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Merck & Co, Inc

Associate Director, Global Security (Latin America)

Law Enforcement and Security

Diplomatic Security


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.

Position Description:

Our Global Security team operates as a business partner proposing innovative solutions to complex issues regarding Physical Security and risk. We collaborate internationally to deliver services and solutions that protect our Company's ability to deliver medicines to patients, as well as protect our Company's employees and property.


  • Collaborate on the development of physical security strategy, demand planning, prioritization, and standardization, as well as execution of same. Additionally, is available for deployment of new services and operational support to the North America and Latin America Regions.

  • Define, author and/or inspect physical security man-guarding operational guidelines, technology standards, policies, required upgrades, maintenance, and day to-day management of all company physical security through outside partners/contractors, system integrators or internal resources.

  • Oversee the design and implementation of integrated standard physical security systems for company sites in the Region.

  • Collaborate with the internal IT Support Organization to ensure that the support model for physical security systems is streamlined and consistent across the enterprise and that established acceptable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) are met.

  • Facilitate license management for Enterprise Physical Security Systems to ensure competitive pricing and continuity of system deployments in each Region.

  • Assist with management and negotiation of annual support contracts with external vendors to ensure consistency of support in region and consistency across the enterprise.

  • Direct external relationships to ensure the viability of all physical security systems, legacy and new, with the goals of maximizing investment through life cycle management, as well as minimizing disruption in business operations as the result of failed or improperly configured systems.

  • Provide system solutions to address specific security concerns identified through internal customer requests and inspections.

  • Develop and maintain operational processes to ensure our company's Global Security Standards are maintained and modified as needed.

  • Develop and administer processes for physical security vulnerability assessments and inspections for various guard operations and security systems (e.g. barriers, access control, guest management, video surveillance, intrusion detection, duress, emergency notification.).

  • Conduct and execute product research, feasibility studies, project planning, tracking, quality assurance, as well as handling overall vendor communication and management.

  • Leverage internal and external benchmarking to identify leading industry practices to drive continuous improvement.

  • Direct and guide the Regional Command Center (North America / Latin America) in day-to-day operations which include monitoring & responding to Security System alarms/alerts and ensuring system health for all the company's sites in North America and Latin America.

  • Develop and deploy reports and tools to audit Access Control, Guest Management and Video Surveillance Systems user permissions and report compliance/noncompliance to Global Security management.

  • Oversee the administration of security system user accounts, roles, and permissions based on authorized requests for access to Video Surveillance, Access Control, and Guest Management Systems.

  • Provide ongoing internal user training and support for Access Control, Guest Management and Video Surveillance Systems. Develop and deliver periodic internal webinars for user community.

  • Collaborate with various areas of the business to develop strong cross functional relationships.

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required

Required Minimum Experience and Skills:

  • Five years of security system consultancy/implementation experience in security industry and experience with managed security system Command Center.

  • Experience regarding physical security in collaboration with safety, including IT and facility management.

  • In-depth knowledge and deployment of state-of-the-art security equipment standards and technology encompassing all physical security products.

  • Advanced knowledge of information, personnel and premises security processes and procedures and ability to develop and maintain appropriate levels of security.

  • Knowledge of and ability to employ internal controls and to enhance business strategies for the purpose of detecting, delaying, assessing, responding and preventing loss and protecting assets.

  • Proven ability to operating within a matrixed working environment and manage contractors who provide system consultancy and implementation.

  • Excellent communications skills (written and verbal).

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Extensive experience to include deployment of Access Control, Guest Management and Video Surveillance Systems.

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

  • The ability to speak Spanish.

  • Qualified American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP) 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 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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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.

Under New York City, Washington State and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$118,640.00 - $186,800.00

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Requisition ID:R221186