Supplier Quality Engineer, Supplier Development & Performance Management Job

West Point, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: SUP001169

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.
Responsible for serving as a primary point of contact for high risk and escalated suppliers for Merck / MSD sites. Will function within one of five categories (i.e. primary packaging, secondary packaging, glass, product contact, or raw materials). Will provide cross-category support to support surges in workload.

Responsible for implementing procedures and best practices supporting Merck's SD&PM organization, under the direction of the SD&PM Associate Director. The incumbent will exercise leadership in monitoring and maintaining supplier compliance with worldwide regulatory requirements, current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), MMD Quality Manual and Quality Management Systems, and pertinent legal and / or business contract requirements. Key responsibilities include leading supplier deviation investigations, upskilling suppliers for Quality, Compliance and Regulatory improvements, and interfacing with Merck / MSD sites. The incumbent will assist the SD&PM Associate Director in driving completion of Supplier Improvement Plans and interfacing with Merck / MSD site Operations, Quality, Planning, Global Procurement and Global Technology Operations colleagues.

The incumbent will possess Analytical, Scientific, Technical, Manufacturing, and / or Quality experience in order to effectively administer and control Quality and Technical programs and projects needed to manage suppliers, under the direction of the SD&PM Associate Director.  

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • BS/BA degree in Engineering, Science or Business

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Quality, Technical, Operations, or related Business Operations working with products or processes

  • Possesses the following:

    • Demonstrated Quality, Technical and / or Manufacturing experience in the areas of chemical, pharmaceutical and / or vaccine manufacturing or packaging, or supplier management

    • Experience conducting technical investigations

    • Demonstrated problem-solving skills

    • Knowledge and application of the Merck Leadership Behaviors

    • Ability to develop and / or improve commercial relationships

    • Ability to work within a matrix organization and leverage expertise from other Merck functions and departments

    • Proven self-starter

  • Knowledge of cGMPs, technical writing, data management, collection, and analysis

  • Possesses excellent interpersonal, inclusion, and communication skills

  • Appreciates and respects diversity, cultures, and norms

  • Facilitates business negotiations in a professional manner

  • Works independently with all levels of the organization, and has demonstrated the following skills:

    • Rapid / Disciplined decisions

    • Acts with courage and candor

    • Drives results

    • Escalation of issues / concerns to management, as appropriate

    • Ability to Prioritize, Align and Simplify

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Sigma Black Belt, Green Belt or Yellow Belt certification is preferred

  • Secondary Packaging Component experience

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
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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