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Supplier Development Engineer

Cologne, Germany; Oss, Netherlands; Haarlem, Netherlands; Boxmeer, Netherlands; Carlow, Ireland; De Bilt, Netherlands; Dunboyne, Ireland; Vienna, Austria; Krems an der Donau, Austria; Kriens, Switzerland; Unterschleißheim, Germany; Friesoythe, Germany; Salamanca, Spain; Swords, Ireland

Job Description

Are you ready to play a crucial role in ensuring a seamless and reliable supply chain for our Company's products? Join our team to collaborate with suppliers, drive improvements, and deliver high-quality goods and services to our valued patients. Apply now and make a difference!"

We are looking for a Senior Specialist Supplier Development Engineer to be based at one of our European manufacturing sites

Welcome in our team

The Supplier Development & Performance Management (SD&PM) team ensures delivery of reliable, compliant goods and services from suppliers to enable an uninterrupted supply of our Company’s products and services to our patients.

Purpose of the role

As a Supplier Development (SD) Engineer, the candidate will be a key technical interface with direct material suppliers and Human Health and Animal Health manufacturing sites on proactive activities in the areas of sterile primary packaging and secondary packaging and will be a member of the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) Center of Excellence.  The candidate may also support other material / service categories as needed.

Tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to :

  • Evaluate potential suppliers’ technical capabilities against defined criteria to ensure selection of partners who can meet the Company’s business requirements as part of the formal sourcing process

  • Develop mitigation plans to address gaps and risks found during supplier selection and manage resolution of those plans (including on-site support, where needed) to ensure launch readiness and successful routine production

  • Evaluate and ensure alignment between Company and supplier specifications to avoid future deviations and supply issues

  • Drive improvements in supplier capabilities while collaborating with Global / Regional Procurement, Science & Technology, and other Company stakeholders

  • Execute Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) with high-risk suppliers

  • Maintain flexibility to travel, ~25%, within the region, country and internationally to supplier/stakeholder locations

Your profile:

  • BS/BA degree in Engineering or Science

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Quality, Technical, or Manufacturing / Packaging Operations, preferably with knowledge of cGxPs and pharmaceutical / life science operations

  • Ability to work in dynamic environments with potentially conflicting priorities

  • Demonstrated success working independently with all levels of a matrix organization to get results, while fostering collaboration and maintaining a customer-focused mindset

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including professional / interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to develop and maintain commercial relationships with suppliers

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English

  • Experience with leading/executing Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) projects with high-risk suppliers

  • Lean Six Sigma certification (e.g. Green Belt / Black Belt) or equivalent demonstrated process improvement experience

  • Experience in Statistical analysis

  • Appreciation and respect for diversity of thought and inclusion

What we offer

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Our benefits depend on the job location but are in any case very competitive.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company.  No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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Job Posting End Date: 07/01/2024

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Requisition ID: R297371

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