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.Material Planner: Manages the supply of Materials to meet the production plan and minimum inventory levels to ensure operational and production continuity. Ability to deliver efficient, effective and flexible solutions to meet production requirements. Maintains strong relationships both internally and externally to ensure supply of materials meets requirements. Assumes a leading role in the management of inventory. Position Responsibilities: * Execute Purchase Orders to schedule supply of materials to meet production requirements and minmum inventory levels * Manages Raw Materials and Packaging Component inventories ensuring their availability for further production schedules while maintaining the correct inventory levels. * Day-to-Day order management and management of deliveries. * Plan, develop, implement and evaluate planning strategies for delivery of materials from vendor to point of use. * Assess minimum order quantities against planning assumptions. * Understand and manage risks to minimize impact on production schedules * Investigate and implement corrective actions for material shortages impacting production. * Monitor the integrity of Bill of Materials. * Support and coordinate material changes to ensure accurate demand planning requirements, change initiatives, and compliance. * Assists in the coordination and activities involved in new product introductions, Art work changes and Batch Record creation. * Utilization of Operational Excellence Methodoligies to identify and improve: product supply, inventory management, resource utilization, and or planning tools. * Support Inventory checks to validate inventory accuracy * Minimise obsolete stock. TECHNICAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED * Strong knowledge and practical experience of production, inventory and planning systems currently deployed in Zoetis including but not confined to SAP, SNP, and PWS. * Strong knowledge and practical experience in utilizing analytical tools, spreadsheets and databases to develop reports for strategic planning and communication. * Proven ability to work in a team environment 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 Right First Time and Lean Manufacturing concepts and principles preferred * APICS training preferred * Project Management Experience preferred.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
* Minimum of Bachelors Degree in Management, Business Administration or related disciplines applicable to Supply Chain Management, Information Technology, or Pharmaceutical Manufacturing * Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Materials Management, and/or Marketing.