Associate Director Global Procurement – Packaging Components Job

West Point, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: TEC001169

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.
The Position
As our Associate Director Global Procurement with a Packaging component you will lead category strategy globally and you will collaborate with senior functional and operational stakeholders to develop and execute global supply strategies for primary / secondary packaging components. In this position you will support the Merck Manufacturing Division strategic imperatives and will enable MMD core elements of strategy: stability, responsiveness, building biologics capacity, and foster innovation. You can fulfill this role from various MSD

Main Activities and Responsibilities

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Develop an end to end transformation strategy mapping out current landscape and developing and implementing short, mid and long term improvement plans. 

  • Create a delivery plan shared jointly with business 

  • Interface with lines of business to understand and influence long term strategy considering internal and external manufacturing requirements. 

  • Engage, obtain sponsorship and influence senior level stakeholders / demonstrate procurement value proposition 

  • Develop end to end risk management strategies and performance management & improvement strategies 

  • Focus on innovation and added value creation by developing strategic supplier relationship management in collaboration with the Supplier development group 

  • Act as change agent, demonstrating added value brought by the procurement function. Be a personal example of the Merck leadership standards. 

  • Lead complex cross functional global projects and initiatives 

  • Bring and enhance supplier Market Knowledge and Insight as a source of innovation and value creation for Merck business. 

  • Manage functional key performance indicators: ensure development and reporting of productivity and PPV in alignment with Finance. 

  • Negotiate and manage complex relationship with Merck critical suppliers globally 

  • Actively support diversity, both within Merck as well as including, expanding relationships with diverse suppliers 

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

Education Minimum Requirement: 

  • BS/BA degree in engineering / Supply Chain or Business minimally; MBA or CPM /supply chain certification preferred

Required Experience and Skills: 

  • 5 years’ experience in manufacturing & packaging / contract manufacturing / purchasing arena 

  • 3 years of direct experience in sourcing packaging components 

  • 3 years’ experience in complex Project Management or contract manufacturing / packaging technology demonstrating the ability to successfully complete large, complex and international projects 

  • Demonstrated strong problem solving, negotiation, and conflict management skills 

  • Drive results while dealing with ambiguity 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 

  • Able to influence at all levels in the organization 

  • Demonstrated capabilities in Strategic Supplier & Relationship Management, Supplier risk management, cost optimization, Negotiation Skills, Financial/Legal Aspects with Procurement 

  • Working experience in complex matrix organizations, exposure to international markets

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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