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Job: Materials Management Specialist, Merck & Co., Wilson, NC

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General Information

Job title:
Materials Management Specialist
Job location:
Wilson, NC  27893 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Job category:
Supply Chain & Logistics
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

Job Description


  • Receives a variety of incoming materials.  

  • Prepares reports and enters that data into a computer system. 

  • Transports materials to floor/rack storage using lift truck. 

  • Processes returned materials to storage. 

  • Loads trailer with finished goods. 

  • Orders and issues all components for the Packaging lines. 

  • Receives, stores, and issues all labels for the Packaging process.  

  • Verifies, identifies, and inspects a wide variety of incoming direct and indirect materials and supplies referring to purchase orders and shipping documents. 

  • Prepares receiving report form and enters data in the computer system.  Reconciles/reports shortages and damaged materials. 

  • Processes direct materials for lot trace and sampling using bar code labels and scanners. 

  • Transports material to floor/rack storage location using a swing-reach (operates at heights up to 32 feet), stand-up narrow aisle, or sit-down lift truck. 

  • Selects and issues material to production. 

  • Processes returned production material back to storage. 

  • Performs inventory cycle counts as required. 

  • Loads trailer load quantities of finished goods for shipment. 

  • Monitors production lines and determines the next process order that will run on the line. 

  • Orders components from the warehouse for each process order on the packaging lines.

  • Utilizes the SAP system to determine the batch number and quantities of each item. 

  • Determines the time and location for each order.  

  • Transports each pallet of components to different staging locations. 

  • Issues and returns components to each line per the product specifications. 

  • Uses the PI Sheet and various SAP screens to issue each component by pallet. 

  • Issues and returns labels to support packaging operations. 

  • Supports the receipt and storage of labels for production. 

  • Performs product changeovers to support schedules established by the Planning Department. 

  • Uses line status boards to determine Packaging line schedules.  Performs discards of all bulk product.

Skills required:

  • All tasks require a working knowledge of a bar code application and associated PC screens. 

  • Must have physical ability to transfer containers, weighing up to 30kg. from pallet to pallet. 

  • Have ability to prepare and present safety talks and other presentations to team members.

Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Experience:

  • Skilled use of basic computer systems with good working knowledge of Windows and SAP is desired. 

  • Individual must be willing to work independently with little supervision. 

  • Must have strong mathematical skills, high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, and good communication skills. 

  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule which requires last minute overtime (daily or weekend) to support warehouse operations.

  • One (1) year shipping/receiving experience using stand-up narrow aisle and sit-down lift truck preferred.

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that's devoted to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time. 

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable law. 

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company.  No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. 

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No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

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Requisition ID:R137031

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