Assoc. Dir., Procurement (m/f/d) (BB-69F74)

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Job Description

The Global Operations Sourcing Team is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill an open position to manage and support the partnering with the business to ensure efficient acquisition of goods and services that enables the commercialization of our medicines, vaccines and Animal Health products.

The Assoc. Director of Global Operations Sourcing has direct responsibility for a portfolio of categories (API and Custom Intermediates, or Non-Sterile External Manufacturing, or Sterile External Manufacturing, or Biologics External Manufacturing, or Vaccines External Manufacturing) and supplier relationships that are Global or International in nature. Indirectly responsible for Local and Regional categories. In collaboration with stakeholders and Regional procurement professionals, creates and implements 1/3/5 years strategic sourcing strategies.

The Assoc. Director of Global Operations Sourcing is actively engaged in the development and implementation of procurement strategy, Global Category Management, contract management, risk management, stakeholder management, and supplier value management. The incumbent will develop and maintain strong relationships with key leaders and stakeholders, namely External Manufacturing, Quality/Regulatory, Finance, Legal, and Shared Business Services, and other corporate functions.

Primary activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Global Category Management: Leads Global Category Management teams to develop and implement strategic source plans for one or more categories of spend.

  • Sourcing Management: Uses the Sourcing Management Process to manage assurance of supply, quality, service, cost, innovation and regulatory compliance within Global or International category of spend, resulting in breakthrough strategies which optimize value and ensure appropriate risk management. Understands the Sourcing Management Process and how to apply required tools in the creation and implementation of source plans.

  • Proactive Cost Management: Achieves cost control, cost reduction, and cost containment targets, and adds value to area of expenditure through a strong total cost orientation.

  • Market Knowledge and Insight: Uses thorough market knowledge and data analysis to gain critical insights that drive the selection of Sourcing Strategies and continuous improvement activities.

  • Technical Expertise: Working knowledge of chemical, pharmaceutical; biopharmaceutical processing techniques and capabilities. Working knowledge of quality, safety and compliance requirements associated with chemical, pharmaceutical; biopharmaceutical processing. Working knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma process aimed to improve productivity, yields, cycle times, quality and compliance.

  • Expertise and practical experience in project management Supplier Management and Conditioning: Responsible for building relationships with Global, International and Enterprise suppliers and managing supplier performance against business requirements using proven processes; ensures adequate inclusion of diversity suppliers in RFPs and contracts as applicable. Supports major Regional supplier relationships.

  • Stakeholder Management and Business Sponsorship: Ensures appropriate stakeholders are identified and managed through stakeholder matrix. Engages assigned stakeholders and partners with them to define and meet or exceed business requirements and identify and manage profit plan savings targets. Understands strategic business requirements at 1-3-5 years horizon.

  • Contract Negotiation and Management: Once strategy is approved, personally leads the sourcing including RFX, RFP, negotiations and contracting for Global and International categories to put in place the right suppliers. Negotiates at tactical and strategic levels to develop local, regional, global company contracts.

  • People Management: May be responsible for selection, development, retention and performance management of one or more procurement analysts.

  • Qualifications

    Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor's Degree and advanced degree in an engineering, chemistry, biology, or business administration

  • Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum five years of Procurement Experience or similar business experience within the Pharmaceutical industry.

  • Minimum five years of GMP manufacturing support within the Pharmaceutical Industry.

  • Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Preference in strong technical skills and understanding of GMP manufacturing environment, various technologies, costing, supply chain understanding and operational management.

  • Negotiations, stakeholder management, financial acumen.

  • Direct experience in a GMP manufacturing environment and deep understanding of technology complexity vs cost

  • Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

    Who we are …

    We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

    What we look for …

    In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.




    We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

    Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully 
    Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. 

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