Procurement Associate

Job Listing No: 9740000

Procurement Associate

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.The Site Procurement Associate will manage a specific area of spend (Packaging Materials and/or Raw Materials) and will support the site procurement lead on specific procurement categories/initiatives as required. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: * Improvement of PPV, Setting of Standard Cost, and the budget for his/her area of managed spend * Will address chronic or acute supply issues with its vendors * Works with Category Managers to support the execution of projects which affect the Site * Prepares and runs RFPs/competitive bids, reviews proposals, negotiates prices and terms, and qualifies suppliers. * Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying materials and to drive savings opportunities. * Confers with suppliers and analyzes suppliers” operations to determine factors that impact pricing, quality, and supply performance. *
Works with supplier base and internal customers to resolve issues related to quality, process performance, supply, and project management. * Updates and maintains supplier information in corporate change management system in accordance with regulatory standards * Will conduct contract negotiations * Supports P2P process if linked to procurement, identifying repeat issues and assisting in the improvement of the overall P2P process as it affects the Site * Observe and ensure the compliance to GSS policies and procedures * Demonstrated ability to work collectively with the Strategic Sourcing network, other enabling functions, and other manufacturing. Leverages global purchasing power to drive savings projects. * Serves as the external liaison to suppliers. QUALIFICATIONS: * BA/BS with at least 2 years of experience * A good understanding of the Manufacturing environment / experience of working closely with and in Manufacturing sites * An understanding of GMP and the Quality standards required in a Pharmaceuticals business * Self-motivated with a positive can-do attitude * Some relevant supplier or 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 management experience preferred * 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 Position is mostly office work with filing and other light activities as necessary.

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