02 May
Senior Specialist, Project Management Office
New Jersey, Rahway

Job DescriptionOur Research Scientists are our Inventors. We identify and target steps in disease mechanisms or pathways that could be inhibited or enhanced. Our goal is to isolate a compound that is effective against a disease target. Using innovative thinking, state-of-the-art facilities and robust scientific methodology we collaborate to discover the next medical breakthrough.Global Project and Alliance Management (GPAM) sits in the R&D organization at our company's Research Laboratories. The Project Managers and Alliance Managers in GPAM are core members of discovery, development, and alliance teams at our company. Project Managers drive these cross-functional teams to deliver projects and products that improve human health and our company's business, and Alliance Managers ensure successful collaborations with our R&D alliance partners.The GPAM Project Management Office (PMO) is responsible for pipeline reporting, leading divisional strategic initiatives, and the development, sustainment, and training of GPAM owned systems, tools, and business processes, as well as alignment with Finance, IT, and functional area operations groups within our company. Under the broad guidance of the Director, Project Management Office and Business Operations, Global Project and Alliance Management (GPAM), the core responsibilities for this position include:Key Responsibilities

Develop, Implement and maintain analytics for the GPAM organization

Work independently and objectively to drive significant results through data

Drive efficiencies in GPAM business operations through automation and reporting

Work closely with GPAM project managers to understand and maintain focus on their analytical needs, including identifying critical metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and deliver actionable insights to relevant decision-makers

Work with management and users to gather requirements, provide updates, and build relationships

Proactively analyze data to answer key questions from stakeholders with an eye for what drives GPAM performance, investigating and communicating areas for improvement in efficiency and productivity

Create and maintain rich interactive visualizations through data interpretation and analysis integrating various reporting components from multiple primary and secondary data sources

Select the appropriate combination of process and tools within the defined technology stack to ensure optimal scalability and performance of the reporting needs

Innovate & Explore the art of the possible with data

Establish a strong relationship with our company's operational partners and Information Technology team to ensure the successful delivery of new and enhanced capabilities

Education Requirement

Bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Data Science, Statistics, Math or other analytics-related disciplines

Required Qualifications

2+ years’ experience with data-centric roles

Proven analytic skills, including mining, evaluation, analysis, and visualization

Technical writing experience in relevant areas, including queries, reports, and presentations

Strong SQL or Excel skills

Strong stakeholder management and change management skills


Demonstrated situational leadership and creative problem solving within organizations and teams

Effective interpersonal skills; able to establish good working relationships and collaborate with networks of employees of all levels; able to foster cooperation in others; creative problem-solver

Good communication skills

Proficient in visualization tools (Power BI, Tableau) and ability to learn other analytic tools on the job

Proven success in a collaborative team environment

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience with database and model design and visualization techniques

Advanced data analytics skills

Project Management

Pharmaceutical Industry knowledge

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 …Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.What we look for …In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.INVENT.IMPACT.INSPIRE.NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTSIn 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.If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.comFor more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:EEOC Poster at https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprintposter.pdfEEOC GINA Supplement​ at https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocginasupplement.pdfOFCCP EEO Supplement at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCPEEOSupplementFinalJRFQA508c.pdfOFCCP Pay Transparency Rule at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp%20EnglishformattedESQA508c.pdfWe are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.Search Firm Representatives Please Read CarefullyMerck & 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:RegularRelocation:DomesticVISA Sponsorship:NoTravel Requirements:10%Flexible Work Arrangements:Shift:Valid Driving License:Hazardous Material(s):Number of Openings:1Requisition ID: R50760

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