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Merck & Co, Inc

Associate Director, Workplace Violence, Executive Protection


Associate Director


Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

We aim to create workplace experiences that enable our people to be inspired to invent. Inside our organization, we provide workplace solutions that enable our people to do their very best work in safety. Outside our organization we ensure we protect the people around us, communities and the environment.

Associate Director - Global Security Workplace Violence/Executive Protection Program

Position Description:

The Global Security Group (GSG), Associate Director for Workplace Violence/Executive Protection responds to urgent, and sensitive matters across the Company, and takes timely action as per policies and procedures to adequately mitigate, resolve, escalate or otherwise appropriately address the issue at hand.

In this role, the Associate Director will respond to workplace violence matters and assist with coordinating the protection of our executive leadership. Additional responsibilities include working directly with colleagues within Human Resources, Legal, Office of Ethics and Global Employee Health. Additionally, the Associate Director will be responsible for working with trusted vendors in the development of Global Workplace Violence Training, to include Active Assailant training.


  • Manage complex workplace violence cases/investigations and ensures timely resolution of concern(s), and monitors threat of violence activity in collaboration with business partners (i.e., Human Resources, Legal, Office of Ethics and Global Employee Health).

  • Assist in creating multiple Global Workplace Violence training and education programs for various domestic and international audiences.

  • Assist in the coordination within GSG, business units, site security and law enforcement to ensure North America sites have Active Assailant plans in place.

  • Assist in the coordination of the Executive Protection of Senior Leadership.

  • Directly support select off-site Company meetings, acting as the POC for meeting planning agencies, Company meeting planners and on-site security.

  • Assist with the update of Executive Protection Program SOPs in the areas of meeting security and Executive Protection Driver Operations.

  • In the absence of the Associate Director, Executive Protection, work directly with our Company's Aviation Services to support domestic/international travel by Executive Team, residence security, Company meeting security and intelligence dissemination.

  • Assist with scheduling and management of meetings with internal stakeholders; Executive team drivers, external security contacts to include law enforcement and security vendors.

  • Assist with Executive Protection driver and GSG training initiatives.

  • Develop strong working relationships with all levels of management.

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required

Required Minimum Experience and Skills

  • 10 years’ of relevant experience in Law Enforcement, Intelligence, Military, Corporate Security or other fields directly related to workplace violence/crisis management/active assailant response and executive protection security.

  • Excellent communicator with highly developed inter-personal skills

  • Excellent written communication skills

  • Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining collaborative solid working relationships with colleagues across the enterprise to include contractors, other external contacts, and to work effectively in a high-performing forward thinking team environment.

  • Proven ability to work with highly confidential information and interact comfortably with Executive level leadership.

  • Expertise in Case Management Systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize security needs to meet multiple deadlines.

  • Ability to work in highly collaborative and matrixed environment.

  • Strong analytical skills with proven ability to apply knowledge.

  • Must be innovative and independent, able to manage an aggressive workload in a high performing environment.

  • A strong investigative background in law enforcement, and/or private industry.

  • Experience in the planning of complex operations.

  • Experience operating in an international context.

  • Microsoft Office skills.

  • Knowledge of our Company's product portfolio

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Able to travel globally approximately 25% of the time.

  • Master’s degree

  • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)

  • Meet all certification requirements to qualify under the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Armed Security Officer (ASO) program.

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, 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.

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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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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Expected salary range:

$118,640.00 - $186,800.00

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No relocation

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Requisition ID:R221410