings including Professional Services, Consulting, HR and other Indirect commercial categories.

II - Sourcing activity and contract negotiation:

  • Support Procurement Colleagues, as needed, in sourcing events, including supplier due diligence activities to determine alignment with Pfizer requirements and partnership prospects for the longer term.

  • Track and resolve project issues and concerns related to sourcing and operational initiatives.

  • Take ownership for delivering end to end sourcing activity for appropriate complexity projects and execute buying as required.

III - Supplier relationship management:

  • Support your Procurement Colleagues in delivering effective supplier performance management including the utilization and compliance to the Pfizer Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) process.

IV - Client engagement and customer relationship management:

  • Support your Procurement colleagues in managing the internal relationships with the business stakeholders, including senior leaders.

  • Build a strong network of functional contacts, including Finance and Business Process Optimization (BPO) teams, to enable optimal execution of your responsibilities and operational requirements of the team.

  • Engage with your counterparts in other Procurement teams to share knowledge and best practice.

V - Business process and compliance:

  • Support team project activities to assure tasks are executed among team in quality and timely manner.

  • Maintain a current knowledge of available information databases and emerging tools and technology that will best support the procurement and operational initiatives.

  • Ensure that procurement Share sites are properly managed and maintained, or created if needed.

VI - Reporting:

  • Produce data analysis reporting in appropriate format for use by Procurement colleagues.

  • Coordinate financial reporting activities.

  • Provide compliance reporting against policy, processes, systems and suppliers.

  • Prepare discussion content (summary level or detail level) as needed for team meetings, stakeholder discussions, and sourcing events.

VII - People management and development:

Act as a mentor to Associate colleagues to support their growth and development.


  • Bachelor's Degree is required; Masters level degree is highly preferred.

  • Related work experience in Procurement or Finance discipline is required, ideally within a large, complex multi-national company. Broad knowledge of finance and accounting; excellent analytical skills.

  • Experience managing multiple tasks, competing priorities and conflicts; producing value added results.

  • Experience with problem solving situations; includes approaches used, tools, tactics used; managing for effective outcomes.

  • 3+ years relevant experience for Senior Associate.


  • High competency with analytical and reporting tools (including MS Excel and PowerPoint).

  • Fundamentals of Project Management, including experience leading projects.

  • Understanding of analytical models and techniques.

  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.

  • Works more independently and receives supervision and instruction for complex problems.

  • Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.

  • Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish.

  • Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge.

  • 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.

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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