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Director, Merck Rearch Labs Learning & Development Job - United States  

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Posted on : 22 April 2017

Project Description

Director, Merck Rearch Labs Learning & Development-LEA000184


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.

The Learning Director is responsible for serving as a trusted business advisor to enable the division’s business goals and outcomes by accelerating the development of critical capabilities needed to drive business success through a productive and engaged workforce. S/he directs a team of Learning Partners, Learning Consultants and the Operations Leader to support the design and execution of a division/function’s learning and development strategy. Specifically, this role will be responsible for managing the operations of the divisional learning team and will implement a process for effectively reporting on, reviewing and prioritizing the portfolio of offerings across the division. The role is also responsible for developing a leader learning strategy and curriculum for the scientific community, in collaboration with Corporate Learning Leadership and Development, and will also ensure the division wide offerings continue to meet business needs.

S/he will continuously maintain an understanding of key business priorities and processes, partners with key divisional stakeholders to identify performance needs and gaps, collaborates with Learning Support Services (LSS) teams on desired performance outcomes, if applicable, and provides support to key divisional stakeholders to achieve the desired performance objectives. This leader will build and maintain strategic business relationships, build sponsorship, and provide expertise to an integrated learning network. Success in this role depends on a candidate’s ability to provide strategic direction and guidance to direct team members, partner with key divisional stakeholders and LSS teams, and ensure agreed upon learning solutions support and drive desired outcomes.



- Bachelor’s degree required
- Master’s degree preferred

- Minimum of 12 years of related learning execution experience
- Minimum of 2 years of demonstrated experience managing people
- Minimum of 3 years developing or implementing leadership curricula
- Demonstrated experience with operating budgets

- Leadership in areas of learning, talent, HR, or comparable areas
- Experience in applicable technical/professional areas pertinent to the division / function served (e.g., R&D, engineering or technical areas)

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

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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: Learning Consultation

Job Title:Dir, Learning & Development

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Other Locations: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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