Sr. Specialist Technology Procurement

Kenilworth, NJ, US
May 24 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: TEC001279

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. Senior Specialist – IT Procurement
The Senior Specialist will enable strong collaboration across multiple IT areas. The Specialist should have a strong IT background across hardware, software, services, mobility, and new emergent technologies. The Specialist will take on a key support role, acting as a lead analyst for the areas sourcing leads. The Specialist will develop and maintain strong relationships with key leaders across the IT function and will shape the relationship with key strategic suppliers ensuring alignment with business strategy and sourcing execution.
The role reports to the Associate Director – Technology Procurement. The Specialist must be a self-starter and have strong analytical skills, with the ability to collect, analyze, and distribute data to multiple stakeholders. 
Primary activities include, but are not limited to: 
  • Leadership - As a key member of a category of spend, he/she will be responsible for the development and implementation of the sourcing strategy, ensuring alignment, compliance and delivery of required business performance. 
  • Process - Realize sourcing management, supplier value management, contract management, risk management and supplier diversity as core sustainable processes and enablers of delivery. 
  • Performance - Deliver ongoing savings and business value as required, as well as meeting the stakeholder business requirements including participating in the governance process for the renewal of legacy IT products.
  • Relationships - Build outstanding relationships with stakeholders which are tailored to meeting their business needs. 
  • Change Management - Adopt high quality change practices with customers and stakeholders. Support building and implementing an organization which is sustainable and acting as a personal champion of the Merck Leadership Standards. 
  • Global - Ensure Merck global procurement strategy, Global Category Management and Ways of Working are adopted globally. 
  • Diversity - Actively support diversity, both within Merck and externally, growing relationships and spend with our Diverse Suppliers. 
  • Supplier Value Management - Implement supplier value management with the key suppliers in this category to foster innovation, manage supplier performance, establish a Governance Model and ensure continuous improvement.


Education Minimum Requirement:
  • Undergraduate degree required. Graduate degree is a plus.
Required Experience and Skills:
  • Minimum 5 years procurement or strategic sourcing related experience.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Technical – A strong background and subject matter expertise of IT (Software, Hardware, Services & Mobility). 
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: Technical Procurement
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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