Thermo Fisher Scientific Director, Procurement - Facilities Management in Waltham, Massachusetts
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In this role you will lead the category of Facilities Management across Thermo Fisher. You will lead hard and soft facilities management service as part of Workplace and Facilities Management Function to ensure safe, compliant, reliable, and effective work environments in all company facilities.
Ensure that the category strategy is aligned with the functional/business objectives and work closely with Division Business Partners, Quality, Operations, R&D, and Business leaders to ensure category strategies are aligned cross functionally. Lead a Category team responsible for strategic sourcing activities and supplier management functions. Build organizational strength, create robust sourcing strategies, negotiate agreements, oversee strategic supplier relationships, and drive continuous improvement and savings.
Connects key categories with all levels within Thermo Fisher business divisions ensuring alignment of strategies and financial targets
Designs and assists regions in the deployment of facilities services approach.
Accountable for the multi-year category strategy and plan objectives, timelines, and goals
Analyzes cross-divisional spending and develops global strategic sourcing plans that reduce the total cost of ownership for all business units without compromising quality and service levels
Considers financial planning, forecasting, P&L performance, inventory, cash flow, tariffs and inflation to inform strategy
Provides thought leadership in developing and implementing sourcing strategies for Facility Management Services category
Engages with Site and key stakeholders to influence and execute Category strategies and associated initiatives
Champions the use of structured Category Management process to develop category strategies including diversity, sustainability and risk assessment and business continuity
Utilizes AQSCIR (Assurance, Quality, Service, Cost, Innovation, Regulatory) method to develop and drive 3 to 5 year global sourcing strategies focused on identifying and contracting with suppliers that meet category management goals
Communicates plans and progress to GPLT and site leadership
Runs the contracting process and leads coordination with Legal to ensure relationships are appropriately documented
Leads the supplier qualification, RFP, supplier selection, contract development, implementation, compliance, and ongoing supply base management process
Assesses market intelligence for key trends, and uses predictive analytics to make risk mitigation recommendations to the business
Drives supplier consolidation through engaging and supporting Division Business Partners and Group Procurement Operations (e.g. sourcing engineers) to qualify preferred suppliers and migrate spend from incumbent, non-preferred suppliers
Drives adoption of global sourcing strategies across the enterprise and ensures ongoing teamwork
Champions use of eSourcing, Spend Visibility, and P2P tools company-wide
Works with Division Business Partners and functional colleagues to gather business requirements for category strategy development
Creates and maintains a communication mechanism to ensure coordination with internal colleagues and reporting of sourcing impact
Leads a Global Category Team and develops staff to create expertise in both the areas of spend and in strategic sourcing processes
Mentors and develops staff through coaching and development plans to address individual areas of improvement
Implements talent initiatives to improve Employee Involvement Survey results
Bachelor’s Degree required; Graduate Degree in Business (Preferred), Finance, and/or Technical field
Minimum 10 years’ of procurement/sourcing experience with increasing global responsibility and experience in a large matrixed company environment, minimum 5 years’ experience in the Facilities Management & Services
5+ years' experience leading and managing procurement teams with a focus on mentoring, coaching and performance management
Strong leadership and effective business partnering capabilities – influence without authority
Proven track record to lead cross-functional teams in a complex organization
Strong negotiation and presentation skills
Strong understanding of the strategic sourcing and category management process
Strong project management skills
Requires ability to deal with ambiguity and the corresponding capacity to make decisions or recommendations based on potentially incomplete information
Capable of working across all functions and levels of an organization
International experience (plus) – working experience in different countries/regions/language
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.”
Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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.
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