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TSR is a relationship-based, customer-focused IT and technical services staffing company.

For over 40 years TSR, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, TSR Consulting Services, have prospered in the Information Technology staffing business, earning the respect of companies both large and small with well refined candidate screening, timely placement, and a real understanding of the right skill sets required by our clients.

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Sourcing Associate

Job Description

  • Location: Phoenix, AZ
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #65577

Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company is hiring a Sourcing Associate on a contract basis.

Work Location

Phoenix, AZ


Maintain continuity of current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP) of Indirect materials & services supply (specific to Services) for manufacturing operations at the Phoenix facility by managing suppliers and engaging with site stakeholders as well as global teams.

• Manage procure to pay transactions, enforce policies & internal controls, and provide support for end-users in addition to managing vendor relationships and interactions.

• Work closely with internal stakeholders within the Business Units, Procurement, Facilities, Maintenance and Engineering departments along with other Finance/Admin functions to ensure a seamless customer service.

• Negotiate deliveries/terms with suppliers and escalate as needed through Procurement when deliveries are not aligned to support tech transfer needs & timing.

• Investigate, resolve, and record problems such as invoice discrepancies, damages and quality issue investigations.

• Ensure pricing, quantity, and compliance information related to preferred supplier/vendor, and communicate with suppliers and site personnel as needed.

• Achieve and exceed metrics including value beyond savings, savings avoidance, reduction in cost and invoicing compliance.

• Lead Regional sub-category strategy development and execution in conjunction with relevant category lead.

• Lead annual budget process for the site operations, working closely with category leaders, site finance, site engineering, general management, and GP finance with right first time standards.

• Identify local suppliers & best practices, and ensure local perspective inclusion in larger global initiative.

• Ensure alignment with globally set policies and overlapping flow-charts for all standard operating procedures (SOPs).

• Maintain timely control of documents and data to assure ensure retention of records and audit compliance/governance.

• Develop effective relationships with key suppliers in a way that builds mutual respect, trust, and drives performance in a manner consistent with the client pledge.

• Work with department heads to identify new opportunities and involve Procurement for overall strategy alignment while seeking ways to improve overall service performance.

• Provide Supplier Diversity vision and strategic direction for the site

• Engage in daily contacts with General Managers, Phoenix Expansion Program Managers, Site Department Heads, and Central Sourcing

• Engage in frequent contact with Suppliers, Global Procurement Category Leaders and Supplier Diversity Leaders

• Maintain contact with Site/HQ Finance as required


Required skills

• Bachelors Degree preferred, or equivalent work experience required.

• Minimum 5 years of work experience in Procurement, Supply Chain and/or Planning, CPM/CPIM/CPSM preferred. Experience with indirect procurement preferred.

• Possess exceptional communication skills and must be able to communicate to multiple levels within the company and at suppliers.

• The ideal candidate is highly experienced in SAP/Ariba Procurement module. Additional experience in Indirect categories and CAPEX execution strongly preferred.

• Previous experience collaborating cross-functionally and implementing efficiency improvements in ERP systems.

• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

• Procurement skills such as developing relationships with suppliers, expediting, prioritizing and negotiating deliveries, analysing, and reporting on supplier performance.

• Positive, collaborative approach to problem solving. Demonstrated success working in a team environment.

• Thrives working in a fast-paced environment and proven ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively.

• Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work cross-functionally as a critical member of the site team.

• Must have a strong customer service orientation with excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skillset.

• Demonstrated high degree of independence, requiring minimal supervision from senior management.

• Proactive, creative and analytic approach to continuous improvement in delivering procurement services and identifying new opportunities.

• Strong negotiation skills using sound sourcing principles and a fact-based approach. Strong understanding of category specific business operational processes, procedures, workflows.

• Able to work with people in diversified environments (cultures, functions, unique reporting relationships).

• Understanding of the methodology, process, and guidelines for conducting & implementing an efficient/effective indirect sourcing project

• Understanding of systems and their implications to the operation and strategic impact on the business.


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