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NPI Manager (m/f) Thyroids Franchise - limited to 24 months

Posted 29 Nov 2017

Darmstadt, Hesse - Germany

Req Id 169148


A career at Merck is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 50,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


Your role:

The Business Franchise NPI Manager leads and manages the NPI sub-process for his/her Business Franchise to optimize launches in term of Quality, Service, Cash and Costs and facilitates the communication, prioritization and issues resolution between Commercial, Marketing, Regulatory, Quality, Finance, Manufacturing and Supply Chain functions. He/she is responsible to launch successfully new products in his/her Business Franchise, both in Quantities & Dates (OTIF); ensures smooth and efficient launches in coordination with all involved functions by identifying and solving misalignments in term of launch dates, quantities, inventory management, distribution set-up, milestones and information; manages and coordinates the key Supply Chain tasks for New Product Introductions of global products at Business Unit, Demand and Supply levels; communicates the launch to the Business Franchise and is the Business Franchise representative to the GLT’s and MLT’s.


Who you are:

  • Academic degree in natural or applied sciences and/or Business Administration (university level) and an APICS certification (CPIM)
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in supply chain operations in an international environment– different industries preferred
  • Understanding of the manufacturing processes, lead times, production bottlenecks, set-up times and production rates
  • Strong business mindset with demonstrated ability of conceptual and strategic thinking, combined with interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Fluent in English and German (written and verbal communication) and ability to travel (20% time)

What we offer: At Merck, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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