Graduates, Postgraduates, MBA Vacancy at Pfizer

Pfizer is hiring an experienced Senior Associate at their Vizag location

Senior Associate Vacancy in Pfizer

SANDEEP KUMAR | Jun 10, 2023 |

Graduates, Postgraduates, MBA Vacancy at Pfizer

Graduates, Postgraduates, MBA Vacancy at Pfizer


Pfizer is hiring an experienced Senior Associate at their Vizag location. The Senior Associate role will work as part of GIS Enablement team based in Vizag, India. Working in this Hub based environment, this team supports and provides engagement for Global Indirects category teams of capital; facilities / supplies / services / MRO and logistics procurement. Using a triaging and ticketing system, the Enablement team also supports procurement activities and systems that support business and operations in compliance with company policies.

The objective of this role is to continuously improve through innovative solutions the value, quality and service received by Pfizer within the assigned category areas.  In addition to exemplary customer service, sourcing, demand management, supplier relationship management, and risk management, this role requires interaction with other GIS Enablement teams, PGS APAC regions (Asia & Pacific countries), in order to engage and deliver support in a timely manner that is aligned with current and future business requirements.

The complete details of this job are as follows:

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Ideal Candidate should be able to:

Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to support the sourcing process.

Pro-actively seek out opportunities for value delivery in support of stakeholder lines (savings, efficiencies, innovative technologies, new business models, etc.)

Coordinate with other functions and impacted stakeholders to assure timely implementation and compliance with the agreed to sourcing strategies. Ability to navigate matrix organizations.

Work within S&ES and other Pfizer functions and departments to assist budget owners in development of operating budgets through effective communication of supplier pricing and related cost improvement initiatives.

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)

Establish a healthy supplier relationship

Single point of internal contact for assigned supplier escalation management

Establish SRM Governance, measure, and monitor performance, establish action plans, track progress, report and communicate.

Utilize Continuous Improvement to drive resolution of issues and improve supplier performance.

Sourcing Activity and Contract Negotiation

Define and translate business needs into request for solution and or procurement events

Form, lead and facilitate cross-functional teams as applicable to execute the procurement process and plans; enable supplier selection and decision process.

Partner with Risk, Legal and other functions to address and mitigate contractual risk

Negotiate strategic agreements and facilitate implementation of contracts; support sites in the implementation of strategies and services.

Category Strategy Collaboration and Operational Implementation

Provides guidance to and/or may lead/co-lead moderately complex projects, including identify needs, conduct pre-project planning, define projects, collect internal and external data, perform strategic analysis and identify opportunities, formulate procurement strategies and develop implementation plans.

Develop close working relationships with key leaders and teams so that S&ES is critically involved in decision making related to external activities.

Coordinate with other S&ES category strategy managers and sourcing groups to identify and drive effective outsourcing strategies across categories and stakeholders.

Develop appropriate risk management strategies which anticipate and address an extensive range of risk scenarios to assure supply of Pfizer’s requirements.

Effectively utilize Pfizer’s e-Sourcing capabilities in advancing sourcing initiatives.

Lead and/or participate on project teams as required or assigned.

Drive supplier innovation, sustainability, diversity, cash flow improvement and overall service improvement.

Partner with suppliers to foster customer of choice collaboration.


Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s/ MBA a plus

5+ Years of demonstrated experience

Proficiency in facilitating complex, cross-functional activities and project management

Basic knowledge of Ariba, System Application and e-sourcing (RFx) procurement systems, processes and procedures

Knowledge and experience in different types of contracts and demonstrable ability to negotiate and execute complex contracts

The Ideal Candidate should also have:

Skilled negotiator with superior listening, influencing and critical thinking skills.

Experience in negotiating with suppliers (contracts, pricing etc.)

Experience of supplier performance and relationship management (methods, tools, practice)

Experience and ability in data analysis to support decision-making and identify actions

Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal interactions skills

Project Management, stakeholder management and influencing skills are required

Strong experience in the management of global supplier relationships

Negotiation experience with large organizations providing services to the Pharma industry

Articulate communicator with effective interpersonal skills

English language fluency

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