Director - Direct Material Program

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

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with 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.

Director

  • Direct Materials Strategic Programs will lead the overall infrastructure to coordinate existing and new sourcing/business transformation projects, bringing the discipline, execution and implementation skills required to manage the large number of initiatives being managed by the Direct Materials Leadership Team (DMLT), while driving alignment to higher-level GSMG and Manufacturing Division strategies, priorities, and initiatives. As a member of the DMLT, the Director

  • DM Strategic Programs will work closely with global category and site procurement leads, colleagues within the GSMG Process, Operations & Strategy (PO&S), Supplier Development & Performance Management (SD&PM), External Manufacturing (ExM), to ensure the sourcing initiatives are managed effectively and reported to appropriate senior level stakeholders and business unit partners.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the gathering, creation, delivery, tracking, analysis, modeling and management of information regarding sourcing projects as well as for the overall DMLT organizational objectives, providing leadership and direction to accelerate organizational performance through effective project management and communications, strategy development, and focused team performance.

The essential job responsibilities for the Director of Direct Materials Strategic Programs may include but are not limited to:

  • Drive development and communication cadence of direct materials strategies, ensuring alignment with GSMG colleagues and Manufacturing Division stakeholders within Global Supply Chain, Global Science & Technology, and all Lines of Business. Generate executive-level presentations.

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

  • Establish organization dashboard. Drive organizational performance improvement through monitoring of all key performance indicators and metrics, and status of key projects. Internalize data including cost savings, DPO, and Supplier Diversity Development goals and all relevant project information to quickly integrate data into projects as required. Be centralized knowledge repository.

  • Risk Management and compliance lead for DM team, aligning with SD&PM, PO&S and 3rd party risk management team.

  • Outstanding presentation skills, strong competence in preparing and presenting business direction, strategies, products, services, and capabilities.

  • Strong project management skills, effectively tracking status of all key projects within Direct Materials categories and manufacturing sites. Single point of accountability for program delivery. Manage project schedule and status throughout the duration of the project, including status, tracking and reporting; identification of critical path issues, and schedule changes. Ensure the timely and accurate update of information, including the tracking of task and deliverable completion and the identification of slippage as and when it occurs.

  • Formulate and deploy procedures governing all aspects of (materials procurement, material planning, inventory management, and supplier development), supporting our Manufacturing Division's journey to become a World Class Supplier. Demonstrate global operational excellence, customer satisfaction, product leadership, and operating philosophy initiatives.

  • 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.

  • Work with GP teams to build proper infrastructure required for effective management of sourcing projects and resources.

  • Manage and keep up to date opportunity analysis conducted by the GP organization.

  • Compile applicable GSMG PO&S related action items from SMLT meetings and manage completion as required.

  • Ensure consistency and accuracy of data across concurrent projects.

Leadership

  • As a key operational and functional leader, 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.

Supplier Management Leadership

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

Organizational Development

  • Partners with stakeholders outside of GP to ensure alignment.

Sourcing Management

  • Utilize/drive sourcing management as a structured process including obtaining sponsorship and creating/leading cross-functional teams. 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, both internally and externally.

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 Company's Leadership Standards.

Continuous Improvement

  • Drive team operational performance, taking part in both objective setting and monitoring performance relative to established KPI's. Drive improvements in both sourcing effectiveness and efficiency, eliminating non-value work as needed.

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 GP and business peers to drive cost reductions. Support implementation of Supplier Value Management with the key suppliers to foster innovation, manage supplier performance, establish appropriate governance model, and ensure continuous improvement.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree, with preference in Operations, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Manufacturing, and Business Administration.

Required:

  • Minimum of 10 years procurement/business management/supply chain experience, within manufacturing environment or company.

  • Minimum 10 years supply chain management experience in any of the following industries: manufacturing, consumer products, industrial, and others.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of APICS or certification.

  • Experience managing a customer service organization.

  • Pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience.

  • 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.

  • Attention to detail and ability to deliver quality deliverables within required time-frames.

  • Advanced and skillful understanding of applications with focus on data analysis (Excel, Access, Report generating tools, project planning (MS Project) and presentation (Visio, PowerPoint, Word) tools.

  • Ability to deal effectively with multiple priorities.

  • Customer-oriented, resourceful and motivated personality.

  • Ability to learn quickly and apply knowledge to varied situations.

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.

GSMG

Current Employees apply HERE

Current Contingent Workers apply HERE

US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

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

EEOC Poster

EEOC GINA Supplement

OFCCP EEO Supplement

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination

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.

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:

Domestic

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Shift:

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

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