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The Clinical Trials Division, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, is a leading provider of the global clinical supply chain. With unwavering commitment to service, science and process engineering, Fisher Clinical Services is powered by people with an exceptional commitment to quality, deeply instilled ethics of personal responsibility and unrivaled expertise. We are exclusively focused on serving the packaging and distribution requirements of clinical trials across the world. Whether planning, packaging, labeling, storing, or distributing the important supplies needed to perform clinical research, for more than 27 years Fisher Clinical Services has been committed to delivering the highest possible value while ensuring adherence to the highest level of quality, performance, reliability and sustainability standards. http://www.fisherclinicalservices.com/

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 results 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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