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Senior Specialist - Business Analysis / Compliance Lead


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Job Title: Senior Specialist - Business Analysis / Compliance Lead  - BUS002205


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.

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.  


Under the direction of the Global Human Health Director, IT Account Management the Senior Specialist - Business Analysis / Compliance Lead will serve in a critical IT role partnering with the IT, Finance and Audit teams for the U.S. Commercial Market.

This position will ensure quality for all initiatives by:

  • Reviewing all requirements and design documents and providing detailed feedback to delivery teams to ensure completeness of solutions.
  • Ensuring all required SDLC documents are completed.
  • Providing guidance to IT Delivery members on compliance requirements and questions.
  • Authoring some documents, such as Quality Assurance Plans (QAPs), Master Test Plans, and Quality Assurance Summary Reports (QASRs).
  • Continuing to streamline SDLC 2.0 to maximize efficiency while maintaining quality, leveraging Rapid Application Development (RAD) whenever possible.
  • Working with Release Management Office (RMO) to facilitate the roll-out of upgrades and releases.
  • Providing leadership when conflicts arise in questions of compliance.
  • Leading from IT perspective on Pre-implementation audits, Post-implementation audits, SOx audits and SDLC audits.

Responsible for:

  • The quality of IT deliverables
  • The compliance requirements for all initiatives
  • The supervision of 2-3 individuals who will work on compliance tasks listed above.
  • The review of IT requirements and business processes
  • Subject matter expertise for compliance processes 
  • High degree of alignment and influence required with
    US Business leaders 
    IT teams 
    External and internal auditors

Position will interface with:

  • IT personnel supporting US Market Finance and Contract Capability Evolution.
  • Business teams supporting US Market Finance and Contract Capability Evolution.
  • Internal Auditors (MCAAS)
  • External Auditors PWC)
  • IT personnel in Global Technology Services



  • Bachelor’s Degree of higher in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, or related field preferred or equivalent demonstrated experience.


  • Extensive experience with software lifecycle methodologies – Merck experience preferred.
  • Experience working on development projects as either a Business Analyst or Technical Analyst .
  • Ability to effectively partner at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated situational leadership and creative problem solving within organizations and teams.
  • Demonstrated success in building strong relationships with client organizations and across technology teams.
  • Strong communication skills - written and verbal. Ability to tailor communications to different levels of the client organization and for business versus IT stakeholders, ability to create presentations and facilitate meetings, and ability to communicate details and summarize as needed based on the audience
  • Ability to prioritize diverse initiatives across a broad set of stakeholders


  • Strong business acumen in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Broad knowledge of technology with experience in the type of information and systems that support a commercial pharmaceutical headquarters and sales force.

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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Job Business/Technical Analysis

Primary Location NA-US-PA-West Point

Other Locations 

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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