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Merck & Co., Inc

Research Manufacturing Analyst

Merck & Co., Inc - Rahway, NJ

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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. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its 

legacy for over a century

. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare

Seeking an energetic, collaborative team member to act as the Research Manufacturing Analyst to liaise across Drug Product development groups and information technology to:

understand business needs across the drug product processes including formulation, manufacturing, and test/release

understand the data flow, touch-points, hand-offs, and KPIs across these processes and identify opportunities for improvement

recommend IT investments to realize business value and strategic vision

foster a collaborative working relationship will all stakeholders (across functional areas)

align with the End to End Clinical Supply Chain Lead to ensure alignment across the clinical supply chain

We are looking for a professional with information technology experience and knowledge of manufacturing processes including formulation development, manufacturing, test, and release.  The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, facilitates effective conversations across various functional areas and level, seeks to understand all aspects of the business processes, has the ability to prioritize IT investments to align with strategic initiatives and collaborate in a team environment.

The following are the broad responsibilities of the Research Manufacturing Analyst role:

Ability to clearly articulate business value gained with implementing solution(s) including operational advancements, process efficiencies, and alignment with IT/Business strategies

Partner with delivery leads to ensure each project drives business value and is executed successfully

Assume responsibility for assigned project tasks and ensure they are completed in a timely fashion

Evaluate, test and recommend new opportunities(i.e. Proof of Concept) for enhancing capabilities and processes

Leverage the software development process to ensure “fit for purpose” implementation

Build personal network across business stakeholders and within IT

Execute project management for local or small projects

Serve as a subject matter expert as it relates to the research manufacturing processes and the current business environment

Initiate improvements, including the ability to perform root cause analysis to identify current state process inefficiencies

Drive innovation in all aspects of manufacturing, test, and release


Position Qualifications

Education Minimum Requirement: 

 A Bachelor's Degree is required. Concentration in Engineering, Sciences, Information Systems or related field preferred.

Required Experience and Skills:

A minimum of 3 yrs experience in the areas of business analysis, client and business process engineering in a client facing role

Strong ability to acquire and process knowledge across the research manufacturing set of  stakeholders

Demonstrated success in building strong relationships across various functional (manufacturing, analytical test & release, quality) organizations and technology centers

Demonstrated ability to succeed in a complex and dynamic work environment 

Excellent written, communication, and presentation skills

Strong attention to detail and follow up; strong analytical skills together with developed business acumen

Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences

Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization

Consistently demonstrates Merck Leadership Standards; is a leader of change and actively drives strategy development and implementation in the organization

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Project management experience (excluding financial systems)

Experience with Merck System Development Lifecycle or equivalent systems development approach

Experience with completing risk, regulatory, and data security assessments

Process mapping experience

Strong orientation toward innovation & creativity

Experience clearly articulating current vs to be processes 

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. 

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Merck & Co., Inc


Research Manufacturing Analyst Merck & Co., Inc - Rahway, NJ, United States


Location: Rahway, NJ

Company Profile:
Merck has a long and rich history of working to improve people's health and well-being. Through the years, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness - from the discovery of vitamin B1, to the first measles vaccine, to cold remedies and antacids, to the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Our scientists also have helped develop many products to improve animal health, including vaccines and antibiotics. While we are proud of our past, we are enthusiastic about the future of this new company and we are excited to help create a healthier, brighter future for people around the world.