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Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior Category Manager, Chemicals and Biologicals in Logan, Utah

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals

How will you make an impact?

The Senior Category Manager, Chemicals and Biologicals is responsible for managing and continuously improving the assigned categories of spend - Biologicals and Chemicals. The individual will be collaborative and lead cross-functional team of sourcing, operations, technical, finance and other key stakeholders to prioritize sourcing initiatives, develop sourcing strategies, conduct RFx events, negotiate contracts, support spend migration from incumbent to preferred suppliers, and manage preferred supplier relationships.

What will you do?

  • Leads global category management for assigned categories to deliver key category performance indicators, including: Savings, supplier rationalization, low-cost region sourcing, risk management, spend under agreement, joint innovation, supplier performance, etc.

  • Establishes category plans and priorities globally and ensures alignment with divisional business priorities. Develops and drives 3 to 5-year global sourcing strategies focused on identifying and contracting with preferred suppliers that meet key business needs & the aforementioned category management goals.

  • Engages and supports division/site procurement teams and other key stakeholders to qualify preferred suppliers & migrate spend from incumbent, non-preferred suppliers.

  • Interfaces with category leaders in regions, divisions, & groups as well as cross-functional stakeholders (quality, technical, operations, finance, etc.) to ensure all category sourcing activities are aligned to a common set of goals and priorities.

  • Conducts supplier business reviews with preferred suppliers to ensure both parties meet obligations under the terms of agreement, including performance standards and continuous improvement goals.

How will you get here?

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or technical field. Master's Degree is preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years procurement/sourcing experience in mid to large multinational companies

  • Minimum 3 years working on the assigned category of spend

  • Business acumen - knows how to assess market/business requirements dynamics and negotiate agreements that yield meaningful business value

  • Experience working in highly regulated industries

  • Experience in a continuous improvement environment with a track record of achieving significant year over year results

  • Demonstrated consultative/collaborative style in performing sourcing activities

  • Influences without authority to motivate and manage a cross-functional team in multiple geographies.

  • CPSM or equivalent is preferred

  • Hands-on manufacturing and/or supply chain experience is preferred

  • Experience in life sciences, medical device, or pharmaceutical industries is preferred

  • Ability to travel 25 to 50%

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.