Senior Buyer/Planner (LON-TC-002) London, Canada


The Senior Buyer/Planner is a member of the Procurement and Inventory team at Zoetis Global BioDevices. 

The role will work with our Operations team to establish a secure supply chain for complex components and assemblies in a highly customized product offering.  It will also develop strategic sourcing strategies, driving globalization of sourced products, reducing cost through various materials lead-time and cost reduction strategies and ensuring high service level for both manufacturing operations and field service parts. 

This position is located in London, Ontario


  • Analyze MRP data to ensure appropriate stocking levels are achieved.
  • Participate in engineering change process, transition management, support on analyzing BOM usage accuracy, and knowledge of technical specification / mechanical & electrical drawings.
  • Work with distribution to monitor usage rates and quality issues, as well as analyzing and   adjusting safety stock levels as needed to optimize material flow.
  • Maintain all master data within MRP and purchasing system.
  • Work with Manufacturing and Inventory leads to determine appropriate inventory levels.
  • Generate a “buy” plan, including all materials required to support the production plan.
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of the JDE MRP system, planning, purchasing and quality applications.
  • Support the development and implementation of sourcing strategies, support manufacturing operations, and negotiate contracts and supply agreements.
  • Ensure suppliers meet quality requirements and applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Continuously improve the performance of the materials supply base.
  • Execute purchase orders to support the MRP plan with suppliers.
  • Forecast supply vulnerabilities and implement plans to insure continuity.
  • Manage commercial relationships to ensure reliable supply


  • BA/BS degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, or related area preferred
  • CPIM or CSCM designation desired
  • 8+ years experience in purchasing, planning, materials management, manufacturing, or relevant  technical/analytical discipline
  • Experience in the custom fabrication and/or electronics industry
  • Experience in third party manufacturing supplier management
  • Demonstrated experience working with all functional areas and
  • Demonstrated skills in time management, conflict resolution, negotiation, project management and organization
  • Organizational Agility, Process Management, Planning Accurately, Knowledge of procurement contracts and related laws
  • Solid understanding of analytical measurement tools as well as an understanding of accounting and financial analysis
  • Demonstrated experience with integrated Purchasing Systems (JDE, Oracle, SAP, etc); and demonstrated computer skills with Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong sourcing, negotiation, and contracting skills with demonstrated success in managing complex supplier relationships
  • Experience managing supplier productivity and working with suppliers for value creation
  • Ability to lead commodity teams and manage agreement implementations in a complex environment
  • Strong written/oral communication skills
  • Good knowledge of manufacturing processes, financial reporting, and legal aspects of procurement