Senior Specialist, Procurement
Our company is looking for a Senior Specialist, Procurement for our Wilson, NC location to serve as essential resource responsible for a broad spectrum of support activities, including stakeholder support, contract execution & management, & supplier management.
The individual will: Assist Site Sourcing managers in understanding supply strategies & agreements & describing the benefits to their site & our company overall; Conduct research & analysis in support of local sourcing plans; Implement regional, internal & global sourcing initiatives locally & participate on local sourcing teams focused on improvements in AQSCI; Identify & document all cost reduction & provide plan improvements; Conduct RFPs, RFQs, & quotation analysis as well as negotiations required; and operate with a Grant of Authority (GOA) up to $50K for individual transactions in accordance with GP Policy.
Primary Activities include but are not limited to:
Sourcing – Understand the supplier/site strategy developed by the Supply Sectors & execute action plans to achieve the sourcing team’s objectives. Participate in the Site Sourcing strategies & local program implementation. Liaise with the Supply Sectors to assure site spend is in line with agreed sourcing strategy. Assist in evaluating potential suppliers on site specific issues. Be familiar with the various suppliers & product lines available in stakeholder areas. Assist in analyzing customer’s business & evaluate potential savings through supplier consolidation. Create & execute RFIs, RFPs & FRSs wherever possible using e-RFX tools.
Transactional Process – Within assigned stakeholder & supply sector area, resp for processing contracts in accordance with GOA guidelines. Ensure that outline agreements are in compliance with master agreements & preferred suppliers. Resolve discrepancies through interaction with PtP Serv Ctr, Receiving & Stakeholders. Expedite critical & strategic deliveries.
Contract Negotiation & Mgmt – Lead & participate in negotiation sessions with suppliers. Prepare, implement, & audit compliance with appropriate contract. Resolve issues regarding supplier delivery of assurance, quality, service, & document resolution.
Supplier Mgmt & Performance Tracking – Manage, monitor, report, & seek to improve supplier performance. Ensure agreements have a good supplier matrix embedded within them. Act as a primary point of contact for supplier interaction & assist in supplier performance assessments. Maintain a working knowledge of supplier’s org, product lines, contractual agreements, & transportation terms. Compile information to be incorporated in Supplier’s Scorecard. Assist Sourcing Mgrs in analyzing departmental spends with certain suppliers & recommend consolidation or redirection to preferred suppliers. Conduct periodic supplier surveys/evaluations/visits & provide feedback to sourcing mgrs.
Analysis – Conduct data anal at the local level on suppliers, supply market, cost & price of goods & services that are supplied to our company using available data.
Continuous Improvement – Keep abreast of current procurement general knowledge, procedures, & business issues in order to facilitate effective & practical solutions to client requests, concerns, & inquiries. Learn new areas of the global procurement supply sectors, its business practices, & issues to provide superior support to stakeholders. Administer & conduct customer service surveys to key stakeholders (mgrs & planners) to validate their needs. Assist in providing feedback to sourcing mgrs regarding the integration of preferred supplier alliances incl the effectiveness of stakeholder/supplier interface, problem resolution & optimization. Make recommendation on how to improve the existing environment.
System Support – Assist in systems training for stakeholders. Assist in the maintenance of catalog items, specifically electronic catalogs. Ensure agreements are in the document mgmt. system.
Development – Participate on category teams providing tech support. Link market knowledge & site reqs to sourcing mgr supporting creation of breakthrough strategies.
Must have bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain, Economics, or related field and 5 years of experience with commercial business operations.
Experience must include the following: working with Latin American markets of Mexico, Argentina, Columbia and Brazil; category experience; quantitative/Sic Sigma/Finance experience; working with Global Procurement related business processes; SAP system expertise, particularly in procurement; working with quantitative supply chain analytics. Will also accept MS and 3 years of experience.
Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.
Who we are …
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What we look for …
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.
Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.
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