Global Indirect Sourcing Leader

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Global Indirect Sourcing Leader

Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.Our name, Zoetis (z-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company”s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend.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.Position Summary: This is a key role in the Zoetis Strategic Sourcing function with a global remit and high level of visibility in the organization. The principle purpose of the role is to continue to strengthen the organization”s Indirect Sourcing expertise and lead a unified approach to sourcing needed products and services that deliver best value to the business. The Indirect Procurement leader is responsible for developing the indirect strategic sourcing strategy and leading a team of dedicated Category Managers that cover a significant global spend (~$1bn) across a broad range of spend categories e.g. IT, Marketing, Professional Services, Fleet & Travel. Utilities, Facilities). Scope of the role includes: supplier market research, vendor selection, category strategy management, value analysis (price, quality, quantity, time…), negotiation, buying, risk mitigation, supplier relationship management & contract administration. Purpose of the role is to achieve demonstrable and measurable improvements in Indirect sourcing, by reducing costs, improving efficiency and improving supplier performance. Key responsibilities: * Oversee Zoetis Indirect Sourcing activities to deliver cost savings, supplier consolidation and improve supplier service * Developing & executing the overall Indirect Sourcing strategy for Zoetis in close collaboration with the functional stakeholders to ensure business requirements are met * Market research and analysis in order to develop expertise in core categories including product / service knowledge, industry dynamics and Market trends * Perform data analysis and utilize financial acumen to identify opportunities to leverage scale, and drive best value proposition /vendor selection for Zoetis * Develop expertise in contract requirements in order to negotiate the most favorable pricing and contract terms and conditions * Develop comprehensive risk mitigation plans to ensure uninterrupted supply of services and products * Implement rigorous supplier relationship management processes including leading period business reviews to monitor and manage supplier performance and value proposition KPI”s (cost quality service etc.) * Strong project and process management in order to execute global & regional sourcing strategy with cross functional teams * Foster a culture of continuous improvement and cross functional collaboration * Network both internally and externally to exchange learning”s and ensure best practices are adopted throughout the operations * Engage and retain a high performing team * Management of Indirects functional budgetResources managed: * Direct responsibility for a team of 7 Category Strategy Managers / Procurement leads * Indirect sourcing operational budget * Sets targets and achieves cost savings through Strategic Sourcing management of approximately $1bn annual spend * Supports key stakeholders upto and including Executive level through the annual budgeting cycle in addressing the impact of their Indirect spend. * Global scope impacting across all functions Education & Experience: * Bachelor”s Degree required * Minimum 10yrs progressive experience in business environment preferably Manufacturing organization * Deep and broad Indirect Strategic sourcing expertise * Significant experience of performing Strategic Sourcing roles from spend analysis to category strategy creation and procurement category management * Ability to work with management located in other countries and/or time zones * Demonstrable track record of achieving results in managing complex, cross-functional activities Technical Skills: * Change agent with strong credibility * Ability to lead and motivate multidisciplinary and cross functional teams to solve complex problems * Able to work and communicate well across functions and influence key stakeholders to support business priorities * Coaching, mentoring and teaching abilities * Solid business/financial & project management skills * IT & analytical skills * Proven ability to work on cross functional and multi-cultural teams * Networking and influencing skills to establish wide range of contacts

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