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Thermo Fisher Scientific Procurement Manager-Sales and Marketing in Needham, Massachusetts

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

The Category Leader for Sales & Marketing will work as part of the Corporate Services Sourcing Team within Global Sourcing. The individual in this role will develop and execute global category plans for the strategic sourcing of corporate services with a focus in Sales & Marketing. The Category Leader may also be asked to work with other spend areas including but not necessarily limited to: Professional Services, Human Resources, Legal, Corporate Travel and Fleet. The Corporate Services Sourcing team manages approximately $1B annually of external spend across Thermo Fisher's groups and divisions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create, implement, and manage multi-year category sourcing strategy(ies) for various categories within corporate services, with an emphasis on Sales & Marketing

  • Lead cross-functional strategic sourcing teams that include representation from the internal customer, finance, legal, and the end user community

  • Analyze spend data and identify opportunities to consolidate suppliers of similar services in order to drive cost reductions

  • Partner with internal stakeholders to understand current and future business needs, as well as external resource requirements, in order to create and execute project pipeline

  • Influence key executive stakeholders to engage sourcing as a key partner in order to drive cost out of their 3rd party suppliers

  • Drive a measurable reduction in year over year total cost of ownership for managed categories

  • Manage supplier qualification, RFP, supplier selection, contract development, implementation, compliance, and ongoing supply management processes as they pertain to managed categories

  • Conduct regular reviews of supplier scorecards and operational metrics to drive continuous improvement of suppliers in categories managed by the Category Leader

  • Leverage e-sourcing and spend analysis tools to drive incremental year over year cost savings

  • Provide external industry benchmarking to better assess strategy and solutions

  • Drive process improvements to create efficiencies in sourcing procedures and the interaction with internal stakeholders and suppliers

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a 4-year undergraduate college degree in Business or Finance; Master's degree preferred

  • A minimum five years (seven years preferred) experience in sourcing various services including, but not limited to Marketing & Sales spend

  • Advanced knowledge of contract terms and conditions

  • Exceptional ability to engage cross functional teams and influence decision making process. Must be able to navigate a complex organization structure to solve problems inherent in large scale supplier implementations

  • Advanced contract negotiation skills, specifically service providers whose product may be intangible

  • Demonstrated experience with successfully developing and executing multi-year sourcing category strategies in complex areas of spend

  • Strong analytical skills required

  • Strong knowledge of the strategic sourcing process and practical application of the process to sourcing projects

  • Strong influencing, project management and change management skills

  • Strong computer technology skills

  • Excellent teamwork skills

  • Must be able to work within all functions and levels of an organization.

  • 15% global travel

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria: (List 3-5 key quantifiable skills or position requirements that the candidate must have to be considered for this position.)

  • five years' experience in service contracts sourcing and negotiation

  • Undergraduate degree

  • Proven ability to lead cross functional teams and solve problems in a complex organization

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.