Careers at ThermoFisher Scientific

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Job Description


  • Ensure execution of activities in a timely, accurate manner
  • Support sourcing medical devices and other products required for use in clinical trials.
  • Coordinate with the CAM supply chain managers, distribution management, and other internal customers to ensure inventory availability to support jobs and order fulfillment.
  • Engage with vendors to increase compliance with our corporate payment terms
  • Assist with vendor initiatives including vendor consolidation, vendor quality management and spend visibility
  • Identify savings opportunities through rebates, discounts, competitive bidding, payment terms, vendor consolidation, etc
  • Support and Drive process improvement to increase team capacity and improve efficiency/accuracy
  • Improve internal relationships by ensuring internal customers understand sourcing policies. Help train departments on tools and services available from the sourcing team to ensure compliance
  • Support strategic projects as needed
  • Manage purchase orders with approved suppliers
  • Ensure timely delivery of goods
  • Resolve supplier issues as needed
  • Apply Good Manufacturing Principles (GMP) in all areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrate and promote the company vision
  • Conduct all activities in a safe and efficient manner
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from a four-year college or university, and/or at least five years of highly satisfactory experience as a Purchasing professional or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • APICS, CPM, CPIM certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record of strong results.
  • Results oriented.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Information Systems requirement planning experience is highly desirable.
  • Analytical experience compiling and reporting spend, discounts, pricing reductions, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management, including the ability to manage multiple tasks to meet strict deadlines.
  • Collaboration and team building.
  • Effective demonstrated proven statistical analysis.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and able to effectively interact with multiple areas of Thermo Fisher Corporate Sourcing, including internal auditors, Human Resources and Senior Management.
  • Effective information presentation and query response.
  • Analytical and problem solving.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in personal computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook).
  • Basic understanding of the clinical development process and clinical trial supplies.
  • Basic understanding of regulatory requirements such as cGMPs.
  • Effective one-on-one contact with all internal departments as well as external customers.
  • Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and work instructions.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Must possess the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Monday – Friday; 8AM – 5PM and additional hours as necessary

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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