Director, Procurement - Marketing Services

Date: May 31, 2019

Location: West Point, PA, US

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Requisition ID: PRO019078

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 Director, Procurement - Marketing Services leads the delivery of transformational sourcing across the strategic business portfolio associated with CSO (contract sales organization), Call centers, Patients access category spend areas. The position reports to the Executive Director, Procurement - Marketing Services. In alignment with identified business and stakeholder priorities, the Director will drive the development of transformational procurement strategies, global category management, stakeholder management, contract management, risk management and supplier value management within the identified category areas.

The incumbent will develop and maintain strong relationships with key global business leaders in the stakeholder community and other corporate functions, while collaborating closely with global sourcing and procurement colleagues to drive strategic business priorities.

Primary activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Leadership - As a key leader, responsible to develop then implement sourcing strategy and ensure alignment, compliance and delivery of required business performance while leading and leveraging the Supply Strategy Council (SSC) framework. 
  • Procurement Leadership - Provide the leadership, strategy and policy for the function building a high performance engagement model with the business and regions. 
  • Organizational Development – Support the development of a core team of high quality procurement professionals who have direct responsibility for sourcing and projects, as the role interacts across the matrix procurement organization. 
  • Process - Realize sourcing management, supplier value management, risk management, supplier diversity and SAP as core sustainable processes and enablers of delivery. 
  • Performance - Deliver ongoing savings as required, as well as meeting the stakeholder business requirements through successful implementation of transformational and strategic business initiatives.
  • Relationships - Build outstanding relationships with stakeholders which are oriented to meeting and exceeding their business needs. 
  • Change Management - Adopt high quality change practices with customers and stakeholders, building and implementing an organization which is sustainable. Be a personal exemplar of the Merck Leadership Standards. 
  • Global - Ensure that the approach adopted is aligned with and supports Merck global procurement strategy and Global Category Management and Ways of Working. 
  • Sourcing & Procurement - Serve as a leader and exemplar of Sourcing Management and Global Category Management as a member of the Marketing Services Sourcing & Procurement Leadership Team. 
  • Diversity - Actively support diversity, both within Merck as well as expanding relationships and spend with Diverse Suppliers. 
  • Supplier Value Management - Implement Supplier Value Management with the key suppliers in this category to foster innovation, manage supplier performance, establish a Governance Model, and ensure continuous improvement.



Education Minimum Requirement 
  • Education:  BS in Business, Finance, Marketing or related field strongly preferred. MBA or advanced degree and/or relevant certification is desirable. 
Required Experience and Skills 

  • 10 years in strategic sourcing (global category management) or related role 
  • Marketing   
  • International business
  • 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: Procurement Generic
Other Locations: Kenilworth, NJ, US
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): N/A
Hazardous Materials: None
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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