John Otto

Executive Director Supply Chain Management


Experienced business leader with an accomplished record of driving business results through inclusive leadership behaviors and by leveraging a highly diverse background with increasing levels of responsibility gained through over 24 years of experience at Merck.

Notable skills and experiences include:

  • Driving value through strategic design of end-to-end supply chain for in-line and new products
  • Experience with solid dosage form, parenteral, small molecule, large molecule, and vaccine supply chain operations
  • S&OP
  • Project Management
  • Risk based decision making
  • Business case evaluations (make vs. buy, global vs. regional supply chain strategies)
  • Capacity modeling, Planning / Scheduling (site, regional, and long-range)
  • Joint Venture / 3rd Party Relationship Management
  • International Experience: 3 year expatriate assignment in Singapore