Associate Director Packaging component Job

Date: Apr 5, 2019

Location: Haarlem, NH, NL

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Requisition ID: PRO018914

Do you enjoy working in an international environment with lots of room for personal development? Did you always want to work in a company where your work can have a real impact on people’s life? Would you like to change and drive things?

At MSD Haarlem we have an exciting opportunity for an
 Associate Director Packaging component

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.

Key Role & Responsibilities
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.


Your profile

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


About us

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription
medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health
products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is
ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill,
diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an
environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our
global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and
dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our
commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards
program. MSD’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs
and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in
their lives.


MSD is an equal opportunity employer,
Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of it’s


Job: Procurement Generic
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable):
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name: MSD

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