2019 Supplier Development & Performance Management Intern
Requisition ID: ADM010313Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Merck’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.The Supplier Development and Performance Management function at Merck is responsible for managing the performance of hundreds of component and material suppliers. These suppliers are key to Merck’s ability to manufacture critical medicines used by millions of patients around the world.An internship in Supplier Development & Performance Management will allow you to:Work hands-on improving supplier manufacturing processesGain exposure to continuous improvement methodologies (e.g. Six Sigma, Lean) such as Statistical Process Control, Visual Management, Capability Assessments, 5-Whys, Fishbone Diagrams, Corrective Action / Preventative Action (CAPA)Perform risk assessments and develop risk mitigation plansAdvance an understanding of group dynamics within working communitiesFoster collaboration and innovation Strengthen communication and interpersonal skillsSpecific duties may include:Supplier Performance Management Activities:Assists the SD&PM Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE), using problem-solving skills, to conduct root cause investigations and implement CAPAs for supplier issues.Travels to supplier sites and Merck sites within the region to resolve and prevent Manufacturing, Quality, Technical and supply issues. Participates in weekly Tier meetings to inform leadership of escalated supplier issues.Supplier Development Activities:Assist in the execution of Technical Capability Assessments (TCA) for new and existing Suppliers. Assess supplier across multiple categories such as Statistical Process Control, Visual Management, Asset Management, Change Control, etc. Provide supplier up-skilling as required. Perform HyperCare Activities (e.g. walk the lines at the Supplier Manufacturing Site and confirm in-process controls are in place, ensure that current Merck specifications / drawings are being used at Supplier, analyze Supplier release test results for Normality, X-Bar Chart, Histogram, Control Limits, etc.) prior to and/or during Supplier launch for Merck Supply.Partner with Global Procurement to identify “high-risk” Items / Suppliers and then mitigating that risk (e.g. HyperCare, TCA) for Merck sites.Perform a Gap Analysis between specifications, methods, and equipment at Suppliers vs. Merck sites and mitigate gaps (e.g. Gage R&R) to pro-actively reduce future deviations, and supply issues. QualificationsEducation Minimum Requirement: Pursuing B.S. degree (Engineering, Science, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical, Biochemistry).Required Experience and Skills: Ability to work in NJ/PA area during summer 2019 for 9-12 weeksInterpersonal and communications skills.Preferred Experience and Skills:Strong data collection, analysis and reporting, Project ManagementApply for this job.