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Global Category Strategy Manager - Diagnostics (Global Strategic Sourcing)

Company: Zoetis, Inc
Location: Union City
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:

The following base pay range reflects the anticipated base pay for this position if a selected candidate were to be located in [ California] Base pay may vary based on location and other factors.Base Pay Range: $126,000 - $193,000[This position is eligible for short-term incentive compensation.] [The position is also eligible for long-term incentive.]We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, which includes healthcare, dental coverage, and retirement savings benefits along with paid holidays, vacation and disability insurance.Role DescriptionThe Global Category Strategy Manager is a highly influential and impactful role which requires a talented individual who is capable of leading the global category management activities. This role reports to the Global Diagnostics & BioDevices Category Platform Leader and will lead procurement activities for Raw-Materials & Packaging for Diagnostics & BioDevices sites 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
  • managing NPI projects and the transition to on-market managementThe incumbent will execute innovative procurement solutions to continuously improve the value, quality and service received by Zoetis within the assigned spend areas. The role will be responsible for effective sourcing, supplier relationship management, risk management, and internal improvement /demand management practices.POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:NPI (New Product Introduction)
    • Support global product introduction projects
    • Interface with Development, Engineering, Sourcing, QA and Finance supporting highest Quality and lowest cost supplier solutions
    • Develop departmental sourcing processes, while taking into consideration cross-departmental needs
    • Negotiate and execute purchasing contractsCost 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 riskSupply
        • Acting as a senior point of escalation with the Global Strategic Sourcing function for resolving multidiscipline supplier related issues
        • 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
        • Drive the implementation of effective metrics for Supplier measurement and management
        • 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 pricing through management of Purchase Information records (PIRs)
        • 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
        • Work with internal key stakeholders (Engineering, Finance, Business Development, Operations, etc.) to develop aligned strategic supply plans while mitigating any risks
        • Working relationship with Zoetis' supply base and external enabling functions as required
        • Limited Global travel is required (Education:
          • Advanced qualification including MBA would be preferable, minimum Bachelor of Science, in chemistry; chemical engineering; pharmaceutical; or supply chain managementExperience:
            • 10+ years Category Management experience preferable in a strategic context
            • Knowledge of supply chain processes and systems for sourcing APIs, RSM, or raw materials
            • SAP knowledge and experience
            • Pharmaceutical, Diagnostics or related background
            • Demonstrable track record of performance in managing complex, cross-functional activities on a Global basis
            • Technical or manufacturing background in the Pharmaceutical Industry is preferred
            • Proven stakeholder management at CEO level within the supply baseTechnical Skills:
              • Ability to work effectively in a complex and dynamic matrix environment
              • Ability to lead small team in projects
              • Demonstrated analytical and problem resolution skills for procurement issues
              • Ability to independently evaluate, assess and initiate action; recognition of positive and negative impacts of actions, decisions, other market forces on business and people
              • Root cause analysis to recommend solution and solve problems
              • Clearly convey information through a variety of media to stakeholders
              • Builds and sustains positive relationships
              • Handles conflicts and negotiations effectively
              • Collaborates and works well with others
              • Proactively seeks others for feedback, interest; sharing knowledge; inclusion and involvement
              • Strong business acumen and proved ability to understand P&L execution and total cost driversFull timeRegularColleagueAny unsolicited resumes sent to Zoetis from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zoetis mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Zoetis employees, or to Zoetis resume database will be considered Zoetis property. Zoetis will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.Zoetis will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.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. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at zoetiscolleagueservices@zoetis.com to request an accommodation. 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.

Keywords: Zoetis, Inc, Union City , Global Category Strategy Manager - Diagnostics (Global Strategic Sourcing), Professions , Union City, California

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