Merck MSDC Project Management Lead in West Point, 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 Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

Under the general direction of the Director, Business Processes and Systems, the Project Management Office Lead will delevlop systems and processes to provide scheduling and project controls support related to new product commercialization. The Project Management Office Lead will provide direction to the Project Managers that support the Integrated Development and Supply Team.

Key deliverables of the role include:

  • Develop systems and tools that can be leveraged by the Project Managers to enable establishment of integrated, end-to-end resource loaded project schedules.

  • Develop and maintain a resource model to enable cross product resource optimization and management of the vaccines and biologics development portfolio.

  • Develop and maintain a budget and cost reporting system that enables the development of business cases within the commercialization space.

  • Provide oversight and support to the team of project managers to enable fast decision make within and across projects based on real time project control information.

  • Act as meeting manager for commercialization governance meetings

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelors degree in Science, Engineering, or business related discipline.

Required Experience and Skills :

  • Expert user of advanced project management software projects in vaccines and/or biologics commercialization.

  • Strong communication skills and willingness to coach/drive a schedule-driven mindset into project sub-teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with large teams in person and remotely through teleconference/web-based interactions.

  • Minimum 15 years experience providing scheduling and/or project management support for large bio-pharmaceutical projects.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in vaccine, biologics, or general pharmaceutical industry strongly preferred.


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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Title: MSDC Project Management Lead

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Requisition ID: PIP000147