Merck Associate II, Administrative Services in Kenilworth, New Jersey

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.

The primary activities include but are not limited to the following:

  • General Secretarial/Clerical duties constitute approximately 50% of job responsibilities.

  • Work requires the coordination and performance of multiple tasks while understanding the project principles and technical skills related to own work assignments.

  • Produces/completes various work assignments requiring advanced analytical ability, independent judgment, creativity and problem solving skills.

  • Develop reports, presentations, tables, graphs, correspondence and conduct light research using appropriate software.

  • Works in teams or independently as needed and as relevant to complete work assignments and various tasks.

  • Calendar scheduling/planning; coordinating and scheduling complex multi-leg and international travel arrangements.

  • Communication Skills must be at a level to effectively interact with Merck executives and internal/external clients to maintain workflow.

  • Coordinates special projects.


  • Required: High School Diploma


  • Minimum of (5) years Administrative Assistant experience

  • Minimum of (3) years Administrative experience supporting Sr. Directors / Executives

  • Advanced computer skills using MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point etc.) and operation of other peripheral devices

  • Demonstrated experience scheduling and coordinating complex, multi-leg domestic and international travel

  • Experience processing Visa and Passport applications

  • SAP experience: Expense Reports; Purchase Orders and Payment Requests; Vendor Add Forms

  • Professional communication skills

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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Title: Associate II, Administrative Services

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Requisition ID: ADM009517