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Procurement Partner Specialist III

Tilburg, Netherlands

Job Description

Business Title: Procurement Partner Specialist III

Band 6

Job Code: OPS.PROC.P 06

About Thermo Fisher Scientific:

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do meaningful work, that makes a positive impact on a global scale! Join 13 0,000 colleagues who bring our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. You’ll find the resources here to achieve your career goals and help take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges. This includes protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe, and helping find cures for cancer.

How will you make an impact?

The Procurement Partner Specialist III supports and enables the Division in meeting their operations, innovation and financial targets by managing the required supplier capabilities and performance for assigned projects and categories. Operates in a managed network of Division business colleagues, suppliers, Category Management members and relevant COE organization.

Scale of Responsibilities

  • Identifies supplier capability requirements and selects suppliers

  • Manages procurement and supply base related projects that contribute to improved supplier spend performance

  • Supports divisional footprint initiatives outsourcing /insourcing (both Operations and R&D) including realization of local/regional supply base solutions

  • Translates divisional requirements for (future) supplier capabilities and supplier performance to Category Management Team and divisional SQE team

  • Supports Supplier supply capacity management by conducting capacity assessments and collaborate with the Category Management Teams to expand required supply options as well as supply flexibility

  • Coordinates business projects ( e.g. M&A integration), provides input to make or buy

Technical Responsibilities

  • Collects supplier (technical) capability requirements for current and future product portfolio as input for supplier scouting

  • Gathers Division business requirements and assures compliance to regulatory requirements

  • Serves as escalation point of contact for Procurement within the Division

  • Contributes to divisional procurement metrics for business reviews

  • Serves as the point of contact and ensure the implementation of Enterprise Processes such as Supplier Quality, Supplier Risk and Supplier Management

  • Drives and tracks compliance for indirect materials, as well as link with Global team for policies and procedures

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Represents Procurement in NPI projects and coordinate supply base related activities with x-functional division team as well as with Category Managers. Conduct all related sourcing project management activities (including project milestone/ gate pass activities)

  • Partners with Category Managers, R&D, Engineering to support and project manage annual value improvements and drives competitive advantage

  • Uses ‘scouting approach’ to influence R&D and Commercial partners earlier in NPI process, monitor product pipeline (LCM), support product platforming

How will you get here?


  • University degree (Mechanics/Electronics/Business/Industrial Engineering) or a combination of education and experience that demonstrate the required skills


  • Minimum 5+ years of procurement/sourcing/supply chain management experience, preferably in High Tech Systems environment with high diversity and low volumes

  • Minimum 5 years project management experience including procurement and supply base related projects

  • Experience working in a complex and constantly evolving environment

  • Training in specialized Purchasing skills (such as Purspective /NEVI) preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal communicative skills, with great understanding of influencing without power through collaboration and teamwork

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships internally and externally

  • Excellent English language skills (verbal and in writing), MS Office skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills

  • Knowledge and training on NPI/NPI processes and PLM processes

  • Must be proactive and self starting with a focus on continuous quality and performance improvement

  • Adept at business case development and presentations


We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus scheme, healthcare, company pension, and a range of employee benefits!

Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation.”

EEO/Reasonable Accommodation:

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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