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Merck & Co, Inc

Technical Project Manager, Delivery Orchestrator – Development Data Governance

Business Development

Project Manager


North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We partner internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

The Development Data Governance Product focuses on the following key capabilities within the Data Governance framework: Security/Access Management, Data Quality Management, Data Cataloging, Reference & Master Data Management, Metadata Management, and Demand Management. The success of these capabilities will ensure the company data is safeguarded, accessible, controlled, trusted, and available.

This is a partnership heavy role. As a member of the product team, you will partner closely with teams across our Company’s IT and business organizations. Through the consulting and hands-on nature of our team, you will contribute to a variety of products and technologies, depending on partner needs.

The Delivery Orchestrator is responsible for coordinating and tracking activities across and within the product to ensure overall delivery of value in alignment with the company, division, value team, and product line objectives. Key activities include and not limit to helping team effectively make and meet commitments and execute in a tactical and coordinated way as well as creating early visibility and management of risks, impediments, dependencies, and assumptions to enable the team to increase predictability, manage expectations, and optimize capacity.

Key tasks:

  • Works with the Business Technology Partner, Product Line Leaders and Architects to deconstruct higher level outcomes into Product backlog

  • Ensures effective orchestration and alignment

  • Ensures solution decisions are in alignment with the strategy and value team outcomes

  • Provides escalation point for delivery issues or deconflicting dependencies that affect multiple teams across

  • Captures, conveys, and manages risks, impediments, assumptions, and dependencies for execution, and focuses on reducing impact early and often

  • Stay abreast on Enterprise data governance related capabilities and processes

  • Assist with product backlog maintenance and prioritization

  • Develop metrics to track Product progression and successes

  • Participate and lead Agile Way of Working through Scrum

  • Coordinate and manage cross-functional initiatives

  • Analyze and Identify areas for continuous improvements

Education Minimum:

  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience

  • Preferred: Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in relevant technical or scientific discipline.


  • The candidate should have 2+ years of Information Technology experience in the areas of orchestrating complex overlapping priorities and roadmaps, strong communication skills with ability to align team & stakeholders on complex roadmaps, history of coordinating/aligning overlapping priorities within a Product backlog, experience in different delivery methods (agile, traditional) in large organizations, Scrum, data management, and process management.

  • A strong understanding of data governance concepts, principles, and best practices is a plus.


  • Prior 1 year of pharmaceutical related experience is desirable.

  • Skills in process management, program management, and system development management are preferred.

  • Strong ability to work independently and a demonstrated ability to succeed in a dynamic and complex team environment are preferred.

  • Experience with creating and managing content in tools such as SharePoint, JIRA, and Confluence is preferred.

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, 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 …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


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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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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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Expected salary range:

$72,200.00 - $122,900.00

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Requisition ID:R210826