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Organon – Senior Specialist, Clinical Sourcing

Merck

This is a Full-time position in Jersey City, NJ posted February 20, 2021.

**Job Description**Our Sourcing team partner with the business to ensure efficient acquisition of goods and services that enables the commercialization of our medicines, vaccines and Animal Health products.

We collaborate internationally and are grouped into center-led categories and regional operating teams.**Position Description:**The Sourcing Manger is responsible for all Procurement related activities supporting the strategic analysis of suppliers, supply markets, and supply chains within the Clinical Development area for R at Organon This role will report to a Director and will take an active role in the development of procurement strategies, global category management, contract management, risk management, stakeholder management and supplier value management within this category.

The selected candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all sourcing strategies are compliant and follow Global Procurements’ Sourcing Management Process (SMP) and will prepare and conduct pre-negotiation planning, live negotiations, provide contracting support as well as lead and conduct requests for proposals (RFP), requests for quotations (RFQ), quotation analysis, and cost modeling.**Primary activities include, but are not limited to:**+ **Strategy Development/Implementation** : Utilizes Sourcing Management Process and other tools and techniques to create and execute RFIs, RFPs, RFQs together with subsequent structured information analysis wherever possible using modern electronic procurement processes.+ **Continuous Improvement** : Ensure that each supplier relationship is established with a bias for continuous improvement.

Support development and monitoring of key performance indicators that demonstrate improvements.+ **Change Management** : Utilizes project, program and change management skills to manage and drive change both internally and externally.+ **Contract Negotiation and Management** : Reviews and negotiates contract terms and conditions both with internal and external stakeholders, including legal and finance.

Performs detailed analysis of supplier proposals and payment schedules and conducts rigorous price negotiations with suppliers.

Implements appropriate forms of contract and commitment with suppliers.+ **Diversity** : Actively supports diversity, both within Organon as well as expanding relationships and spend with Diverse Suppliers.+ **Category Knowledge** : Leverages a detailed understanding of marketplace, competitors and business requirements.

Develop keen insights on near term as well as long-term horizon.+ **Cost Management** : Constructs detailed cost models/purchase price analysis of goods and services to drive the control, containment and reduction of costs for Organon and to provide deep and meaningful insights to Sourcing Management teams.+ **Knowledge Management** : As a sourcing manager, the incumbent will be expected to generate work of a world class quality with the intent to share and transfer this knowledge with colleagues throughout procurement.**Position Qualifications:****Education Minimum Requirement** :+ Undergraduate Degree required.**Required Experience and Skills:**+ 3+ years of strategic sourcing experience with defined scope & responsibility in technical Procurement categories and/or experience within a global organization in drug development roles.+ Excellent analytical, project management, oral & written communications, relationship, teambuilding and leadership skills are required.+ Adaptable in dealing with ambiguous and complex environments.+ Demonstrated experience in championing changes, communicating candidly, building talent, and achieving results.**Preferred Experience and Skills:**+ Strategic sourcing experience in the global clinical development or related experience in a business role within the pharmaceutical industry.

Demonstrated negotiation skills.+ Demonstrated experience working with Contract Research Organizations (CROs) and Academic Research Organizations (AROs) under a fully and/or partially outsourced sourcing model.#NewCo**US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:**If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@msd.comFor more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:EEOC Poster (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf)EEOC GINA Supplement?OFCCP EEO Supplement (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf)OFCCP Pay Transparency RuleWe are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.**Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully**Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities.

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Please, no phone calls or emails.**Employee Status:**Regular**Relocation:**No relocation**VISA Sponsorship:**No**Travel Requirements:**10%**Flexible Work Arrangements:**Not Specified**Shift:**Not Indicated**Valid Driving License:****Hazardous Material(s):****Number of Openings:**1**Requisition ID:** R97286