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Associate Director, Project Management

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Job ID:

22146

Location:

Rahway, NJ 

Job function:

Project Management
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Posted:

03.05.2016

Employment Type:

Full time

Industry:

Healthcare / Pharma
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Title:

Associate Director, Project Management

Job Description:

Description Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Operating independently, under the broad guidance of the Director, or Executive Director, Global Project Management (GPM), this position will spend approximately 80-85% of time managing development projects and / or supporting key governance / management committees.

The incumbent will be responsible for supporting the development and execution of product development strategies in collaboration with key development team members from MRL, GHH, and MMD. The incumbent will spend the remaining time (approx. 15 - 20%) on efforts to improve business processes / GPM best practices or on the development of talent within GPM.

Support of Development Portfolio:
  • Independently manage development projects of any type, including those which require experience with drug / vaccine / biologics development, the Merck organization and Merck processes and procedures related to development teams due to their significant importance to the company or complexity.
  • Must be able to support any type of project, irrespective of phase, therapeutic area, priority or involvement with an alliance partner.
  • Develop project milestones and deliverables, prepare reports that summarize key progress and issues on development programs across departments and divisions, including preparation of background documents and presentations to senior management.
  • Guide teams through the effective development, management approval and execution of strategic plans for assigned projects, this includes ensuring risk management plans are fully developed, contracts are agreed upon and adhered to, change control procedures are followed when significant program deviations are encountered, communications within and external to the team are effective, and approved team resources and budgets are appropriately planned and managed.
  • Ensure project data are accurately reported in databases and understood by development team members, including information used to derive costs, schedule, resources, and any other data pertinent to creation and management of project plans.
  • Apply learnings from assignments on prior teams / projects to new projects and effectively guide teams in areas of developed expertise.
  • Ensure that team meetings have structure and clear purposes and goals, facilitate and drive meetings effectively and clearly communicate decisions and action items to team members and relevant parties outside of the team.
  • Monitor team dynamics regularly to ensure optimal team performance.
  • Take action to correct problems within a team stemming from miscommunication, differences of opinion, misaligned objectives, inexperience, etc. Resolve conflicts and issues within teams.
  • Monitor processes and ensure that those responsible are informed of their effectiveness, advocate for and contribute to the success of change / process improvements when warranted.
  • As appropriate, may be the assigned GPM representative on key management committees / teams.
  • May manage and / or administer strategic management or governance committees. Provide significant input into the evaluation and revision of processes and tools used to support the meetings, as appropriate
Business Process Improvements / PM Talent Development:

  • Ensure that GPM-owned, managed or affiliated processes are evaluated and feedback is provided to process owners regularly.
  • Actively participate in GPM and MRL continuous improvement initiatives that require product development experience and understanding of MRL procedures and policies, and which may involve influencing areas / senior management outside of GPM.
  • May participate in continuous improvement projects led by areas outside of GPM that have a significant impact on the work and / or effectiveness of GPM.
  • Provide input into the evaluation of GPM's scope of activities as required by Senior Management.
  • Establish good networks with a wide variety of employees, as appropriate for the given project, to assist with the implementation of change management plans.
  • Provide mentoring and technical oversight to Senior Specialists / Specialists working on common projects.
  • Take relevant training courses to increase knowledge of the discipline of project management and understanding of product development in the pharmaceutical industry and to improve leadership skills.
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time Description Associate Director, Project Management-PRO013145 Description Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
Operating independently, under the broad guidance of the Director, or Executive Director, Global Project Management (GPM), this position will spend approximately 80-85% of time managing development projects and / or supporting key governance / management committees.
The incumbent will be responsible for supporting the development and execution of product development strategies in collaboration with key development team members from MRL, GHH, and MMD. The incumbent will spend the remaining time (approx. 15 - 20%) on efforts to improve business processes / GPM best practices or on the development of talent within GPM.
Support of Development Portfolio:
  • Independently manage development projects of any type, including those which require experience with drug / vaccine / biologics development, the Merck organization and Merck processes and procedures related to development teams due to their significant importance to the company or complexity.
  • Must be able to support any type of project, irrespective of phase, therapeutic area, priority or involvement with an alliance partner.
  • Develop project milestones and deliverables, prepare reports that summarize key progress and issues on development programs across departments and divisions, including preparation of background documents and presentations to senior management.
  • Guide teams through the effective development, management approval and execution of strategic plans for assigned projects, this includes ensuring risk management plans are fully developed, contracts are agreed upon and adhered to, change control procedures are followed when significant program deviations are encountered, communications within and external to the team are effective, and approved team resources and budgets are appropriately planned and managed.
  • Ensure project data are accurately reported in databases and understood by development team members, including information used to derive costs, schedule, resources, and any other data pertinent to creation and management of project plans.
  • Apply learnings from assignments on prior teams / projects to new projects and effectively guide teams in areas of developed expertise.
  • Ensure that team meetings have structure and clear purposes and goals, facilitate and drive meetings effectively and clearly communicate decisions and action items to team members and relevant parties outside of the team.
  • Monitor team dynamics regularly to ensure optimal team performance.
  • Take action to correct problems within a team stemming from miscommunication, differences of opinion, misaligned objectives, inexperience, etc. Resolve conflicts and issues within teams.
  • Monitor processes and ensure that those responsible are informed of their effectiveness, advocate for and contribute to the success of change / process improvements when warranted.
  • As appropriate, may be the assigned GPM representative on key management committees / teams.
  • May manage and / or administer strategic management or governance committees. Provide significant input into the evaluation and revision of processes and tools used to support the meetings, as appropriate

