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Associate Director, Project Management

Company: Merck
Location: Rahway
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

This job is available in 2 locations Job Type Full time This site is for Res idents of the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico.
Residents of other markets, please click here . Job DescriptionGlobal Project and Alliance Management (GPAM) sits in the Research & Development Division of our Company.The Associate Director, Project Management, is a core member of Early Development and/or Product Development Teams (EDTs and PDTs, respectively), partnering with team leaders to develop strategies, plan and execute our Company's drug and vaccine development and in-line portfolio efforts. Projects may be internal or part of alliance agreements with external research and development partners. The Associate Director is expected to provide project management leadership and to drive EDTs and PDTs, with sufficient influence and project management mastery to take on challenging assignments with minimal guidance.The Associate Director may manage cross-functional, cross-divisional, and/or alliance governance committees and are expected to contribute to ongoing business process improvement and talent development in GPAM.This position may be based in either Rahway, NJ or Upper Gwynedd, PA.---Primary Responsibilities:

  • Independently managing projects in any phase of development (discovery, preclinical, clinical, lifecycle management) in any therapeutic area, including molecular entities of any modality (small molecule, biologic, vaccine, combination product). Projects range in priority, pace, and complexity, and may include one or more alliance partners.
  • Guiding teams through creation, management approval, execution, and termination/closeout of integrated project plans appropriate to the phase of development and complexity of the project. Harmonizing input from diverse disciplines (e.g., biology, chemistry, pharmacology, clinical, regulatory, access, supply, and other areas) into a cohesive and cogent project plan.
  • Contributing, synthesizing, and articulating program strategy to senior management and translating it into execution within the project team.
  • Collaborating effectively with functional areas, support functions, and alliance partner functions (if applicable) to drive project delivery.
  • Ensuring communications within and from the team are clear and effective, meetings have clear purpose and objectives, and that conflict is surfaced and resolved.
  • Leveraging relationships and networks to improve and enhance team dynamics. Proactively identifying and removing obstacles to drive business results.
  • Providing our Company's organizational and process expertise to teams to enable navigation of discovery, development, and corporate governance and business needs.
  • Ensuring adherence to project management standards, enabling sound decision making. Includes ensuring project schedules and risk management plans are fully developed and updated, governance contracts are adhered to, change control procedures are followed, enterprise databases reflect accurate project data, and data quality is maintained.
  • Partnering with Finance to ensure resources/budgets are planned and managed.
  • Communicating project status/issues and documents/presentations for senior management/governance committees/alliance committees.
  • Managing strategic, cross-functional or cross-divisional management, governance, or alliance committees.
  • Providing mentoring, coaching, and oversight to Specialist/Senior Specialist project managers working on common projects. Sharing lessons learned and best practices to positively impact the GPAM community.
  • Actively participating and completing ongoing training and personal development activities to increase leadership competency and to gain knowledge and skill in the discipline of project management and the business and science of pharmaceutical product discovery and development.Education:
    • Bachelor's degree required; concentration in a scientific or applied discipline strongly preferredRequired Experience and Skills:
      • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in project management or a related role
      • Demonstrated leadership and ethics; demonstrated ability to hold others accountable for delivery
      • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team setting, including demonstrated ability in building and managing teams, committees, taskforces etc.
      • Strong collaboration and problem-solving skills; able to establish good working relationships with employees at all levels, resolve conflict and provide feedback, and to devise and implement creative solutions to problems
      • Strong communication skills, both oral and written; demonstrated ability to speak up appropriately and to raise issues to teams and senior managementPreferred Experience and Skills:
        • Advanced degree (e.g., MS, MBA, PhD, PharmD) preferred
        • Background in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries strongly preferred, including significant discovery or product development knowledge/exposure
        • Project management certification (PMP) and/or formal coursework/training in project management strongly preferredWe are a research-driven biopharmaceutical 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 --- 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.INVENT.IMPACT.INSPIRE.NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTSIn accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.US and Puerto Rico Residents Only: If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@msd.com
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          EEOC Poster EEOC GINA Supplement--- OFCCP EEO Supplement OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations. Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully--
          Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.--Employee Status: RegularRelocation:DomesticVISA Sponsorship:No Travel Requirements: 10%Flexible Work Arrangements:Shift:1st - DayValid Driving License:Hazardous Material(s):Number of Openings: 1
          Requisition ID:R99329 Email this job to: Your Name About Us We are one company, but we operate under two different corporate brand names. We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as MSD everywhere else. COVID-19 Learn how our hiring is going virtual to protect you and our employees. Total Rewards Discover how we support our employees' well-being to help them fulfill their potential. Be Yourself Our culture values a diversity of voices and always bringing your best self to work.
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