Enterprise Contracts Program Lead

Tampa, Florida
Jan 24, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

For more than 170 years, Pfizer has continuously worked to make a difference by delivering innovative therapies that improve the lives of our patients. By building a talented community of colleagues that align with our patient-focused purpose and core values, Pfizer has improved global health and impacted more than 780 million patients around the world.

In 2021, Pfizer expanded its global footprint to Tampa, establishing a strategic powerhouse that brings together multi-disciplinary, professional services including Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Digital, HR Services, Sourcing, Commercial and Project Management into a single, centralized location. With so many diverse and highly-skilled colleagues supporting multiple functions and services across the organization, Pfizer Tampa offers ample opportunity to engage in newer ways of working that enhance, simplify, and transform how we deliver treatments to our patients. 

Located in Heights Union, the Pfizer Tampa site offers a modern industrial design, the latest in innovative technology, and close proximity to Downtown with views of the Tampa Riverwalk and access to the Channel district and Bayshore Boulevard. From an onsite fitness center to top floor panoramic balconies and outdoor patio, our activity-based space will provide various ways of working to offer collaboration and flexibility to colleagues. The Pfizer Tampa site has constructed an atmosphere that fosters interaction and prioritizes colleague health and wellness.  

Additionally, to achieve breakthroughs that change patients’ lives, Pfizer is revolutionizing and evolving how colleagues work today. This year, Pfizer launched a new initiative that we call Log In For Your Day where a majority of colleagues can arrange with their manager to work remotely two or three days a week while still maintaining the ability to collaborate regularly in person at our sites. This flexible working model blends the best of remote work and on-site collaboration to drive greater flexibility, support work-life balance, and promote a vibrant, agile, and innovative culture.

About This Role

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, contract 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.

SES is developing a new role to help advance Pfizer’s contracting capabilities. The Enterprise Contracts Program Lead will serve as a business process owner, facilitate governance across various sub-teams (e.g., contracting policies and procedures, contracting technology and deployment, and contracting templates and resources, training and communications, etc.), serve as a subject matter expert to help resolve issues and support Pfizer colleagues interpret relevant policies and procedures, and drive enterprise contracting capacity and capabilities.

What You Will Achieve

The Enterprise Contracts Program Lead will play a critical role enabling and optimizing the efficiency of contracting across Pfizer by defining and establishing a repeatable and cost-efficient contract management lifecycle. This role will need to work closely with Legal, Global Business Services, and Digital (Information Technology) to understand the spectrum of contract needs and establish a contract management lifecycle framework that meets the needs of the contracting groups and their clients, with support from the sub-teams. This role will be responsible for anticipating Pfizer’s future contract needs based on where the business is headed, in addition to solving for current contracting needs. A strong process orientation, ability to select the right resource for the right work, and understanding of business priorities will be imperative for success in the role. The Enterprise Contract Program Lead should also strive to understand differences and pain points in user group processes to better develop tailored contracting solutions.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Oversee the Enterprise Contracting Program:

    • Serve as Business Process Owner

    • Maintain and refresh program’s vision

    • Facilitate and administer governance model

    • Track and report workstreams’ progress

    • Serve as subject matter expert to resolve issues

    • Drive process capacity and capability

  • Coordinate with policies & procedures, technology & deployment, and contract templates and resources sub-team groups to implement contracting improvements. Identify additional improvement opportunities and leverage new emerging tools and capabilities.

  • Organize prioritizations of the Enterprise Contracting Governance sub-teams and coordinate efforts between the three sub-teams.

  • Keep Executive Sponsors informed of ongoing developments.

  • Ensure that program improvements are appropriately communicated across Pfizer business groups and divisions.

  • Continuously support and develop a collaborative cross-functional team environment and continuous improvement mindset.

  • Monitor and drive adherence to contracting processes, best practices, and policies.

Basic Qualifications

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

  • 5-8 years work experience in contracting

  • Excellent understanding of contracting best practices and contemporary contract lifecycle management tools

  • Demonstrates cross-functional team leadership skills with the ability to manage internal/external resources to achieve project objectives

  • Excellent project management, organizational skills and ability to effectively manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong ability to lead, challenge, and positively influence in a global team environment

  • A team player who encourages collaboration, is cooperative and gains trust and support of peers

  • Demonstrated ability to present to senior leadership

  • 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

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience overseeing contracting operations, leading contracting process improvements, or participating in CLM technology assessments or implementations

  • Advanced degree in business, information technology, supply chain, legal, or related field

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment.  As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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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