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Specialist, Business Systems Project Management Job West Point United States,  

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Posted on : 16 April 2017

Project Description

Specialist, Business Systems Project Management-SHA000758


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.

Global Technical Operations (GTO) Bio-Sterile Shared Service Organization is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill an open position in their Business System Team to support strategic projects for the Large Molecule Vaccine & Biologic lines of businesses. Incumbent will be responsible for providing portfolio & project management focus in support of the execution of manufacturing type strategic projects. Responsibilities will include providing support with prioritization of the portfolio of projects, project planning, resourcing and execution management. Additional responsibilities, as appropriate, will include the deployment / support of planning & execution methodology for managing projects. The incumbent individual will support project teams through change management / influence.


- Supports portfolio managers with planning & execution of strategic projects within their portfolio of work (70%)

- Planning Phase

- Works with project teams, sponsors, and portfolio managers to define project charter  problem and goal statement, business benefit, scope, milestones, risks/assumptions
- Support development of schedules & resource plans
- Execution Phase

- Provide portfolio and project management support to the portfolio managers and project managers
- Work with project leader to monitor current status, schedule, stage gates, resource plans and portfolio and projects progress
- Work with project leader to monitor resource plan in MSPS
- Provide project management support to specific projects when appropriate
- Support the prioritization of the Vaccine strategic projects - Cross Product Prioritization (XPP) process (20%)

- Drive adherence to business process
- Support the intake & reprioritization process for new programs/projects
- Represent portfolio (status, escalations, trends) at franchise leadership meetings
- Training & back-up support for administrator and subject matter expert role for an instance of MSPS (10%)

- Provide project management consultation / capability building
- Acts as subject matter expert on MSPS, helping users through the large molecule line of business utilize the system to support management of the portfolio of projects
- Support portfolio managers by working to develop and present portfolio and project metrics
- Provides user training, support, and education on Microsoft Project Server tool
- Prepares reports and data to provide visibility to portfolio performance and process adherence



- Required: BS in Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Microbiology or a related field.


- Minimum five (5) years in pharmaceutical & related industries
- Minimum three (3) years project management experience with manufacturing business processes
- Minimum three (3) years experience in a technology group supporting operations
- Development/support of cross-functional business processes
- Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills
- Strong communications, planning and collaboration/negotiation skills
- Ability and willingness to travel to the manufacturing sites up to 10% of the time


- Experience in Vaccine & Biologic manufacturing or technical services
- Familiarity with Microsoft Project Server
- Familiarity with Change execution methodology
- Familiarity with Lean Six Sigma processes

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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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: Shared Services

Job Title:Spclst, Shared Svcs Proj Mgmt

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Hazardous Materials: No

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

Job Segment: Manager, Microbiology, Engineer, Lean Six Sigma, Project Manager, Management, Science, Engineering, Technology


West Point, PA, US

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