Merck named James Jin director, fleet procurement and operations. He assumed this position in October 2015.

Jin oversees the pharmaceutical company's 22,000-vehicle worldwide fleet, 6,000 of which are located in the U.S. Jin joined Merck in 2005 to manage the company's fleet sourcing program.

During that time, he was instrumental in developing Merck's strategic relationships with its fleet suppliers, through the implementation of the Supplier Value Management (SVM) program — designed to establish and optimize ley supplier relationships.

Jin led the Merck fleet sourcing team to strategically align its fleet objectives with key business values and communicated those objectives to its fleet suppliers.

Prior to returning to fleet, Jin focused on applying the Lean Six Sigma methodology to improve Merck's procurement operations and processes. Under his stewardship, Merck's sourcing review process has become a competitive advantage for the company. Jin is a certified Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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