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Procurement Analyst- EMEA Based

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

IT, Operations
Cambridge, UK
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023

Job Description

Job Title: Sr Procurement Analyst
Location: EMEA
Status: Full-time / Permanent

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life - enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while taking science a step beyond through research, development and delivery of life-changing therapies. With clinical trials conducted in 100+ countries and ongoing development of novel frameworks for clinical research through our PPD clinical research portfolio, our work spans laboratory, digital and decentralized clinical trial services. Your determination to deliver quality and accuracy will improve health outcomes that people and communities depend on – now and in the future.

Evidera is a business within PPD, Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific. We provide integrated scientific expertise and global operational capabilities to help clients generate the evidence needed to optimize the market access and commercial potential of products. Our colleagues in corporate strive for excellence in every task, at every moment. We are game changers seeking improvements to processes and more efficient ways of working or adapting to changing financial and industry environments.

A day in the Life:

As a Sr Procurement Analyst, you will work to facilitate and maintain relationships between the organization and vendors/partners, negotiating contracts, creating standards for the vendors, and finding the best available vendors. Managing relationships with internal customers, major suppliers, vendors and subcontractors ensuring price competitiveness and high levels of service are maintained.

Essential Functions

  • Track fieldwork suppliers and provides the data needed to identify supplier risks ensuring the necessary steps to mitigate them are followed or choose an alternative vendor. Understanding of how to align service delivery needs with business goals.
  • Collaborates on the development of Fieldwork Outsourcing framework (the set of processes, policies, and procedures a company uses to select, assess, onboard, and manage vendors).
  • Responsible to manage the vendors sampling activity on projects, so that we maintain an optimal usage of supply channels from a cost/ efficiency and capacity perspectives as well as meeting our clients’ requirements in terms of quality and turnaround time.
  • Responsible of selecting and monitoring outside research vendors, collect cost estimates, negotiate pricing, and effectively maintain vendor relationships.
  • Liaising with project managers, field agencies and fieldwork coordinators globally.
  • Collaborate with Feasibility team on determining outsourcing capabilities and provide outsourcing fieldwork analysis on a project basis
  • Assess and mitigate risk on fieldwork in collaboration with Customer Experience and Panel experience teams
  • Manage and monitor outsourced fieldwork, assessing project field work requirements on a daily basis and following up on vendor deliveries accordingly.
  • Look for efficiencies/better working practices in all areas of the role. Works in automation of all vendor fieldwork related systems and processes: launch, pass back link generation, follow up and completion process, etc.
  • Provides KPI reports on fieldwork vendors activities, expenses, quality etc.
  • Takes over survey issues reported by vendors and liaises with Production team to provides solutions so that vendors operations are not interrupted
  • Develops procedures and works with Sr. Compliance manager creating documentation to support vendor operations activities
  • It is responsible for vendors to provide high data quality, working in collaboration with Quality department and Vendors to ensure high levels of quality.
  • Provide field service recommendations concerning best course of action to meet study timing parameters


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5+ years).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Math and decision-making skills are important for selecting vendors that best fit the company's needs.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimating, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports. Ability to develop a collaborative work environment.
  • Fieldwork management and sample outsourcing experience
  • Strong understanding of process improvement fundamentals
  • Solid investigative and analytical skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Thorough understanding of sampling and statistical principles
  • Working knowledge of market research, regulatory guidelines and directives
  • Understanding of purchasing principles
  • Ability to function as an effective and respected partner to internal clients
  • Proven ability to be analytical and handle data effectively
  • Possess the maturity to handle sensitive information and make sound recommendations
  • Strong creative and critical thinking skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills and problem solving ability
  • Effective judgment, decision making, escalation, and risk management skill
  • Strong attention to detail

Our 4i Values:

Integrity – Innovation – Intensity – Involvement

If you resonate with our 4i values above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, submit your application – we’d love to hear from you!

Physical Requirements / Work Environment

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory with PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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