Senior Director of Supply Chain

Lincoln, Nebraska

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Zoetis is the world's largest Manufacturer and Supplier of Animal Pharmaceuticals.

At Zoetis in Lincoln, NE, we manufacture high quality medicines for dogs, cats, and livestock. Our plant has been recognized as one of the Nebraska's Safest Companies, with a long-standing presence in Lincoln and we continue to grow.

Benefits Include:

Great Health Benefits from day 1!

4 weeks accrued paid vacation and 13 paid holidays

401(k) match with company profit sharing

Tuition reimbursement

Student Loan Repayment Program

Position Summary

Leads site Scheduling, Purchasing, ERP, Warehousing and Logistics teams in Lincoln, NE and White Hall, IL to define a cohesive site supply strategy and roadmap, define and deliver logistics optimization priorities, forecast site production goals, model site capacity, and shift structure requirements, and orchestrate day to day, transactional intra-company activities required to ensure reliable supply.

Position Responsibilities

  • Supports integration of site Scheduling and corporate Planning processes with S&OP, RCCP, LRFP, and Short-Term Exceptions Management / Issue Management processes
  • Informs and deploys business strategy to create competitive advantage through advanced production long range capacity modeling expertise
  • Partners with Global Supply Planning to communicate any service level risks and utilizes the Demand Resource Planning (DRP) system to generate supply visibility
  • Demonstrates impact in complex leadership roles with E2E approach and collaborative, influence-based leadership approach
  • Proven skill to balance focus across: operations and customers, global and regional, corporate and product segment
  • Shared accountability for OTIF (On-Time In Full) as part of the Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) network; drives continuous improvement against failure modes linked to site performance including partnering to address E2E issues
  • Shared accountability with Global Supply Chain Management for optimizing inventory levels, provides strategies to optimize balance between site capacity and enterprise finished goods inventory levels by influencing E2E product flows and network design
  • Shared accountability with Global Supply Chain Management for driving cost to serve, ensures a process is in place to provide access to cost to serve implications of E2E processes and choices, jointly sets and works to achieve cost to serve and finished product inventory optimization targets
  • Shared accountability with Global Supply Chain Management to ensure a robust foundation in compliance including trade compliance, CLS Quality, EH&S, financial compliance, foreign trade zone
  • Builds a diverse organization that will embrace a culture of continuous improvement, data-based decision making, and customer service with a strong sense of mission
  • Develops talent and continues to demonstrate functional excellence; actively sponsors and mentors key talent across the site, builds leadership capabilities in team
  • Supports site and customers by providing visibility, analytics and driving continuous improvement focused on OTIF, OEE, Inventory, and Cost to Serve
  • Supports Global Supply Chain Management by integrating scheduling and site strategy within core planning processes (e.g., rapid response, issue management / partner concerns, strategic capacity planning, S&OP and E2E product flow optimization)
  • Works with Global Supply Chain Management and GMS Strategy to drive distribution network optimization initiatives
  • Supports annual budgeting process by generating a data-based volume forecast, based on a standardized equipment and labor capacity model.
  • Owns ERP system, master data and ensures BOMs, routers and capacity are accurately maintained and leveraged to support planning, scheduling and RCCP analysis

Organizational Relationships
  • Member of Site Leadership Team
  • Site Departments: EHS, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, HR, Operations, Procurement, Finance, Engineering, Technical, IT
  • Internal GMS Customer Sites
  • Contract Manufacturing Organization
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • GMS Strategy
  • Zoetis Commercial Organization - All Regions
Resources Managed

Financial Accountability
  • Operating Budget: $12 Million / Year
  • Procured Materials: $150 Million / Year
  • Direct Supervision: 4 Colleagues
  • Indirect Supervision: 43 Colleagues and Contingent workers

Education and Experience
  • A Bachelor's Degree minimum
  • A minimum of 10 years of related business experience
  • A minimum of 4 years' experience working in or partnering with supply chain functions
  • A minimum of 2 years people management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead complexity across a broad product portfolio

  • preferred candidate qualifications
  • An MBA, Master's Degree, or other Advanced degree
  • Understanding of Value Stream or S&OP processes
  • Experience working in a regulated environment or biopharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Experience with a focus in Customer Service, Operations, Strategy, and management of large programs
  • Strong understanding of core Order Fulfillment processes (Customer Service, Warehousing and Transportation), planning and WH systems

Technical Skills and Competencies Required
  • Strong knowledge of production, inventory, and planning systems
  • Strong supply chain data analysis skills utilizing M-ERP and spreadsheets
  • Demonstrated proven capability to effectively lead and develop others, optimize team and organizational performance, execute strategic and operational plans, lead and manage change
  • Ability to conceptualize, analyze and implement new systems and processes
  • Demonstrated ability to function and influence in a team matrix environment and have excellent interpersonal, planning and management skills.
preferred candidate qualifications
  • Fluent in SAP ERP System Setup and Usage
  • Strong demonstrated negotiation skills.
  • Strong demonstrated leadership skills.

Physical Position Requirements

The work conditions for the position are greater than 50% stationary with periodic standing and walking through out the workday(s). The colleague(s) may be required to travel and or work greater than 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays to support the business. Must wear appropriate gowning and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in manufacturing/production areas.

Full time



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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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