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.
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
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
Stakeholder Management and Business Sponsorship
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
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
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
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.
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