Pfizer Procurement Associate in Kalamazoo, Michigan

ROLE SUMMARYGlobal Procurement 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 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.This role is responsible for delivering value, including year on year cost savings, within the Packaging Material category within Kalamazoo. The Associate role provides operational support to the procurement team, including data analysis and reporting, market intelligence gathering, and project tracking. This role also acts as a liaison with Category Strategy Managers (CSM) to support the execution of Site, and where agreed, Regional category strategies through participation on cross-functional teams. The Associate develops and enhances Procurement's relationship with internal customers to proactively identify opportunities and drive continuous improvement, including resolving local Procure-to-Pay (P2P) process issues. The Associate works to build expertise within their categories of ownership to support the development of robust strategies, and provides non-category specific development to support the goals of the department and function.ROLE RESPONSIBILITIESThe key tasks include, but are not limited to:I - Category strategy collaboration and operational implementation•Support CSMs in the management of the category plans for assigned categories. In particular, provide data analysis and Market specific knowledge to aid CSM in category strategy execution.•As required, provide sourcing support for Purchase Requisitions which are not addressed through pre-existing category strategies, including basic Spot Buying and support local sourcing initiatives as required•Apply appropriate strategic sourcing elements and associated tools for all projects and educated cross-functional teams in best practice.•Deliver the operational requirements related to assigned categories to ensure the business needs are satisfied.•Identify ways of improving the Procurement processes, tools, policies and procedures, to drive efficiency and proactive engagement in opportunities.II - Sourcing Activity and Contract Negotiation•Seek, exploit and leverage opportunities across the GP network of commodities.•Support the management and approval of contracts to ensure compliance with legislation and the company's policies and procedures in collaboration with the Pfizer Legal Department•Ensure savings and added value are tracked and reported into Ariba Sourcing tool in a timely fashion to present the most current view of delivery.•Perform basic Spot Buying and support local sourcing initiatives as required.III - Supplier Relationship Management:•Support the development of supplier relationships across assigned categories and ensure appropriate risk management is undertaken.•Support CSMs in the development and implementation of plans for evaluating and measuring supplier performance of strategic suppliers through the GP Supplier Relationship Management process.•Participate on Global and Regional teams that evaluate supplier performance in assigned categories.•Support the ongoing cost savings opportunities within supplier contracts and operational processes.•Mediate to resolve service related issues wi