Purchasing Specialist (8 months contract)

Posted 16 Nov 2023

Montevideo, Montevideo - Uruguay

Req Id 269658


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Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.


United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.


As part of the Global Merck Business Service organization, Buy & Pay Services aims to develop our capability to better contribute to tactical and operational tasks to achieve a smooth and efficient P2P process for Merck and earn the satisfaction of our stakeholders.


Your role:


Ensure full compliance of Procurement activities with Merck Code of Ethics, Procurement policies and procedures, and local guidelines. Support Merck entities in their P2P process. Purchase Requisition validation and follow up, purchase order creation and follow up. Responses to inquiries of internal customers and suppliers regarding purchase order status, changes, or cancellations, returns, payment issues and other procurement related concerns. Handling escalations from stakeholders to be responded promptly. Manage invoice receipt and link to purchase orders where required (Brazil). Participate in or lead local projects. Prepare information to support audit and Internal Control System requirements in the Service Center and customer organizations. Prepare and update process documents for the P2P process of Merck entities supported, in order to ensure compliance with policies and minimize risks. Support other team members in their onboarding and training. Maintains proper interface with internal stakeholders.


Who you are:


  • College degree: Finance, Administration, Engineering or International Trade background is desired.
  • Intermediate level of English language (verbal, written and listening).
  • Portuguese knowledge is required.
  • Minimum 1-2 years P2P experience and knowledge required.
  • Project participation experience desired.
  • An understanding of S2C, P2P, AP processes is preferred.
  • Experience within a Shared Services Center preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of SAP Purchasing module is desired.

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
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