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Category Manager

Tampa, Florida
Start date
Sep 9, 2022

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Administration, General
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

  • TPrimary responsibilities of category work in support of Pfizer’s Digital Enterprise including Software, Hosting and Digital Services

  • Software

  • Negotiations, Contracting and Managing SW acquisition including both traditional buys and SaaS deals

  • Goal to pick up significant areas of SW category

  • Services

  • Hosting and Services

  • Support and foster Buy On Demand and S2C utilization

  • Category Strategy Manager should be able to flex into other sourcing categories within the Commercial/Marketing/Digital categories of spend as required.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders and key suppliers to insure that stakeholder requirements are met and supplier performance is measured and maintained at the appropriate service levels.

  • This role requires significant data analysis, industry trending, and benchmarking to ensure proactive and relevant strategies are delivered in a timely manner aligned with current and future business requirements.

  • Contract drafting experience, including Software as a Service


  • Support Sr Category Managers and Category Director to develop and foster global category strategies and deliver high added value support to key stakeholders

  • Build strong relationships with Procurement Regional teams and ensure effective linkages with local and regional colleagues. Effectively deploy global policy, procedures and systems.

  • Provide day to day customer relationship management to key stakeholders across different Business Units - Educate and engage stakeholders in sourcing & procurement objectives

  • Continue to develop solid sourcing skills while delivering on objectives.

  • Develop market expertise in assigned spend categories and remain current on supply market trends, business economics and best sourcing practices that impact the supply market and/or supplier economics

  • Ensure savings are captured via implementation of strategies in assigned spend areas.

  • Lead and/or participate in multiple complex, global strategic sourcing initiatives:

  • Translate the requirements of the subject matter experts into contractual requirements and deliverables.

  • As assigned will develop, maintain, and foster implementation of comprehensive, long range, sourcing strategies and plans for assigned category spend areas.

  • Support global/regional supplier negotiations

Organizational Relationships:

  • Directly reports to the Sr. Director Procurement – Digital

  • Collaboration across Global Business Services and Global Finance, including Sourcing and Procurement, Tax, and Financial Services among others.

  • External – Manage the key relationships with key strategic suppliers


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree Desirable.

  • 5– 7 years relevant experience in procurement category management

  • Candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in managing complex, cross-functional activities.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement systems, processes and procedures;

  • Analytical and negotiation skills and techniques;

  • Contracting skills;

  • Management skills in assessing business issues;

  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal interactions skills;

  • Facilitating cross-functional teams;

  • Project Management


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.

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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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