Job Requirements:

Qualifications Education:
  • Bachelor's degree required with a concentration in a scientific-related discipline strongly preferred.
  • Advanced scientific degree (e.g., MS, PharmD, Ph.D.)


Required:
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in PM or related role/expertise in pharma and/or biotech preferred.
  • Significant product development experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical/ biotech industry.
  • Specialized depth of expertise in own discipline and knowledge of other disciplines.
  • Demonstrated development expertise in at least one therapeutic area.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and accomplish goals in team settings. Experience in leading teams, committees, or task forces, preferred.
  • Ability to quickly gain an understanding of the overall drug/vaccine development process and key functions involved.
  • Ability to relate project details to larger divisional / corporate strategies to provide context to teams.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, able to establish good working relationships and collaborate with networks of employees of all levels, able to foster cooperation in others, creative problem-solver.
  • An effective communicator:
    • Demonstrated accomplishment and skill in oral and written communication
    • Knows when and how to speak up and appropriately raise issues to team and to management
    • Keeps both team members, departmental colleagues (as appropriate) and management fully apprised of project / initiative status and issues
    • Speaks up and contributes in team forums
    • Demonstrated leadership and credibility: diplomatic, decisive, straightforward, honest.
    • Ability to delegate work effectively and hold others accountable for deliverables.
Preferred:
  • Experience in leading teams, committees, or task forces
  • Project Management certification / training (PMP) and / or coursework & training in Project Management
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in pharma and/or biotech industry


Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com. Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully: Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit: EEOC Poster EEOC GINA Supplement? Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Zip Code:

7065

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Merck & Co., Inc.

Kenilworth, NJ, United States

Phone:
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Merck & Co., Inc.
Kenilworth, NJ, United States
Phone:
Web Site: merck.com

Associate Director, Project Management

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Job ID:

22146

Location:

Rahway, NJ 

Job function:

Project Management
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Posted:

03.05.2016

Employment Type:

Full time

Industry:

Healthcare / Pharma
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Title:

Associate Director, Project Management

Job Description:

Description Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Operating independently, under the broad guidance of the Director, or Executive Director, Global Project Management (GPM), this position will spend approximately 80-85% of time managing development projects and / or supporting key governance / management committees.

The incumbent will be responsible for supporting the development and execution of product development strategies in collaboration with key development team members from MRL, GHH, and MMD. The incumbent will spend the remaining time (approx. 15 - 20%) on efforts to improve business processes / GPM best practices or on the development of talent within GPM.

Support of Development Portfolio:
  • Independently manage development projects of any type, including those which require experience with drug / vaccine / biologics development, the Merck organization and Merck processes and procedures related to development teams due to their significant importance to the company or complexity.
  • Must be able to support any type of project, irrespective of phase, therapeutic area, priority or involvement with an alliance partner.
  • Develop project milestones and deliverables, prepare reports that summarize key progress and issues on development programs across departments and divisions, including preparation of background documents and presentations to senior management.
  • Guide teams through the effective development, management approval and execution of strategic plans for assigned projects, this includes ensuring risk management plans are fully developed, contracts are agreed upon and adhered to, change control procedures are followed when significant program deviations are encountered, communications within and external to the team are effective, and approved team resources and budgets are appropriately planned and managed.
  • Ensure project data are accurately reported in databases and understood by development team members, including information used to derive costs, schedule, resources, and any other data pertinent to creation and management of project plans.
  • Apply learnings from assignments on prior teams / projects to new projects and effectively guide teams in areas of developed expertise.
  • Ensure that team meetings have structure and clear purposes and goals, facilitate and drive meetings effectively and clearly communicate decisions and action items to team members and relevant parties outside of the team.
  • Monitor team dynamics regularly to ensure optimal team performance.
  • Take action to correct problems within a team stemming from miscommunication, differences of opinion, misaligned objectives, inexperience, etc. Resolve conflicts and issues within teams.
  • Monitor processes and ensure that those responsible are informed of their effectiveness, advocate for and contribute to the success of change / process improvements when warranted.
  • As appropriate, may be the assigned GPM representative on key management committees / teams.
  • May manage and / or administer strategic management or governance committees. Provide significant input into the evaluation and revision of processes and tools used to support the meetings, as appropriate
Business Process Improvements / PM Talent Development:

