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(Archived) Logistics Assistant III

Last Updated: 5/04/21

Job Description


The primary function of this position is to provide support for the Inventory and Logistics functions within the Zoetis BioDevice Supply Chain. The Logistics Assistant will work closely with colleagues at other Global Manufacturing and Supply sites to ensure customer needs are met in an efficient manner. He or she will work closely with Manufacturing, Procurement, Planning and Engineering to meet/understand the daily needs of the Inventory and Logistics departments. The ideal candidate will have multiple years of experience in shipping, receiving, and international logistics.

This position will be located in Durham, NC and be a vital member of the Inventory and Logistics team.


Schedules, plans, and coordinates domestic and international outbound shipments.

Partners with procurement and customer support to coordinate transportation for domestic and international customer samples, inventory items, and special projects.

Develops and maintain all Logistics Metrics and analyzes trends to improve efficiency, conserve budget, and remove waste.

Prepares and properly archives accurate Bills of Lading, Commercial Invoices, Packing Lists, and other shipment documentation.

Ensures compliance to domestic and international laws and regulatory agencies governing movement, entry, and export of goods.

Maintains accurate records of all imports, exports, and dangerous goods.

Develops and maintains relationships with key transportation partners, brokers, and 3rd party logistics coordinators to ensure efficient movement of goods.

Participates in continuous improvement, and develops and shares best practices for warehouse logistics with other Zoetis colleagues.

Coordinates and delivers training in material handling, dangerous goods transportation, and other topics, as necessary.

Receives incoming material into inventory, and performs necessary transactions in SAP.

Allocates space to new inventory receipts to maximize space and improve efficiency.

Generates, reviews, and updates work instructions and SOPs, as needed.

Supports Inventory functions as needed.

Other duties, as assigned.



HS diploma or equivalent

5+ years shipping/receiving/inventory experience

Ability to organize, interpret, communicate and present information clearly

· Ability to effectively communicate across multiple levels of the organization

· Microsoft office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Visio

· Willingness to work in a team environment, and exhibit flexibility in the variety of work executed by the Global Inventory and Logistics team


Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field

Six Sigma Green Belt or equivalent Continuous Improvement experience

Experience with database, reporting, and/or analysis tools


Highly proficient in current version of Microsoft Excel

Experience with ERP systems and data extraction

SAP experience (preferred)

· Advanced knowledge of international shipping, import and export processes (preferred)


Work environment is in a manufacturing facility. This position will require standing and lifting (up to 50 lbs.) throughout the day.

Full time



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 [Register to View] 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 [Register to View] 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.

Company Details


Parsippany, New Jersey, United States

Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.