What we can offer you :
A competitive salary and benefits package; performance related bonus, private healthcare allowance, pension contribution and flexible working options
25 days annual leave per year plus 15 days bank holiday entitlement
Career development / training opportunities and a life-long career with an innovative, forward-thinking clinical research company
Team focussed social events throughout the year, subsidised food canteen and a high-quality working environment
Bachelor's Degree Required - preferably Supply Chain or related discipline
Commercial Apprenticeship of minimum 3 years / 2-5 years relevant work experience (Product Lifecycle Management / Supply Chain management / Supply & Demand Planning / Manufacturing & Packaging / Project Management / Regulatory)
Experience in a customer facing environments, interfacing w / functions involved in the regulatory process
Experience in problem solving and task management; prior experience in project management is an advantage
Pharmaceutical experience is an advantage.
Proficient in the use of business software (including MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project).
Working knowledge of SAP (prior experience with Merck MRP systems, practices / principles beneficial)
Fluent in English
Basic understanding of Operations, Planning, Regulatory strategy and Business / Financial acumen beneficial.
Role description and responsibilities :
The Specialist Product Lifecycle Management is part of the EMEA Regional Portfolio Management Team, reporting into the Assoc.
Director, Regional Portfolio Management. The incumbent is responsible for reviewing and owning processes that connect with various functions within MSD to drive supply chain actions arising from Product Launches, Network & Source changes, Regulatory driven artwork changes and Obsolescence for the allocated Customer Business Line.
These functions include, but are not limited to, Global, Regional and local Human Health, E2E / Regional Supply Planning, Demand Management, SC Fulfilment, Market Planning, internal / external manufacturing sites, Regulatory Affairs, Global Artwork, Serialization, Master Data, Finance, Global Logistics and Quality.
Primary activities include, but are not limited to :
Leading cross functional teams, managing complex information flow, coordinating and integrating the functional / tactical project management activities for New Products Launches, Network Changes, Regulatory driven changes with Artwork impact, Insert Growth and Deletions in close collaboration with Value Chain Management, Global Launch Team, Product Source management, ES-PLM and partner with E2E Planners, EMEA Hub functions, Portfolio Management teams across regions (NA, AP, LA) and stakeholders across divisions (GHH & MRL).
Coordinate activities to mitigate risks related to the different milestones across the lifecycle stages including, but not limited to : PLR Approval, Code Creation, Initial RCT update, Forecast Positioning, Artwork Readiness, First Packaging / Pack-by Readiness, in line with the Regulatory Implementation Definition, last packaging to guarantee successful launch, post approval change or deletion by ensuring system readiness to allow MMD execution
Responsible for and providing end to end visibility for all projects within assigned product portfolio to all stakeholders throughout all divisions of MSD (HH, RA, MMD, Merck Leadership)
Coordinate activities to mitigate risks related to Artwork Readiness. Liaise with Regulatory Affairs, Artwork Centers and Quality for timely execution
Liaise within the ES PLM Team to identify cross functional links & risks driven by PSO initiatives & B2B Deals and drive process improvement initiatives with the global process stewards
Design, execute, track and report PLM KPls within Region, (Market & Regional views) mitigating risks to minimize impact to business;
participate and provide input to the IBP process (Demand Reviews, Site Supply Reviews)
Understand & translate the chemical, formulation and packaging lead times, capacity issues, process reliability issues, sourcing flows, market specific requirements (e.
g. TOI, shelf life requirements, etc.) and regulatory issues impacting supply into appropriate risk mitigation actions.