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Merck & Co, Inc

Senior Specialist, Authorizations and Security ( MERCUSR116364ENUS)

Law Enforcement and Security

Diplomatic Security



New Jersey, United States

Job Description

The Senior Specialist will work with a globally diverse set of teams SAP Basis, SAP Architecture, ABAP, SAP functional team members, Infrastructure team and other IT process partners providing security support for existing and new global clients.

The candidate will provide support for SAP authorization strategy, design and execution in both production and non-production SAP systems. The candidate will be a member of some cross-functional projects, relied upon to answer complex questions, and assists with program wide initiatives.

The Senior Specialist will provide input on technical strategy and best practices to support SAP solutions, provide SAP GRC specific guidance for projects and process improvement initiatives and provide direction to ERP COE teams for solution realization.

Key areas of responsibility are, but not limited to, contributor to authorization strategy and execution, subject matter expert for GRC activities, coordination of authorization technical support, drive improvement initiatives related to authorizations and support the business as a whole on the established authorization strategy.

Education Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, certification, and experience.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • At least 5-7 years of hands on experience with SAP Authorizations Design and Support
  • In depth knowledge for GRC v12 design and support
  • Experience in supporting SAP User Access Review
  • Knowledge of SOX Audit Procedures
  • Experience in SAP SOD and Ruleset Design and support

Preferred Experience:

  • Working experience with Java, SAP FIORI Apps
  • Experience with following Project Tools & Methodologies
  • Agile and Scrum Methodology
  • JIRA
  • HP/ALM
  • Remedy
  • Experience in life sciences / pharmaceuticals industry preferred
  • Knowledge of S4 Hana as it relates to Authorizations and GRC v12
  • Adept at understanding customer challenges, navigating from problem to resolution and communicating process and resolution effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to interact comfortably with all levels of management and staff

Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.

Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.

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. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

Invent. Impact. Inspire.


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.

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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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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, 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.

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No relocation

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Flexible Work Arrangements:

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Requisition ID:R116364