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Last Updated: 1/23/22

Job Description

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

Position Summary

The Lincoln Procurement team is seeking a person who will execute and provide oversight of sourcing activities across multiple categories of expense spend for our Lincoln, NE and Whitehall, IL facilities. Will negotiate contracts, lead RFx processes, be accountable for financial goals of the department and platform, and will work with internal stakeholders across the site to reduce costs, drive standardization, optimize inventory levels, and implement continuous improvement ideas. This position will also be responsible for supporting Raw Material and Packaging Category leaders with projects, spend analytics, various ad hoc reporting, department metrics, and executing the printed packaging set up process with direction from the Packaging Category leader.

Position Responsibilities

Prepares competitive bid packages and leads competitive bidding activities, including supplier due diligence, price negotiations and supplier onboarding and oversight across multiple expense categories. Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives. Evaluates market trends and generates reports. Confers with suppliers and analyzes suppliers' operations to identify factors that impact prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules. May have experience with and perform contract negotiation and contract maintenance to ensure that company objectives are achieved. Communicates daily with various levels, groups and colleagues throughout the organization. Manages and communicates department metrics weekly. Supports annual budget, financial reporting processes and printed packaging artwork process.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or a related business/technical field. 2-3 years’ experience in sourcing indirect materials or other categories will be considered in lieu of degree
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong facilitation skills in assessing technical and business issues
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Experience in ERP or Purchase to Pay system, SAP and Ariba knowledge a plus
  • Ability to build and lead project teams to address procurement opportunities
  • Ability to work under pressure. Shows attention to detail. Excellent Data Entry skills.

Technical Skills and Competencies

Knowledge of applicable technical standards, techniques, principles, theories, concepts and Zoetis processes and industry practices/standards. Knowledge of basic leadership principles. Focus is on leading/overseeing defined processes.

Provide solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity. Refers to policies and practices for guidance. Operates within established Procurement policies.

Works under minimal supervision. Follows established procedures. Recommends actions. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment, overall adequacy, and accuracy.

Physical Position Requirements

  • Position is mostly office work, (remote and in person) with filing and other light activities as necessary.
  • This position requires sitting, standing, and walking with occasional overtime/weekend work.
  • Must wear appropriate gowning and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in manufacturing/production areas.
  • The work conditions for the position are greater than 50% stationary with periodic standing and walking throughout the workday.
  • The colleague may be required to travel.

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.