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Merck & Co, Inc

Master Data Governance Lead ( MERCUSR95113ENUS)


Data Analyst



West Point, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Our Supply Chain team ensures inventory is consistently available to meet customer demand. We coordinate all aspects of supply through supply planning, sourcing, making, inventory management, packaging and delivery. We partner across the Marketing, Finance and Manufacturing organizations to build a robust demand and supply plan and ensure we get products to the right customer, at the place, at the right time.

The incumbent is responsible for leadership in the design and implementation of Master Data management and governance strategies across the workstreams and enterprise. Strategies are to be developed within the context of global business processes and associated master data necessary for the SAP platform and non-SAP business operations. The responsibility of the incumbent includes assisting in defining the organizational goals, measures of success, staff sizing, job roles, adopting and refining known process definitions and operating procedures, and developing service level agreements. The incumbent must ensure that the design includes functional capability such as the definition of data policy, execution of change management processes for data definitions and business rules, measurement, monitoring, and reporting on data quality, determining appropriate security access, resolving data usage issues, and resolving business issues and continuous improvements through data analytics. The position includes responsibility for direct reports in coordinating activities, supervision, and hire-to-retire human resources activities.

In addition the position is responsible for strategy development, business processes, data architecture, data analytics and manage delivery of master data management through the SAP and Non SAP systems. The successful candidate will be responsible of applying global processes, policies, SLA's and change management. In this capacity, the incumbent must demonstrate organizational leadership, the ability to manage a service to sustain and improve operational capability, and the ability to manage internal customers and demand for services. The incumbent needs to stay current with industry best practices, and participate as a member of internal/external communities of practice. The incumbent’s responsibilities can be global, regional or site depending on position within the business process, but encompasses all master data principles. The position requires strategic development for data architecture across business process and integrated system to SAP & non SAP systems.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Interact with senior leaders to assess and understand business requirements, communicate project plans and status

  • Interact as a leader on global, regional and site projects under the direction of Director of Master Data

  • Manages change to information definition and rules

  • Monitors, measures, and sustains data quality and resolves issues

  • Manages and communicates business value of master data management and data governance principles

  • Translate business requirements to project plans, organization design and service management

  • Manage project plans and mitigate risks to ensure successful on-time, on-budget delivery

  • Exhibit excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with demonstrated experience working with global and cross-functional teams

  • Identify best practices using Six Sigma methodologies for information quality practices, standards and principles, continuous improvements though data analytics

  • Determines system access rights and secure information

Education Minimum Requirement

  • Bachelor degree in a business concentration in Supply Chain, Project Management, Logistics Planning, Procurement, Finance, Human Resources, Business Planning or equivalent required

Required Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of Experience in Master Data/Data Governance Lead

  • Strong SAP and non ERP Master Data

  • MDM Tool

  • Project management and demonstrated leadership

  • Data definition, business rule creation , data governance policy and stewardship

  • Broad understanding and knowledge of applicable business processes at Pharma industry

  • Solid oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Teamwork, Collaboration and Inclusive Behaviors

  • Knowledge on latest Master data management and governance tools

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Knowledge of Operational Excellence, Six Sigma and Lean Principles

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that’s devoted to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

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.





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Requisition ID:R95113