As the world’s leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher Scientific is a driving force in the research, healthcare, industrial and applied markets, generating more than USD 20 billion in annual revenue. No other company can match our range of customer touch points – technologically, geographically or commercially. We help our customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe and moving forward with thousands of important projects that improve millions of lives.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 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.

  • The Sourcing Account Manager is responsible for managing assigned supplier relationships, for defining sourcing strategy of assigned (sub) commodity with coaching of Commodity Manager, and participates in the early phase of the New Product Introduction cycle.
  • The Sourcing Account Manager fulfills 2 roles:
  • Supplier Account Manager
  • Sourcing Project Leader


  • SAM
  • Manage and improve existing global supplier relations focused on Quality, Compliance, Cost and Innovation
  • Contributes to / defines sourcing strategy for (sub) commodities
  • Agrees, deploys and implements the defined commodity strategy with all stakeholders
  • Negotiates global contracts & agreements with assigned suppliers
  • Prepares and executes negotiations on commercial conditions
  • Manages escalations regarding delivery, quality and overall performance issues
  • Ensures Supply-Market knowledge (outside in view) for assigned (sub) commodity.
  • Ensures supply continuity by screening /assessing assigned suppliers
  • Runs risk management program with assigned suppliers
  • Supports and contributes to global sourcing strategy of Thermo Fisher Scientific MSD.
  • Builds and actively maintains relationships with sourcing colleagues in other MSD sites as well as other departments (R&D, Service, Application Software Group)
  • SPL
  • Acting as subject matter expert and trusted advisor towards R&D, Service and Operational Engineering, ensuring involvement in (software) development projects from the start
  • Identifying, leading and managing synergies and opportunities across organizational units
  • Negotiate integral and competitive supply agreements, accountable for managing service and license costs as well as managing supplier relationships
  • Maintain the outside-in view on best in class software sourcing including 3rd party software, OEM software, embedded software, open source software, software protection and monetization, software as service, cloud technology, artificial intelligence and data analytics,
  • The SPL Software will be part of the Software Services & Licensing Team within Sourcing, and will collaborate intensively with colleagues responsible for the sourcing processes and operations


  • Master or Bachelor degree in a technical area, preferably software or informatics with knowledge and/or experience in software sourcing/procurement or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the required skills
  • Preferably trained in specialized Purchasing skills (NEVI/Purspective)
  • Approximately 3-5 years proven experience with software sourcing/procurement in a product development and/or manufacturing organization within the technical industry and with innovation (new product development) processes
  • Over 7 years of work experience in a professional, complex, multi-site and international environment.
  • Good understanding of IT markets, such as Software, Cloud Technology, IT- Security, Hardware and Services.
  • In-depth knowledge of different types of software license agreement, software subscription contracts and other software service models
  • Fully professional proficiency in English
  • Strong negotiation skills, being able to build compelling cases, convince others and negotiate with suppliers
  • Good communication skills (reporting, interpersonal)
  • Team player with proven ability to successfully manage complex multi-disciplinary projects
  • Ability to handle stress
  • Is self-propelling
  • Willing to travel (25%)


  • Functional
  • Strategic, analytical, structured, accurate and able to maintain overview, assess priorities and focus on concrete results
  • Client focused and problem solving team player who creates strong commitment with internal stakeholders and external parties.
  • Strive for continuous Improvement
  • Solid expertise in software services and software licenses
  • Able to build and maintain supplier relationships
  • Business
  • Result Driven
  • Sense of urgency
  • Negotiator / Influencer
  • Eager to learn and further develop
  • Project management skills
  • Leadership
  • Self-starter, can work autonomously and independently
  • Open Communication

Location: CTP Brno - Slatina


Barbora Hladilová

Vlastimila Pecha 12, Brno 627 00