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 on.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. 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.Position SummaryProcurement Systems: Serves as Procurement”s subject matter expert in Zoetis”s change management system – ETS (Event Tracking System) / Trackwise. Works with Procurement leadership and other Procurement colleagues to develop analytics to assist in metrics reporting and market intelligence. Creates RFx”s, spend and savings reports. Interfaces with Accounts Payable for invoice payment resolution for the Charles City facility. Executes the SAP item add and Material Evaluation Process. Seeks to identify and implement continuous improvement to systems that Procurement interfaces with. Provides support to Procurement group regarding quality issues, continuous improvement opportunities, project management, raw material and packaging material evaluation committees and supplier relationship management.Position ResponsibilitiesIs responsible for executing and entering changes in the ETS system as well as leading communications with internal stakeholders and colleagues on the progress and status. Procurement Performance: Supports Procurement leadership by regularly composing, analyzing and preparing reports to assist in managing department and supplier performance. Compiles and analyzes statistical data to establish benchmark or cost price objectives. Compiles information to keep informed on price trends and key market indicators. Partners with Procurement Lead to determine factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules. Procurement Sourcing: Supports the Procurement Lead in the sourcing and purchasing of raw materials & packaging supplies and/or other components necessary for operation. May prepare competitive bid packages, review proposals, analyzes trends, prepare summary packages, and maintain necessary records. Communicates on a daily basis with various levels, groups and colleagues throughout the organization.Functional/Technical Knowledge: Knowledge of applicable technical standards, techniques, principles, theories, concepts and Zoetis processes and industry practices/standards. Knowledge of basic leadership principles. Focus is on leading/overseeing defined processes.Problem Solving and Innovation: Provide solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity. Refers to policies and practices for guidance. Operates within established Procurement policies. Analytical thinker who is able to process a lot of information and make decisions or recommendations based on said information.Discretion, Latitude, Level of Independence: Works under minimal supervision. Follows established procedures. Recommends actions. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy.Communication: Comfortable speaking to multiple and diverse functions within Zoetis, comfortable speaking or presenting in front of small or large groups. Work with Procurement and other functions to understand their needs.Education and ExperienceAssociates Degree Required and Bachelor Degree preferred. Business, Engineering, Chemistry or related business/technical field.One to three years procurement experienceNegotiating skills and knowledge of procurement proceduresExcellent communication skills to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.Strong facilitation skills in assessing technical and business issues forming and building teams to address procurement opportunitiesExcellent analytical skillsSkilled in Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, Outlook) and SAPTechnical Skills and Competencies RequiredKnowledge of applicable technical standards, techniques, principles, theories, concepts and Zoetis processes and industry practices/standards. Knowledge of basic leadership principles. Focus is on leading/overseeing defined processes.Provide solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity. Refers to policies and practices for guidance. Operates within established Procurement policies.Works under minimal supervision. Follows established procedures. Recommends actions. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy.Physical Position RequirementsPosition is mostly office work with filing and other light activities as necessary.This position requires sitting, standing, and walking with occasional overtime/weekend work.Must wear appropriate gowning and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in manufacturing/production areas.The work conditions for the position are greater than 50% stationary with periodic standing and walking throughout the workday.The colleague may be required to travel.

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