Senior Buyer

Union City, Georgia
$73,000.00 - $112,000.00 per year

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Position Summary
The Senior Buyer 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, taking into account cost, storage, vendor, quality, usage rate, and lead-time considerations. 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
  • Solid understanding of analytical measurement tools as well as an understanding of accounting and financial analysis
  • Some domestic travel required (5-10%)

Education and Experience
  • BA/BS with at least 5-8 years of experience
  • A good understanding of the Manufacturing environment / experience of working closely within Manufacturing sites
  • 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 a plus (C.P.S.M. - Certified Professional in Supply Management)

Technical Skills
  • SAP experience required; specifically the usage of T-Codes.
  • Ariba experience preferred.
  • Numerate, used to working in Excel, with an analytical skillset capable of both identifying and quantifying cost savings.
  • Self-motivated with a positive can-do attitude
  • Relevant procurement experience i.e. experience of supplier management and achieving measurable benefits.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills

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: $73,000 - $112,000

[This position is eligible for short-term incentive compensation.]

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.

Full time



Any 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 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 site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "". 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.

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