2020 Supplier Development & Performance Management Summer Intern
Date:Jun 17, 2019
Location:West Point, PA, US
Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified itslegacy for over a century. Mercks success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
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, youll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
Our employees are the key to our companys success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Mercks 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 Mercks 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 processes.
-Gain 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 plans.
-Advance an understanding of group dynamics within working communities.
-Foster collaboration and innovation.
-Strengthen communication and interpersonal skills.
Specific 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.Qualifications
Education Minimum Requirement:
-Candidates must be pursuing a Bachelors degree in (Engineering, Science, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical, Biochemistry)Required Experience and Skills:
-Ability to work in NJ/PA area during summer 2020.
-Interpersonal and communications skills.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
-Strong data collection, analysis and reporting, Project Management.
Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and were counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, were inventing for life.
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Other Locations:Whitehouse Station, NJ, US
Travel:Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings:1
Shift (if applicable):1st
Company Trade Name:Merck
Nearest Major Market:Philadelphia
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