Category Management Partner

Pfizer Inc.

Shanbally, Ireland

Job posting number: #7237124 (Ref:pf-4909260)

Posted: April 18, 2024

Job Description

Application Closing Date: 1st May 2024

Why Patients Need You

Creating value though procurement processes is keeping our products in production and our innovators innovating. Whether you are part of negotiating contracts, managing vendors or forecasting requirements, your role is critical to getting our medicines in the hands of the people who need them most, faster and more efficiently than ever before.

What You Will Achieve

Pfizer’s Source to Pay (S2P) delivers world-class procurement capabilities to Pfizer, partnering with internal Pfizer customers to ensure they receive maximum value for every dollar spent with Pfizer suppliers. We accomplish this by executing effective strategic processes, including API category management, supplier management and sourcing projects, all supported by efficient procure to pay processes.

As a Manager, the objective of this role is to continuously improve the quality and service through innovative solutions, effective API sourcing and demand management practices. The role combines supplier relationship management and risk management, requiring significant data analysis, industry benchmarking, and knowledge management of API cost trends.

It is your hard work and dedication that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Lead the strategic sourcing process within the S2P Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) portfolio – identifying opportunities, analysing needs, planning projects using internal and external data and formulating Category Management strategies.

  • Lead and/or participate in cross-functional teams to execute the procurement process and plans - enabling supplier selection and decision, negotiating terms, process & contract management, ensuring price, quality, service targets and standards are achieved

  • Develop appropriate risk management strategies to assure supply of Pfizer's API requirements.

  • Execute the elements Pfizer's Supplier Management process in accordance with program guidelines, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, accountability, and continuous improvement.

  • Effectively utilize Pfizer's eSourcing capabilities in advancing sourcing initiatives.

  • Build relationships with key suppliers and stakeholders, and foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, accountability and continuous improvement.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key internal stakeholders including business leaders and cross-functional teams, to understand business requirements and develop sourcing strategies that align with company goals and objectives.

  • Work with other Pfizer functions and departments to assist budget owners in development of operating budgets and efficient P2P processes through effective communication of supplier pricing and related cost improvement initiatives.

  • Support Pfizer's Diversity and Inclusion objectives as applicable to strategic category management within S2P.



  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of experience.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in managing complex, cross-functional activities.

  • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills.

  • Knowledge of fundamentals of Project Management, including experience leading projects.


  • Master’s degree and relevant pharmaceutical experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement systems, processes and procedures.

  • Exhibits business expertise and an understanding of the external marketplace and customer requirements.

  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills.

Work Location Assignment: Flexible

Additional Information 

  • In order to be considered for this position in Ireland you need to be legally eligible to work in Ireland. 

  • Please note there is no relocation support available for this position 


How to apply 

  • Make a difference today, all suitable candidates should apply with CV below.  We are looking forward to hearing from you! 


Breakthroughs that change patients' lives... At Pfizer we are a patient centric company, guided by our four values: courage, joy, equity and excellence. Our breakthrough culture lends itself to our dedication to transforming millions of lives. 

Digital Transformation Strategy

One bold way we are achieving our purpose is through our company wide digital transformation strategy. We are leading the way in adopting new data, modelling and automated solutions to further digitize and accelerate drug discovery and development with the aim of enhancing health outcomes and the patient experience. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to building a successful business. As an employer, Pfizer is committed to celebrating this, in all its forms – allowing for us to be as diverse as the patients and communities we serve. Together, we continue to build a culture that encourages, supports and empowers our employees. 

Global Procurement

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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More Info

Job posting number:#7237124 (Ref:pf-4909260)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Pfizer Inc.
New York,New York
United States
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