Pfizer Sr Manager, Procurement in Westport, Missouri

This role manages all activities with respect to the Procurement Department for the St. Louis site of Meridian Medical Technologies, Inc., including compliance activities, managing the departmental budget while coordinating the full scope of activities associated with the guarantee of supply of materials (including negotiating agreements), and managing information systems geared to supply operational information to various departments throughout the company.

  • Ensures timely purchase of necessary components, raw materials, services and all support items for manufacturing, while leading and ensuring compliance to Corporate and Global Procurement policies, procedures and practices. Participates as required for internal and external audits.

  • Assures procurement, strategic sourcing, and supplier management processes are executed timely and effectively to drive continuous improvement in total cost, supplier performance and service levels.

  • Prepares departmental budget and monitors budget for compliance. Manages standard costing of components and support materials for company budgeting process.

  • Performs price and contract negotiations. Resolves disputes between suppliers and MMT. Plans, prioritizes, constructs and negotiates supply agreements with critical suppliers. Negotiates with suppliers on the return of any quality rejected items.

  • Serves as the single point of contact for suppliers except in situations where technical information must be exchanged.

Responsible for developing and m aintaining purchasing procedures and ensuring procedural compliance and training are effective/current.



A Bachelor's degree in related field is required.

MBA and/or CPSM or related certification desirable, but not required.


8+ years procurement experience and managing outside suppliers. Supervisory/Management experience required.

Experience with MRP/ERP systems required. Experience with JDE/PRISM, Enterprise One, Ariba desirable, but not required.

Specific Skills:

Proficient with procurement tools, concepts and practices such as supplier management, total cost analysis, market analysis and corporate procedure compliance

Proven negotiation and influencing skills

Strong analytical skills

Other Requirements:

Ideal candidate has prior experience working in the Pharmaceutical and/or Manufacturing industry.

Physical/Mental Requirements

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, walk.

  • Must be able to walk between multiple buildings daily and steps may equate to a mile or more per day and includes the ability to walk up and down steps; must be able to take handwritten notes at meetings.

  • Position requires regular onsite attendance - this position cannot be performed on a remote or telecommute basis on a temporary, short, or long term basis.

  • Must have the ability to simultaneously multi-task across multiple capabilities and functions and handle multiple competing priorities and requirements, including performing site and functional responsibilities, responding to frequent e-mail and phone communications and attending multiple meetings and conference calls. Note that these activities may not be time bound to core hours or presence at the site.

  • Individuals must at all times comply with MMT safety policies and the safety rules specific to the area in which he/she is working or visiting.

Non-Standard Work Schedule, Travel or Environment Requirements

Occasional travel to Pfizer sites and Supplier sites as business determined < 10% time.

Must be willing and able to work beyond the hours typically defined as a "regular" workday, which may or may not include weekends or holidays.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

This job is open only to Lawful Permanent Residents (as defined by 8 U.S.C. §1101(a)(20)), or Protected Individuals (as defined by 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3), namely, U.S. Citizens, Refugees, and Asylees.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

Additional Offer Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: August 7, 2017

  • Grade: 14

  • Additional Location Information : St. Louis, MO

  • Eligible for Relocation Package

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.