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Procurement Manager

Jobref: IT CT 0019
Location: Catania
Salary: USD0.00 - USD0.00 per annum
Job Type: Permanent
Date Posted: Wed May 6 14:13:51 2020
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This role reports to the MFA Procurement & RM CSM and will leads all procurement activities (Materials, Packaging, Indirects & Capital) for the MFA EU sites (Catania & Medolla) 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 take a lead in developing & executing strategic plans for Raw Material sub categories.
Acts as part of the Site Leadership team and drives Site initiatives to reduce the costs of purchased goods and services.
Ensures that all Procurement activities are carried out in an ethical manner and in conformance with all Zoetis policies.
Primary accountabilities are
- Generating and updating a cost reduction plan and budget for the site by working closely with Category Managers and Site Management
- Ensuring the execution of planned and opportunistic cost reduction initiatives to deliver and exceed budget.
- Ensuring that suppliers provide products and services to the timing and quality standards required
The role will report to the relevant MFA Platform Procurement Leader and have a strong relationship with the site Leadership team
Key measures will include all aspects of cost: savings achievement, impact upon budget, material availability and supplier performance.
Cost improvement
Own and be accountable for site budget for direct materials, defining and providing standard costs and Purchase Price Variance delivery
Work closely with Category Managers to provide input into category strategies and roll out central agreements which have a beneficial impact on Site costs (Raw Materials and Indirects)
Define and execute sustainable and continuous cost reduction (CIP) projects for the Site, working closely with Site Management and Category Managers
Prioritise and deliver improvements in Indirects cost reduction
Responsible for all aspects of Costs including continuity of supply and risk
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
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
Insure 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 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
Directly reports to the Platform Procurement Leader.
Strong working relationship with the Platform lead, Site Management teams at Catanai and Medolla, Category Managers, Orderers, Finance, Quality, EHS, GTS and all functions that affect the supply base.
Financial Accountability
Accountable for delivering cost reduction initiatives for the sites spend of c$20 million
Overall accountability for ensuring supply and the service performance of the site supply base
Works closely with Site Management teams and Category Managers to generate cost improvement plans for the annual budget and to rectify any budget shortfall.
BA/BS with at least 5 to 7 years of experience
A good understanding of the Manufacturing environment / experience of working closely with and in Manufacturing sites
An understanding of GMP and the Quality standards required in a Pharmaceuticals business
Self-motivated with a positive can-do attitude
Relevant procurement experience i.e. experience of supplier management and achieving measurable benefits.
Project management skills and results oriented. Ability to get things done by working with/through others
Strong interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills
Strong negotiation skills
Numerate, used to working in Excel, with an analytical skillset capable of both identifying and quantifying cost savings
SAP and/or Ariba Procurement system experience preferred
Able to communicate in English & Italian Oral/Written
Ability to speak Italian & English (or other languages) prefered
Role is based in Catania. Travel percentage 25% to suppliers and to Catania & Medolla

Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 65 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2018, the company generated annual revenue of $5.8 billion with approximately 10,000 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetis.com.