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Supplier Diversity Intern Job - United States  

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Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description

Supplier Diversity Intern:PRO015420


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. 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 an individual 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.

Position Summary

Merck’s Global Supplier Management Group (GSMG) is looking to hire a talented individual to join us for an Economic Inclusion & Supplier Diversity internship that will help develop their professional skills, provide on the job training, and give exposure within Merck, a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry.

The Economic Inclusion & Supplier Diversity (EI & SD) Intern will support the daily operation of the EI & SD CoE within the Process, Operations & Strategy organization within GSMG. They will help support both tactical and strategic projects while providing recommendations for operational excellence and sustainable processes.

The detailed responsibilities are listed below.


Proactively engage w/ category CoEs and other key stakeholders for data management & diverse spend reporting

Supplier Diversity Leadership Council (SDLC) coordination

Category support & diverse supplier engagement

Internal site communications

Small business liaison & subcontracting compliance

Tier 2 process management

Data and certification validation of small & diverse suppliers

Other day to day activities as required based on priorities


Candidate Qualification & Education Requirements:

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following preferred fields:

Supply Chain




Business Analytics

A similar Bachelor’s Degree within a field demonstrating technical competencies will be considered. Previous corporate work experience strongly preferred but not critical.

Understanding of data & metrics analytics

General procurement/sourcing knowledge. Knowledge of Supplier Diversity and Sustainability a plus

Excellent leadership, communication, presentation, organization & problem solving and influencing skills

Adaptable in dealing with ambiguous and complex environments

Able to effectively lead work within diverse cross-functional teams to achieve customer, department, and company goals.

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. Our Company’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. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:

Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

EEOC Poster

EEOC GINA Supplement​

Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Whitehouse Station

Job Type: Intern

Employee Status: Temporary

Number of Openings: 1

Relocation Provided: None

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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