Associate Director Marketing Services - Procurement

Date: Apr 4, 2019

Location: Kenilworth, NJ, US

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Requisition ID: SER001772

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 Associate Director is responsible for global category management and sourcing leadership of marketing categories through collaboration with regional and/or local sourcing professionals.
These marketing categories may include creative/digital agencies, adaptation/execution and medical education.
The candidate will work with the global team to support development and implementation of sourcing strategies. Responsible to establish and lead cross-functional teams through the Sourcing Process and to provide strategy oversight for Local and Regional components of the category.
Responsible for identifying and managing key metrics including savings, supplier diversity and working capital to established objectives.

The Associate Director is responsible for strategy creation and execution, operations, supplier management (SRM), and business partnering.

This role is responsible and accountable for sustaining existing and developing new cooperative frameworks across three stakeholder groups: procurement colleagues, business partners, and suppliers.

This role is responsible for process, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Market Knowledge through the use of sourcing management, proactive cost and cash flow management, and market knowledge and insight.


Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor in Business, Finance, Marketing or related field strongly preferred. MBA or advanced degree and/or relevant certification is desirable.
Required Experience and Skills:
  • 7 to 10 years’ experience in strategic sourcing (global category management) or related role. Marketing experience desirable. Experience in international business or management consulting also desirable.
  • Knowledge of Procurement related business processes. Cultural awareness and sensitivity required. Demonstrates solid leadership capabilities at the Manager level, with particular strengths in collaboration, written and verbal communications, and cross-functional teamwork. 
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: Services Procurement
Other Locations: West Point, PA, US
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable):
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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