Procurement Manager, Union City, Diagnostics
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.This role reports to the Global Diagnostics & BioDevices Category Strategy Leader and will lead all procurement activities for Raw-Materials & Packaging for the Diagnostics & BioDevices site at Union City, California to ensure uninterrupted supply of quality materials and services in the most cost-effective manner. In addition to the site procurement responsibilities this role will contribute to developing & executing strategic plans for the Diagnostic platform Acts as part of the Site Leadership team and drives Site initiatives to reduce the costs of purchased goods and services. Ensures that all Procurement activities are carried out in an ethical manner and in conformance with all Zoetis policies. Primary accountabilities are * Generating and updating a cost reduction plan and budget for the site by working closely with other Category Managers and Site Management * Ensuring the execution of planned and opportunistic cost reduction initiatives to deliver and exceed budget. * Ensuring that suppliers provide products and services to the timing and quality standards required * Developing and Executing strategic plans for Sub Categories within the overall Global spend The role will build a strong relationship with the site Leadership team Key measures will include all aspects of cost: savings achievement, impact upon budget, material availability and supplier performance.
RESPONSIBILITIESCost improvement * Own and be accountable for site budget for direct materials, defining and providing standard costs and Purchase Price Variance delivery * Work closely with other Category Managers within the platform to provide input into category strategies and roll out central agreements which have a beneficial impact on Site costs (Raw-Materials & Packaging) * Define and execute sustainable and continuous cost reduction (CIP) projects for the Site, working closely with Site Management and other Category Managers * Prioritize and deliver improvements in Direct Materials cost reduction * Responsible for all aspects of Costs including continuity of supply and risk Supply * Monitor supplier performance and ensure that acute and chronic supplier performance issues are addressed to avoid disruption to manufacturing or supply * Support resolution of major quality issues arising with a supplier on the delivery of their goods, or related to unacceptable findings resulting from a quality audit * Ensure that new suppliers are qualified in compliance with internal Change Control procedures and systems * Observe and ensure the compliance to GSS policies and procedures * Assure purchasing activities comply with site and government policies. Develop and sustain compliance standards that impact GMP. * Assure the appropriate level of interactions and communications with key site stakeholders (Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain, Quality, Engineering/Technology, Finance, etc.) * Establish appropriate tools (scorecards, etc) for communication, monitoring progress of implementation and ongoing compliance * Updates and maintains supplier information in corporate change management system in accordance with regulatory standards * Interpret, oversee and assure the implementation of corporate global policies, site and business specific guidelines and manufacturing SOPs within the site Procurement function * Participate in supplier quality audits as required