Charles City

Full time


Position Summary:

The Buyer/Planner position supports the Supply Chain and Process Team, scheduling orders for production by monitoring the customer demand, creating and releasing the order, ensuring the timely receipt of the order, and supporting the replenishment process. Conducts all activities and makes decisions that are in accordance with Company policies & SOPs, Zoetis Values, &  global regulatory guidelines (including cGMP/cGLP/cGCP), environmental guidelines, as appropriate, etc.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Create & release orders.  Monitor customer demand and communicate supply availability with global customers.  Troubleshoot any anomalies (e.g., trends) and work with Team Members to determine how to address them.
  • Create Purchase Orders according to system demands.
  • Run inventory reports and prepare Days on Hand reports.
  • Participate in OpEx projects.
  • Ensure the timely release of production lots, through coordination with Quality, and other departments (e.g., tracking and assisting prioritization of QAR closure..
  • Support unplanned event management (e.g., events that affect material flow across two or more rhythm cycles).
  • Arrange for proper monitoring and follow up to assure timely disposition of all slow moving, obsolete, damaged and other unusable materials in accordance with Company policies and procedures .
  • Manage proper inventory controls to ensure accuracy of perpetual inventories for all Charles City Operations and DCs.  Take corrective action on those items that are not within established inventory levels.
  • Actively participate in annual budget process and well as quarterly Latest Estimates.
  • Closely follow-up on distressed inventory and assure an efficient process to reduce the “in process” DI. Evaluate and manage Quarantine & “on Hold” inventories and provide tools & follow up to reduce them.


Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS with 2-4 years of experience OR MBA/MS with 0-2 years of experience OR Minimum of 8 years relevant experience. Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Management, Engineering, Management Information Science, Business or related business/technical field.
  • Experience in materials planning and/or production scheduling.
  • Strong analytical/problem resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of product flow through Manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing facilities and equipment capabilities and constraints.
  • Knowledge and understanding of SAP Platform using MPS, MRP, and inventory management principles.
  • Proficient in Math and Microsoft Office functionality


Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to walk or stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to reach above shoulder level, bend/stoop, kneel, push/pull, and handle/grip frequently.
  • Must be able to work scheduled 40 hours with the ability to work overtime as needed.
  • Frequent lifting and carrying of 5 to 25 lbs
  • Regular reaching, bending, stooping, and twisting
  • Repetitive motion and substantial movement of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers