Project Description


Quentin Roach
Chief Procurement Officer
and Senior Vice President
of Global Supplier Management
and Global Supply Business Development
Merck & Co., Inc.

Wednesday Plenary Speaker
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
9 – 10 a.m.

Quentin Roach is the chief procurement officer & senior vice president – Global Supplier Management Group and Global Supply Business Development with Merck.

He is responsible for oversight of company-wide expenditures, oversight of contract manufacturing operations, implementation of supplier development and performance management processes, company-wide externalization strategies, and productivity and cash conversion management improvement initiatives.

He also oversees the company’s economic inclusion and supplier diversity processes, which are focused on ensuring an inclusive environment for engagement of diverse and small businesses.

Mr. Roach holds a Master of Science in engineering management of technology from Arizona State University, and his Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Purdue University.