Sr Associate - Strategic Business Solutions

Pfizer Inc.

Chennai, India

Job posting number: #7234119 (Ref:pf-4909319)

Posted: April 2, 2024

Job Description


This position is a member of the Strategic Business Solutions (SBS) team within PSSM, responsible for supporting business operations with a primary focus on procure to pay (P2P) processes. This role will help drive efficiencies across a wide range of sourcing activities and will liaise with Procurement, Finance and the PSSM Sourcing Council members to ensure a consistent methodology for generating purchase orders and tracking spend.


Project Execution and Delivery

  • Generate requisitions and manage non-capital purchase orders across all lines within PSSM including managing associated documents and reviewing for completeness, raising POs, requesting approvals, and resolving discrepancies.
  • Interface with PSSM colleagues, Procurement, Finance, and vendors to ensure seamless procure to pay processes.
  • Manage documents associated with POs such as quotes or Statement of Work (SOW) and ensure proper signature is obtained and documents are attached to the purchase requisition.
  • Assist with setting up new vendors and maintaining existing ones in Ariba.
  • Extend end dates and/or close purchase orders as needed.
  • Review Invoices and communicate back to vendors any discrepancies. Work with vendor, business contacts, Finance, and Procurement to resolve issues.
  • Support operational reporting by gathering monthly metrics related to PO approved/spent/saved, discrepancies, contractor cost and other as needed.
  • Monitor PO spend, identify when there is significant under or overspend, and communicate to business owners.
  • Assist with contractor on/off-boarding as needed.
  • Create and maintain P2P training materials and monitor internal system and process changes for updates. Communicate any significant changes to the SOE leadership and the PSSM Sourcing Council.
  • Work with other P2P professionals within PSSM to share best practices, provide back-up coverage, and devise communications as needed.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and participate on projects that enhance P2P systems and processes.
  • Support other general operational tasks as needed.


  • Masters degree in Management, Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in a similar function, preferably in finance or procurement related role. Experience managing a budget is a plus.
  • Microsoft Office and Excel skills- Pivot tables, and similar tools.
  • Experience with Ariba BOD, Kofax, and P2P ticketing system preferred.


  • Strong planning, prioritization, and organization skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks/requests simultaneously under time constraints across global time zones and meet deadlines in a professional manner.
  • Strong listening, written and verbal communication and negotiation skills with demonstrated ability to effectively manage customer relationships.
  • Experience with Ariba Spend Management or other related procurement tools is preferred.
  • Data Analysis skills is a plus.

Work Location Assignment: Flexible

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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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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Job posting number:#7234119 (Ref:pf-4909319)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Pfizer Inc.
New York,New York
United States
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