Executive Director, Global Operations Sourcing Job

Employer
Merck
Location
West Point, PA, US
Posted
June 20 2017
Discipline
Other
Organization Type
Pharma
Executive Director, Global Operations Sourcing-TEC001133

Description

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its 125-year legacy. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

- Develops and executes strategic and business initiatives across all relevant sourcing categories (external sterile and non-sterile formulation, filling, packaging) in support of manufacturing operations priorities aligned to GSMG strategy & objectives. Scope is approximately 150 external manufacturing partners, in support of Pharmaceutical, Bio/Sterile, and Vaccines Operations.

- Setting strategic and operating objectives for sourcing & procurement function across all Merck operations units and External Manufacturing partners to ensure facilities maximize the capabilities to execute procurement strategies and solutions, and to ensure that supply lines are established to support budget and growth plans.

- Serves as a member of the Direct Materials Leadership Team and provides leadership for GSMG initiatives and activities in support of organization operations and performance enhancements.

- Manages the Operational Performance and priorities in alignment with External Manufacturing organization, including Supplier Value Management, Risk Management, supplier performance, Economic Inclusion & Supplier Diversity.

- Responsible for executing operating objectives for the procurement function, with key activities including, but not limited to: category management, product sourcing, supply risk management, supplier performance improvement, cost reduction, supplier diversity development, working capital improvement, and supplier relationship management.

- Implement strategic direction for sourcing & procurement efforts and execute procurement processes; work with MMD, Sourcing & Procurement Operations leads, and operations leadership teams in the establishment, communication and implementation of business goals and to achieve business targets. Serve as a resource regarding processes, procedures and systems for procurement function.

- Plan, coordinate and administer the operational, financial, administrative, and technical operations of the procurement process. Serve as a resource regarding processes, procedures and systems for procurement function.

- Support/lead selection of suppliers to ensure appropriate quality, service and productivity / savings levels. Ensure that all legal contract requirements are met. Manage relationships with external contacts to ensure optimal team performance and to take appropriate actions by implementing contract negotiation, communication with suppliers and/or or modifying procedure to ensure customer satisfaction.

- Serve as an operational and technical resource for sourcing & procurement in the communication and resolution of purchasing systems issues; negotiate successful resolution to problems or concerns; educate customers about process and technology of procurement function. Work with Global Procurement colleagues to ensure compliance to global standards.

- Manage sourcing resources to ensure that facilities and external manufacturing partners maximize the capability to execute manufacturing solutions and to ensure that supply lines are established to support budget and growth plans. Enforce compliance with all Global Sourcing & Procurement policies and procedures by using a data driven business case approach.

- Actively support Economic & Inclusion and Supplier Diversity & Development initiatives, engaging in goal establishment, action planning, sourcing execution, and financial/quantitative reporting, as required.

Primary activities include, but are not limited to:

- Leadership - As a key operational and functional leader, accountable for development and implementation of robust sourcing strategies that link to core business deliverables while leveraging the marketplace and supplier community. Significant coordination and collaboration with colleagues and functional partners in managing complexities of external manufacturing network. Delivers exemplary results in the right way.

- Procurement Leadership - Provide the leadership, strategy and policy for the function building a high performance engagement model with the business and regions.

- Organizational Development - Build a core team of high quality procurement professionals who have direct accountability for spend management, category management, and execution. Partners with stakeholders outside of GSP to ensure alignment.

- Category scope - Direct responsibility for supplier relationships around the world, and is worldwide point of contact for global relationships with numerous key suppliers, which are complex and difficult to manage.

- Sourcing Management - Utilize/drive sourcing management as a structured process including obtaining sponsorship and creating/leading cross-functional teams. Ensure appropriate sourcing rigor. Compliance to Source Recommendation Committee (SRC), category strategy development, Supplier Performance Management process, and other supply management processes are keys. Navigate challenging contract terms and negotiations in response to business shifts and economic/regulatory volatility.

- Strategy Development/Implementation - Create breakthrough strategies which deliver quick wins and generate legitimate business value. Drive innovation.

- Change Management - Adopt high quality change practices with customers and stakeholders, building and implementing an organization which is sustainable. Be a leader by example and practice, embodying the Merck Leadership Standards.

- Continuous Improvement - Ensure that every supplier relationship is established with intent of future continuous improvement, and to lead and manage the measurement and review process to ensure delivery of expectations.

- Stakeholder Management - Work in a way that positively engages the support of business colleagues using problem solving, transparency, and proactive communication skills. Build sourcing management pipeline, ensuring stakeholder alignment and compliance to supply management processes.

- Diversity - Actively support diversity, both within Merck as well as expanding relationships and spend with Diverse Suppliers.

- Business requirements/cost management focus - Must have keen insight and understanding of business requirements on a 1/3/5 year horizon, and partners GP and business peers to drive cost reductions. Implement Supplier Value Management with the key suppliers in this category to foster innovation, manage supplier performance, establish appropriate governance model, and ensure continuous improvement.

- Business Acumen – Ability to work beyond functional supplier management boundaries.

Qualifications

Education Required:

- Bachelor degree in a Business, Engineering, Science or Procurement, or Manufacturing-related degree

Required:

- 3 to 5 years of experience working with senior/executive Leaders

- Experience in large-scale organizational change initiatives

- Experience in large-scale organizational communication management and report coordination

- Experience in strategy development, strategic planning, strategy implementation

- 5 to 10 years experience in Sourcing, Procurement, Supplier Management or related operations supporting a manufacturing environment, preferable in pharmaceutical or consumer goods industries.

- Solid policy, process & procedure leadership experience

Preferred:

- Knowledge of supply chain technologies, performance management & reporting and operations management best practices

- Advanced capabilities in Sourcing & Supplier Strategies, Sourcing Methodology, Cost Optimization, Supplier Relationship Management, Negotiation Skills, Financial/Legal Aspects with Procurement, Supplier Diversity, and Supplier Risk Management

- Category sourcing expertise in both indirect & direct materials and supplier diversity management

- Sigma Green, Executive Belt – preferred; Black Belt – highly preferred

Key Qualities:

- Strong Business Acumen

- Courage and Candor

- High level of Self-Awareness

- Ability to make rapid disciplined decisions & prioritize work

- Independent thinker

- Customer focused

- Comfortable with Ambiguity

- Resilient

- Collaborative Nature - able to connect and get things done across the organization

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

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Job: Technical Procurement

Job Title:Exec. Dir, Procurement

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Other Locations: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth, NA-US-NJ-Whitehouse Station West

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck