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Sr Director, Procurement/Sourcing (Material Sciences)

Eindhoven, Netherlands

Job Description

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 10 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 Sr. Director, Procurement – (Material and Structural Analysis Division) is the global leader responsible for developing and driving the Procurement vision with key colleagues in the division. The individual will be a key partner to the divisional operations leader with a focus on strategy, execution and implementation. This position will facilitate the development and execution of long-term strategies that will optimize quality, cycle/response time, technology, risk, and total cost. The role will mitigate risk, use technology, improve processes and systems, and reduce overall cost of ownership and acquisition.

What will you do?

Scale of Responsibilities

  • Establish and implement short and long-term goals, strategic plans, policies and procedures for the Division aligned with the Group performance metrics

  • Deliver on key objectives (Annual Operating Plan - AOP), delivery, quality, service, cost, innovation, and growth commitments for Division Procurement

  • Partner with Category Managers, R&D, Engineering to deliver annual value improvements and drives competitive advantage

  • Partner with Supply Chain to create demand plans for supplier partners

  • Works closely with Shared Service and Procure to Pay (P2P) process team to ensure an efficient end to end delivery models

  • Responsible for the coordination of business projects and programs ( e.g. M&A integration, make or buy, vendor transition, CSR), monitoring execution and communicating results to senior leaders

Technical Responsibilities

  • Captures Division business requirements and assures compliance to regulatory requirements

  • Engage with Supplier Partners, ensuring capacity to meet demand and works with Category Management to close gaps

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

  • Serves as escalation point of contact for Procurement within the Division, and works with Categories to resolve problems

  • Consolidate , analyze and report on divisional procurement metrics for business reviews

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Provide division input to category strategies (Global, Group specific) and support implementation of aligned strategies

  • Work with supplier leadership (Vice President, General Managers, President, Functional and Operations Leaders) to solve business problems and assure alignment with Thermo Fisher objectives

  • Develop and assess purchasing talent and improve resource productivity and professionalism

  • Mentor and develop staff through coaching and development plans to address individual areas of improvement

  • Implement talent initiatives to improve Employee Involvement Survey results

What will you need?


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain /Materials Management, Business Logistics or a related area or equivalent; MBA preferred


  • Extensive procurement and leadership experience with a focus on mentoring, coaching and performance management

  • High level of proficiency with core Procurement skills (engineering, sourcing)

  • Strong influencing skills with ability to see issues from multiple viewpoints and understand differing needs of colleagues

  • Significant business knowledge and proven team building skills

  • Results oriented, metrics driven leader with a root cause, permanent fix approach, continuous improvement approach

What's in it for you?

We offer and excellent remuneration , annual incentive plan bonus scheme, private healthcare, company pension, and a wide range of other 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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