Category Execution, Senior Associate in Tampa, FL 33602

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 Job Summary

Job Title: Category Execution, Senior Associate

Job Code: TA-SA-PFE-3128

Job Location: Tampa, FL 33602

Job Date: 11/17/2023

Duration: 0 Months

First Shift: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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 Job Description

Why Patients Need You

Creating value though procurement processes is keeping our products in production and our innovators innovating. Whether you are part of negotiating contracts, managing vendors or forecasting requirements, your role is critical to getting our medicines in the hands of the people who need them most, faster and more efficiently than ever before.

Category Execution, Sr. Associate, (Enterprise Indirect Sourcing & Procurement)

Global Sourcing & Enterprise Services (S&ES) delivers world-class procurement capabilities to Pfizer, partnering with internal Pfizer customers to ensure they receive maximum value for every dollar spent with Pfizer suppliers.  We accelerate Pfizer’s purpose by delivering supplier-supported solutions in ways that realize exceptional value creation for our business.  We accomplish this by executing effective strategic processes, including category management, category execution, supplier management and sourcing projects, all supported by efficient procure to pay processes.   We add value by aligning Pfizer with the best suppliers, promoting continuous improvement in supplier performance and driving compliance with Pfizer’s intellectual property and privacy requirements.  We strive to be a trusted partner that is recognized as best-in-class for business impact and delivering supplier-supported solutions via our outstanding talent.

The Category Execution, Sr. Associate role is responsible for delivering exceptional category value to Pfizer stakeholders through the execution and implementation of global sourcing strategies that meet the needs of the internal customers and suppliers.

This role will work as part of the global Enterprise Indirect Sourcing team, based at strategic locations in Tampa, Florida, Thessaloniki, Greece, and Vizag, India. This role will support our Global Indirect categories, and is based at our Tampa, FL site.


Category Strategy Execution

•Contributes to the delivery of exceptional category value to Pfizer stakeholders through the execution of global category strategies

•Contributes to end-to-end management of medium or high complexity initiatives

•Support engagement with respective stakeholders from the category strategy team to act as the organization's execution arm

•Support the category execution plans by working on the strategic objectives and drive cost savings, process improvements, and innovation

•Understands, explores and works on workflow management tools and intake requests

Sourcing Process Ownership

•Contributes to entire sourcing process, from identifying suppliers, implementation of new sourcing strategies, aligning with supplier and internal customer needs

•Work on the development of medium to high complexity RFXs and in coordination with stakeholders clearly capture scope, objectives, evaluation criteria, and keep a track that the RFX meets all requirements and timelines

•Contribute to the activities associated with identifying potential suppliers, including supplier assessments, evaluation of supplier capabilities, reliability, and capacity

•Facilitate communication of internal stakeholders of the RFX to potential suppliers and response to supplier inquiries

•Engage in the discussions with the suppliers to negotiate and finalize contracts

•Support e-Sourcing capability with global templates that can be leveraged regionally

•Apply knowledge of market trends, industry best practices, and emerging technologies related to standard sourcing, contracting & savings processes in the execution process

•Provide support for the regular business reviews to track performance, identify areas for improvement, and ensure excellent value delivered to Pfizer in terms of cost savings, cost avoidance, cycle time to source spend

Contracting Process Ownership

•Support end-to-end contracting processes and procedures in line with industry best

•Contribute to the contract drafting / redlining process and the associated communication with the stakeholders

•Support the material build for guidance and training of business stakeholders on the contracting process, including contract review, negotiation, and execution

•Ensure all contracts are properly executed, stored, and maintained in a centralized contract management system

•Contribute to activities such as contract renewals, amendments, and terminations

•Contribute to the creation of a library of standard contract templates, clauses, and terms and conditions that can be easily adapted to meet specific business needs


  • Applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree with three years of relevant experience; OR a Master’s degree with one year of relevant experience; OR an Associate's degree with six years of relevant experience; OR eight years of relevant experience with a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Knowledge / experience with different types of contracts

  • Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PPT)

  • Effective communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written

  • Client engagement and customer relationship management skills

  • Ability to manage and prioritize diverse workload, adapt to changing priorities and assignments

  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams

  • Ability to effective draft procurement contracts, track contract deliverables, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong business operations acumen


  • Experience in execution of sourcing & contracting projects, contract drafting

  • Experience conducting medium to high complexity, routine negotiations

  • Experience in managing supplier relationships and supplier performance metrics

  • Experience in building material for training of business stakeholders


  • Knowledge of Category execution

  • Knowledge of standard sourcing, contracting & savings processes

  • Basic knowledge of Ariba, System Application and e-sourcing (RFx) procurement systems, processes and procedures

  • Exposure to project management, including the ability to participate in multiple cross-functional projects, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines

  • Strong analytical skills and comfort with standard analytical methods and tools (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Access)

  • Good knowledge of PowerPoint, and other relevant software


  • Ability to work hybrid schedule of up to 3 days in person at the Tampa office.

Work Location Assignment: On Premise

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations.  These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.  Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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