Merck Sr. Specialist, Supply Chain Management in Wilson, North Carolina

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.

Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

Position Description

Under the direction of the Associate Director-Wilson Engineering Services, the incumbent is responsible for leadership in the design and implementation of information stewardship strategies and execution of stewardship coordination for the Wilson Site. Strategies that are to be developed within the context of global and local business processes and associated master data necessary for execution of process/packaging changes, technical changes, and new product launches using the SAP platform. The responsibility of the incumbent includes refining known process definitions and operating procedures, execution of change management processes for data definitions and business rules, measurement, monitoring, and reporting on data quality, determining appropriate security access, and resolving data usage issues.

In addition to strategy development the incumbent will lead and manage delivery of local site data management via the SAP platform. The incumbent is responsible for enforcing data governance and establishing and improving the material creation, change and obsolescence processes. In this capacity, the incumbent must demonstrate organizational leadership, the ability to manage a service to sustain and improve operational capability, and the ability to manage multiple internal and external customers, business priorities, and demand for services. The incumbent needs to stay current with industry best practices, and participate as a member of internal/external communities of practice. The incumbent’s responsibilities will be local site dependent and will encompass all master data principles.

Key activities include the following:

  • Interact with Site and Above Site Business Teams (Supply Chain Management, Source-to-Settle, Financial Business Management, Order-toCash, Quality Management) to assess, understand and execute against complex, multi-element business requirements for master data.

  • Act as a leader in Master Data on regional and site projects under the direction of Regional Project Leads and/or Local Site Project Leads.

  • Manage Master Data for Site project plans and mitigate risks to ensure successful on-time, on-budget delivery.

  • Exhibit excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills along with demonstrated experience working with global and cross-functional teams.

  • Determine master data access rights and secure information for Local Site.

  • Manage change to information definition and rules.

  • Monitor, measure, and sustain data quality and resolves issues.

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

Bachelor of Science Degree Required, 12 years experience in

pharmaceutical GMP environment preferred, with at least 4 of these in an operational setting. Or equivalent combination of education and experience (reviewed on case by case basis).

Required Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of eight (8) years relevant work experience.

  • Bachelor's Degree in a business concentration (Supply Chain, Project Management, Logistics, Procurement, Finance, Human Resources, Business Planning) or equivalent required.

  • Broad understanding and knowledge of applicable Site and Regional business processes.

  • Solid oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Teamwork and collaborative focus.

  • Well-developed working knowledge of SAP required, including the role of master data in driving SAP transactions and process outcomes.

  • Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • 3 years of project management experience

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma preferred.

  • Working knowledge of Merck policies & procedures, environmental, safety standards and guidelines, GMP's, governmental regulations (e.g. OSHA), industry and engineering standards.

  • Working knowledge of Materials Requirements Planning System (SAP) and interrelationship with the Planning and Scheduling functions.

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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Job Supply Chain Mgmnt Generic

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

Title: Sr. Specialist, Supply Chain Management

Primary Location: NA-US-NC-Wilson

Requisition ID: SUP001398