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Associate Director, ExM Process Excellence (Remote)

Company: Merck & Co., Inc.
Location: Durham
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that's devoted to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

The position will play a dual role for the Process Excellence & Digital Strategy organization: Process & System Integration Steward and Digital Strategy Program Manager.

As a Process & System Integration Steward, the position is accountable for the design, implementation, execution, and improvement of business processes and systems integration within the External Manufacturing & Strategy organization. The person plays an important role in the installation and realization of objectives and the External Manufacturing digital transformation efforts.

As the Digital Strategy Program Manager, the position assignments include all program and change management activities associated with process and systems improvement: coordinating the portfolio of projects, steering communications, identifying risks, developing appropriate installation and realization metrics to measure the progress and success of the projects. The incumbent will also be expected to influence and coach targets, managers, and other sponsors.

Primary Activities:

A. External Manufacturing Processes & System Integration Steward:

  • Serve as the process and digital systems integration Steward for a given workstream of the ExM Digital Strategy.
  • Monitor health of the workstream processes and systems via KPIs and user feedback. Diagnose root cause(s) and install corrective and preventive actions.
  • Drive process improvement projects of core ExM processes in the workstream
  • Promote on-going collaboration and alignment with workstream stakeholders across ExM and functional partners.
  • Serve as a change agent within ExM for process improvements and transformational initiatives

B. Digital Strategy Program Manager:

  • Serve as the Program Management leader for the ExM Digital Strategy Program, coordinating and managing all aspects of the program to ensure successful outcomes, including:
  • Portfolio Management and Resource Allocation
  • Communications and Stakeholder Management
  • Risk Management
  • Value Estimation and Realization

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in the Engineering, Science or Business.
  • Multiple business areas are preferred - operations, supply chain, procurement or business.

Skills:

  • Possess excellent interpersonal, communication, collaboration, negotiation, and project management skills.
  • Has demonstrated strong leadership, managerial, problem solving, and team building abilities and sensitivity to diverse cultures.
  • Possess the ability to work independently with minimal coaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and improve processes and to drive change.

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.

Residents of Colorado

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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 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.

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.

Residents of Colorado

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Current Employees apply HERE

Current Contingent Workers apply HERE

US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

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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.

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:

Remote Work

Shift:

1st - Day

Valid Driving License:

No

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

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