Associate Director Packaging component

Requisition ID: PRO018728 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 will develop and implement global supply strategies across our internal and external manufacturing network and will report to the Global Director for Packaging components who manages a scope of approximately $300 MM of spend across secondary packaging (folding cartons, inserts, and labels), primary packaging (plastic bottles & closures, film & foil, aluminum tubes, bulk drums) and drug delivery systems. The Global Packaging Team works with our internal and external sites and other stakeholders globally in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Strong interest and desire to excel/develop in Supply Chain Management required. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: Category Scope - Direct responsibility for a portfolio of categories and supplier relationships that are Global or International in nature. Indirectly responsible for Local and Regional categories. In collaboration with stakeholders and Regional procurement professionals, creates and implements 1-3-5 year strategic sourcing strategies. Global Category Management: Leads Global Category Management teams to develop and implement strategic source plans for one or more categories of spend. Sourcing Management - Uses the Sourcing Management Process to manage assurance of supply, quality, service, cost, innovation and regulatory compliance within Global or International category of spend, resulting in breakthrough strategies which optimize value and ensure appropriate risk management. Understands the Sourcing Management Process and how to apply required tools in the creation and implementation of source plans. Proactive Cost Management: Achieves cost control, cost reduction, and cost containment targets, and adds value to area of expenditure through a strong total cost orientation. 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. Supplier Management and Conditioning: Responsible for building relationships with Global, International and Enterprise suppliers and managing supplier performance against business requirements using proven processes; ensures adequate inclusion of diversity suppliers in RFPs and contracts as applicable. Supports major Regional supplier relationships Stakeholder Management and Business Sponsorship: Ensures appropriate stakeholders are identified and managed through stakeholder matrix. Engages assigned stakeholders and partners with them to define and meet or exceed business requirements and identify and manage profit plan savings targets. Understands strategic business requirements at 1-3-5 year horizon. Contract Negotiation and Management: Once strategy is approved, personally leads the sourcing including RFX, RFP, negotiations and contracting for Global and International categories to put in place the right suppliers. Negotiates at tactical and strategic levels to develop local, regional, global company contracts. Reporting structure and Location: Reporting to Director Global Procurement - Packaging Components Location: NJ/PA Merck locations.   Qualifications Education Minimum Requirement: BS/BA degree in Finance/Business/related field; MBA or advanced degree, CPM or supply chain certification preferred 5 to 7 years' experience in manufacturing or purchasing arena 3 to 5 years of direct experience in sourcing packaging components 3 to 5 years' experience in Project Management demonstrating the ability to successfully complete large, complex and international projects Demonstrated strong problem solving, negotiation, and conflict management skills Drive results while dealing with ambiguity  Excellent oral and written communication skills; able to influence at all levels in the organization Thorough knowledge of MS-Office  Required Experience and Skills: Demonstrated capabilities in Sourcing & Supplier Strategies, Cost Optimization, Supplier Relationship Management, Negotiation Skills, Financial/Legal Aspects with Procurement, and Supplier Risk Management  Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, inclusion and diplomacy in all interactions - particularly when interacting with people from different cultures/countries and all levels of management. Must be a team player and relationship builder and have the ability to interface with senior management in a professional yet courageous manner Demonstrated experience in leading complex analysis  Candidate must have proven skills in prioritizing and multitasking utilizing strong organizational skills. Must possess strong attention to detail and follow up. Ability to be consistently poised under pressure and the ability to keep an objective perspective Strong financial and business acumen  Strong quantitative, analytical and problem resolution skills  Ability to lead cross-functional teams Strong attention to detail  Demonstrated competence, achievements and ability to work independently in a fast paced environment  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.  Job: Procurement Generic Other Locations: Kenilworth, NJ, US; Whitehouse Station West, NJ, US Employee Status: Regular Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time Number of Openings: 1 Shift (if applicable): Hazardous Materials: No Company Trade Name: Merck
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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