Specialist Commercial Indirect Procurement Europe

Fecha: 22-mar-2019

Location: Milton Keynes, ENG, GB

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Requisition ID: PRO019264

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and 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 an individual 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.
Position overview – Basic functions & Responsibilities 
The Specialist of Indirect Procurement will utilize the Sourcing Management Process (SMP) for strategic analysis of suppliers, supply markets and supply chains within the commercial operations categories of spend. The categories of activity include but are not limited to fleet, meeting planning, travel, IT, professional /HR/legal/finance/consulting services, and commercial distribution. The position will be part of AH GSM-Animal Health Global Supplier Management - Indirect Procurement Europe. The Specialist will report to a Commercial Indirect Associate Director. The Specialist will take an active role in supporting category management, contract management, risk management, stakeholder management, and supplier value management within this category. The incumbent will develop and maintain strong relationships with peers across Global Human Health Procurement, country operations leads, country finance leads and with suppliers. 

Primary Activities 

Primary activities include, but are not limited to: 
• Supplier and Supply Market Analysis - to conduct a detailed supplier and supply market analysis looking at facts and data analysis 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 MSD; this may include supplier visits to create a complete understanding of the cost structure of suppliers. 
• Negotiation Planning and Execution- to create detailed pre-negotiation plans, to lead and participate any prolonged negotiation sessions with suppliers and to conduct post negotiation debriefs and follow through plans. 
• Sourcing - to create and execute RFis and RFPs together with subsequent structured information analysis. 
• Contract Management- to prepare, negotiate and implement appropriate forms of contract and commitment with suppliers. 
• Supplier Performance Management - to ensure that appropriate supplier agreements and relationships have good supplier metrics embedded within them. Monitor, report, manage and continuously improve supplier performance. 
• Stakeholder Management - Establish and maintain key stakeholder relationship within AH country or cluster commercial operations. Develop broad understanding of Stakeholder needs and priorities. 
• Sharing of Learning - As Specialist, the incumbent will be expected to generate work of a world class quality and share and transfer this to colleagues throughout procurement. 

• Works independently with all levels of the organization, and has demonstrated the following skills: 
- Rapid and  Disciplined decisions 
- Acts with courage and candor 
- Drives results 
- Escalation of issues and concerns to management, as appropriate 
- Ability to prioritize, align and simplify

Required Education: 
• Undergraduate degree required 
• Graduate degree preferred 

Required Skills and Experience: 
• Requires at least 3 years of sourcing related experience in pharma or related industries with a strong background & knowledge commercial operations, suppliers, and procurement subject matter expertise. 

Preferred Skills and Experience: 
• Excellent communication, relationship, and leadership skills. 
• Must be adaptable in dealing with ambiguous and complex environments. 
• Able to effectively lead work within diverse cross functional teams to achieve client, Division, and Company goals. 
• Proficiency in Excel – i.e.pivot tables 
• English proficiency written & spoken. 
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. Our Company’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. 


Job: Procurement Generic
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Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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