Sr. Specialist Site Services Procurement

Requisition ID: PRO018700
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.

The Sr. Specialist of Site Services will utilize the Sourcing Management Process (SMP) for strategic analysis of suppliers, supply markets and supply chains within the Site Services categories of spend. The categories of activity include but are not limited to Facility Management Services (i.e. Cleaning , Catering, Landscaping, Building Maintenance); Security, Energy, Utilities, Waste, Office Furniture, Real Estate, MRO (i.e. Electrical Supplies, Mechanical supplies, Pumps & Compressors , Pipes & Tubes ), Plant Services ( i.e. Maintenance, Filtering & Purification, Heating & Ventilation Fluid and Gas distribution). The position will be part of AH GSM-Animal Health Global Supplier Management €“ Site Services . The Sr. Specialist will report to a Associate Director- Site Services. The Sr. 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 Manufacturing divisions. Develop broad understanding of Stakeholder needs and priorities. 

  • Sharing of Learning - As Sr. 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



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: Procurement Generic
Other Locations: Elkhorn, NE, US
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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