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Merck & Co, Inc

Manufacturing & Supply Chain Counsel, Merck Animal Health Intelligence

Manufacturing and Production

Manufacturing Engineer



Madison, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Counsel, for our company's Animal Health Intelligence (“MAHI”) reports to the Managing Counsel for MAHI and will have primary responsibility for legal and compliance issues concerning MAHI manufacturing, packaging, and supply chain globally. This role will work closely with MAHI Compliance, Manufacturing, Procurement, EHS, Product Compliance, and Public Policy.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility for legal and compliance support of MAHI manufacturing, packaging, and supply chain globally, including:

    • Serving as an active member of the MAHI manufacturing leadership team and assisting with strategic projects for manufacturing and printing sites;

    • Developing an understanding of the product supply chain and bills of materials to support ongoing efforts relating to environmental due diligence, human rights due diligence, and trade compliance;

    • Supporting the business to ensure proper labeling on packaging;

    • Providing legal assistance with procurement and supply chain contracts;

    • Staying abreast of important developments in legislation and regulations globally that may impact our manufacturing business and supply chain;

    • Interfacing with Finance, IT, and other functions as necessary to support systems issues and strategies; and

    • Interfacing with regulatory authorities and industry organizations as needed

  • Generally provide assistance to Managing Counsel of MAHI based on the MAHI organization’s legal needs.

Minimum required education:

  • Legal degree from an accredited European, UK, or US law school.

Minimum required experience and skills:

  • Minimum of 8 years relevant experience (preferably in a global environmental or regulatory legal position).

  • Strong experience with supply chain legal issues globally, including procurement and supply chain contracts and due diligence.

  • Business-oriented focus and ability to drive behavioral change and implement new processes and procedures.

  • Excellent judgment and ability to make risk-based decisions quickly and independently.

  • Ability to manage complex issues and projects from start to finish.

  • Collaborative and skilled in working cross-functionally and in teams.

  • Flexibility to work on all types of legal projects within the MAHI organization on a case-by-case basis.

  • Strong influencing and listening skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive legal issues.

  • Comfort working with senior management and influencing change.

  • Fluent in English.


  • Experience in high-tech and/or electronic device industries a plus

  • Familiarity with global environmental regulations a plus

  • Experience interfacing with regulatory authorities and industry organizations.

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.


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If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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Requisition ID:R203372