Manager TL Material Purchasing & Inventory Management

Zoetis Lincoln , NE 68501

Posted 3 weeks ago

Position Summary

Lead, direct, and support specific Supply Chain and Materials Management functions related to Material purchasing and Inventory Management for Lincoln Operations.

Position Responsibilities

  • Manage Vendor Planning and Scheduling functions for purchased materials required to support Lincoln Operations manufacturing requirements.

  • Develops, maintains, and communicates inventory metrics and key performance indicators for including inventories, delivery adherence, and exception rates.

  • Proactively manages projected shortages of materials to alleviate or minimize distruptions to manufacturing schedule attainment and product supply.

  • Proactively manages projected excesses of materials to alleviate or minimize obsolescence and cost to the business.

  • Partners with Global and Local Procurement groups to manage vendor changes and or additions.

  • Leads the management of identified Distressed and Obsolete materials in support of Business Regulatory Compliance and Internal Objectives for the Lincoln Operations

  • Leads and Support inventory reconciliations including wall to wall inventory cycle counts as required

  • Supports Global S&OP processes for Lincoln Operations assuring accurate and efficient communications with commercial regions, individual markets, and the Principal Companies.

  • Supports Research & Development, Manufacturing Technical Services, Manufacturing, Regulatory and Demand Management to ensure new product introductions are efficient and support the business goals.

  • Laison between Quality Assurance, Regulatory, and Commercial business units to assure quality and or regulatory issues and changes are addressed expeditiously and adequately.

  • Ensure Material Management ERP / MRP systems are maintained and aligned with Principal Company guidelines, Lincoln Operations SCAs, Logistics and Manufacturing efficiency objectives, and Quality / Regulatory requirements.

  • Provide support as needed to all Lincoln Operations sites and Process Teams in utilizing ERP / MRP systems efficiently and effectively.

  • Supports the development of inventory forecast to support the annual budget for Lincoln Operations.

  • Supports the development of monthly inventory estimates supporting the analysis of Lincoln Operation performance to budget and business objectives.

  • Assist in the development of strategies to alleviate capacity constraints or under utilization within Lincoln Operations; raw material testing and warehousing

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Management, Business Administration or related disciplines applicable to Supply Chain Management, Information Technology, or Vaccine and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Materials Management, and/or Marketing.

  • Multi-lingual preferred

Technical Skills and Competencies

  • Strong knowledge and practical experience of production, inventory and planning systems currently deployed in Zoetis including SAP, Business Objects, Fusion Reporting Tools

  • Strong knowledge and practical experience in utilizing analytical tools, spreadsheets and databases to develop reports for strategic planning and communication.

  • Proven ability to lead, synchronize and motivate colleagues to meet short and long term objectives.

  • Ability to conceptualize, analyze and implement new methodologies in support of improving customer service, inventory management, and business alignment.

  • Demonstrated ability to function and influence in a team matrix environment and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts and principles preferred

  • APICS training preferred

Physical Position Requirements

The work conditions for the position are greater than 50% stationary with periodic standing and walking through out the work day(s). The colleague(s) may be required to travel and or work greater than 40 hours per week, including week-ends and holidays to support the business.

Full time



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 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 site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "". 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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