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Merck Supplier Lead, Contingent Labor in Charlotte, North Carolina

Job Description

Our Company is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines, and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel hinges on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

The Supplier Lead, Contingent Labor is responsible for driving our strategic objectives for an external workforce across our Global Talent Acquisition (GTA) Function. Partnering closely with GTA COE (Center of Excellence) and Procurement, the primary goals of this role are to develop the strategies which build strong talent pipelines using external resources and regional suppliers to ensure reduced time to placement while improving the quality of the assignment. This position will be aligned with key lines of business to identify opportunities that positively impact our external workforce pipeline and be a contributor to our journey toward Total Talent Management across the organization.

  • Develop and maintain a deep appreciation of the business and the competitive marketplace to ensure external workforce programs are linked to business needs and priorities.

  • Oversee all external workforce-related process, policy, and adherence to compliance and local regulations; provide audit support across all aspects of external workforce operations.

  • Cultivate and manage relationships with suppliers to ensure optimal service levels to the enterprise through consistent and impactful performance metrics; establish and monitor metrics to achieve high performance and ensure adherence to agreed Service Level Agreements, Key Performance Indicators, and diversity metrics

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key leaders in HR and other corporate functions and business stakeholders including: Service Delivery Client Relationship Managers and Supplier Relationship Managers.

  • Identifies and tracks issues and makes necessary adjustments to keep resolutions on track with a focus on risk mitigation; builds support for proposed solutions by influencing others.

  • Ability to deliver results in a highly dynamic and at times ambiguous environment


  • Strategic Vision: Able to understand a global long-term vision based on a thorough understanding of industry trends and opportunities.

  • Business Acumen: Ability to engage with business leaders around business strategy, goals, and business outcomes, and apply sound judgment and decision making.

  • Influencing: Advanced ability to partner, collaborate, and impact decisions at all levels within and outside the organization.

  • Innovation: Demonstrated ability to think out of the box and find innovative solutions whilst working in an ambiguous, transformational business environment

  • Problem Solving: Strong problem solving and continuous improvement focus with attention to detail and exceptional analytical skills

  • Communication: Excellent written and communication skills; ability to communicate at all levels in a simple and concise manner


  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 6 yrs of relevant experience or a Master's degree with a minimum of 4 yrs of relevant experience

  • Experience managing external suppliers/partners

  • Leadership in the area of Talent Acquisition or HR operations

  • Experience influencing senior leadership in complex organizations

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities, and Security.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .





In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@msd.com

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

EEOC Poster (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf)

EEOC GINA Supplement​

OFCCP EEO Supplement (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf)

OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule

We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:



No relocation

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Flexible Work Arrangements:

Remote Work, Telecommuting


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Requisition ID: R102434