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Senior Associate Procurement/Buy Support

McPherson, Kansas
Start date
Aug 10, 2022

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Administration, Procurement
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Why Patients Need You

Creating value though procurement processes is keeping our products in production and our innovators innovating. Whether you are part of negotiating contracts, managing vendors or forecasting requirements, your role is critical to getting our medicines in the hands of the people who need them most, faster and more efficiently than ever before.

What You Will Achieve

Working with a dynamic team of procurement experts, you will play an important role in negotiating contracts with suppliers for the procurement of goods, services and supplies. You will facilitate category management, purchase goods and services for ongoing operations and manage corporate services.

As a Senior Associate, your knowledge and skills will contribute towards the goals and objectives of the procurement team. Your focus and ability to meet team targets will help in completing critical deliverables. Your innovative use of communication tools and techniques will help clarify difficult issues and establish consensus between teams.

It is your hard work and commitment that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Contribute to the completion of projects, manage own time to meet agreed targets, and develop plans for activities on own projects

  • Ensure supplier relations are consistent with company values and in compliance with established procurement policies and procedures

  • Identify ways of improving the procurement processes, tools, policies and procedures, to drive efficiency and proactive engagement in opportunities

  • Lead and manage contract negotiations to ensure necessary quality, and service levels are met at the most competitive cost in the market

  • Interface with Pfizer Procurement groups to assure alignment with pre-established strategies

  • Deliver Market/Site category management, including the development of specific strategies for assigned categories

  • Support complex local sourcing initiatives, including spot buying as required

  • Apply appropriate strategic sourcing tools and educate local teams and stakeholders on best practices

  • Manage and support sites in the rapid resolution of supplier quality and material issues

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

  • Meet with finance representatives regularly to understand actual, forecast and planned expenditure to assess opportunities for assigned categories

  • Mediate to resolve service related issues with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Support the analytical requirements defined by the reporting line, create key sourcing documents and identify the primary groups or key positions with which this position will have interaction

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

  • Assure compliance of corporate policies, local policies and procedures and compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (also cGMP) Environment, Health & Safety (Local applications) and Sarbanes-Oxley



  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience in Procurement or Finance discipline is required, ideally within a large, complex multi-national company

  • In-depth experience of strategic sourcing, category management and strategic supplier management

  • Able to demonstrate advanced use of analytical tools along with good problem-solving facilitation and analytical skills

  • Strong negotiating techniques and knowledge of procurement procedures

  • Client engagement and customer relationship management skills

  • Good problem solving, facilitation and analytical skills

  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities with attention to detail in a fast paced environment


  • Master's degree

  • relevant pharmaceutical experience

  • Cross-site, cross-functional project skills and experience

  • Ability to interface effectively with colleagues throughout the organization to achieve desired customer service results


Travel may be occasionally be required

Relocation support available

Other Job Details:

  • Last day to apply: August 23, 2022

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.

Global Procurement


Join world-class scientists and leaders who are dedicated to bringing therapies that will significantly improve patients' lives.

As one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we're driven to discover the cure --driven to significantly improve the lives of everyone...everywhere. If you're similarly driven, you'll find there's no better place to begin --and continue --your career than at Pfizer.

Science is the foundation of our company.  This is why it's no surprise that the most driven scientists in the world choose to carry out their life's passion at Pfizer.  We arm them with the resources, technology, and facilities they need to solve some of the world’s most complex health challenges. This combination empowers our scientists with expertise in vaccines, small-molecule medicines, biotherapeutics amongst many others, to collaborate on breakthrough science, including the world's first mRNA-Based Covid19 vaccine.  Our colleagues advance science and technologies into the therapies that matter most.

Join us and you'll partner with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and abilities who contribute to all aspects of what we do. Great things happen when people come together with one shared goal. If you're driven to discover the cure- ensure it has the latest technology to make it a reality or help improve the lives of others- join those who are similarly driven at Pfizer. The future of medicine is happening here.

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(212) 733-2323
235 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
United States
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