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Integrated Human Health IT Portfolio – Program Lead


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Job Title: Integrated Human Health IT Portfolio – Program Lead  - PRO015737


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

Merck’s Information Technology organization partners with colleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers around the world. Ours is a high-energy team of dynamic, innovative individuals dedicated to advancing Merck’s contribution to global medical innovation by leveraging information and technology to efficiently advance the business by driving revenue and productivity.

Merck IT continues its journey to pull through the IT Strategy and deliver business value, there is an opportunity to evaluate the HH IT investment portfolio and identify opportunities for cross-divisional optimization in terms of investment opportunities and priorities.

In order to drive identification and execution of cross-enterprise investment, we are seeking a enterprise network leader with a global and cross-divisional focus that will be responsible for a) working across the divisional teams to identify opportunities for cross-divisional investment optimization and/or synergies, b) conduct objective feasibility and return analysis of opportunities, c) work to align and coordinate stakeholders to prioritize approved opportunities, d) drive planning and execution through realization of opportunities and associated benefits.

The initial evaluation will include 2017 investment portfolio opportunities; however, this will be a critical component of the 2018 HH IT portfolio investment strategy and execution.

The incumbent will be a globally oriented network leader with practice experience in portfolio and program management who is comfortable with ambiguity, cross-divisional collaboration and is change agent.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Analyze and identify areas for consolidation, aggregation and/or integration across the IT portfolio investments for divisional platforms, applications and processes managed for GHH, GSF’s, MMD, and MRL.
  • Analysis of opportunity areas including ROA and cost benefit/reduction
    Identification, assessment and recommendation for feasibility, benefits, implications for opportunity areas

Detailed plan for execution of approved opportunity areas
KPIs, measurement plan and realization plan for approved opportunity areas
Communication and change plan for IT and business leadership and divisional areas
Identification of near and long-term prioritization and sequencing for process and investment changes.



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, engineering or a related discipline.


  • Background discipline in IT program, project execution and process controls
  • A minimum 10 years of experience in the delivery and adoption of large complex programs
  • Prior experience with transforming a global organization.
  • Prior experience with life science organizations and related regulations (GxP).
  • This candidate should possess exceptionally well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Communication skills will be critical to this leader’s ability to interact, negotiate and effectively influence the global and functional leaders.
  • Must have the ability to influence others through his/her credibility, leadership skills, and the ability to build and present compelling business cases in a highly matrixed environment with competing needs.
  • A strategic thinker with strong operational and delivery skills.
  • A person who is comfortable communicating at all levels within the organization.
  • A team player who places great emphasis on collective achievement within her/his team and their constituents. An executive who is confident and naturally relates to a wide variety of decision makers.
  • Seasoned, mature business partner with strong relationship management and expectation management skills.
  • Strong personal and professional ethical values, impeccable integrity, and the energy level and stamina required to meet the demands of the position.
  • Strong financial acumen, focused on business cases and capturing return.
  • Able to think out of the box on situation dependent issue.
  • Calm in the face of issues, time pressures, multiple variables and diverse points of view.
  • Organizational savvy; leveraging social network to escape hierarchy.
  • Communicates exceptionally; creating sound arguments for resolution


  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A)

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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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Job Program/Project Management

Primary Location NA-US-NJ-Branchburg

Other Locations NA-US-Pennsylvania

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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