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Thermo Fisher Scientific Director, Procurement Partner - Plastics & Resins in Waltham, Massachusetts

The Director, Procurement Partner is the leader responsible for developing and driving the Procurement vision with key colleagues in the Laboratory Plastics Essentials business unit (Plastics & Resins). You will be a key partner to the divisional operations leader with a focus on strategy, execution and implementation. In this position, you will facilitate the development and execution of long-term strategies that will optimize quality, cycle/response time, technology, risk, and total cost. You will also mitigate risk, use technology, improve processes and systems, and reduce overall cost of ownership and acquisition.

Scale of Responsibilities

  • Establish and implement short and long-term goals, strategic plans, policies and procedures for the Division aligned with the Group performance metrics

  • Deliver on key objectives (Annual Operating Plan - AOP), delivery, quality, service, cost, innovation, and growth commitments for Division Procurement

  • Coordinate long range strategies with the business partners across the Division and implement plans

  • Engage and collaborate with Category Managers, R&D, Engineering to deliver annual value improvements and drives competitive advantage

  • Partner with Supply Chain to create demand plans for supplier partners

  • Work closely with Shared Service and Procure to Pay (P2P) process team to ensure efficient end to end delivery models

  • Coordinate business projects and programs (e.g. M&A integration, make or buy, vendor transition, CSR), supervise execution and communicate results to senior leaders

  • Ensure alignment with business colleagues within the Group and Division on projects

  • Ensure the implementation of Enterprise Processes such as Supplier Quality, Supplier Risk and Supplier Management

Technical Responsibilities

  • Assemble Division business requirements and assures compliance to regulatory requirements

  • Join forces with Supplier Partners, ensuring capacity to meet demand and work with the Category team to close gaps

  • Drive and oversee compliance for indirect materials in linkage with the Global team

  • Use ‘scouting approach’ to influence R&D and Commercial partners earlier in NPI process, look after the product pipeline (LCM), support product platforming

  • Serve as issue point of contact for Procurement within the Division, work with Category Management to resolve problems

  • Consolidate, analyze and report on divisional procurement metrics for business reviews

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Provide division input to category strategies (Global, Group specific) and support implementation of aligned strategies

  • Engage with supplier leadership (Vice President, General Managers, President, Functional and Operations Leaders) to tackle business problems and assure alignment with Thermo Fisher objectives

  • Develop and assess purchasing talent while improving resource productivity and professionalism

  • Mentor and evolve staff through coaching and development plans to address individual areas of improvement

  • Implement talent initiatives to improve Employee Involvement Survey results

  • Drive the development and implementation of common processes, standardized practices, use of tools and technologies that can scaled company wide


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain/Materials Management, Business Logistics or a comparable area of study; MBA preferred

  • A minimum of 12 years of procurement/sourcing experience

  • High level of proficiency with core Procurement skills (engineering, sourcing)

  • Strong influencing and ability to see issues from multiple viewpoints and understand differing needs of colleagues

  • Significant eye for business with confirmed team building skills and understanding of operations

  • Proven flexibility and readiness to respond to changes in the external environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to confidently present sophisticated information

  • Resolved, metrics driven leader with a root cause, permanent fix approach, continuous improvement approach

  • Strong procurement and sourcing background

  • 5+ years' experience leading and managing procurement teams with a cornerstone on mentoring, coaching and performance management

  • Progressively responsible career path in manufacturing operations and procurement with significant practical experience in international settings

  • Strong analytical skills and process focus

  • Empowering of global constituents to meet business objectives, and possess strong presentation skills at all levels of the organization

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal skills, and unquestioned integrity and trust


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.”

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us ( . As one global team of 100,000 colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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