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Merck Key Initiatives Lead (Hybrid - NJ or PA) in West Point, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Our Company’s Information Technology division partners with colleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers around the world. Ours is a high-energy team of dynamic, innovative individuals dedicated to leveraging information and technology to efficiently drive revenue and productivity, thereby advancing our Company’s contribution to global medical innovation.

Enterprise IT (EIT) is an essential component of the current IT division that provides support to the Pharmaceutical Research, Supply Chain, Marketing organizations as well as Enabling Functions. The EIT Strategy, Portfolio Management, & Functional Architecture group is responsible for achieving the future state objectives and vision of the organization.

Within the EIT Transformation Team, the EIT Key Initiatives Lead will be responsible for overseeing and managing a variety of key initiatives and activities related to transformation, technology, data, automation, and operational excellence goals of EIT. The role requires a strong background in program management and process improvement methodologies within the IT industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with the EIT leaders to implement the organization's strategic initiatives, ensuring alignment with the company's overall objectives and the overall IT strategy efforts

  • Oversees and is accountable for the management, oversight, and delivery of select EIT programs, key initiatives, and associated activities

  • Initiatives may include but not limited to: defining and implementing collaborative and customer-centric ways of working across the organization, develop framework and best practices to operationalize product roadmaps, coordination of workshops to upskill our teams and business partners, and improving financial acumen and TCO management across the organization.

  • Engages directly with EIT Value Team Leads as well as other our Company IT Divisional Leaders to coordinate activities, timelines and dependencies for key initiatives.

  • Engages directly with EIT Value Team Leads to coordinate and consolidate service demand and customer support needs related to key initiatives.

  • Drives operational excellence by identifying process improvement opportunities and partners with EIT leadership to implement areas of improvement related to key initiatives.

  • Continuously monitors the status and performance of each of the program initiatives.

  • Manages regular status reporting to EIT leadership.

  • Provides strategic thought leadership guidance and council to EIT leadership related to key initiatives.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree is required. Concentration in Information Technology, Business Transformation or related field is preferred.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years working in IT management, program / project management or business consulting.

  • Proven track record of successfully managing global programs and driving process improvement within large-scale organizations.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to network internally and externally, and work effectively with all organizational levels.

  • Strong understanding of IT service management principles, frameworks and industry best practices.

  • Knowledge of lean process and service attributes.

  • Demonstrates an executive presence through good communication and professionalism.

  • Should be comfortable challenging the status quo and possess ability to convince and manage stakeholders.

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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 separationpackage, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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U.S. Hybrid Work Model

Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

Under New York State, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$122,800.00 - $193,300.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. For Washington State Jobs, a summary of benefits is listed here (https://www.benefitsatmerck.com/) .

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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:

Hybrid

Shift:

1st - Day

Valid Driving License:

No

Hazardous Material(s):

N/A

Job Posting End Date:

05/29/2024

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Job Posting End Date: 05/29/2024

A job posting is effective until 11:59:59PM on the day BEFORE the listed job posting end date. Please ensure you apply to a job posting no later than the day BEFORE the job posting end date.

Requisition ID: R291123

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