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Merck Associate Director, Recruiting & Talent Solutions in West Point, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We collaborate internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

The Associate Director, HR Talent Management Solutions Lead has responsibility for design and delivery of HR Solutions and systems in support of Talent Management and Recruiting & Staffing processes. This position manages a small team responsible for working with suppliers, internal IT, and the Talent Management and Talent Acquisition organizations to manage annual process cycles, enhancements and upgrades to current HR systems enabling these areas. This position works closely with the Talent Acquisition and Talent Management organizations and process leads to identify and recommend alternative solutions, leveraging existing HR tools and technologies. The individual is responsible for collaborating with peers HR solution leads within the organization and accountable for the implementation of agreed upon recommended solutions. The individual must be able to influence across multiple levels of the organization, work with HR operations leaders and internal/external partners to drive change and tangible improvements.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Participates in strategy/process design sessions to consult on solutions (both existing and new) that will best achieve desired strategic outcomes.

  • Accountable for small projects, ongoing enhancements, upgrades, annual Talent processes, and ensuring support issues are resolved.

  • Responsible for system configuration and ensuring required testing and operational documentation are kept up to date.

  • Builds team of required partners to implement defined solution (e.g. IT, System Vendor, Implementation Partner); Supplier Management (if applicable).

  • Creates/updates required Data Privacy forms for all relevant objects requiring data; work with Data Privacy Office and data steward to obtain Local and Global Data Privacy and works council approvals.

  • Works with process/functional lead and test leads to define test strategy and test plan and ensure execution of user testing.

The Associate Director, HR Talent Management Solutions Lead operates in a complex and matrix environment and is expected to apply HR functional and operational expertise to drive performance. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished HRIS team lead with experience working globally and established credibility in delivery and enabling strategies within a large and complex organization. The individual will have a track record that demonstrates the following competencies:

  • Ability to quickly assess business needs to identify opportunities where HR/HRIS processes or systems can further the strategy or streamline processes.

  • Ability to work independently and within a team to direct the resolution of highly complex or unusual business problems and translate HR/HRSS issues clearly and articulately into business terms. Business Analyst capability with proven ability to translate business processes into functional system requirements and solutions

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Proven ability to deliver as a team leader on large HR systems implementation programs.

  • Experience managing an operational team.

  • Workday experience preferred.

Minimal Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor's Degree

Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

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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No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Flex Time, Remote Work, Telecommuting, Work Week


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Requisition ID: R23647