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Buyer II

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted February 12, 2021.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivalled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

How will you make an impact?

You will be responsible for buying franchised finished goods items within a specific buying portfolio of high impacting suppliers, maintaining inventory for these products to meet customer fill rate goals and corporate inventory objectives. An integral part of this position is the ability to communicate effectively, solve problems, and ensure the timely supply of products to customers. The successful candidate is responsible for maintaining close relationship with suppliers to develop innovative ways to improve and ensure that customer fill rate goals are met or exceeded. You will proactively finds ways to improve operational efficiencies and drive performance improvements through facilitation with internal business partners utilizing Practical Process Improvement Business System tools.

What will you do?

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Purchases franchised finished goods products for inventory and for customer sale.
  • Responsible for maximizing delivery performance and fill rate to customers while controlling inventory costs to meet corporate goals.
  • Manages inventory by minimizing slow moving, obsolete, expired, overstocked and dead items
  • Works to resolve chronic delivery problems with suppliers and escalates unresolved issues to Supply Chain Manager and Portfolio Management team.
  • Monitors critical orders that require special handling and follows up to ensure contractual and urgent requirements are satisfied
  • Provides reporting, analysis and feedback on key suppliers including leading regular supplier performance review meetings and successfully executing identified projects to help improve our Order Fulfillment results for Customer Allegiance Scorecards.
  • Effectively utilizes available business tools (Inbound & Customer On Time Ship, Service Level, Top Outage items & daily reports) to help meet performance goals
  • Ensures supplier contract adherence where applicable.
  • Supports annual cost roll process as required, challenges or escalates significant off-cycle changes.

How will you get there?

Minimum Requirements /Qualifications:

  • Minimum College Diploma with a background in business, procurement or logistics discipline preferred. University degree preferred.
  • 3 years of minimum work experience in a business environment (procurement is preferred)
  • Successful performance results with proven resilience to overcome obstacles along the way.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills with call to action messaging.
  • Attested ability to build strong interpersonal relationships through positive, flexible and engaging interactions.
  • Proven ability to effectively prioritize and work independently.
  • Detail oriented and proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enrolment in, or completion of, Certified Purchasing Professional designation program of APICS certification is an asset
  • Demonstrates sound judgment, persistence and diplomacy
  • Proficient with using an ERP system, Cognos BI, SQL and ability to build macros are an asset.
  • Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.