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Merck Regional Planning Analyst in Upper Gwynedd, Pennsylvania

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 Regional Planning Analyst will support the North America Supply Chain Planning and Execution Team to ensure commercial supply of selected products to the US Market. Key responsibilities include leading Sales & Operations Planning forums, partnering with US and ex-US manufacturing sites to ensure ongoing supply, managing source changes, optimizing inventory, and championing ongoing adopting of planning process and system changes.

The focus areas for this role include:

  • Drive alignment on risks and opportunities in commercial demand and supply through leadership and engagement with Demand Planning, Supply Planning, and Marketing

  • Enable collaboration to make problems visible and to propose solutions to supply challenges

  • Propose alternate supply plans to meet customer demand and address known constraints

  • Commit to standard planning work for review of inventory, expiry, capacity, and 36 month supply plan

  • Understand SAP master data for the product portfolio, identify and resolve errors, and maintain accurate planning parameters for supply and inventory targets

  • Support continued learning in Supply Planning within the department, the NA manufacturing region/network of sites, and as part of global Community of Practice

Key skills sets for this role include:

  • Understanding of internal and external customers with a focus on ensuring customer service

  • Timely communication of risks and opportunities to appropriate stakeholders

  • Collaboration to understand and solve supply problems

  • Attention to data, analytics, and making data-driven recommendations

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Science, Engineering, Business or related areas of study

Required Experience and Skills:

  • At least 4 years’ experience in supply chain planning or logistics; manufacturing, manufacturing support, or demand planning.

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills cross-divisionally

  • Strong proactive leadership skills to approach and work through complex situations in a structured way

  • Demonstrated communication to site and above-site stakeholders for supply plan changes

  • Demonstrated data analytical skills and creative problem solving

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • CSCP certification, experience with SAP or advanced planning software, certification in project management (CPIM).

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.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com .

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job Supply Chain Mgmnt Generic

Other Locations: NA-US-PA-West Point

Title: Regional Planning Analyst

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Requisition ID: SUP001666

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