Merck Associate Director, Project Management & Business Intelligence in Rahway, New Jersey
Our Research Scientists are our Inventors. We identify and target steps in disease mechanisms or pathways that could be inhibited or enhanced. Our goal is to isolate a compound that is effective against a disease target. Using innovative thinking, state-of-the-art facilities and robust scientific methodology we collaborate to discover the next medical breakthrough.
Leads the development of the business intelligence and operational analytics function for CORE. Will be the primary business analyst on operational metrics in Strategy and Operations to inform decision making and process improvement.
Main responsibilities include business intelligence and operational activities such as:
Establishing governance and definitions for performance indicators across all functional areas within CORE
Creating dashboard on operational metrics to inform business decisions for CORE
Setting up reporting, analysis, maintenance and recommendations for improvements based on data analysis
Lead data analytics on CORE processes and deliverables
Collaborate across all teams within CORE S&O and other functional areas to identify process gaps and improvement opportunities
Leads the development and quantitative and qualitative standard reporting of deliverables across CORE
Support the development of departmental performance metrics and KPI’s (i.e. savings, spend, deliverables, efficiency, contract management, compliance) to drive strategy development, resource planning and implementation.
Serve as an operational analytics expert on collect metrics across CORE teams and report out to CORE senior management, Strategy and Operations leads, and process owners.
Manage validation and documentation processes for work outputs to ensure reliability of models, reproducibility of results and replication.
Collaborates with Strategy & Operations team on Portfolio and budget management activities such as:
Collaborates with CORE Scientists on all CORE activities and works closely with cross-functional and cross-divisional working teams to ensure CORE projects are executed and managed within milestones and budget.
Collaborate with Finance colleagues to provide financial planning and budget management on Global Human Health Division funded projects
Support project team decision making by providing relevant financial information and insight
Participates CORE strategic initiatives and process led by the CORE Strategy & Operations Team, collaborate across CORE and with colleagues in Human Health and Research and Development Divisions on critical cross-enterprise projects
Provides onboarding budget management and process training to new CORE employees
Minimum Education Requirements
- Bachelor degree required in Business, Data Analytics Finance/Accounting, Science or Engineering
Required Experience and Skills
A minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience in Pharma industry required; 3 years in an analytics or business intelligence role
Experience in setting and measuring operational metrics and KPI
Demonstrated strategic thinking ability through project requirements
Ability to demonstrate strong business acumen in daily decisions
Ability to influence and manage others without being the direct manager, with an ability to work across cultures and hierarchical boundaries.
Excellent analytical skills with strong financial acumen
Demonstrated ability to deliver on operational objectives in the areas of portfolio planning, budget management and metric setting
Strong collaboration and communication skills
Ability to work autonomously as needed, raising issues with recommendations for solutions
Experience in working with clinical/observational operations (minimum 3 years related job experience, or equivalent experience)
Proficient in EXCEL, WORD and POWERPOINT, comfortable with data-oriented tools and systems
Preferred Experience and Skills
Master’s degree in data analytics, science, public health, business or closely related discipline
Experiences with portfolio and project management, PMP certified
Experiences in AI and automation in data analysis
We are a research driven bio-pharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And 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 …
Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.
We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.
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: R15587
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