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Merck Senior Associate, Administrative Services in North Wales, Pennsylvania

Job Description

The greatest inventions would not be brought to market without the right project management and administrative support. Woven into every part of the organization, our Administrative teams makes sure our concepts become reality.

We are seeking a talented and motivated Administrative Senior Associate to support two Executive Directors in the Genomic and Biomarker Sciences Department within our company's Research Laboratories. This position will report into the Executive Director of the Operations group and be based at our company's West Point, Pennsylvania site.

The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated success in forming strong networks and working in a highly collaborative environment. They will excel under fast-paced and fluid conditions and demonstrate initiative, flexibility, diplomacy, and good judgement. The incumbent will maintain confidentiality and deliver results efficiently and accurately. This is an ideal position for an Administrative Associate who values a team environment and who wants to gain exposure and experience in operations and project management.

In this exciting role, your primary assignments include but are not limited to:

  • Plan and schedule calendars

  • Schedule and coordinate meetings

  • Coordinate travel arrangements

  • Process expense reports and handle purchase orders and payment requests as needed

  • Order office supplies and meet other site needs by liaising with appropriate groups such as Site Security, Facilities, Catering, etc.

  • Aid day-to-day needs of the Executive Directors and ensures efficient operations by continuously improving administrative processes

  • Coordinate, assist, or lead special projects

Education:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Advanced education or certifications (e.g. Associates Degree, Certified Administrative Professional, Project Management Certification) preferred

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 7 years Administrative Assistant experience

  • Advanced computer skills using MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, MS Teams, Visio

Preferred competencies:

  • Experience supporting Senior/Executive Directors

  • SAP experience processing Expense Reports, Purchase Orders, Payment Requests

  • Project Management experience

Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

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.

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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Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination

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.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

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.

Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Shift:

1st - Day

Valid Driving License:

No

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID: R129544

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