Thermo Fisher Scientific Purchasing Manager in Rockville, Maryland

Job Description

Position Summary: This position is within the Fisher BioServices business unit of Thermo Fisher Scientific. The Sourcing/Purchasing Manager will drive strategic and tactical initiatives that implement and improve all phases of sourcing for FBS sites. This position will work very closely with supply chain, operations, commercial leaders, and finance to meet internal goals and market expectations. Specific functional responsibilities include suppliers’ management, internal procurement activities management, and participation in continuous improvement projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the company's supply portfolio by ensuring transparency of spending

  • Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies

  • Develop a government process by implementing policies and procedures for the purchasing function from requisitions to invoicing

  • Categorize company suppliers to assure proper oversight and daily management, leverage with divisional sourcing management

  • Coordinate purchasing activities with other departments to acquire materials, equipment, and services in a cost effective and timely manner

  • Develop new supply sources, as needed, to support and meet new projects and services requirements

  • Understand and enforce execution of our Supplier Quality requirements and best practices by working with Supplier Quality to ensure that GMP requirements are met.

  • Participate in any regulatory or client audits to sourcing / purchasing department. Ensure 100% GMP compliance

  • Coordinate with site buyers or coordinators to assure proper alignment with daily activities and supplier management responsibilities

  • Develop, manage and deliver a sourcing / purchasing dashboard with metrics as Spending, Savings, vendor performance, order management, improvements, etc. by using the FBS continuous improvement system (PPI)

  • Provide functional strategy to guide the daily execution, performance improvement and career development of the function organization staff. (future)

  • Provide support to all FBS sites in USA

  • Participate in Divisional and Corporate Sourcing / purchasing councils or forums to drive best practice sharing, benchmarking and talent development.

  • Performs other related duties as required and/or assigned Basic Minimum Qualifications: The qualifications listed below are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to complete each essential duty.

  • Developed reasoning and decision-making skills to drive projects to completion through individual and team accountability.

  • A strong balance of analytical skills and action orientation to drive sustaining results with intensity, demonstrating the confidence, conviction and collaboration to innovate new strategies and methodologies.

  • Excellent technical skills, including demonstrated project management, organization, and planning.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply problem solving methodology to understand root cause and implement solutions.

  • Proven strong oral and written communication skills with both senior management and subordinate staff

  • Willingness and ability to travel (up to 10% of the time).

  • Demonstrated negotiations skills and ability to work with external parties

  • Purchasing certification (CPM or comparable), preferred.

  • Requires ability to implement new programs with little direction.

  • Requires good documentation and verbal communication skills.

  • Requires self-motivation and attention to detail.

  • Requires strong initiative to improve upon current standards.

  • Requires excellent written, verbal, and organization skills.

  • Requires excellent judgment, decision and discretion abilities.

  • Requires strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Requires ability to work accurately and efficiently in a work environment that has the potential to change frequently due to changes in government regulations or business needs.

  • Requires proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority Education/ Experience:

  • Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Materials Management, or related field preferred. Master’s Degree is preferred.

  • Requires 3+ years of experience being responsible for a materials management / purchasing / sourcing functions with exposure to low volume/high mix consumables, preferably in a manufacturing and/or distribution operations environment

  • Requires strong knowledge and expertise of GMP requirements

  • CPM or APICS certifications are a plus

  • Requires hands on experience with procurement functionality in ERP or software solutions

  • Requires demonstrated experience and success using continuous improvement methodologies, preferably in purchasing or materials management.

Supervisory Responsibility: Supervises buyers or/and purchasing coordinator (future)

Work Schedule:

8AM to 5PM core hours, additional hours as required. 10% Travel.

Work Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to use a computer up to 8 hours per day.

  • Must be able travel to all local and global sites as needed.

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.