Senior Specialist, Logistics

Job Description

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, in accordance with applicable law.

Our Supply Chain team ensures inventory is consistently available to meet customer demand. We coordinate all aspects of supply through supply planning, sourcing, making, inventory management, packaging and delivery. We partner across the Marketing, Finance and Manufacturing organizations to build a robust demand and supply plan and ensure we get products to the right customer, at the place, at the right time.

Position within Global Clinical Supply Compliance Operations is responsible for ensuring imports/exports are declared and shipped in compliance with local Customs and other government agency regulations and our company's Global Trade Compliance (GTC) standards. This will include developing and implementing related processes and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable policies, regulations and laws. Position will work with Global Trade Compliance (GTC), site shipping personnel, and Clinical and Research stakeholders across our company's locations. Position will also interact with Logistics, Transportation, Clinical Country Operations overseas, and outside vendors/shippers. Key challenges will include influencing all constituents and stakeholders to following trade policy and procedures and solving shipment specific issues when they arise.

Specifically this role will:
  • Provide US and global support to deploy our company's Compliance strategic goals and objectives aligned closely with business objectives.
  • Assure trade compliance with global and site regulations as applies to all processes, sites and resources.
  • Contribute in developing strategic programs in Global Clinical Scientist and rest of Research & Development Division to ensure compliance with Import and Export regulations.
  • Identify opportunities for trade compliance process improvements within Global Clinical Scientist and rest of Research & Development Division .
  • Contribute in maintaining and implementing trade compliance Standard Business Procedures, tools, systems, and training to ensure compliance and to ensure the appropriate processes are properly incorporated into Global Clinical Scientist and rest of Research & Development Division operations.
  • Partner with area SMEs inside and outside of Global Clinical Scientist on cross-functional initiatives, as appropriate.
  • Work in our Global Trade Management systems including Global Tracking system in SAP and other systems to ensure trade attributes are stored and communicated to brokers and government agencies compliantly.

Education :
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in years of experience in Trade Compliance
  • Trade related certificate or Customs Broker License preferred

Required Experience and Skills:
  • Minimum of 8 years logistics experience in the pharmaceutical industry of which a minimum of 5 years functional expertise with international trade

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Knowledge of US Customs regulations and related experience
  • Knowledge of other partner government agency trade regulations
  • Prior experience interfacing with international 3rd Party vendors
  • High proficiency using Microsoft products (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word)
  • Background with global trade management systems like SAP Global Tracking System or other similar databases
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Good project management skills
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Sustained level of high performance while quickly processing high volumes of work
  • Awareness of diversity


We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we "follow the science" and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And we believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

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.


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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Requisition ID:R137787