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Merck & Co, Inc

Senior Logistics Strategist ( MERCUSR150328ENUS)

Transportation and Logistics

Senior Buyer



West Point, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

New Hires based in the US & Puerto Rico will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption or accommodation to this vaccination requirement, subject to applicable law.

The Sr. Specialist, Logistics will provide leadership, oversight, and strategic support for distribution and logistics strategies within the company's research labs portfolio. This position will interface with internal and external stakeholders to develop and oversee operational and process improvements relating to the supply chain logistics of clinical trials. The incumbent will be accountable to ensure the processes are robust, efficient, and comply with the company's Corporate Policies.

This position will closely liaise with our research laboratories Logistics, Clinical Supply Demand Management, Master Planning, Global Quality, Trade Operations, Trade Compliance, Relationship Management, Packaging technology, Procurement, Business Analytics, and Finance to implement consistent global processes and deliver the pipeline for on-time, cost-effective, and compliant distribution. This will include simplification and efficiency improvement of current procedures/processes applied across the company's research laboratories.

They will work collaboratively with global stakeholders and peers, to align on priorities and support the achievement of goals. This requires demonstrated critical thinking and effective problem-solving skills with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. The incumbent may also initiate and/or lead organizational initiatives, on an as-needed basis.

The incumbent must maintain a high level of professionalism, efficiency, and follow-through. They will be expected to embody the company's values in their day-to-day activities. They should have a proven ability to influence across boundaries, communicate effectively in both a written and verbal format. They will be responsible for proactive and timely communication of challenges and opportunities to senior management and address project plans in a systematic and thoughtful manner.

Further tasks would include developing and executing strategic distribution strategies, establishing load balancing and siting criteria to impact global supply chain capacity, innovate continuous improvement, ownership of SAP-related processes, authoring standard operating procedures (SOPs) and Business Technical Documents, responsibility for logistics analytics and identifying areas for change to save on cost and time, and leading cross-functional clinical research teams for process development quality control and change management.

Educational Qualification:

  • Associates degree required

  • Bachelors degree strongly preferred


We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And we believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, 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.


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

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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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Requisition ID:R150328