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Merck & Co, Inc

Associate Director, Global Professional Relations and Independent Medical Education (gPRIME) Grant Operations ( MERCUSR151769ENUS)

Education and Training




North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

New hires based in the US & Puerto Rico will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption or accommodation to this vaccination requirement, subject to applicable law.


Role Summary

  • Under the direction of the Director of Global Professional Relations and Independent Medical Education (gPRIME) Grant Operations Quality, the Associate Director of gPRIME Grant Operations is responsible for ensuring the quality of the departments financial reporting, metrics reporting, systems, and documentation related to internal and external requirements.

  • The Associate Director is responsible for data analytics to support our company's Independent Medical Education (IME) Grants program and the associated Global Policy requirements.

  • The Associate Director will liaise with gPRIME stakeholders, Finance, and senior leaders to manage the IME budget.

Responsibilities and Primary Activities

  • Reporting on gPRIME budget aligning business and medical education objectives. This includes budget creation, monthly and quarterly forecast reporting, spending strategy recommendation, and annual book of business compilation. Administers budget in accordance with the Company’s established financial guidelines and stewardship principles.

  • Reporting on IME Grants developing metrics related to educational needs/gaps and outcomes. This includes metrics to ensure quality operations, IME funding, quarterly impact reporting and ad hoc reporting. Provides oversite and leadership of gPRIME data analytics support resource.

  • Ensures that processes, systems, and operational elements comply with internal policies, industry standards, guidelines, and regulations (i.e., EFFPIA, FDA, OIG, ACCME, PhRMA Code, AMA).

  • Oversees the quality and timeliness of corporate reporting including Transfers of Value (ToV), U.S. Physician Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA), European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and Associations (EFPIA), Transparency, annual Survey, and Compendia.

  • Maintain update of gPRIME IME Grants policy and related documents including standard operating procedures, references, and execution resources partnering with the Global Medical & Scientific Affairs Medical Operations Standards Alignment team, Legal, and Compliance.

  • Acts as a consultant to business groups and internal stakeholders, regarding IME Grant operations.

  • Coordinate training for gPRIME on policies, processes, and execution related to IME Grants. Responsible for identifying training needs of gPRIME and assisting with development of training solutions.

  • Participates as a key stakeholder on the Grants Portal Governance Committee led by our Research & Development Division Grants Admin to represent gPRIME business needs and interests. Informs the development and ongoing enhancements of the enterprise-wide grant management system to benefit all user groups.

  • Manages gPRIME document storage, assessing ongoing needs and developing optimal solutions to fit these needs.

Required Qualifications, Skills, & Experience

Minimum Education:

  • BA/BS in science, business, healthcare, or related field

Required Experience:

  • 4-6 years of experience in global grants management

  • Experience in a pharmaceutical-related industry

  • Advanced Excel skills required for budgeting and metric reporting

  • Strong compliance knowledge, including knowledge of industry compliance rules and requirements worldwide

  • Excellent organizational skills, sense of urgency when making decisions, and ability to communicate effectively to all constituencies both internally and externally

  • Business and financial acumen to understand and guide grant operations strategy

  • Ability to provide solutions that ensure compliance with Company policies and applicable laws, regulations, and codes of conduct

  • Prudent judgment skills necessary for management and oversight of grant operations and financial responsibilities


  • Ability to anticipate needs related to new processes or system enhancements

  • Ability to successfully work in a fast-paced environment and to learn quickly while understanding and solving new problems

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. 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 …

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.


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Requisition ID:R151769