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Merck & Co, Inc

Associate Director, HR Business Partner ( MERCUSR116664ENUS)

Business Development




West Point, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Right now, around 69,000 of our employees are working to cure the world’s most complex diseases. We know that our people are the key to our success, which is why our Human Resources team works to attract, develop, retain and inspire our people so that they can learn, grow and make a true impact on the world. Together we collaborate to create a culturally rich, diverse organization ensuring we remain innovative, agile and flexible.

To provide HR Business Partner support to 2 or 3 Manufacturing Leaders and partner with clients, HR peers and the Labor Relations COE to manage Labor Relations activities for ~2,000 USW employees within the West Point site. The incumbent will also serve on key HR and/or LR initiatives supporting strategic business goals across West Point.


  • Provide HR and executive coaching support to specified senior leaders in assigned client groups.

  • Support talent management and organizational alignment activities within client group. Coach Leaders and members of Leadership teams to successfully manage all annual people management processes (performance management, talent management, compensation planning, etc.).

  • Provide leadership to critical HR and/or LR initiatives across the WP site.

  • Serves a member of WP site extended leadership team

  • Collaborates with HRBP peers and client groups across the organization, to ensure that where business strategies and employee issues overlap, there is a consistent approach to resolving issues and alignment in seeking a common solution.

  • Partner with clients, HR peers and the Labor Relations COE to manage Labor Relations activities for ~1,750 USW employees within the West Point site. Lead strategic LR initiatives and provide guidance to HR peers and clients that enables them to meet business strategies and/or address issues consistently across the site and within contract requirements.

  • Develop labor relations strategy for assigned location

  • Ability to lead all aspects of contract administration.

  • Drive a culture of inclusion, performance, results and positive employee relations.

Education Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations or related field

Required Skills and Experience:

  • At least 7 years of relevant HR experience including 5 years of prior HR Business Partner and Labor Relations experience.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of basic HR competencies including labor relations, talent management and change management.

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and influence clients.

  • Knowledge of employment legal practices/policies.

  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization.

  • Ability to lead, drive change and improve employee engagement in a manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects independently with minimal supervision.

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.

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 …

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.


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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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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Requisition ID:R116664