Supplier Development Engineer - Multiple Locations Job

West Point, PA, US
September 12 2017
Organization Type
Supplier Development Engineer - Multiple Locations-SUP001166


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 legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

This posting is for future needs.

The Supplier Development & Performance Management (SD&PM) Supplier Development Engineer will work closely with the SD&PM Team (Systems & Processes, Quality Leads, Field Specialists, etc.) and a be a key technical interface with Merck Direct Material Suppliers (hereafter MMD Suppliers) and MMD sites on pro-active activities.

This interaction with MMD Suppliers includes, but is not limited to, performing HyperCare activities at the Supplier manufacturing site to ensure a flawless launch, executing Supplier Capability Assessments, Up-Skilling Suppliers, and leading Specification Alignment activities. In addition, the SD&PM Supplier Development Engineer will interface with Merck Global Sciences, Technology, and Commercialization (GSTC) group, and the Large and Small Molecule Lines of Business.

The SD&PM Supplier Development Engineer will be regionally based (e.g. Americas, EMEA, and APJ), located in a Merck site, and be instrumental in the following areas for high risk MMD Suppliers in their region.

- Leading the execution of the Technical Capability Assessment (TCA) for new and existing Suppliers, to determine if gaps exist in 11 critical Supplier categories (e.g. Mold Asset Management, Material Flow, Sub Supplier Management, Change Control, Visual Management, 5 Why’s, etc.) and then Up-Skilling the Supplier to close those gaps.

- Performing HyperCare Activities (e.g. walk the lines at the Supplier Manufacturing Site and confirm in-process controls are in place, ensure that current Merck specifications / drawings are being used at Supplier, verify the release equipment in Supplier lab is the same as Supplier qualification and equivalent to Merck Lab, analyze Supplier release test results for Normality, X-Bar Chart, Histogram, Control Limits, etc.) prior to and/or during Supplier launch for MMD Supply.

- Partnering with Global Procurement to identify “high-risk” Items / Suppliers and then mitigating that risk (e.g. HyperCare, Supplier Capability Assessment, etc.) for MMD sites.

- Performing a Gap Analysis between specifications, methods, equipment, etc. at MMD Suppliers vs. MMD plants and then mitigate those gaps (e.g. Gage R&R, etc.) to pro-actively reduce future deviations, supply issues, etc. due to misalignment between Merck and Supplier.

- Partner with other SD&PM personnel (e.g. Systems, Quality, etc.) and other members of GSMG to manage MMD Suppliers.

- Execution of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), PPAP, and Run-Out Rates.



- Minimum BS in engineering, materials science, or equivalent scientific field


- Minimum of 7 years technical experience in these areas:

- Demonstrated technical skills, with operations, quality, and/or engineering background in the areas of chemical, pharmaceutical and/or vaccine manufacturing and packaging, or similar regulated industry

- Demonstrated leadership skills including professional/interpersonal communication skills

- Ability to develop and maintain commercial relationships external to Merck is key

- Ability to work in a matrix organization to leverage expertise from other functions and departments within Merck.


- Six Sigma certified Green Belt or Black Belt

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.

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Job: Supplier Dev & Perf Mgmt

Job Title:Sr. Spclst, Supplier Dev & Perf

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Other Locations: NA-US-PA-Danville, NA-US-NJ-Whitehouse Station West, NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth, NA-US-NC-Durham, NA-US-NC-Wilson

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck

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