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Merck & Co, Inc

Value Medical Project Management (VMPM) Lead Project Manager




Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Attention NJ Applicants: In April 2020, our Company announced plans to consolidate our New Jersey campuses into a single New Jersey headquarters location in Rahway, NJ by 2023. Therefore, the NJ work location for this role will be temporarily based and the exact timing of the departmental move to Rahway, NJ will be communicated at a future date.

We are seeking a growth and improvement minded Value Evidence & Medical Lead Project Manager that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities. The Value Evidence & Medical Lead Project Manager will advance the development, planning, and execution of the integrated Value Evidence and Medical Plan (VEAM). This role works closely with global cross-functional leads in different business groups within our Company Research Labs and Human Health to ensure the seamless development, coordination and execution of all aspects of the VEAM Plan. This includes aggregation and reporting of internal and external collected insights, tracking of evidence generating activities, planning and operations work for reimbursement/Health Technology Assessment (HTA) submissions/resubmissions and communication of data across different stakeholder groups to inform patient care. The Lead PM plays a critical role to collaborate with the VEST and SMART teams to manage deliverables related to insights, evidence, and communication as part of the VEAM plan.

Additional Key Responsibilities

Planning | Prioritization

  • Contribute strategic insights to drive operational excellence in the development and tactical execution of VEAM plans

  • Align and prioritize plans through cross-functional collaboration with key global and regional stakeholders in other groups

  • Lead the coordination and execution of launch planning activities e.g., country surveys and strategic workshops

  • Coordinate the planning, tracking and delivery of key components of the reimbursement/HTA submission dossiers. Support the preparation for Health Technology Assessment consultations in collaboration with local affiliates and the cross functional team

Communications Management

  • Lead planning efforts related to internal global/regional team meetings including agendas, decisions, action items

  • Manage document repositories and systems used for the exchange of information with affiliates and internal/external collaborators e.g., EngageZone

  • Coordinate and facilitate interactions and communications with countries and ensure that key learnings are shared across markets and therapeutic areas; facilitate communication with alliance partners

  • Manage the Value Evidence and Medical Plan integrated book of business reports (including Non-Interventional Studies, MISP, publications, etc.)

Stakeholder Management

  • Collaborate with internal teams on the planning of deliverables related to scientific expert input and related activities; collaborate with alliance partners

  • Lead the planning and preparation for key product development stage gate interactions with our Research & Development Division and Human Health senior leadership

  • Coordinate medically important activities requiring therapeutic area coordination, including Regional and Local Data Generation study planning cycle

Reporting | Tracking

  • Establish and track key performance indicators and value metrics for the global & regional plans and reimbursement/ Health Technology Assessment submission plans

  • Provide financial stewardship, and milestone tracking of Value Evidence and Medical Plan aligned global/regional activities and projects

Risk Management

  • Manage risk register for the VEST, SMART and Value Evidence and Medical Teams

  • Support internal and department processes and procedures, including global and local compliance, to ensure compliant execution of team’s activities and projects

  • Collaborate extensively and troubleshoot issues by providing potential resolutions when necessary with internal and external partners to ensure timely management and dissemination of VEAM deliverables and reimbursement/HTA dossier components



  • Bachelor or Masters degree in a scientific, business, or related healthcare area (or closely related discipline, such as health administration or biological sciences)

Experience | Knowledge | Skills


  • 5 (five) years in clinical/observational research within pharmaceutical industry, or equivalent

  • Work independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect

  • Lead and manage working teams without formal reporting structure

  • Strong project management and prioritization skills with demonstrated ability to deliver on operational objectives for complex projects, portfolio planning and project management

  • Highly motivated, able to work independently and collaboratively, raising issues with recommendations for solutions

  • Principled written and verbal communications, interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with and influence a wide variety of stakeholders, with a capacity to work across cultures and hierarchical boundaries

  • Strong business acumen with ability to determine compliant path forward for new ideas and value-added solutions


  • PMP or CAPM certification

  • Basic knowledge of epidemiologic or outcomes research and statistics

  • Knowledge of Health Technology Assessment environment

  • Collaborate across functional areas and geographic boundaries

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., 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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Expected salary range:

$130,960.00 - $206,200.00

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Requisition ID:R222864