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Associate Director, Procurement Job

Date: Nov 18, 2017

Location: Shanghai, 31, CN

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: TEC001166

Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing – Animal Health Global Supplier Management, API Category

Merck 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.

Animal Health Global Supplier Management (AH-GSM) is an organization of approximately 90 professionals with the common objective of compliant, competitive, and innovative acquisition of goods & services from leading suppliers and partners that deliver a competitive advantage to MSD. AH-GSM manages approximately $1.2B of third party spend through an organizational structure encompassing the global leverage of center-led categories and regional operating resources.

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.


Role:
As part of the API and Drug Product Category team, the Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing leads global strategic sourcing to ensure compliant and cost competitive active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) supply to Merck/MSD Animal Health Manufacturing. The Associate Director plays a leadership role in the development of global sourcing strategies, category management, contract management, risk management and stakeholder management within this category.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• People leadership- May lead and be responsible for direct reports. Expected to lead and influence peers, as appropriate, in the leadership of projects or other initiatives (for example, cross functional team members on a sourcing project team).
• Procurement Leadership:
• Leads development, recommendation/presentation, and implementation leadership of category sourcing strategies and ensures alignment, compliance and delivery of business requirements/needs.
• Collaborates with Supplier Relationship Managers to support their needs form a strategic souricng perspective.
• Project Management:
• Leads strategic sourcing projects (using an established sourcing management process) to establish sources of supply via market intelligence gathering and analysis, competitive sourcing events (RFIs, RFP/RFQs), costs analyses, strategic analyses, due diligence/compliance assessments, and contract negotiations.
• Leads cross-functional sourcing teams (key manufacturing support functions) to execute sourcing projects
• Proactive Cost Management: Leads development, negotiation, and implementation of cost savings projects
• Stakeholder Engagement/Management: Leads engagement with the business stakeholders (at same organizational level or one to two levels above and across manufacturing support functions such Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance, Technology, Environmental Health and Safety, Finance, Regulatory Affairs, Legal) across the world in support of strategic sourcing and relationship management.
• Strategy Development/Implementation: Create breakthrough strategies which deliver quick wins and generate legitimate business value. Drive innovation.
• Continuous Improvement: Ensure that every supplier relationship is established with intent of future continuous improvement, and to lead and manage the measurement and review process to ensure delivery of expectations.

Qualifications

Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing – Animal Health Global Supplier Management, API Category

Merck 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.

Animal Health Global Supplier Management (AH-GSM) is an organization of approximately 90 professionals with the common objective of compliant, competitive, and innovative acquisition of goods & services from leading suppliers and partners that deliver a competitive advantage to MSD. AH-GSM manages approximately $1.2B of third party spend through an organizational structure encompassing the global leverage of center-led categories and regional operating resources.

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.

Role:
As part of the API and Drug Product Category team, the Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing leads global strategic sourcing to ensure compliant and cost competitive active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) supply to Merck/MSD Animal Health Manufacturing. The Associate Director plays a leadership role in the development of global sourcing strategies, category management, contract management, risk management and stakeholder management within this category.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• People leadership- May lead and be responsible for direct reports. Expected to lead and influence peers, as appropriate, in the leadership of projects or other initiatives (for example, cross functional team members on a sourcing project team).
• Procurement Leadership:
• Leads development, recommendation/presentation, and implementation leadership of category sourcing strategies and ensures alignment, compliance and delivery of business requirements/needs.
• Collaborates with Supplier Relationship Managers to support their needs form a strategic souricng perspective.
• Project Management:
• Leads strategic sourcing projects (using an established sourcing management process) to establish sources of supply via market intelligence gathering and analysis, competitive sourcing events (RFIs, RFP/RFQs), costs analyses, strategic analyses, due diligence/compliance assessments, and contract negotiations.
• Leads cross-functional sourcing teams (key manufacturing support functions) to execute sourcing projects
• Proactive Cost Management: Leads development, negotiation, and implementation of cost savings projects
• Stakeholder Engagement/Management: Leads engagement with the business stakeholders (at same organizational level or one to two levels above and across manufacturing support functions such Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance, Technology, Environmental Health and Safety, Finance, Regulatory Affairs, Legal) across the world in support of strategic sourcing and relationship management.
• Strategy Development/Implementation: Create breakthrough strategies which deliver quick wins and generate legitimate business value. Drive innovation.
• Continuous Improvement: Ensure that every supplier relationship is established with intent of future continuous improvement, and to lead and manage the measurement and review process to ensure delivery of expectations.



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