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Executive Director, Clinical Development Sourcing & Procurement and Strategic Initiatives

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 Executive Director of Global Clinical Development Sourcing & Procurement leads the procurement team responsible for managing clinical outsourcing for Merck & Co. Inc. This individual has the responsibility for building high quality procurement performance and capability as part of Merck?s global research procurement sourcing management and elevation strategies. The Executive Director will lead the development of procurement strategy, guiding and implementing Global Category Management as per supply strategy council framework within the related categories, as well as mixed functional and operational responsibility for procurement. The incumbent will develop and maintain strong relationships with key executive business leaders in Merck Research Laboratory division and will serve as a member of the Research Procurement Leadership Team and as an extended member of appropriate senior stakeholder leadership teams. This role will lead a team that has Sourcing and Procurement responsibilities for Clinical Programmatic Outsourcing , Clinical Functional Services Providers, and other Clinical Services, Also, they will manage the relationship with regional and local procurement stakeholders as appropriate.
The role will also include responsibilities to lead strategic initiatives supporting the clinical sourcing and procurement area which include managing a process for clinical inspection readiness and automation/digitization of procurement processes supporting Clinical Development.
Primary activities include, but are not limited to:
+ Leadership ? As a key leader of a category of spend, responsible to develop then implement sourcing strategy and ensure Supply Strategy Council alignment, compliance and delivery of required business performance.
+ Procurement Leadership ? Provide the leadership, strategy and policy for the function building a high performance engagement model with the business and regions.
+ Organizational Development ? Build a core team of high quality procurement professionals who have direct responsibility for sourcing and projects.
+ Process ? Realize sourcing management, supplier value management, risk management, supplier diversity and SAP as core sustainable processes and enablers of delivery.
+ Performance ? Deliver ongoing savings as required, as well as meeting the business requirements for Assurance of Supply, Quality, Service, Cost, and Innovation
+ Relationships ? Build outstanding relationships with stakeholder management and regional procurement management which is oriented to meeting their business needs.
+ Change Management ? Adopt high quality change practices with customers and stakeholders, building and implementing an organization which is sustainable. Be a personal exemplar of the Merck Leadership Standards.
+ Global ? Ensure that the approach adopted is aligned with and supports Merck global procurement strategy and Global Category Management and Ways of Working.
+ Procurement ? Serves as a leader and exemplar of Sourcing Management and Global Category Management as a member of the GCTO Leadership Team.
+ Diversity ? Actively support diversity, both within Merck as well as expanding relationships and spend with Diverse Suppliers.
Education Requirement:
+ Required: Undergraduate degree
+ Preferred: Graduate degree and MBA
+ 10 years procurement or business management experience.
+ "Demonstrated executive presence
+ Strong communication skills
+ Ability to drive change in an environment of ambiguity
+ Travel = 30%
+ Technical ? Broad base of research, direct & indirect procurement category knowledge preferred, including specific experience in clinical development, central laboratory, patient recruitments, etc.
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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