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Senior Project Manager - Supply Chain at Merz North America Inc

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Franksville, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Merz North America is a specialty healthcare company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and dedicated to the development and marketing of innovative quality products for physicians and patients across the United States and Canada. Merz products are distributed through two divisions, Aesthetics and Neurosciences, and are developed with the goal of improving patients’ health and quality of life by delivering therapies that bring about real progress. Our future is promising, and we are committed to advancing new therapeutic options and improving patients’ lives.

Job Description

The Sr. Project Manager - Supply Chain coordinates and/or manages all aspects of the supply chain: Strategy, Planning, Sourcing / Purchasing, Manufacturing, and Delivery / Logistics and Returns (for defective or unwanted products). The Senior Supply Chain Manager will lead strategic Supply Chain Management initiatives or projects and be responsible for defining and those within assigned business units to ensure security and flexibility of supply critical to the product portfolio. The Senior Supply Chain Manager will develop and implement these strategies to ensure Quality, Delivery, Cost, are achieved for the given products and that organizational objectives are met. The person is also responsible for implementation of an S&OP process and support after implementation (Demand and Supply). This role will interact with many Merz teams such as Commercial, Operations, Regulatory, R&D, Quality, Sourcing, Procurement, and Logistics to support all business objectives. This position will need to improve current business practices and develop strong working relationships with business partners to deliver Merz targets with a total cost management approach. The objective is to optimize the balance between supply availability, cost, inventory investment, and risk of obsolescence / backorder while working within Merz Policies. The position will be the voice of NA Supply Chain for the assigned business units. This Position acts as a business liaison for Demand and Supply for all assigned regions globally. Position must maintain a strong working relationship with all colleagues to insure that changes and activities are managed on a timely and cost effective basis.

  • Direct team to Maintain minimal to no backorders on all products released to market. Responsible for the team who will review and convert the forecast into the BAI system making changes where necessary for the forecast that was downloaded. Ensures alignment of forecast with global and regional business strategies. Main point of contact for each product family or BU for  the entire supply chain of that product including sites or CMO materials/planning groups and the internal Merz team. Responsible for team to lead product reviews based on ABC classification, in support of inventory target levels, service levels, and manufacturing efficiencies. 

  • Prioritize demand and work with team to resolve when supply issues arise working with manufacturing, quality, regulatory, product managers and customer service, and others as needed.

  • Schedule and preside over monthly Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) meetings to review with product managers the following: Forecast, Current inventory level, Future promotions, Related marketing materials. Publish information gathered from these meetings to those who need to be aware of this information.

  • Participates in Regional Demand Reviews and/or Inter-regional Supply Reviews. Works closely with Director and BUs to leverage information sharing across organizations.

  • Ensure that suppliers are aligned with The Company’s business strategy and objectives. Manage supplier relationships and understand their capabilities and capacities.  Drive continuous improvement and supplier development

  • Ensure that Project/Department milestones/goals are met and that they adhere to approved budgets.

  • Minimize cost of organization's supply chain. Make recommendations to improve productivity, quality, and overall efficiency of operations Minimize shortages and contain costs

  • Work with Product Management, Engineering and New Product Introduction process where applicable


  • 10 year(s): Supply Chain Management in a manufacturing or warehouse environment, or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position

  • Proven ability to effectively interact with multi-functional areas (Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, Engineering, Purchasing, Finance, Quality, etc.).

  • Significant experience in project management, cost accounting, e-business/e-procurement systems


  • Bachelors or better
  • Masters or better

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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