Merck Sr. Specialist, Business-Technical Analyst 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.

For the Sr. Specialist – Business-Technical analyst role, we are looking for an individual with demonstrated capability to work closely with business partners to gain in depth knowledge of business processes and new requirements, translate business requirements into technical specifications and be instrumental in successful delivery of the solutions.

Primary activities/responsibilities:

  • Partner with divisional IT to understand the business need and help develop clear success criteria for solving for the need

  • Actively participate/help facilitate business requirement sessions to understand the details of the business need adequately to define solution options

  • Work closely with Solution Architect to help define IT solution choices and trade-offs for solving a business need and clearly identify recommendations and alternatives

  • Translates Business requirements to technical Specifications, owns technical specifications and acts as a liaison between Business and IT

  • Works closely with developers and testers for implementation of solutions for the business requirements

  • Leads cross functional teams of technical and business analysts, across multiple geographic locations, to enable successful delivery of complex programs.

  • Works collaboratively with various platforms and competencies that support the purpose of Enterprise Information Management and influence their road maps to address current and emerging information management business needs of the business

  • Conducts and Leads system and data analysis across multiple internal and external systems to help build reusable and sustainable solutions

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Demonstrated expertise in traditional and modern warehousing technologies and at least 5 years experience working as technical/business analyst in large and/or complex information management solutions including technologies covering application integration(Informatica, TIBCO), data profiling and wrangling, master data management , data warehousing(Teradata, HANA, Hadoop), visualization (Spotfire/ Qlik / Cognos) and advanced analytics.

  • Strong communication skills to articulate business needs to technical teams and solutions to business teams

  • 3 years experience in Business facing roles

  • Aptitude, temperament and demonstrated experience in navigating large complex IT organizations to gain alignment on solution choices expeditiously

  • Help solution leader define high-level timeline and effort estimates for building IT solutions to support information management needs

  • Experience with health care, consulting or cross-industry exposure

  • Ability to relentlessly focus on outcomes (moving the business forward)

  • Strong business acumen, and willingness and ability to learn new business areas

  • Willingness and ability to adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply it to business needs

  • Ability to develop relationships and communicate with people at all levels of the organization (both technical and non-technical)

  • Organizationally savvy, leveraging social network to escape hierarchy. