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When you’re part of the team at Thermos 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.

Position Summary:

The Sr. Category Leader for Facilities Management will be part of the Global Indirect Sourcing Grouper. This position will develop and execute global category plans for the strategic sourcing of facilities management. Responsible for cross divisional sourcing and contracting activities to leverage Thermo Fisher Scientific’s global facilities services spend totaling ~$100m per year.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create, implement, and manage multi-year category sourcing strategy(ies) for various categories within facilities management
  • Lead cross-functional strategic sourcing teams that include representation from the internal customer, finance, legal, and the end user community
  • Analyze spend data and identify opportunities to consolidate suppliers of similar services in order to drive leveraged cost reductions
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to understand current and future business needs, as well as external resource requirements, in order to create and execute project pipeline
  • Influence key executive stakeholders to engage sourcing as a key partner in order to drive cost out of their 3rd party suppliers
  • Drive a measurable reduction in year over year total cost of ownership for facilities services categories
  • Manage supplier qualification, RFP, supplier selection, contract development, implementation, compliance, and ongoing supply management processes as they pertain to corporate services
  • Conduct regular reviews of supplier scorecards and operational metrics to drive continuous improvement of corporate services suppliers
  • Leverage e-sourcing and spend analysis tools to drive incremental year over year cost savings
  • Provide external industry benchmarking to better assess strategy and solutions within corporate services

  • Drive process improvements to create efficiencies in sourcing procedures and the interaction with corporate services and legal

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a 4-year undergraduate college degree in Business or Finance; Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum seven years’ experience in sourcing various facilities services including, but not limited to integrated facilities management and related services and goods,
  • Advanced knowledge of contract terms and conditions
  • Exceptional ability to engage cross functional teams and influence decision making process. Must be able to navigate a complex organization structure to solve problems inherent in large scale supplier implementations
  • Advanced contract negotiation skills, specifically service providers whose product may be intangible
  • Demonstrated experience with successfully developing and executing multi-year sourcing category strategies in complex areas of spend
  • Strong analytical skills required
  • Strong knowledge of the strategic sourcing process and practical application of the process to sourcing projects
  • Strong influencing, project management and change management skills
  • Strong computer technology skills
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Must be able to work within all functions and levels of an organization.
  • 15% global travel

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer

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.
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