Source to Contract, Associate

Pfizer Inc.

Thessaloniki Chortiatis, Greece

Job posting number: #7199851 (Ref:pf-4901942)

Posted: December 8, 2023

Job Description


The Source to Contract (or other) Associate role drives execution to support all S&ES capabilities. They are responsible for enabling exceptional value creation through the support of all S&ES capabilities: policy, processes, technology, cross-category support, and other enabling programs. They are responsible for effective execution of policy development, manage ongoing maintenance / compliance and S&ES technology platforms.


Sourcing & Contracting Process Support

  • Support the timely execution of cross-category (S2C) responsibilities in alignment with business objectives
  • Provide support to the activities on centralized operational support for S&ES sourcing processes and events along with execution and storage of S&ES contracts
  • Support the development of RFXs, which may include Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotations (RFQs) or Request for Information (RFIs) including the eSourcing capability
  • Support the supplier due diligence activities such as conducting market research and supplier assessments to evaluate supplier capabilities, reliability, and capacity
  • Support the activities on internal stakeholder communication on RFX to potential suppliers and respond to supplier inquiries
  • Support the execution of all relevant documentation, such as contracts and purchase orders
  • Support team to manage spend categories by validating savings forms, verifying small/diverse suppliers, and conducting opportunity assessment and target setting process
  • Create a library of standard contract templates, clauses, and terms and conditions that can be easily adapted to meet specific business needs under the supervision of S&ES leadership
  • Analyze data related to sourcing activities and providing insights to stakeholders to inform decision-making

S&ES Capability Support (Policy, Processes, Technology, etc.)

  • Build reports on the business performance and financial management of the S&ES Enablement team
  • Contribute to activities on business reviews with suppliers to track performance
  • Conduct research for the latest industry trends, best practices, and regulations related to sourcing, procurement, and vendor management and provide regular updates to the leadership
  • Learn and apply knowledge of various systems such as sourcing platforms, vendor management systems, and e-procurement tools in the sourcing activities and coordinate with IT teams to ensure that the systems are functioning properly, implementing new features, and troubleshooting any issues that arise
  • Build financial reports in line with S&ES needs
  • Support the implementation of technology solutions to improve sourcing processes and may involve working with IT teams to implement new systems, and providing training and support to end-users

Source to Contract

  • Typically operates in a predominantly operational manner
  • Typically manages S&ES technology scope of medium complexity


  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Operations & Supply Chain Management, or a related discipline
  • Basic understanding of Source to Contract processes
  • Ability to implement process improvement opportunities under the guidance of leadership
  • Ability to build training and business review material under guidance
  • Experience of operating in environment of changing priorities and fast-paced dynamic requirements
  • Experience with SAP Ariba suite of tools, particularly:
  • Ariba eSourcing
  • Ariba Contract Workbench
  • or similar Enterprise Procurement Software
  • Experience working in a team setting
  • Strong communications skills
  • English language fluency


  • Typical Years of Experience: Up to 2 years of experience with diverse teams supporting regional / global operations
  • Experience with SAP Ariba suite of tools (Contract Workbench, eSourcing) or similar Enterprise Procurement Software
  • Experience of building business review report with suppliers to track performance
  • Experience of processing documentation such as contracts and purchase orders
  • Experience of tracking data related to sourcing activities


  • Knowledge of key processes in source to contract initiatives
  • Basic knowledge of centralized operational support for S&ES sourcing, contracting, and savings processes and events
  • Comfort with workflow ticketing systems (ex. Fuse)
  • Basic analytical skills and comfort with standard MS Office tools (e.g., Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Basic knowledge of various systems such as sourcing platforms, vendor management systems, and e-procurement tools
  • Basic knowledge of building reports


  • Sourcing or contracting experience related to the following strategic categories: Packaging, Contract Manufacturing, Construction/Facility/MRO, IT, Professional Services, R&D, Marketing & Media, Direct Materials
  • Life Sciences-Procurement related experience



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