Program / Project Manager

Required Experience and Skills:

10+ years of work experience, with at least 7 years as a project manager

  • Must have strong project management skills including communication (both oral and written), facilitation, negotiation / conflict resolution, and resource management skills
  • Must have self-starting, follow-up ability
  • Must have excellent people skills, leadership qualities, and ability to build strong relationships with teams / executives
  • Must have the experience of having worked in a matrixed organization with the ability to lead and influence teams and stakeholders
  • Must have strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Must have a strong background in facilitating and managing requirements for global projects
  • Strong MS Project, Excel, Word, Visio, and PowerPoint skills
  • Must have a demonstrable understanding of managing change
  • Some short travel to international and domestic sites required
  • Must have managed at least one project that had multi-location, multi-country teams

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical / Life Sciences industry is desirable
  • Experience as a consultant with a Management consulting background is preferable.
  • Project management certification (PMP/PgMP) is a plus
  • Experience working in an Agile environment, or having managed Agile projects is preferable
  • Experience with at least one global transformation project would be highly preferable
  • International experience in a global company is a plus
Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we re inventing for life.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck. com.

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