Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Director, Global Sourcing – Corporate Services in Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Description

Thermo Fisher is seeking an experienced and dynamic Sr. Director of Global Sourcing – Corporate Services . This Sr. Director of Global Sourcing – Corporate Services will be responsible for Thermo Fisher Scientific’s global Corporate Services spend of approximately $700 million annually across 400+ sites. Spend categories include HR, Finance / Treasury, Marketing, Professional Services, Legal, Travel, and Fleet Services. They will lead a team of 6 Category Leaders responsible for strategic sourcing activities and supplier management functions. Develop sourcing strategy aligned with functional / business objectives, build organizational strength, create robust sourcing strategies, negotiate agreements, manage strategic supplier relationships, and drive continuous improvement yielding year over year savings. Act as a key business partner to the functional leadership teams.


  • Act as the key global Corporate Services sourcing interface with Functional leaders and all Thermo Fisher divisions ensuring alignment of strategies and commitments.

  • Analyze cross-divisional spend and develop global strategic sourcing plans to reduce total cost of ownership for all business units.

  • Demonstrate a measurable reduction in year over year total cost of ownership for the goods and/or services being sourced without compromising quality and/or service levels.

  • Provide thought leadership in developing and implementing sourcing strategies.

  • Create subcategory strategies using cross functional teams and sourcing process diligence.

  • Manage contracting process and lead coordination with Legal to ensure commercial relationships are appropriately documented

  • Champion use of eSourcing, Spend Visibility, and P2P tools company-wide

  • Manage the supplier qualification, RFP, supplier selection, contract development, implementation, compliance, and ongoing supply base management process related to Corporate Services

  • Drive functional excellence across the Corporate Services portfolio including skills development and identifying training needs

  • Manage relationships with functional senior management and the suppliers

  • Create and maintain communication mechanism to ensure coordination and reporting of sourcing impact

  • Leads the Global Sourcing Corporate Services Team

  • Develop staff to create expertise in both the areas of spend being managed and in strategic sourcing processes.

  • Mentor and develop staff through counseling and development of training program that addresses individual areas of improvement.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Graduate Degree in Business (Preferred); minimum 4-year undergraduate college degree required in Business, Finance, and/or Supply chain

  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 10 years experience in Indirect sourcing / operational leadership with global responsibility, preferably with experience in Corporate Services categories

  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in Corporate Services spend areas such as HR, Finance / Treasury, Marketing, Professional Services, Legal, Travel, and Fleet Services

  • Experience in a continuous improvement environment with a track record of achieving significant savings year over year

  • Strong negotiation and presentation skills

  • Strong knowledge of the strategic sourcing process

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong computer technology skills

  • Excellent leadership and teamwork skills

  • Requires ability to deal with ambiguity and the corresponding capacity to make decisions or recommendations based on potentially incomplete information

  • Must be able to work across all functions and levels of an organization

  • Broad business acumen to include manufacturing, sourcing - Total Cost of Ownership decisions in progressive companies where best in class practices are employed

  • Strong leadership and effective business partnering capabilities

  • Proven ability to develop and manage a high performing group

  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams in a complex organization

  • 20% global travel


  • Exceptional communication skills, both orally and written

  • Superior negotiating skills, especially at an executive management level

  • Strong knowledge of strategic sourcing process and e-sourcing tools

  • Proven project management skills

  • Demonstrable process implementation ability

  • Ability to lead a cross-functional team, that may include senior management

  • Problem solving and decision making talent

  • Outstanding quantitative skills

  • Leadership, team coaching, and people development skills

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.