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Associate Director Procurement Job

Date: Nov 11, 2017

Location: Unterschleißheim, BY, DE

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: PRO016204

MSD 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 MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.



MSD’s Animal Health (MAH) division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.


The Associate Director of Procurement will afford the successful candidate an opportunity to join a collaborative team to support operations and capital projects of small molecule manufacturing sites, however in keeping with our entrepreneurial organization, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to support outsourcing of manufacturing, business development acquisitions and lead cross department/cross functional initiatives. The Associate Director will lead the team to take an active role in the development of global procurement strategy, category management, contract management, risk management and stakeholder management, with a key focus on supplier value management of the suppliers.

Primary activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading the site procurement team to support the site operations, including managing the supply of direct and indirect materials, performing the supplier relationship management, suppy risk assessment with actions in place and regular tracking, and stakeholder engagement

  • Collaborating with Global CoEs and SRM teams to implement global sourcing projects and develop sourcing strategies for local managed projects

  • Leading the team to deliver the cost saving target through cross functional collaboration

  • Collaborating with Associate Director, Capital Procurement to establish Capital Construction Services and Execution sourcing strategies for small molecule manufacturing facilities located in Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Latin Americas and NA

  • Provide the leadership, strategy and policy for the function by building a high performance engagement model with the business stakeholders in small molecule

  • Outsourcing Manufacturing (including Network Actions), bidding, evaluating proposals, leading make vs. buy analysis, implementing and managing Contract Management organizations

  • Departmental Projects, supporting projects that drive our goals and metrics

  • B.A. or B.S. degree preferably in Engineering, Science or Business

  • In-depth experience in pharmaceutical industry or animal health

  • Strong background in strategic sourcing and/or background in direct/indirect materials procurement or Capital Construction Management sourcing or execution

  • Experience managing multiple simultaneous and complex projects requiring frequent communication, organizing/time management and problem solving skills

  • Ability to translate strategic vision into actionable plans and manage the change required to execute

  • Expert knowledge of technology sourcing activities including RFP development, bid response evaluation, and contract negotiations

  • Strong negotiating and contracting skills essential; global experience

  • High degree of flexibility and adaptability to deal with ambiguous and dynamic situation

  • Ability to work with senior management with professionalism and discretion

  • Experience working with internal legal operations

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with people from many different disciplines

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, collaboration, negotiation, analytical, and project management skills

  • Strong leadership, problem solving, and team building abilities and sensitivity to diverse cultures

  • Ability to work independently with minimal coaching

Your role at MSD 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 MSD, we’re inventing for life.

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