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Associate Director RampD Procurement

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Merck & Co., Inc

Madison, NJ
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Requisition ID: SER001552Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its\u00a0legacy for over a century. Merck\u2019s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.As part of the Research andDevelopment (R&D) Category team, the Associate Director, Strategic Sourcingleads global strategic sourcing to ensure compliant and cost competitive servicesand supplies for Animal Health Research and Development supporting >$110 Millionannual spend.\u00a0 The Associate Director plays a leadership role in thedevelopment of global sourcing strategies, category management, supplierrelationship and contract management, risk & compliance management andstakeholder management within this category.Duties and Responsibilities:People leadership:Expected to lead and influence peers, as appropriate, in the leadership of projects or other initiatives (for example, cross functional team members on a sourcing project team). May lead and be responsible for direct reports.Procurement Leadership:\u00a0\u00a0Leads development, recommendation\/presentation, and implementation leadership of category sourcing strategies and ensures alignment, compliance and delivery of business requirements\/needs.Collaborates with Supplier Relationship Managers to support their needs from a strategic sourcing perspective.Market Knowledge and Insight: Uses thorough market knowledge and data analysis to gain critical insights that drive the selection of Sourcing Strategies and continuous improvement activities.\u00a0Project Management:Leads strategic sourcing projects (using an established sourcing management process) to establish sources of supply via market intelligence gathering and analysis, competitive sourcing events (Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Proposal\/Quotation (RFP\/RFQs)), costs analyses, strategic analyses, due diligence\/compliance assessments, and contract negotiations.Leads cross-functional sourcing teams (key manufacturing support functions) to execute sourcing projects.Proactive Cost Management: Leads development, negotiation, and implementation of cost savings projects.Stakeholder Engagement\/Management: Leads engagement with the business stakeholders (at same organizational level or one to two levels above and across manufacturing support functions such Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance, Technology, Environmental Health and Safety, Finance, Regulatory Affairs, Legal) across the world in support of strategic sourcing and relationship management.Contract Negotiation and Management: Responsible 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.QualificationsEducation Minimum Requirement: Undergraduate degree (Bachelor\u2019s Degree or equivalent) preferably in Engineering, Science, or Business fieldsRequired Experience and Skills**: At least five (5) years of work experience in strategic sourcing, contract negotiations and executionExperience working with suppliers and customers across the world (\u201cglobal\u201d experience) in the pharmaceutical industryExcellent English speaking and writing skillsDemonstrated ability to work well with people from many different disciplines.Project management experience specifically related to strategic sourcing projectsHigh degree of flexibility and adaptability to deal with ambiguous and dynamic situationExperience managing multiple simultaneous and complex projects requiring frequent communication, organizing\/time management and problem solving skills.Excellent interpersonal, communication, collaboration, negotiation, analytical, and project management skills.Demonstrated strong leadership, problem solving, and team building skills\/experience and sensitivity to diverse culturesAbility to work independently with minimal coachingYour role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we\u2019re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we\u2019re inventing for life.\u00a0If you need assistance and\/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to\\u00a0\u00a0Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:\u00a0Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.\u00a0 Please, no phone calls or emails.\u00a0 All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and\/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck.\u00a0 No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.\u00a0Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.\u00a0For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0EEOC Poster\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0EEOC GINA SupplementJob: Services ProcurementOther Locations: Rahway, NJ, US; Elkhorn, NE, US; DeSoto, KS, US; Millsboro, DE, US; Upper Gwynedd, PA, US Employee Status: RegularTravel: Yes, 10 % of the TimeNumber of Openings: 1Shift (if applicable): Hazardous Materials: Company Trade Name: Merck,employmentType:[,OTHER],title:Associate Director, R&D Procurement,url:https:\/\/\/job\/4097939\/associate-director-r-d-procurement\/,jobLocation:{@type:Place,address:{addressLocality:Madison,addressRegion:New Jersey,addressCountry:United States,postalCode:07940}},hiringOrganization:{@type:Organization,name:Merck,logo:https:\/\/\/files\/pictures\/2029_1.jpg,sameAs:http:\/\/\/careers\/military\/home.html},occupationalCategory:[Biotech],industry:Biotech} {@context:http:\/\/,@type:BreadcrumbList,itemListElement:[{@type:ListItem,position:1,item:{@id:https:\/\/\/jobs\/,name:Jobs}},{@type:ListItem,position:2,item:{@id:https:\/\/\/job\/4097939\/associate-director-r-d-procurement\/#,name:Associate Director, R&D Procurement}}]}

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Merck has a long and rich history of working to improve people's health and well-being. Through the years, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness - from the discovery of vitamin B1, to the first measles vaccine, to cold remedies and antacids, to the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Our scientists also have helped develop many products to improve animal health, including vaccines and antibiotics. While we are proud of our past, we are enthusiastic about the future of this new company and we are excited to help create a healthier, brighter future for people around the world.

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