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Thermo Fisher Scientific NA Pharmaceutical Packaging Category Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

As part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our global teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while helping to take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.

Location

Remote – US

What will you do?

The NA Pharmaceutical Packaging Category Manager will report to the Global Pharmaceutical Packaging Lead, and collaborate with Thermo Fisher manufacturing sites to source Pharmaceutical Packaging components at the development, and commercial manufacturing stages.

  • Coordinate Pharmaceutical Packaging Cluster’s vendor base and spend across strategically focused category areas, develop an in-depth knowledge of assigned categories, suppliers and product cost drivers, generate understanding of regional demands (and as requireds sites in other regions) and sourcing constraints, run sourcing projects & events, negotiate, project manage, and execute “Preferred” Corporate Supply Agreements in alignment with category strategies: with a primary focus on the sites in the region (NA) Establish roadmap of annual category objectives, strategies and projects, track and report project progress and project savings to achieve Corporate, Regional and Site level procurement objectives.

  • Work with a Pharmaceutical Packaging global team to support sites in North America

  • Define the Pharmaceutical Packaging Category Strategy and Annual Pipeline and identify and execute strategic category initiatives.

  • Support and lead multi-year strategies and business plans for respective categories, supported by executable initiatives that deliver results in line with short- and long-term goals for Pharmaceutical Packaging sub-categories across the organization

  • You are responsible for supplier management and continuous improvement and build strong relationships with key business stakeholders and other functions such as Quality, Regulatory, Development and Legal

  • Establish, deploy and monitor operational supplier metrics to deliver objective “Supplier Relationship Management,”

  • Ensure contract compliance and support the harmonization of processes and technologies

  • Define the category guidance / content and ensure accurate and regular reporting

  • Act as a change agent to drive improvements

  • Establish and manage senior executive relationships within the category supply base

  • Rationalize and leverage the vendor base on a category basis, measure and improve "compliance" to the corporate contracts. Align external supplier partners and cross-functional internal teams to advance key business drivers, such as supply continuity, quality, cost and operational performance

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or related field of study, Masters degree preferred.

Experience

  • More than 5 years of strategic and operational experience in supply chain, procurement, and manufacturing.

  • Experience with the sourcing of direct materials

  • Knowledge in Category Management and Advanced Strategic Sourcing.

  • Experience in packaging projects procurement.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Proven experience in leading global, cross-functional project teams.

  • Proven financial and entrepreneurial understanding (eg Total Cost of Ownership, cost modeling).

  • Proven skills in negotiation, conflict resolution and stakeholder management.

  • Excellent communication and project management skills with the ability to effectively lead teams in a global, changeable and interactive environment.

  • Knowledge in procurement-specific systems and processes for the efficient management of procurement measures and contract negotiations (e.g. e-sourcing, e-auctions).

  • Willingness to travel of up to 30%.

  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to maintain standards of accuracy under tight deadlines

  • Strong proficiency in MS-Office tools (specifically, MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint)

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one global team of 100,000 colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com

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.

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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.

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