Associate Director, Manufacturing Value Chain Finance Evaluation

Job Description

If this position will be based in the US or Puerto Rico (not applicable to positions based outside of US or Puerto Rico): Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, subject to applicable law.

Our Finance team brings together our financial perspectives into our overall strategic and tactical decision making. We use state-of-the-art techniques for financial analysis, planning, accounting, reporting and performance evaluation. This allows the organization to continue advancing medical innovation and improve lives.

Position Description:

The Associate Director - GPO Value Chain Management Finance is responsible for the financial evaluation & analysis of proposed initiatives within Our Companies Global Pharmaceutical Operation ("GPO") manufacturing organization. Working in collaboration with both the Development & Commercialization Team (DCT) and the Value Chain Management (VCM) Team, the selected candidate will support our company's small molecule portfolio of Human Health products through the life of the supply value chain. The key therapeutic areas supported include our HIV, HCV and Hospital products.

This position provides business and financial decision support to ensure robust, enterprise-wide decisions are made to optimize our Manufacturing Division's supply chain and manufacturing network as our products go through their life cycle (pre-launch, launch, in-line, loss of exclusivity etc.).

Primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Partner with the GPO teams (DCT Project lead, VCM Leads, Product Leaders/Managers) to support products through the supply value chain. Examples of areas of business decision support which require financial analyses include the following:
    • Sourcing - New product siting (internal/ external), Dual sourcing (risk mitigation), LOE sourcing strategy, 3rd party direct materials sourcing
    • Capacity assessments (Strategic Asset Management)
    • Supply Chain optimization
    • Manufacturing process optimization
    • Return on capital investments (in support of approved initiatives above)
    • Other strategic analyses as required
  • Lead financial evaluation activities required as part of on-going operational support of the portfolio of Value Chain Management and Product teams.
    • Value stream mappings
    • Risk Authorization assessments
    • Cost of Goods analyses
    • Working capital analyses
  • Collaborate with other Finance leaders within our Manufacturing Division's Finance and across divisional finance functions to ensure alignment of analyses being performed, recommendations being made, and understanding of variables being considered from a manufacturing and economic cost
  • Act as a steward of our company's financial information, specifically our Manufacturing Division's manufacturing cost information

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:
  • Undergraduate required, preferably in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

Required Experience and Skills:
  • Minimum of 5 years of Finance and Accounting experience required
  • Financial modelling (e.g. discounted cash flow modeling, NPV/NPC) experience preferred
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) with strong communication skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills with a proactive working style
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and remain focused through change or ambiguity
  • Demonstrated ability to work across different functions (GHH, MRL, Corporate)and with all levels of management to drive and achieve results
  • Manufacturing and/ or Cost Accounting experience preferred

Technical Skills Requirements
  • Strong financial and business acumen
  • Proficiency in PC skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required
  • Ability to synthesize data and create visualizations for executive presentations and summaries
  • Strong organizational skills required to coordinate and manage multiple projects (project management experience preferred)

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are ...

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for ...

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


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No relocation

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No Travel Required

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Requisition ID:R144568