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66378524 Tail Spend Manager - Parsippany, NJ

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The Global Strategic Sourcing - Indirect Procurement team is seeking an experienced Tail Spend Manager to execute and provide oversight of sourcing activities across multiple markets, sites and spend categories. The role requires a strong understanding of procurement policies and procedures to ensure competitive bidding and cost reductions are realized in an effective manner. The Tail Spend Manager will leverage Zoetis' purchase-to-pay systems (e.g., Guided/Spot Buying, Catalogs, Spend Management, etc.) and will play an active role in consolidating the supply base and ensuring high quality and service.

Prepare competitive bid packages or support tail-spend competitive bidding activities, including supplier due diligence, price negotiations and supplier onboarding, across multiple markets, sites and spend categories.
Evaluate supplier bids/quotes to ensure alignment with cost targets, quality standard and service expections.
Measure tail-spend metrics, conduct spend analytics, requisition/purchase order reports, contract repositories, etc. to identify cost savings, supplier consolidation opportunities, and guided-buying process improvements.
Support tail-spend training and stakeholder communications; demonstrate end-to-end procurement process expertise.
Communicates on a daily basis with business stakeholders, suppliers, and other corporate enabling functions (e.g., legal, risk and compliance, etc.) to enable a seamless and efficient tail spend procurement process.

Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in a technical major or business concentration.
Certified Purchasing Manager or equivalent credentials desirable.
Significant experience using SAP Spend Management Suite (Ariba, Spend, Contracts, etc.).
Proficient in analytics, negotiations, time-management and communications.
5+ years of tail spend management (and/or sourcing procurement) in an operational role.
Regional work experience working across multiple category teams, site procurement and P2P shared services

Applicants must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Able to identify issues, evaluate potential solutions, provide recommendations and implement changes.
Strong data analytics skills, detailed oriented, and able to draw insights from data.
Builds and sustains positive relationships; handles conflicts and negotiations effectively.
Collaborates and works well with others, with influencing and persuasion skills.
Knowledgeable of procurement policies, systems and processes to consolidate supply base and reduce costs.

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 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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Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on more than 65 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.

Our name, Zoetis, has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company’s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend.
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10 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054

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