Merck Value Chain Project Lead (Associate Director) in West Point, Pennsylvania
Our Manufacturing Operations teams are the people that make our products. We work in the manufacturing plants with a “Safety First, Quality Always” mindset striving for continuous improvement. We work in the local plant connected to our global manufacturing network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates and finished products.
Within Value Chain Management (VCM), the Project Lead will work under the direction of the Value Chain Leader and will support key projects and teams as assigned. VCM is accountable for our Manufacturing Division product strategy in alignment with our Manufacturing Division And our Human Health Division brand/franchise goals as well as for leading continuous improvement of the product supply chain.
VCM work is strategic by definition, spanning the entire life cycle of products, stabilizing the ongoing business through appropriate risk management, and designing the supply chain for the future. The position is highly integrative and requires project management skills to prioritize and drive results. The role also requires team building skills as well as exceptional strength in communications.
Support a Value Chain Leader or Product Leader in end-to-end value chain management in the long term time horizon and the objective of establishing the strategic direction and key areas of focus for assigned products
Support development of Product Master Plans which define comprehensive global product strategies, including lifecycle management and/or lead the development of product master plans for assigned portfolio.
Project manage the priorities from the product master plans that drive portfolio/network value creation opportunities to maximize brand assets.
Support VCMT subteams as required to manage tactical execution or analysis support.
Supports product leader in running the Value Chain Management Teams (VCMT) composed of cross functional representation from end-to-end functions including Commercial, Manufacturing, Planning, Quality, Technical Operations, Finance, Procurement, Logistics, External Manufacturing, and other related groups as appropriate
May lead or support End to End Product Risk Assessment for assigned products or supply nodes including risk assessments, identification & prioritization of mitigation strategies, development of recommendations and alignment of sponsorship to execute.
Engages in resolution of global product disruptions where long-term strategic supply chain alternatives need to be established: Develops and implements action plans with appropriate escalation and sponsorship.
Education Minimum Requirement
- BA/BS Required (Engineering, Science, or Supply Chain Management) with a minimum of six (6) years relevant work experience
Required Experience and Skills
Project Management skills or certification preferred
Expansive cross functional skills and business/management/operations experience, knowledge of the functions that support the business including: Supply Chain, Finance, Regulatory, Quality, Compliance, Manufacturing Operations and Commercial Operations
Strategic thinking and ability to assimilate highly complicated and multi-factored inputs into an integrated plan
Demonstrated ability to make timely decisions and influence direction in ambiguous situations
Proactive mindset and ability to look outside the assigned role with an eagerness to identify and engage in opportunities to improve value chains and related business processes within the organization
Cross divisional project management skills with geographically diverse teams
Preferred Experience and Skills
Knowledge of “Best Practices” in Supply Chain Management
Lean Six Sigma Certification
Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.
Who we are …
Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.
We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.
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