  • Ensure that GPM-owned, managed or affiliated processes are evaluated and feedback is provided to process owners regularly.
  • Actively participate in GPM and MRL continuous improvement initiatives that require product development experience and understanding of MRL procedures and policies, and which may involve influencing areas / senior management outside of GPM.
  • May participate in continuous improvement projects led by areas outside of GPM that have a significant impact on the work and / or effectiveness of GPM.
  • Provide input into the evaluation of GPM's scope of activities as required by Senior Management.
  • Establish good networks with a wide variety of employees, as appropriate for the given project, to assist with the implementation of change management plans.
  • Provide mentoring and technical oversight to Senior Specialists / Specialists working on common projects.
  • Take relevant training courses to increase knowledge of the discipline of project management and understanding of product development in the pharmaceutical industry and to improve leadership skills.
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time Description Associate Director, Project Management-PRO013145 Description Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
Operating independently, under the broad guidance of the Director, or Executive Director, Global Project Management (GPM), this position will spend approximately 80-85% of time managing development projects and / or supporting key governance / management committees.
The incumbent will be responsible for supporting the development and execution of product development strategies in collaboration with key development team members from MRL, GHH, and MMD. The incumbent will spend the remaining time (approx. 15 - 20%) on efforts to improve business processes / GPM best practices or on the development of talent within GPM.
Support of Development Portfolio:
  • Independently manage development projects of any type, including those which require experience with drug / vaccine / biologics development, the Merck organization and Merck processes and procedures related to development teams due to their significant importance to the company or complexity.
  • Must be able to support any type of project, irrespective of phase, therapeutic area, priority or involvement with an alliance partner.
  • Develop project milestones and deliverables, prepare reports that summarize key progress and issues on development programs across departments and divisions, including preparation of background documents and presentations to senior management.
  • Guide teams through the effective development, management approval and execution of strategic plans for assigned projects, this includes ensuring risk management plans are fully developed, contracts are agreed upon and adhered to, change control procedures are followed when significant program deviations are encountered, communications within and external to the team are effective, and approved team resources and budgets are appropriately planned and managed.
  • Ensure project data are accurately reported in databases and understood by development team members, including information used to derive costs, schedule, resources, and any other data pertinent to creation and management of project plans.
  • Apply learnings from assignments on prior teams / projects to new projects and effectively guide teams in areas of developed expertise.
  • Ensure that team meetings have structure and clear purposes and goals, facilitate and drive meetings effectively and clearly communicate decisions and action items to team members and relevant parties outside of the team.
  • Monitor team dynamics regularly to ensure optimal team performance.
  • Take action to correct problems within a team stemming from miscommunication, differences of opinion, misaligned objectives, inexperience, etc. Resolve conflicts and issues within teams.
  • Monitor processes and ensure that those responsible are informed of their effectiveness, advocate for and contribute to the success of change / process improvements when warranted.
  • As appropriate, may be the assigned GPM representative on key management committees / teams.
  • May manage and / or administer strategic management or governance committees. Provide significant input into the evaluation and revision of processes and tools used to support the meetings, as appropriate

Job Requirements:

Qualifications Education:
  • Bachelor's degree required with a concentration in a scientific-related discipline strongly preferred.
  • Advanced scientific degree (e.g., MS, PharmD, Ph.D.)


Required:
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in PM or related role/expertise in pharma and/or biotech preferred.
  • Significant product development experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical/ biotech industry.
  • Specialized depth of expertise in own discipline and knowledge of other disciplines.
  • Demonstrated development expertise in at least one therapeutic area.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and accomplish goals in team settings. Experience in leading teams, committees, or task forces, preferred.
  • Ability to quickly gain an understanding of the overall drug/vaccine development process and key functions involved.
  • Ability to relate project details to larger divisional / corporate strategies to provide context to teams.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, able to establish good working relationships and collaborate with networks of employees of all levels, able to foster cooperation in others, creative problem-solver.
  • An effective communicator:
    • Demonstrated accomplishment and skill in oral and written communication
    • Knows when and how to speak up and appropriately raise issues to team and to management
    • Keeps both team members, departmental colleagues (as appropriate) and management fully apprised of project / initiative status and issues
    • Speaks up and contributes in team forums
    • Demonstrated leadership and credibility: diplomatic, decisive, straightforward, honest.
    • Ability to delegate work effectively and hold others accountable for deliverables.
Preferred:
  • Experience in leading teams, committees, or task forces
  • Project Management certification / training (PMP) and / or coursework & training in Project Management
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in pharma and/or biotech industry


Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com. Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully: Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit: EEOC Poster EEOC GINA Supplement? Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Zip Code:

7065
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