Merck Sourcing Analyst in West Point, Pennsylvania

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 selected candidate will provide procurement support for Clinical Development Sourcing and Procurement (CDSP) in areas including, but not limited to, Functional Service Providers (FSPs) and Contract Research Organizations (CROs). This includes strategic analysis of suppliers, supply markets and supply chains to inform the development, execution and ongoing management of clinical sourcing strategies. Key data includes internal budgets, supplier budgets and invoicing information. This role works closely with internal stakeholders in the clinical research, procurement, and finance organizations to achieve cross-functional business objectives. The Sourcing Analyst is also responsible for certain aspects of contract execution and ongoing contract management. This role will report to the Associate Director to support high quality sourcing initiatives and procurement category management.

Primary Activities:

  • Supplier and Supply Market Analysis - to evaluate suppliers and supply markets based on facts and data to provide deep and meaningful insight to Sourcing Management teams

  • Contract Execution and Management - to prepare various contract documents for internal review, approval, and signature in collaboration with the CDSP team; Ensure contracts are filed to the appropriate systems and tracked internally

  • Sourcing - to assist in creating and executing RFIs, RFPs, RFQs together with structured information analysis to inform procurement strategy development and decision-making.

  • Budget Negotiation - to support negotiations with suppliers based on detailed analysis of internal business requirements, supplier costs, and external benchmarks.

  • Stakeholder Support - to provide support for budgetary and contractual decisions/actions as part of a cross-functional team. Appropriately escalate issues and concerns to procurement management and other functional areas such as legal, privacy, compliance, etc.

  • Supplier Performance Management - to monitor, report, manage, and continuously improve supplier performance as part of a cross-functional team.

  • Category Team Membership – to be an active member of a category team to influence the development and optimization of ongoing supplier and sourcing strategies.

  • Best Practice Sharing – to generate work of a world class quality that is shared and transferred to colleagues throughout procurement.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • BS. MBA or advanced degree are desirable

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in roles including but not limited to the pharmaceutical industry, clinical research or procurement/supply chain management.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Formal presentations are required.

  • Must be adaptable in dealing with ambiguous and complex environments.

  • Able to effectively contribute to projects within diverse cross functional teams to achieve client, department, and company goals.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Superior analytical skills in evaluating complex research services budgets, comparing supplier bids and internal bench marking data.

  • Ability to work with stakeholders and suppliers in the context of a challenging clinical research environment.

  • Excellent skills in Excel and working knowledge of SAP

  • Relevant experience may include clinical trials management, outsourced clinical services, business development, contract management or relationship management.

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.

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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Other Locations: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Title: Sourcing Analyst

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Requisition ID: SER001577