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Merck Director, Global Clinical Trial Operations (GCTO) Project Management Office (REMOTE) in Columbus, Ohio

Job Description

Our Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance team push the boundaries of global healthcare through research and innovation. Through clinical trials and surveillance, we ensure the safety and efficacy of our existing and pipeline products to produce safe, effective, innovative medicine.

The core responsibility of this role is to independently direct the execution and coordination of major change projects across Global Clinical Trial Operations (GCTO). The role will also contribute to the Program Management Office (PMO) tracking and reporting, change management strategy for cross-functional GCTO initiatives, and working to ensure best practices are being applied across initiatives. The incumbent will be expected to directly lead strategic efforts and/or provide input into improvements to processes that support GCTO based on direct experience and/or the ability to translate prior experiences to a new challenge. The ability to influence change is expected.

  • Independently direct strategic GCTO initiatives.

  • Establish and promote process standards and best practices for how teams should approach projects/initiatives.

  • Oversee tracking and reporting activities (including deadlines, deliverables, resources, and timelines) for GCTO initiatives throughout the project process.

  • Proactively identify dependencies and possible issues across initiatives and adapt plans based on evolving needs to ensure on-time, high-quality delivery in accordance with the stated project goals.

  • Promote cross-initiative alignment and best practice sharing. Throughout the course of a project, the PMO works with project teams to ensure documentation, supporting materials, and project plans are updated and readily available for internal teams and senior leaders. Upon completion of a project, the PMO compiles and documents project information.

  • Drive cross-initiative change management efforts including, but not limited, to liaising with change agent networks, coordinating communications, and aligning training plans.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree required with a concentration in a scientific-related discipline strongly preferred.

  • Project Management certification (PMP, CPM) and/or coursework and training in Project Management.

  • Sigma belt preferred (e.g., green belt, yellow belt).

Experience and Skills

  • At least 15 years of experience required in the pharmaceutical industry with the majority of time spent in clinical operations.

  • Proven ability to analyze, integrate, recommend, contribute to the development of conceptual plans for, and lead the implementation of strategic, process, and team improvement and change initiatives cross-functionally.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage resources, time, and budget effectively for given development projects; is business savvy and results-oriented. Expert knowledge and understanding of Clinical Development processes and procedures.

  • Well-developed and effective team facilitation and leadership skills; able to establish cooperative team environments.

  • Able to understand project details, but keep the overall “big picture” view of projects, priorities, and strategies.

  • Effective in communicating and energizing others, establishing clear goals, delegating duty within a team setting.

  • Well-connected and networked within Research and Development and our Company or has attributes that would allow establishment of such networks rapidly. Demonstrated ability to easily interact and influence across organizational levels.

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And we believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, 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.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

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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New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

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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., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, 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.

Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Remote Work, Telecommuting

Shift:

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID: R203364

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