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Merck & Co, Inc

Senior Specialist Business Consulting

Business Development

Program Specialist


Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Position Description:

Senior Specialist Business Consulting

Under the direction of the Business Operations Systems Excellence team within Global Procurement, the incumbent is responsible for interacting with stakeholders globally to execute activities using systems, process and information to optimize efficiencies and gain insight into business performance, support fact-driven decisions, and communicate opportunities for sustained improvement. More specifically, the incumbent is expected to understand the alignment between business strategy and systems/process/information requirements and develop options assessment and recommendations in order to improve customer service, reduce cost and risk and improve compliance, policies, process design and service levels.

Primary Activities

Responsible for business support activities across Ariba Sourcing, Contracting and Buying and Invoicing Modules. This includes comprehensive understanding of the interdependencies across all of the Ariba modules to identify change and impact to the business.

  • Responsible for Access Request (SAP GRC) approvals for SAP ECC Procurement and e-Sourcing roles. Also supports questions regarding appropriate access based on job function/responsibilities within Procurement organization as the role owner.

  • Responsible for Ariba Contract Template maintenance. Collaborate with Legal and Procurement stakeholders on changes needed in the Contract Templates.

  • Responsible for Ariba Sourcing Template maintenance. Collaborate with Procurement and Central Functions stakeholders on changes needed for templates used in the RFx Sourcing process.

  • Support End User Ariba Reporting needs. Responsible for P2P Dashboard contents and provide support for business requests of Ariba data across the various modules.

  • Responsible the Commodity Code/Material Code change management process and governance. Coordinate requests for new material codes / changes to existing codes with the various functions – Finance, Tax, Information Technology and Business stakeholders. Maintain master files that are used in configuration of the Ariba application.

  • Support SAP ECC e-Sourcing and Ariba for Direct Material Purchasing Contracts based on Service Now support requests and the mitigation of issues with Ariba and ECC Tiered Pricing contracts.

  • Execute process improvements to optimize utilization of the tools and educate stakeholders and other support organizations such as AMS and BSC.

  • Align with other members of the production support team to understand downstream and upstream impacts or changes to ensure continuity of the end to end process.

  • Responsible for Ariba Guided Buying administration as back up to the primary owner

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following preferred fields:

    • Computer Science

    • Information Systems

    • Finance and Accounting

    • Business Analytics

  • Bachelor’s Degree within a field demonstrating technical competencies.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • An analytical problem solver: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and ability to work with incomplete or imperfect information.

  • Persistent and driven: Demonstrated characteristics of a forward thinker and self-motivator that thrives on new challenges and adapts to learning new knowledge.

  • Collaborative: demonstrated experience applying excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills working with global and cross-functional teams towards common goals, realizing that the best results from the combined efforts of diverse teams.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Knowledge of supply chain and/or procurement activities.

  • Understanding of Procurement Master Data and impacts on end to end process

  • Ability to both think critically as well as communicate effectively with leadership across a global audience.

  • Knowledge of Reporting tools.

  • Understanding of financial modules within ERP platforms e.g. SAP ECC

  • Working knowledge of SAP Ariba system

  • Basic understanding of finance and cash flow with respect to corporate purchasing.

  • Strong Microsoft application skills.

  • Effective in report writing and presenting of findings


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.




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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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”.

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Expected salary range:

$97,680.00 - $153,700.00

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.

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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:



No relocation

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Flexible Work Arrangements:

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Requisition ID:R248716