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Specialist, Engineering - Engineering Maintenance & Utilities - Military Veterans

at Merck & Company

Job Description

The Global Clinical Supply (GCS) organization is accountable for managing the 'end-to-end' integrated clinical supply chain across the full company Research Laboratories portfolio of clinical trials. GCS supports more than 300 Phase I-IV clinical trials run in-house, 400+ outsourced or run by partners, and 300+ company Investigator Initiated Studies (IIS) clinical trials. GCS is accountable for the planning, sourcing, labeling, packaging and delivery of clinical supplies to clinical sites accross more than 60+ countries, in accordance with US and Global regulations, company policies, and Standard Operating Procedures.

The GCS Clinical Planning (Planning) organization is the key interface between clinical development teams and the operational/executional arms within the business. Clinical Supplies Project Managers (CSPMs) are responsible for the translation of global clinical study demand into supply plans and are accountable for all delivery of clinical finished goods materials to initiate trials on time and maintain patient continuity of supply.

Working independently, the Clinical Supplies Project Manager (CSPM) designs strategic and operational plans for all activities associated with clinical supplies for their assigned study, which could vary in complexity. This individual serves as the primary GCS point of contact to customers both internal and external to GCS and serves as the GCS spokesperson at clinical development related meetings (i.e., Clinical Trial Teams) and product development related meetings. The incumbent is expected to have an understanding of concepts of clinical research and/or clinical supply chain activities, sound collaboration skills, and a demonstrated ability to drive/influence results in a dynamic environment.

Primary activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participates as a key stakeholder on the Clinical Trial Teams (CTT) and collaborates closely with other functional area representatives to negotiate timelines and strategy for clinical supplies.
  • Interacts with key partner organizations such as Clinical Sciences and Study Management (CSSM), Regulatory, Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC), Pharmaceutical Sciences, Formulation Development, and Global Development Quality to address clinical supply related topics.
  • Responsible and accountable for establishing the timelines for clinical supply needs per project and providing the signal for sourcing, manufacturing, packaging, and distribution for our company's development products and non-company marketed products.
  • Analyzes and anticipates project risks as they relate to clinical supply chain deliverables and prepares, analyses, and/or develops mitigation strategies for review with clinical partners and senior leaders.
  • Responsible and accountable for utilizing key tools in the planning and managing of clinical supplies for assigned studies.
  • Works directly in the SAP system to establish a consolidated, visible forecast for all study product needs (Bulk Drug Product and Clinical Finished Goods).
  • Responsible for authoring clinical supply documentation in support of labeling and packaging activities as well as supply chain documentation to support critical CMC activities.
  • Responsible for authoring the Clinical Supplies section of the study protocol as well as preparation and presentation of the clinical supplies information at Investigator Meetings for assigned protocols.
  • Support the collection of clinical supply chain metrics to describe business health and the identification of areas for operational improvement.
  • Participate in Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System development and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for assigned studies.
  • Participate in critical non-pipeline activities in support of clinical supply planning group (e.g., process improvement initiatives, subject matter expert roles, cross functional projects, etc)


Minimum Education required:
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, supply chain management, engineering or scientific discipline required.


Required Experience and Skills:
  • At least 2 years of experience in project management
  • At least 2 years of experience in planning, scheduling, coordination and processing of supply chain activities, or the equivalent
  • Basic understanding of material requirements planning (MRP) systems and demand planning principles
  • Strong organizational, time management and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication and relationship skills along with high personal integrity, credibility, and energy.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and initiatives appropriately to mitigate supply risks.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.


Preferred experience and Skills:
  • Results-orientation with the proven ability to execute on collaborative projects and develop subject matter expertise
  • Demonstrates ability to negotiate, resolve conflicts and engage in decision making as well as partner and influence across functional areas and organizations
  • Knowledge of project management and clinical customer relationship management.
  • Knowledge of drug development, production, distribution, shipping, destruction, and reconciliation processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of order management, supply chain operations and document control.
  • Specific knowledge of clinical supply chains and their unique challenges.
  • Familiarity with SAP as an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)/MRP system.
  • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements, quality procedures, and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) execution.


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Expected salary range:
$111,400.00 - $175,300.00

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Employee Status:
Regular

Relocation:
No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:
No

Travel Requirements:
10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:
Hybrid

Shift:
1st - Day

Valid Driving License:
No

Hazardous Material(s):
n/a

New York, NY

Salary Range
$111,400 to $175,300
Merck & Company

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