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The Clinical Trials Division (CTD) of Thermo Fisher Scientific is focused on providing end to end clinical trial solutions for our customers. We don’t specialize in any particular therapy – we support them all. Our customers range from small biotech/pharmaceutical start-ups to large pharmaceutical companies who focus on R&D and prefer to outsource supporting services for the execution of clinical trials across the globe. We have the industry’s largest global footprint of FDA cGMP facilities and regional hubs strategically located around the globe so we can be where our customers need us - we provide the full suite of services in each of those hubs so that we can get the right medication to the right patient on time.

The Clinical Ancillary Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for the identification and development of global suppliers of medical devices, laboratory equipment, consumables and other healthcare-related products 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage global strategies for key product categories to ensure ancillaries can be successfully procured and distributed in multiple countries.
  • Develop global manufacturer relationships to ensure consistent supply of products at international clinical trial sites.
  • Identify and develop region-specific supply chains as required by local markets.
  • Partner with the Commercial team to identify industry trends and translate those requirements to guide supplier development.
  • Create robust supplier development programs that includes pricing structure, volume discounts, rebates, quality management and on time delivery.
  • Assist the BSD Sourcing team with advancing vendor audit programs, standard operating procedures and vendor performance metrics.
  • Lead and participate in quarterly business reviews with key ancillary suppliers.
  • Partner with other Thermo Fisher Scientific divisions to create holistic solutions for our clients.
  • Engage with vendors to increase compliance with our corporate payment terms and work aggressively to generate reductions to year on year price, without sacrificing quality.
  • Use Practical Process Improvement (PPI) tools to find effective ways to improve department effectiveness and drive out departmental waste.
  • Analyze historical and forecasted spend by item/supplier.
  • Partner with Sales, Clinical Supply Chain Managers, Quotations and local Procurement to develop optimal solutions and satisfy customer requirements.
  • Model and foster excellent customer service (internal and external) in all functions and responsibilities.
  • Model Thermo Fisher Role Model Leadership competencies in all interactions.
  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BS/BA in business or the sciences
  • Seven or more years of experience in purchasing, project management, client services, healthcare, and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Superior analytical skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Proficiency in personal computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Proven track record of success
  • Ability to travel at least 20% of the time



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct experience in the ancillary, lab supplies, healthcare or CRO industries with drug development and/or clinical supply services preferred
  • Must be a result oriented individual with the ability to work cross functionally and with diverse populations
  • APICS, CPM, CPIM and/or equivalent certification a plus

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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