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ThermoFisher Scientific Procurement Partner in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

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About Thermo Fisher

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do meaningful work, that makes a positive impact on a global scale! Join 130,000 colleagues who bring our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. You’ll find the resources here to achieve your career goals and help take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges. This includes protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe, and helping find cures for cancer.

How will you make an impact?

Operates as strategic sourcing specialist within the procurement team and across a regional network of manufacturing sites to ensure successful sourcing strategies delivery. In conjunction with relevant business partners, identifies, designs, and implements novel sourcing solutions for Procurement.

What will you do?


  • Serve as strategic sourcing owner for specified sites, leading strategic sourcing initiatives to improve supplier performance, drive process improvements, reduce costs and develop supplier relationships.

  • Work in close alignment with local site Purchasing and Thermo Fisher Category Management Teams within the Electronics/PCBA/EMS/Cables category.

  • Negotiate pricing, MOQ, lot sizes, and favorable payment terms with suppliers as assigned.

  • Find innovative solutions to deliver cost efficiencies to create enhanced value by hosting or facilitating idea generation workshops and builds a pipeline of savings above financial targets.

  • Support the development, planning, and implementation of sourcing strategies within the respective spend area that delivers best value, price, compliance, and efficiencies.

  • Create bid packages and perform bid analysis, reviewing findings and recommendations with Purchasing, Category Management Teams, and key stakeholders.

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Coordinates global, cross-functional, geographically distributed teams to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Coordinates with team members to identify and document resource constraints.

  • Works with key partners to achieve key deliverables on time and within plan, develop relationships within the company to complete assigned projects.

  • Integrates diverse views while participating in targeted content deep dive sessions to enable problem solving.

  • Collaborates with Procurement Enablement on reporting cadences to achieve a single source of truth for the savings pipeline and inflation.

  • Represents Procurement in NPI projects and coordinates sourcing related activities with cross-functional site team as well as with Category Managers.

How will you get here?


  • Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Finance, or Engineering.

  • Certification in Purchasing/Procurement is desirable.


  • 8+ years of procurement/sourcing/supply chain management experience, preferably in High Tech Systems environment with high diversity mix and low volumes.

  • Experience working within the Electrical, Mechanical, OEM, and Optical Commodities preferred.

  • Experience working in a complex and constantly evolving environment.

  • Training in specialized Purchasing skills such as SAP and Ariba preferred Process improvement background (PPI, Lean, Six Sigma, etc) preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Excellent negotiations skills with the ability to negotiate High-mix/Low-volume, single/sole source spend independently.

  • Exceptional analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to efficiently organize forums and coordinate communication with team members.

  • Excellent communication skills for structuring ideas in a clear and concise manner.

  • Strong ability to effectively communicate with and present to Senior Leadership.

  • Strong proficiency in MS-Office tools (specifically, MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Demonstrated ability to make recommendations on and deliver assigned projects.

  • Can work independently, within a team, and collaboratively across teams.

  • Ability to lead project teams of peers and other partners and navigate within a matrix environment.

  • Ability to collaborate across multiple sites and platforms in a virtual office environment.

  • Solid Financial competence.

  • Multi-tasking skills and planning for prioritizing personal workload.

  • Able to manage change effectively and frequently.

  • Ability to travel between 10%-20% on an annual basis.


We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus scheme, healthcare, company pension, and a range of employee benefits!

Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation.”

EEO/Reasonable Accommodation

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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.