Associate Director, Global Clinical Supply, Master Planning

West Point, PA, US
May 17 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: CLI007183

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.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases. 

Key Responsibilities:
    Aggregate demand and develop the Packaging Forecast & Master Packaging ScheduleBalance load across work centers in support of internal and external packaging and associated quality release stepsCollaborate both within Master Planning and across the Supply Chain to maintain Finished Goods forecast and schedule accuracy 

There are other activities supporting the Master Planning Team. Additional responsibilities may be assigned depending on the candidate, their strengths and development plan.

Key Competencies:
    End to End Supply Chain - Solid understanding of supply chain principles, models and processes, and the cross-functional interdependencies of the supply chain organization.Master Production Scheduling - Ability to leverage knowledge of production schedules across multiple products and facilities against business and customer demand to drive alignment between the Master Packaging Schedule and business priorities.Information Systems Knowledge - Proficiency with SAP and MS Excel.Project Management - Organizes work efforts by prioritizing tasks, using resources optimally, establishing appropriate deadlines and ensuring on-time delivery.Problem Solving - Gathers and analyzes data and effectively responds to new, complex or problematic situations; creates solutions that meet business need.Collaboration - Partners with broad stakeholder community across boundaries of function, region, and division.Communication - Plans and delivers ideas and information to others in a clear and impactful manner.


    Bachelor's Degree required
    Communication and Collaboration across supply chainExperience with team leadingAbility to coach and mentor others on Master planning processesExperience with managing Master schedules across clinical supply chainExperience with capacity planning and scheduling based on workloadSolid understanding of clinical supply chain principles
    Proficient with Microsoft applications. Programming level with Microsoft Excel, Proficiency with SAP

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: Clinical Supplies-Operations
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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