Manager Procurement | Mumbai | Pfizer Ltd

Job Description

The key tasks include, but are not limited to:

I – Category strategy collaboration and operational implementation for global and regional spend categories
  • Support global CSMs in strategy definition, and develop synergies within the region, including developing and maintaining local supplier and market intelligence
  • Seek, Identify and leverage cost savings opportunities
  • Seek, identify and share opportunities for continuous improvement in Procurement  and business process tools, as well as supplier alignment and material selection
  • Develop and maintain supply chain risk assessments and drive supply chain risk mitigation activities as prioritized.
  • Provide site-based plans and objectives to help assure alignment of category strategy
  • Work with teams and suppliers to lead RFPs and other sourcing projects (Including international projects when appropriate)
II – Sourcing Activity and Contract Negotiation for local spend categories
  • Develop  and Execute strategic sourcing plans, processes, and tools as appropriate
  • Serve as primary representative to lead sourcing initiatives, proposal development, options analysis, evaluation, and selection of suppliers and materials to obtain the best value
  • Manage essential communication among relevant site functions
  • Identify, and when appropriate, lead and manage contract negotiations, ensuring price, quality, and service targets and standards are achieved
  • Create, approve and maintain contracts to ensure terms are supported by both Supplier and Pfizer within designated authority limits, ensuring compliance with legislation and the company’s policies and procedures.
III – Supplier Relationship Management:
  • Develop supplier relationships in line with business requirements by maintaining positive relationships with vendors and visiting vendor sites as appropriate
  • Develop, implement and share plans for evaluating and measuring vendor performance of strategic and tactical suppliers through the GP Strategic Sourcing process. In particular, contribute to enriching the supply base knowledge through Category Team meetings.
  • Ensure timely delivery and specified quality levels are achieved and when necessary, resolve quantity and/or service issues with appropriate people
  • Lead efforts to implement new or alternative materials and specifications with existing suppliers; facilitate timeliness of change control process
  • Benchmark and recommend process improvement & operational efficiency initiatives; lead where appropriate
  • Work with quality, technical, and purchasing groups to determine and aid suppliers with implementing process capability & reliability measures for key sources
  • Support site efforts to drive down total cost and reduce cycle time
IV – Client Engagement and Customer Relationship Management:
  • Proactively gain involvement and participation of key stakeholders in procurement initiatives
  • Serve as an advisor to all client groups by explaining the advantages and disadvantages associated with different purchase options including the comparison of supply sources and market analysis. Ensure the appropriate level of interaction and communication with key stakeholder groups.
  • Arrange, attend and participate in customer meetings. Raise questions and provide information to identify alternative solutions to customer needs.
  • Meet with finance representatives and budget holders regularly to understand spending and budgeting implications for all sourcing initiatives.
V  – Business processes and compliance:
  • Work together with the regional lead responsible for business processes and compliance to secure alignment across the region and compliance with all Pfizer relevant policies and procedures.
  • Ensure efficient operation of transactional activity to meet cost, quality, and customer expectations.
  • Ensure purchasing activities comply with site and government policies, including compliance to GxP standards as appropriate.
  • Interpret, oversee and ensure the implementation of corporate global policies, site, and business-specific guidelines, and SOPs within the market/site Procurement function
VI – Reporting:
  • Support the Cluster Lead (cluster) in the annual budget and saving forecast process for the market.
  • Ensure Procurement metrics are in place for the site or your area of responsibility
  • Establish appropriate tools (scorecards, etc.) for communication, monitoring the progress of implementation, and ongoing compliance
  • Ensure savings and value-added are tracked and reported into the Ariba Sourcing tool.

People Managers Only

VII – People Management and Development:
  • Manage the performance and development of the procurement team member(s)
  • Provide direction, training, and motivation necessary to secure their optimum commitment, competence, and engagement.
  • Identify succession plan for area of responsibility
  • Provide coaching and development for team member(s) and create a team environment that drives high colleague engagement.  Ensure effective utilization of the Global Performance Management process for all colleagues.

Desired Candidate Profile:

  • 8 to 10  years experience in Procurement; preferably Pharmaceutical Industry or Medical Devices Industry
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • MBA and/or CIPS/CPM/CPSM or equivalent accreditation preferred
  • Experience with legal contracts, financial analyses, and a track record of delivering cost savings.
  • Procurement experience is essential, ideally a pharmaceutical environment
  • Strong analytical skills & strategic thinking required
  • Project Management experience required
  • Good communication and presentation skills – verbal and written
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills
  • Able to work at all levels of the organization and in complex structures
  • English language skills required

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