Operational Product Manager - Reference Materials

Posted 25 Mar 2020

Buchs, St Gallen - Switzerland

Req Id 205042


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our around 56,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

The Advanced Analytical business of Merck leads the market with reliable, quality products to solve the toughest analytical problems of our customers, is looking to strenghten our Product Management Operations team in Buchs. 


What you do

In this position you will be managing a portfolio of Reference Materials and Research products. By working closely working with the Reference Material Franchise and R&D teams, you will drive new product development, setup and launch of a varied range of new products, whilst also act as the point of contact for operational product management questions and tasks for your assigned product group. Through collaboration with operational teams across quality, R&D, production, planning, procurement, as well as liaising with local and global teams in regulatory, trade compliance and supply chain, you will manage your portfolio across the whole product life cycle, and enable the company to improve and maintain a healthy and profitable business. As operational product manager you are the owner of a wide range of product master data, and often involved in global projects across a wide range of topics, such as supply reliability, system/SAP roll outs, production transfers, regulatory changes, data cleansing, and more.


Who you are:

  • Scientific background, ideally with university degree in chemistry or equivalent
  • Self-organized and pro-active with a passion for operational excellence
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to cooperate with different departments and hierarchy levels within the company globally
  • Fluency in English and German
  • Experience with SAP ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and Project Management are a plus

What we offer:  With us, 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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