Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Director, Global Sourcing – Corporate Services in Waltham, Massachusetts
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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.
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.