Merck Senior Associate, Administrative Assistant in Upper Gwynedd, Pennsylvania

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.

The position provides full administrative support to the leader and organization of Global Pharmacovigilance Case Management. The position provides the unique opportunity to interact with staff in global locations such as Colombia, Costa Rica, China and Poland. The position requires excellent organizational skills, professional communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to coordinate and perform multiple tasks with competing details, and extraordinary attention to detail. The position will report to the Executive Director, Global Pharmacovigilance Case Management.

Education Minimum Requirement: High School Diploma

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 8 years Administrative Assistant experience

  • Minimum 3 years Administrative experience supporting senior or executive level management position

  • Exceptional organization and time management: ability to handle and prioritize a large number of simultaneous assignments for multiple people and programs with competing deadlines

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to engage effectively with Merck executives, internal and external stakeholders.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills which may include drafting and issuing agendas, minutes and communications

  • Advanced computer skills using (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point) and operation of other Merck/MSD internal systems

  • Advanced knowledge of Budget &Expense system in SAP and experience processing Expense Reports, Purchase Orders, Payment Requests. Vendor Add Forms, as well as run reports within SAP

  • Demonstrated experience coordinating/scheduling multi-leg international and domestic trips requiring processing of Visa/Passports.

  • Good judgment and discretion, handling of sensitive documents with confidentiality

  • Ability to work independently and with little supervision

  • Event, meeting planning/coordination experience

  • Extraordinary attention to detail

  • Independent judgment and problem-solving skills

  • Advanced clerical/administrative abilities with a history of strong performance

  • A working knowledge of the priorities of the team, which allows for an efficiently run Leadership Team and a focus on key aspects of work.

  • Experience dealing with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  • Team player

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Preferred: Advanced education or certifications such as (e.g. Certified Administrative Professional, Project Management Professional Certification, Professional in Human Resources Certification)

  • Experience working witih individuals from diverse cultures

  • Demonstrated understanding of Merck policies and procedures

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.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com .

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

Title: Senior Associate, Administrative Assistant

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Requisition ID: ADM009479