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Associate Director, Learning Analytics Job - United States  

MSD (company)

Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description

Associate Director, Learning Analytics-HUM005159


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.

As a member of the Workforce Analytics team, supporting Merck’s L&D organization, you will be building innovative learning analytics capabilities to drive positive business outcomes. This is a unique and highly visible role and provides great opportunities to leverage your quantitative expertise, consulting ability, and market research skills to impact decisions at all levels of the organization and support Merck’s mission “To discover, develop and provide innovative products and services that save and improve lives around the world.”

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Internal Client Consulting

- Provide human capital consulting and learning analytics expertise in support of the Chief Learning Officer, Global Learning and Development at Merck.
- Create a Learning and Development analytics strategy and roadmap for Merck’s L&D organization, looking to build and iterate on existing learning programs while incorporating best practices.
- Apply understanding of the business and HR in order to evaluate information needs and to recommend and develop appropriate solutions (metrics, analyses, data collection, automated reporting tool functionality, etc.) to inform L&D decision-making
- Leverage the workforce analytics knowledge base to promote an evidence-based approach to all things Learning.
- Apply your expertise in quantitative analysis and data visualization to help inform, influence, support, and execute our business decisions in the L&D space.
- Collaborate with Senior L&D Leadership and Learning Partners to develop an effective metric selection and production process to assess the impact of training programs and quantify value to business.
- Provide both thought partnership and analytical expertise in design and development of dashboards by analyzing and synthesizing data into insights and consult with client groups on trends.
- Establish key metrics and analytics to facilitate strategic decisions and to measure ROI of L&D programs.
- Consult / advise learning on assessment approach, best practices, & assessment /analysis structure
- Maintain a superior knowledge of current market research, as well as, new tools and technology to provide continuous improvement in consulting service

Statistical Analysis

- In collaboration with Workforce Analytics’ colleagues, conduct both simple and complex statistical analyses in support of the needs of Learning and Development, as well as, Merck Overall.
- Build expertise in sophisticated statistical analysis (e.g. regression analysis, factor analysis, predictive modeling) and apply analytical techniques to draw inferences and conclusions from analyses (e.g. hypothesis testing).
- Present methodology and conclusions of analyses directly to client and/or senior executive teams



- Bachelor’s
degree from an accredited institution in Statistics, Economics, Mathematics,
Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or other related disciplines and a
minimum of 10 years of experience providing data-driven analysis - OR - Master’s
degree from an accredited institution in Statistics, Economics, Mathematics,
Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or other related disciplines and a
minimum of 8 years of experience providing data-driven analysis.


- Experience
working with Analytics teams (preferably in Human Resources or Learning and
Development teams).
- Experience
providing direct consultation to senior leaders.
- Experience
with statistical analysis, quantitative aptitude, and ability to spot important
trends in data.
- Expertise
in data visualization methods and ability to learn new visualization tools as
- Ability
to work independently and synthesize information into insights.
- Skilled
data storyteller with executive presence.
- Advanced
user of Microsoft Excel with experience in some statistical software (R, SAS,
SPSS, etc.)
- Strong
project management skills.
- Thrives
in an ambiguous environment.

Preferred Experience:

- Experience
with L&D principles, theories,
methods and metrics
- Experience
with HR data such as headcount, talent flows, etc.

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

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.

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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Job: Human Resources Process, Systems and Analytics

Job Title:Assoc. Dir, HR Operations

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Other Locations: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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