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Job Description

Specialist, Procurement-PRO015953


Today's Merck is a
global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription
medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new
kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier
future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill,
diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to
create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of
our team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and
dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Specialist, Procurement ("SP") will report to the Associate Director
of Global Procurement who has a mandate across all spend activity within Human
Health and Animal Health in Merck Canada Inc. Sourcing experience across a
range of categories is required.

SP will be committed and highly motivated with a natural flair for negotiation
and relationship management and proven ability for engaging stakeholders,
working with them across multiple Procurement Projects within different
categories, with full accountability and ownership of the project from

SP will work closely with stakeholders across the entire business and will have
responsibility for leading and managing all commercial and contractual interaction
with external suppliers.

position is a key link between stakeholders and the Sourcing Centers of
Expertise (CoE) within Global Procurement:

- Represents
CoE(s) locally, understanding supply strategies and agreements and describing
the benefits to the site and Merck overall;
- Manages
the end-to-end procurement process (RFI, RFP, RFQ, contract drafting and
negotiation, supplier and stakeholder management) for the full spectrum of
indirect spend categories;
- Creates
and develops source plans for local categories based on internal requirements,
supply market analysis and cost models - and also supports and provides
information for input into "above site" spend categories;
- Implements
regional, international and global sourcing initiatives locally and leads local
cross-functional teams through the Sourcing Management Process;
- Identifies
and documents all cost reduction and profit plan improvements;
- Operates
within the boundaries of Global Procurement Policy.

Primary activities
include, but are not limited to:

Global Category Team:

- Understands
the strategy developed by the CoE(s) and executes action plans to achieve the
sourcing team's objectives
- Works
with regional teams to support category roadmaps.
- Sourcing
- Uses
the Sourcing Management Process to pro-actively manage optimize value and
ensure appropriate risk management.
- Leads
local sourcing activities (RFx) and negotiates at tactical and strategic levels
to develop local contracts.
- Supplier and Supply
Market Analysis:
Conducts detailed supplier and supply market analysis at the Local level
looking at facts, data analysis, reports and changes in technology; with the
objective of providing insight to Sourcing Management teams.
- Stakeholder
management: Engages
and partners with stakeholders to ensure that their needs are well taken into
account through the Sourcing Management Process.
- Supplier Performance
Manages, monitors, reports and seeks to continuously improve supplier
performance. Ensures agreements and relationships have a good supplier matrix
embedded within them. Link local supplier performance management with the
global process within the respective categories.
- Continuous
Pro-active in proposing solution to improve way of working of the existing
- Cost Analyses:
- Employs
or develops detailed cost models/purchase price analysis of goods and services
that are supplied to Merck using available data.
- Proactively achieves cost control,
cost reduction, and cost containment targets through a strong Total Cost of
Ownership (TCO) process management.


- Bachelor's
Degree in Business, Finance, Marketing or related field.
- Minimum
3 years of experience in strategic sourcing or related role. Strong category
experience in the indirect space.
- Knowledge
of Procurement-related business processes.
- Strong
knowledge of the industry and PAAB.

- Demonstrated
solid leadership capabilities, with particular strengths in collaboration,
ability to influence behaviors of internal stakeholders and cross-functional
- Strong
analytical skills and proficiency in the use of personal computers and business
- Cultural
awareness and sensitivity required.
- Strong
written and verbal communications.
- Language: Bilingual (French and English).

Our employees are the key to our company's success. We
demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and
valuable rewards program. Merck's benefits are designed to support the
wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the
people that matter the most in their lives.

Merck is an equal opportunity
employer, proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

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All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via-email, the
Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement
in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No
fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of
the referral or through other means.

Job: Procurement Generic

Job Title:Spclst, Procurement

Primary Location: NA-CA-QC-Montreal (Kirkland)

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck

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