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Merck Data Steward in West Point, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Our Supply Chain team ensures inventory is consistently available to meet customer demand. We coordinate all aspects of supply through supply planning, sourcing, making, inventory management, packaging and delivery. We partner across the Marketing, Finance and Manufacturing organizations to build a robust demand and supply plan and ensure we get products to the right customer, at the place, at the right time.

Under the direction of the Global Data Lead, the incumbent is responsible to ensure master data is a key enabling asset supporting the company Digital Transformation and system-based decision making leading to improved business outcomes.

In this new Digital Era and the intertwinement of Data into our operations the role of the Senior Specialist, Master Data Management is becoming more paramount and critical to support the company through the transformation of “digital data enablement”.

This is a liaison role and will be part and working directly with the Regional ISO and IT to execute the program and project activities and troubleshooting and coaching to maximize the knowhow efficiency of the SME/Super Users in the region.

The position is responsible to support operations to improve, develop as needed, guide and support realization of programs/projects as well as Global Data processes, activities that creates and codifies data standards and rules, manages accurate data workflow capabilities and establishes robust diagnostics processes to ensure master data is aligned with the rules and standards needed to execute and improve the business processes it enables.

As Senior Specialist Master Data Management the person interacts in close collaboration with regional teams to ensure processes, improvement priorities and programs are effectively managed globally and end to end. As part of overall data management, this position strives aligning governance, process, standards and rules across stakeholder

organizations including but not limited to Operating Units, Finance, Global Business Services, COMET and Integrated Product Information.


Essential function(s) include:

  • Working directly with the Regional ISO and IT to execute the program activities

  • Experience in data quality, systems to improve business process integration and data accuracy.

  • Improve data accuracy to optimize business outcomes

  • Coach and train to maximize the knowhow efficiency of the SME/Super Users in the region

  • Execution in various supply chain projects interacting with all SCM area and SAP rollouts including data build, testing, implementation and hyper care.

  • Demonstrated understanding of Financial Supply Chain constructs and profound Portfolio knowledge

  • Intimate understanding of Hub operational E2E data activities

  • Address, troubleshoot and escalate bottleneck situations

  • Broaden understanding of Supply Chain Management and continuous improvement of the information area with checks, analysis to ensure high data quality

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor degree in Business Management or a related field such as Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain is preferred

Required Experience and Skills:

  • At least Eight (8) year working experience with minimum five (5) year experience in SCM and Product Data, preferably in pharmaceutical environment

  • Core knowledge of Master Data and Information Steward Organization (ISO) processes

  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities to break down complex problems and projects into manageable pieces and come up with efficient and sustainable solutions

  • Capable of understanding beyond data and link to business outcomes

  • Self-working and natural sense of urgency and drive to completion

  • Dealing with operational pressure and ambiguous environment

  • Highly organized profile, proactive and problem solving mindset

  • Strong oral and English communication skills written and verbally

  • Knowledge and experience with Master Data Structure and with information systems supporting master data and supply chain activities (e.g. SAP ERP,ECC, APO, Appian ) combined with an understanding of end-to-end supply chain operations (SCOR model).

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft based systems (Strong in MS Excel and Access) with regard to development of reports, measurements , presentation and data analytics experience with any tools like Spotfire.

  • Leadership, interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills for both decision making and guiding team members.

  • Able to effectively partner with functional areas outside your specific area of expertise and training to achieve common objectives.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Collaborative skills as well as bridge builder mentality

  • Ability to think End-to-End when analyzing problems and resolving project conflicts

  • Willingness to be flexible and to work in a rapidly changing environment

  • Demonstrated ability to align, lead and drive change activities across global and/or cross functional teams towards a common goal. A strong appreciation that the best results come from the combined efforts of diverse teams and shared perspectives.

  • Demonstrated track record improving business outcomes and delivering complex projects on time and within budget.

  • Willing to travel if needed

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .





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Requisition ID: R26318