Procurement Leadership
​​​​​​​Development Program

About the program

​​​​​​​The Procurement Leadership Development Program (PLDP) provides the opportunity for high-performing new grads to contribute in a variety of capacities while partnering with senior leadership. For those who are passionate about managing the procurement life-cycle, participants will move through roles within Supplier Quality Engineering, Sourcing Data Analytics, Sourcing Category Leadership, and ultimately serve as a Buyer & Planner. If you are ready to take an active role in your career while developing key relationships across our leadership team, the PLDP will offer you the chance to quickly build credibility as you position yourself as a next-gen leader. ​​​​​​​

What to expect

  • Two 6-month rotations; One 1-year rotation
  • Rotations across various Thermo Fisher Groups/Divisions/Business units and/or functional areas
  • Learnings from hands-on experiences
  • Engaged assignment managers who provide day-to-day direction
  • Mentors during the program
  • Participation in various training sessions both functionally relevant and on leadership skill development
  • High-impact project ownership
  • Dedicated program managers for guidance and direction
  • Work with Program Manager to find permanent placement within the organization upon program completion

We are looking for candidates who...

Are geographically

Have strong
​​​​​​​learning agility.

Have demonstrated leadership experience.
Have an entrepreneurial

Eligibility Criteria​​​​​​​


6 months as a Buyer
6 months in Sustainability/Project Management
12 months Category Management 

Real LDP participants. Real impact.

See what our program participants have to say about their experience with us! 
“After graduating with my Supply Chain undergraduate degree, I knew I wanted to go into Life Sciences and work for a company where I could grow and develop my career. The Procurement Leadership Development Program at Thermo Fisher Scientific has done just that. It is unique in that it provides you with exposure to two different sites across the country and four different roles across the procurement. I have had roles in both California and Massachusetts, in areas such as indirect category management, project management, and site purchasing. The colleagues at Thermo Fisher are supportive and always willing to share their knowledge. I often find myself applying the learnings from my rotations to the day-to-day work of my off-program role. The LDP truly jump starts your career in a unique way!” 
Michaela D., PLDP alumna, Bentley University
“Throughout the search for a post-grad role, I sought to join a global company whose mission was to better the world in some sort of way. Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Mission to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer immediately stood out to me. I visited their booth during our school career fair and learned about the opportunities, in specific the Procurement Leadership Development Program. As a new grad with a supply chain degree, there were infinite career paths to choose. The rotational program provided an opportunity to experience 4 very different roles in two years. As an LDP, you are placed in high impact projects and have direct visibility with leadership. The support network is unmatched and I was given the creative freedom to drive my own projects. Also, the idea of rotating across various teams and sites was interesting to me. I spent a year exploring the Greater Boston area then moved to sunny San Diego, which is where I am based today. Upon completing the program, I accepted the role of Supplier Risk Manager for our Global Procurement function. I now manage supplier risk initiatives and work with cross-functional teams on a daily basis. Like many others, my LDP journey has been a great experience and helped accelerate my career path. Joining the program was the best decision I made and I encourage all students to check it out!” 
Ingrid C., PLDP alumna, Arizona State University

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