Senior Sourcing Analyst,Chemicals

Whitehouse Station West, NJ, US
March 14 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: TEC001192

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.

Primary Roles include, but are not limited to:

  • Supplier and Supply Market Analysis – to conduct detailed supplier and supply market analyses looking at facts and data analysis, reports and changes in technology and to provide deep and meaningful insight to Sourcing Management teams
  • Cost Modeling / Cost reduction – to construct detailed cost models/purchase price analysis of goods and services that are supplied to Merck, typically this will require supplier visits to create a complete understanding of the cost structure of suppliers and develop cost reduction opportunities.
  • Strategic Analysis – to conduct up to six separate forms of project analysis which turns the information gathered from 1) and 2) above into insightful, well structured breakthrough options and opportunities.  Examples include Portfolio Analysis, Supplier Preferencing and Day One Sourcing.
  • Negotiation Planning and Execution – to create detailed pre-negotiation plans, to lead and participate any prolonged negotiation sessions with suppliers and to conduct post negotiation debriefs and follow through plans
  • Sourcing – to facilitate cross functional team through strategic sourcing steps (SMP), create and execute RFIs, RFPs, together with subsequent structured information analysis wherever possible using electronic procurement processes
  • Reverse Auctions – to prepare, lead, conduct and implement Reverse Auctions on selected leverage categories
  • Contract Management – to prepare, finesse and implement appropriate forms of contract and commitment with suppliers
  • Supplier Value Management – to ensure that appropriate supplier agreements and relationships have good supplier matrix embedded within them.  Monitor, report, manage contractual spend and continuously improve supplier performance for the assigned set of suppliers  
  • Category Team Membership – to be an active member of the  category team using the techniques and content created in 1) to 8) above as input in the creation of breakthrough strategies delivering cost reduction targets 
  • Risk Assesment and mitigation – to conduct effective risk assessment & establish appropriate risk mitigation plans within the suppy-base in compliance with MMD risk management frame-work
  • Sharing of Learnings – As a senior analyst the incumbent will be expected to generate work of a world class quality and share and transfer this to colleagues throughout procurement.



  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Chemistry or Engineering.


  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience (examples include but are not limited to manufacturing, technical R&D or process engineering, finance, business operations, external manufacturing, supply chain management etc.).
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity 


  • A minimum of four (4) years of Procurement strategic sourcing experience,  strong project management & analytical skills 
  • Proficient in the use of business software 
  • Excellent oral/written communications 
  • Chemicals production or relevant technical / manufacturing experience desirable 

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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