The Buyer Position is a member of the Materials team at Zoetis and will work with our team to establish a secure supply chain for complex components and assemblies in a highly customized product offering. He/she will develop strategic sourcing strategies, driving globalization of sourced products, reducing cost through various materials lead-time and cost reduction strategies and ensuring high service level for both manufacturing operations and field service parts. This individual should possess strong analytical and organizational skills to perform both strategic and tactical purchasing functions required to support the needs of a growing organization. Experience in working with third party Contract Manufacturers is a plus. Working with Engineering, Inventory, Planning and Manufacturing, this position will participate in the development of the supply chain in support of all material activities in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. This individual should be able to cultivate and maintain positive supplier relationships.
Duties and Responsibilities
Analyze MRP data to ensure appropriate stocking levels are achieved
Participation in engineering change process, transition management (obsolescence, updated material specifications, etc.), support on analyzing BOM usage accuracy, and knowledge of technical specification / mechanical & electrical drawings
Work with distribution to monitor usage rates and quality issues, as well as analyzing and adjusting safety stock levels as needed to optimize material flow
Work with Document Control and Engineering to maintain master data within MRP and purchasing system.
Work with Manufacturing and Inventory leads to determine appropriate inventory levels by considering cost, storage, vendor, quality, usage rate, and lead-time. Monitor inventory levels, communicate variances and adjust accordingly
Develop a "buy" plan, including all materials required to support the production plan
Participate in the continuous improvement of the SAP MRP system, planning, purchasing and quality applications.
Support the development and implementation of sourcing strategies, support manufacturing operations, and negotiate contracts and supply agreements for assigned commodities & services in collaboration with other functional business departments
Work with Quality to ensure suppliers meet quality requirements and applicable regulatory requirements by initiating appropriate action when supplier quality or compliance deficiencies are identified
Continuously improve the performance of the materials supply base by supporting the use of supplier management tools such as the supplier report card and commercial meetings
Be the primary point of contact for assigned material, component and assembly suppliers
Execute purchase orders to support the MRP plan with component suppliers, third party manufacturing suppliers, and sub-assembly providers
Communicate supply vulnerabilities and implement plans to ensure continuity of supply
Manage commercial relationships to ensure reliable supply and appropriate resolution of any disputes that arise related to supply
Ensure compliance with purchasing policies and procedures, ethical practices and adherence to relevant laws and regulations
Understands basic global trade compliance documentation retention requirements, can verify that all the necessary fields have been filled out, and works with the suppliers/global trade compliance team to clear shipments as required.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree is strongly preferred, with 3-5 years of Buyer/Purchasing work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
An understanding of GMP and the Quality standards required in a Diagnostics business
Experience in diagnostics or medical devices procurement/manufacturing.
Firsthand working knowledge of strategic sourcing methodology required. Technical knowledge and expertise preferred.
Nationally recognized professional certification is a plus (C.P.S.M. - Certified Professional in Supply Management)
Self-motivated with a positive can-do attitude
Relevant procurement experience i.e. experiences of supplier management and achieving measurable benefits.
Strong interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills.
Strong negotiation skills
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 preferred
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