Associate Director, Sourcing

Merck & Co., Inc. West Point , PA 19486

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

The Associate Director, Sourcing will work as a Animal Health (AH) GSM North America Commercial Indirect Lead responsible for coordinating all Commercial Indirect sourcing initiatives across all Company legal entities. Special focus on supporting all new acquisitions i.e. Antelliq to establish a supportive and productive working platform with key stakeholders and external partners for both Indirect and Direct categories.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The candidate will work with the AH GSM CoE Team and Key Business Stakeholders to support the development and implementation of sourcing strategies in North America across all markets and legal entities

  • Acts as major contributor for the AH GSM Global Category Strategies, voicing the business needs and taking accountability to serve each market requirements

  • Establish and lead cross-functional teams of stakeholders through the Sourcing Management Process / oversight to deliver breakthrough results including significant cost reduction targets and processes optimizations

  • Identifying and managing key metrics including savings, supplier diversity and working capital ensuring that all given targets are achieved and possibly surpassed in the given time frame

  • All activities will be designed and prioritized based on the annual Business plan agreed with the Global AH GSM CoE and regional Business Stakeholders and translated in the AH GSM Global Category Roadmaps for the Region covering all markets and legal entities

North America Category Strategic Execution

  • Direct responsibility for assigned supplier relationships and sourcing projects in the region

  • Assuring contract coverage in the region

  • In collaboration with stakeholders and Global CoE, creates and implements one to five (1-5) years strategic sourcing strategies

Global Category Management

  • Supports development and implementation of strategic sourcing plans for all categories

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

  • Manages assurance of supply, quality, service, cost, innovation and regulatory compliance within assigned categories resulting in strategies which optimize value and ensure appropriate risk management

  • Achieves cost control, cost reduction, and cost containment and cash flow targets (DPO) and adds value to area of expenditure through a strong TCO orientation

Market Knowledge

  • Uses thorough market knowledge and data analysis to gain critical insights that inform the creation and execution of Sourcing Strategies and continuous improvement activities

Supplier Management

  • Responsible for building relationships with regional suppliers and managing supplier performance against business requirements using proven processes; ensures adequate inclusion of diversity suppliers in RFPs and contracts as applicable

Stakeholder Management and Business Sponsorship

  • Responsible and accountable for sustaining existing and developing new cooperation frameworks across key stakeholder groups

Contract Negotiation and Management

  • Once strategy approved, personally leads the sourcing including RFX, RFP, negotiations and contracting to put in place the right suppliers

  • Negotiates at tactical and strategic levels to develop local, regional, global company contracts

People Management

Responsible for selection, development, retention and performance management of Team and respective cross functional teams.

This position can be based anywhere in the US.

Candidates will need to be able to travel up to 50% .

Education Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Business, Finance, Engineering or related field OR MBA OR advanced degree and/or relevant certification

Required Skills and Experience

  • Five plus (5+) years in strategic sourcing, lead business operations, manufacturing services or related role

  • Knowledge of Procurement related business processes, effective Project management & negotiations skills, managing complex financial supply chain within spend portfolio, Cultural awareness and sensitivity

  • Demonstrates our Company Leadership Standards at the Manager or Manager of Manager level, with strengths in Championing Change, Communicate Candidly, Build Talent, Achieves Results

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Prior change management experience

  • Need to have strong familiarity with technology and use of various software/hardware applications.

  • Excellent communication, relationship, and leadership skills

  • Adaptable in dealing with ambiguous and complex environments

  • Effectively lead work within diverse cross functional teams to achieve client, Division, and Company goals

  • Proficiency in Excel - i.e. pivot tables

  • English proficiency written & spoken

  • Category experience

  • Global | International business

  • French written and communication skills are desirable

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that's devoted 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.

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.

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

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.

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

EEOC GINA Supplement

OFCCP EEO Supplement

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:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

50%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Remote Work, Work Week

Shift:

Not Indicated

Valid Driving License:

Yes

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

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