Diagnostics & Bio Devices Procurement Manager

Zoetis Union City , CA 94587

Posted 2 weeks ago

This role reports to the Global Diagnostics & Biodevices Category Platform Leader and will lead procurement activities for Raw-Materials & Packaging for Diagnostics & BioDevices sites to ensure uninterrupted supply of quality materials and services in the most cost-effective manner. In addition to the site procurement responsibilities this role will contribute to developing & executing strategic plans for the Diagnostic platform

Acts as part of the Site Leadership team and drives Site initiatives to reduce the costs of purchased goods and services. Responsible for representing Sourcing on NPI (new product introduction) teams and facilitating transition of suppliers from development to commercial.

Ensures that all Procurement activities are carried out in an ethical manner and in conformance with all Zoetis policies.

Primary accountabilities are:

  • Generating and updating a cost reduction plan and budget for the site by working closely with Site Management and other Procurement Category Managers

  • Ensuring the execution of planned and opportunistic cost reduction initiatives to deliver and exceed budget.

  • Ensuring that suppliers provide products and services to the timing and quality standards required

  • Contract creation and governance; supplier relationship lifecycle management

  • Developing and Executing strategic plans for Sub Categories within the overall Global spend

The role will build a strong relationship with the site and platform Leadership team.

Key measures will include all aspects of cost: savings achievement, impact upon budget, material availability and supplier relationship and performance management.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Cost improvement

  • Own and be accountable for site budget for direct materials, defining and providing standard costs and Purchase Price Variance delivery

  • Work closely with other Category Managers within the platform to provide input into category strategies and roll out central agreements which have a beneficial impact on Site costs (Raw-Materials & Packaging)

  • Define and execute sustainable and continuous cost reduction (CIP) projects for the Site, working closely with Site Management and other Category Managers

  • Prioritize and deliver improvements in Direct Materials cost reduction

  • Responsible for all aspects of Costs including continuity of supply and risk

NPI (New Product Introduction)

  • Support global product introduction projects

  • Interface with Development, Engineering, Sourcing, QA and Finance supporting highest Quality and lowest cost supplier solutions

  • Develop departmental sourcing processes, while taking into consideration cross-departmental needs

Supply

  • Monitor supplier performance and ensure that acute and chronic supplier performance issues are addressed to avoid disruption to manufacturing or supply

  • Support resolution of major quality issues arising with a supplier on the delivery of their goods, or related to unacceptable findings resulting from a quality audit

  • Drive the implementation of effective metrics for Supplier measurement and management

  • Ensure that new suppliers are qualified in compliance with internal Change Control procedures and systems

  • Observe and ensure the compliance to GSS policies and procedures

  • Assure purchasing activities comply with site and government policies. Develop and sustain compliance standards that impact GMP.

  • Assure the appropriate level of interactions and communications with key site stakeholders (Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain, Quality, Engineering/Technology, Finance, etc.)

  • Establish appropriate tools (scorecards, etc.) for communication, monitoring progress of implementation and ongoing compliance

  • Updates and maintains pricing through management of Purchase Information records (PIRs)

  • Updates and maintains supplier information in corporate change management system in accordance with regulatory standards

  • Interpret, oversee and assure the implementation of corporate global policies, site and business specific guidelines and manufacturing SOPs within the site Procurement function

Participate in supplier quality audits as required. Work with internal key stakeholders (Engineering, Finance, Business Development, Operations, etc.) to develop aligned strategic supply plans while mitigating any risks

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Directly reports to the Platform Procurement Leader.

  • Manage, develop and mentor procurement professionals within the organization

  • Strong working relationship with the Site leader, Leadership team at Union City, Category Managers, Orderers, Finance, Quality, EHS, GTS and all functions that affect the supply base.

RESOURCES MANAGED:

Supply Base & Financial Accountability

  • Accountable for delivering cost reduction for purchased materials

  • Overall accountability for ensuring supply and the service performance of the site and NPI suppliers

  • Works closely with Site Management teams and Category Managers to generate cost improvement plans for the annual budget and to rectify any budget shortfall.

Supervision

  • Procurement Manager reports to: Procurement Platform Leader.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • BA/BS with at least 5 to 7 years of experience

  • A good understanding of the Manufacturing environment / experience of working closely within Manufacturing sites

  • An understanding of GMP and the Quality standards required in a Diagnostics & BioDevices/Pharmaceuticals business

  • Experience of delivering projects by influencing and motivating peers.

  • Experience of SAP or alternative relevant ERP system strongly preferred

  • First-hand working knowledge of strategic sourcing methodology required. Technical knowledge and expertise preferred. Nationally recognized professional certification preferred (e.g. Certified Purchasing Manager)

  • Demonstration of previous NPI sourcing leadership

  • Negotiations : At least 5 years' experience of negotiating with suppliers

  • Contract management : Experience of managing supplier performance and compliance with contracts

  • Contract execution :Experience of developing beneficial and robust contracts with suppliers

  • Stakeholder management : Team player which communicates effectively with stakeholders to ensure continuity of supply at the correct quality and OTIF levels

  • Diagnostics/ Medical Device experience : Experience in diagnostics or medical devices procurement/manufacturing

  • SAP : Experience of SAP or other relevant ERP system

TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Self-motivated with a positive can-do attitude

  • Relevant procurement experience i.e. experience of supplier management and achieving measurable benefits.

  • Some project management skills and results oriented. Ability to get things done by working with/through others

  • Strong interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Numerate, used to working in Excel, with an analytical skillset capable of both identifying and quantifying cost savings

  • SAP and/or Ariba Procurement system experience strongly preferred

PHYSICAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Occasional Travel to suppliers, industry events and other sites

  • Role is based in Union City, California

  • Able to communicate in English Oral/Written

Full time

Regular

Colleague

Any unsolicited resumes sent to Zoetis from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zoetis mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Zoetis employees, or to Zoetis resume database will be considered Zoetis property. Zoetis will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

Zoetis will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

Zoetis 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 or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at zoetiscolleagueservices@zoetis.com to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "@zoetis.com". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.


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