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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $18 billion and approximately 57,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.

All of our employees share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. Our ability to grow year after year is driven by our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class people who will thrive in our environment and share in our desire to improve mankind by enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

If you share in our values and if you're looking for an employer who is strongly committed to developing talent and rewarding achievement, come grow with us at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Position Summary:
Responsible for purchasing activities associated with assigned commodities from internal and external suppliers. Develop and implement business strategies impacting supply chain consolidation, cost reduction, quality improvement as well as supplier assessment and associated scorecard activities. Forecast, plan, prepare and control materials requirements and purchases. Support the continuous flow and delivery of assigned commodities per requirements as assigned by the MPS/MRP messaging system and/or specific sales and service requirements utilizing JIT, VOMI, VMI strategies as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Issue, update, and maintain purchase orders based on ERP system requirements taking into account supplier constraints.
  • Manage supplier relationships to develop, implement, and track programs for improving supplier quality, delivery performance, total cost of ownership and payment terms.
  • Review MPS daily and resolve any exceptions. Update the ERP system with real-time data to allow planning/scheduling and manufacturing visibility into interruptions in material availability.
  • Clearly communicate possible obstacles and constraints to the necessary personnel to maximize efficiencies.
  • Maintain vendor metric performance including, but not limited to, vendor score cards, on-time delivery, and delta P (pricing variances).
  • Work cross functionally to resolve inventory, production, and supplier return issues as they arise.
  • Maintain accuracy of the ERP supplier data and costing elements.
  • Maintain extensive product and commodity knowledge for the assigned product segments, including, but not limited to, market conditions, technical acumen, global opportunities, obsolescence, strategic opportunities and pricing.
  • Use analytical skills to participate in various practical process improvement projects and lead projects as required.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Requires a Bachelors level degree in business, supply chain management, or related discipline
  • A minimum of 2 years in purchasing or materials management experience
  • Must have a customer service focus with the ability to enhance internal client relationships using excellent communication skills
  • Prior experience with low cost region suppliers is a plus. Experience with MPS/MRP and inventory control is required
  • Experience in an ISO / GMP environment
  • Must be willing to travel minimally (<10%)
  • Ability to work remotely as needed
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • JDE Oracle experience is a bonus
Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:
  • Requires a Bachelors level degree in business, supply chain management, or related discipline
  • Experience with MPS/MRP and inventory control is required

Relocation assistance is not offered for this role.

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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