Merck Sourcing Manager (Global Medical Affairs) in West Point, Pennsylvania
Merck & 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 legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
The selected candidate will utilize the Sourcing Management Process for strategic analysis of suppliers, supply markets and supply chains within the Global Medical Affairs and Real World Evidence Areas of Research & Development Sourcing and Procurement.
This role will report to an Associate Director to provide high quality strategic analysis and insight of suppliers and markets. In addition, the Sourcing Manager will prepare and conduct pre-negotiation planning, live negotiations, provide contracting support as well as lead and conduct requests for proposals (RFP), requests for quotations (RFQ), quotation analysis, and cost modeling.
Supplier and Supply Market Analysis – to conduct a detailed supplier and supply market analysis looking at facts and data analysis, reports and changes in technology and with the objective of providing deep and meaningful insight to Sourcing Management teams
Cost Modeling – to construct detailed cost models/purchase price analysis of goods and services that are supplied to Merck, typically this will require extensive supplier discussions to create a complete understanding of the cost structure of suppliers.
Strategic Analysis – to conduct up to six separate forms of project analysis which turns the information gathered from 1) and 2) above into insightful, well-structured breakthrough options and opportunities. Examples include Portfolio Analysis, Supplier Preferencing and Day One Sourcing.
Negotiation Planning and Execution – to create detailed pre-negotiation plans, to lead and participate in any prolonged negotiation sessions with suppliers and to conduct post negotiation debriefs and follow through plans
Sourcing – to create and execute RFIs, RFPs, RFQs together with subsequent structured information analysis wherever possible using modern electronic procurement processes
Reverse Auctions – to prepare, lead, conduct and implement Reverse Auctions on selected leverage categories
Contract Management – to prepare, finesse and implement appropriate forms of contract and commitment with suppliers
Supplier Performance Management – to ensure that appropriate supplier agreements and relationships have a good supplier matrix embedded within them. Monitor, report, manage and continuously improve supplier performance
Category Team Membership – to be an active member of one or more category teams using the techniques and content created in 1) to 8) above as input in the creation of breakthrough strategies
Sharing of Learnings – As a sourcing manager, the incumbent will be expected to generate work of a world class quality and share and transfer this to colleagues throughout procurement.
Education Minimum Requirement:
- B.S. in Business, Finance, Science, Engineering or related field required
Required Experience and Skills:
Three (3) to Five (5) years of strategic sourcing experience with defined scope & responsibility in technical Procurement categories and/or experience within a global organization in drug discovery research roles. Excellent analytical, project management, oral & written communications, relationship, teambuilding and leadership skills are required. Must be adaptable in dealing with ambiguous and complex environments.
Demonstrated application of the Merck Leadership Standards at the associate level, with particular strengths in Championing Change, Communicate Candidly, Build Talent, Achieves Results is required
Preferred Experience and Skills:
- Strategic sourcing experience in the global medical affairs, real-world evidence or related experience in a business role within the pharmaceutical industry. Demonstrated negotiation skills.
Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.
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Job Technical Procurement
Other Locations: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth
Title: Sourcing Manager (Global Medical Affairs)
Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point
Requisition ID: TEC001363