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Merck Director of Packaging Procurement in West Point, Pennsylvania

Job Description

New hires based in the US & Puerto Rico will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption or accommodation to this vaccination requirement, subject to applicable law.

Our Sourcing team partner with the business to ensure efficient acquisition of goods and services that enables the commercialization of our medicines, vaccines and Animal Health products. We collaborate internationally and are grouped into center-led categories and regional operating teams.

Position Description: Director of Procurement – Packaging components.

The Director of Procurement – Packaging components

will lead a team of Procurement professionals globally and collaborate with senior functional and operational stakeholders to develop and execute global supply strategies for sterile and non sterile (primary and secondary) packaging components. The position will support Our Company's Manufacturing division strategic imperatives and will enable the core elements of our 2025 strategy: protect, build and transform.

Key Role & Responsibilities :

  • Develop, lead and manage a team of world class procurement professionals that influences the business

  • 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 our Company's 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 our Company's business.

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

  • Negotiate and manage complex relationship with our Company's critical suppliers globally

  • Coordinate existing and new sourcing projects, supply optimization/risk mitigation/alternate source qualification projects, bringing the project management discipline, execution and stakeholders relationship management skills required to manage various initiatives and projects

  • Provide progress status briefings to management, project teams and executives, proactively highlighting any issues with projects, timelines, etc. that require awareness or attention.

  • Embraces a style of accountability, continuous improvement and acts with a sense of urgency.

  • Participate in the business strategy and organizational development.

  • Ensuring supply chain/sourcing strategy, practices and initiatives are aligned with the company’s business objectives and support the company’s growth strategy.

Primary activities include, but are not limited to:

Leadership - As a key leader of a category of spend, accountable for development and implementation of robust sourcing strategies that link to core business deliverables while leveraging the marketplace and supplier community. Delivers exemplary results in the right way.

Procurement Leadership - Provide the leadership, strategy and policy for the function building a high performance engagement model with the business and regions.

Organizational Development - Build a core team of high quality procurement professionals who have direct accountability for spend management, category management, and execution. Partners with stakeholders outside of Global Procurement to ensure alignment of strategies.

Category scope - Direct responsibility for supplier relationships around the world, and is worldwide point of contact for global relationships with numerous key suppliers, which are complex and difficult to manage.

Sourcing Management - Utilize/drive sourcing management as a structured process including obtaining sponsorship and creating/leading cross-functional teams. Upon receiving approval for sourcing strategies, oversee/execute sourcing levers (including but not limited to RFx, negotiations, contracting activities) to ensure appropriate sourcing rigor. Compliance to Source Recommendation Committee (SRC), category strategy development, Supplier Performance Management process, and other supply management processes is key.

Strategy Development/Implementation - Create breakthrough strategies which deliver quick wins and generate legitimate business value. Drive innovation.

Change Management - Adopt high quality change practices with customers and stakeholders, building and implementing an organization which is sustainable. Be a leader by example and practice, embodying Our Leadership Standards.

Continuous Improvement - Ensure that every supplier relationship is established with intent of future continuous improvement, and to lead and manage the measurement and review process to ensure delivery of expectations.

Stakeholder Management - Work in a way that positively engages the support of business colleagues using problem solving, transparency, and proactive communication skills. Build sourcing management pipeline, ensuring stakeholder alignment and compliance to supply management processes.

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

Business requirements/cost management focus - Must have keen insight and understanding of business requirements on a 1/3/5 year horizon, and partners with Global Procurement and business peers to drive cost reductions. Implement Supplier Value Management with the key suppliers in this category to foster innovation, manage supplier performance, establish appropriate governance model, and ensure continuous improvement.

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Undergraduate degree required with preference in engineering, chemical engineering, manufacturing, and business administration/supply chain

  • Minimum of 10 years procurement and business management experience, within lifescience, biopharmaceutical manufacturing environment, or FMCG.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience.

  • Technical – Broad base of procurement category knowledge, experience within manufacturing environment for biologics/sterile pharmaceutical products.

  • Ownership -- Ability to take the lead in planning and execution of activities.

  • Ability to operate autonomously.

  • Process Improvement and project management experience. Working knowledge of other project management processes (e.g. risk, issue and assumptions management, change control and project reporting).

  • Understanding of the category management process.

  • Resilience and flexibility to succeed in a demanding and challenging project environment, including the ability to manage conflicting priorities.

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 …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

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.

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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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:

Regular

Relocation:

Domestic

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

25%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified

Shift:

Not Indicated

Valid Driving License:

No

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID: R159585

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