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Thermo Fisher Scientific Procurement Specialist II (REMOTE) in Newark, New Jersey

Position Summary:

The Clinical Ancillary Procurement Specialist is responsible for the execution of procurement to global suppliers of medical devices, laboratory equipment, consumables and other products in support of a clinical trial to support the Clinical Ancillary Management team. Leverages Thermo Fisher Scientific products, relationships, and our global distribution network in order to drive continuity of supply to the patients we serve and maximize the profit potential for goods purchased.


  • Maintains strong, advantageous professional relationships with suppliers.

  • Liaises with CAM Procurement, Clinical Supply Chain Managers and Solutions for necessary knowledge sharing and support.

  • Obtains and assesses supplier quotations, collating key data as part of Clinical Ancillary bids.

  • Collaborates with Clinical Supply Chain Managers to enable component creation and purchase requisition setup.

  • Raises defined Purchase Orders for approval, then places with compliant suppliers based on appropriate criteria, obtaining confirmation of all aspects.

  • Employs best practice to maximize cost savings opportunities including negotiation tactics.

  • Utilizes in-house finance and inventory management systems to input and analyze information, and successfully manage the life cycle of Purchase Orders.

  • Monitors supplier delivery performance, compliance and quality for Clinical Ancillaries taking appropriate action to address, correct and prevent unsatisfactory results.

  • Maintains excel spreadsheets and shared subfolders with key commercial and technical data.

  • Supports enterprise-level strategic direction, local and global sourcing initiatives and CAM team projects.

  • Applies Good Manufacturing/Distribution Principles in all areas of responsibility.

  • Collaborate with warehouse receiving teams to achieve continued success

  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

Minimum Qualifications: -

  • 4 years+ purchasing/supplier management experience, preferably in the Pharmaceutical/Healthcare sector.

  • Effective, demonstrable written and verbal communication skills developed in a variety of settings.

  • Customer focused with agility to meet changing priorities.

  • Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities within established deadlines.

  • Proficiency in personal computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

  • Good business acumen.

  • Technical (continuous) learning - Ability to apply new concepts rapidly and has an aptitude for learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge.

  • Self-starter that can drive projects to completion with minimal guidance

  • Bachelor's degree will be reviewed in-lieu of professional experiencePreferred Qualifications: -

  • Demonstrated track record of strong results.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a global team to accomplish individual and team objectives.

  • Strong analytical skills (the ability to view a situation logically, break it down into manageable tasks, and recommend alternative plans of action).

  • Limited domestic and/or international travel required.

  • CIPS qualification or equivalent an advantage.

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.