Senior Specialist, Site Services Procurement

Merck & Co., Inc. North Wales , PA 19454

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

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:

The Senior Specialist of Site Services will utilize the Sourcing Management Process (SMP) for strategic analysis of suppliers, supply markets and supply chains within the Site Services categories of spend. The categories of activity include but are not limited to:

Facility Management Services (i.e. Cleaning , Catering, Landscaping, Building Maintenance); Security, Energy, Utilities, Waste, Office Furniture, Real Estate, Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO) (i.e. Electrical Supplies, Mechanical supplies, Pumps & Compressors , Pipes & Tubes ), Plant Maintenance Services ( i.e. Maintenance, Filtering & Purification, Heating & Ventilation Fluid and Gas distribution).

This position will be responsible for strategic procurement activities in North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific for site services category.

The position will be part of AH GSM-Animal Health Global Supplier Management

  • Site Services. The Senior Specialist will report to Associate Director- Site Services who is responsible to manage Site Services for our Company's Animal Health globally. The Senior Specialist will take an active role in supporting category management, contract management, risk management, stakeholder management, and supplier value management within this category.

The incumbent will develop and maintain strong relationships with peers across Global Human Health Procurement, country operations leads, country finance leads and with suppliers.

Amount of Travel Required: 20%

Primary Activities

Primary activities include but are not limited to:

Supplier and Supply Market Analysis -

  • to conduct a detailed supplier and supply market analysis looking at facts and data analysis with the objective of providing deep and meaningful insight to Sourcing Management teams.

Cost Modelling -

  • to construct detailed cost models/purchase price analysis of goods and services that are supplied to our Company; this may include supplier visits to create a complete understanding of the cost structure of suppliers.

Negotiation Planning and Execution-

  • to create detailed pre-negotiation plans, to lead and participate any prolonged negotiation sessions with suppliers and to conduct post negotiation debriefs and follow through plans.

Sourcing -

  • to create and execute RFI's and RFP's together with subsequent structured information analysis.

Contract Management-

  • to prepare, negotiate and implement appropriate forms of contract and commitment with suppliers.

Supplier Performance Management -

  • to ensure that appropriate supplier agreements and relationships have good supplier metrics embedded within them.

  • Monitor, report, manage and continuously improve supplier performance.

Stakeholder Management -

  • Establish and maintain key stakeholder relationship within our Manufacturing divisions.

  • Develop broad understanding of Stakeholder needs and priorities.

Sharing of Learning -

As Senior Specialist, the incumbent will be expected to generate work of a world class quality and share and transfer this to colleagues throughout procurement.

Works independently with all levels of the organization, and has demonstrated the following skills:

  • Rapid and Disciplined decisions

  • Acts with courage and candor

  • Drives results

  • Escalation of issues and concerns to management, as appropriate

  • Ability to prioritize, align and simplify

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • BS Engineering or Business degree with a deep understanding of technical/ manufacturing environments.
Required Experience and Skills:
  • Requires at least 5 years of sourcing related experience in pharma or related industries with a strong background & knowledge site services, suppliers, and procurement subject matter expertise.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Excellent communication, relationship, and leadership skills.

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work in an international matrix organization and influence others who are not direct reports.

  • Must be adaptable in dealing with ambiguous and complex environments.

  • Able to 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.

  • Portuguese or Spanish will be an added value.

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

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.

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.

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:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

25%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified

Shift:

Not Indicated

Valid Driving License:

Yes

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

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Senior Specialist, Site Services Procurement

Merck & Co., Inc.