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Project Manager - Human Resources


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Job Title: Project Manager - Human Resources  - SHA000965

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.
Right now, thousands of Merck associates are working to cure the world’s most complex diseases. We know that our people are the key to our success, which is why our Human Resources organization takes pride in building teams of skilled, forward-thinking individuals who contribute to Merck’s pioneering medical advancements. Our Human Resources department shares a spirit of attentive enthusiasm that helps support our associates in achieving new milestones in global healthcare.

The HR Operations Project Manager (PM) reports directly to the Americas Program & Transition Management Lead and is responsible for establishing and leading cross-functional, strategic initiatives within HR globally. PM will focus on end to end management of regional or global business process transitions within Merck or to a preferred supplier (HR Outsourcing). This individual will work closely with key stakeholders across various HR groups, regional/global HR service centers, IT, and preferred suppliers.

  • Directly accountable for the planning, orchestrating, and delivering of key business initiatives; candidate will have experience with the development of project charters, project plans, and risk planning. 
  • Leads complex projects that often involve multiple internal and external stakeholders 
  • Rigorously manages deliverables to balance business objectives, stakeholder needs, cost, and timelines. 
  • Drives solid risk management planning (risk identification, analysis, response planning, monitoring, and control), including escalation as necessary. 
  • Utilizes MS Project in order to identify key milestones, develop appropriate timelines, and formally track all project progress until completion. 
  • Represents the project in various settings, both within the project and across the organization 
  • Promotes team collaboration and effectiveness across countries, regions, and time zones  

Education Minimum Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience and Skills: 

  • Minimum 3 years experience leading large, cross-functional projects 
  • Minimum 3 years experience working with formal project management tools (MS Project) and processes

Preferred Experience and Skills: 

  • Experience leading global project teams and virtual settings 
  • Lean Six Sigma experience 
  • PMP certification a plus 
  • Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders, mobilize and motivate teams, resolve conflict, and deliver tough messages with grace 
  • Ability to operate and deliver with ambiguity 
  • Stakeholder influencing skills 
  • Sound business acumen 
  • Ability to remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives 
  • Experience with stakeholder management 
  • Focused and versatile team player that is comfortable under pressure 
  • Ability to navigate a highly matrixed organization effectively 
  • Ability to manage diverse stakeholders to maximize performance and accomplish business outcomes 
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization with clarity and precision both written and verbally 
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills 
  • Strong MS Office skills – Project, Power Point, Excel, Word 
  • Demonstrate the highest levels of integrity, character, and professionalism
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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Primary Location NA-US-PA-West Point

Other Locations NA-US-NC-Charlotte, NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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