Director, Process Research and Development Strategic Operations

Merck & Co.

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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.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases. 

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to support Process Research and Development (PR&D) in executing critical business functions and support the operations of the organization. Excellent communication and presentation skills are required and a demonstrated ability to collaborate across departmental boundaries is essential. 

Key components of the position include (but are not limited to) coordination and organization of departmental staff meetings and key departmental reviews; compilation of PR&D priorities oversight of progression/realization; sponsorship of select priorities and committees such as PR&D capital steering team; execution of PR&D communication strategy; alignment and teaming of PR&D LT. This position will have a significant component representing the PR&D function on key strategic initiatives and oversight committees, and a variety of opportunities for cross departmental collaboration (e.g. finance interface). 

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to effectively lead cross-functional teams, initiative to seek solutions to critical business processes and a strong financial and business acumen. Additionally, the candidate will have demonstrated strengths in building the best teams and talent identification, and engage strongly in driving an inclusive culture for the organization. 



BS degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or related disciplines with at least 10 years of experience in industry, or a MS or PhD degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or related disciplines and 5 years of experience in industry or academia.


  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead cross-functional teams 
  • Experience in driving critical business processes
  • Demonstrated strength in building the best teams
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Strong financial and business acumen

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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Project Management Generic

Primary Location

NA-US-PA-West Point

Other Locations

NA-US-NJ-Rahway, NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

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1 Merck

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