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Merck Specialist, Supply Chain Management in Wilson, North Carolina

Job Description

Our Supply Chain team ensures inventory is consistently available to meet customer demand. We coordinate all aspects of supply through supply planning, sourcing, making, inventory management, packaging and delivery. We partner across the Marketing, Finance and Manufacturing organizations to build a robust demand and supply plan and ensure we get products to the right customer, at the place, at the right time.

As a member of the Planning team, the Production Planner/ Detailed Scheduler/ Buyer works cross functionally partnering with Operations, Wilson Engineering Services, Engineering, Stability, and Quality to ensure timely supply. This position is critical to successful operations and demands an understanding of the end to end supply chain with ultimate responsibility for the overall Planning, Scheduling, and Buying processes for the Wilson, NC site.

Primary Activities:

  • Balance finished goods supply and demand through Rapid Response, exception management, and SAP APO

  • In coordination with the Integrated Process Team (IPT), Supply Network Planner (SNP) and/or franchise management, prioritize, sequence and communicate planned orders based on optimal resource allocation, availability, and constraint management

  • Manage, level load and report capacity utilization for months 1-12

  • Partner with production and support areas to critically analyze and solve problems

  • Allocate components while respecting batch determination rules, use -by and revision dates, expiration dating, and other exceptions

  • Manage printed components including revision changes, and purchasing within lead time at the correct quantity in SAP ECC

  • Adhere to standard work guidelines to ensure process metrics are successfully achieved

  • Communicate/escalate issues through the tier process for resolution and corrective actions

  • Maintain site-related planning master data to achieve the correct planning result

  • Participate in Deviation Management process including author and SME input

  • Encourage Supply Chain Knowledge transfer within the site

  • Lead and champion SCM initiatives to influence and drive E2E performance

  • Work cross-functionally and collaboratively to apply Continuous Improvement methodologies to drive business efficiencies

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • B.S./B.A. in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or Science discipline

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with Production Planning/ Detailed Scheduling/ Supply Chain Management/ Supply Chain Execution Management / Operations experience in a highly regulated manufacturing or packaging environment

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills in a fast paced complex Pharma environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Organized and detail oriented

  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, ability to work under pressure, and be a fast learner

  • Self-motivated individual with ability to work autonomously and with a high degree of accuracy

  • Must be able to work in a Team- environment and collaborate cross-functionally

  • Strong Microsoft Office Knowledge - especially Excel

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Financial acumen with risk based decision making

  • Experience using SAP (ECC/APO/BI) and Kinaxis Rapid Response

  • Data analytics with PivotTables, TIBCO Spotifre, charting,etc

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .





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Requisition ID: R22667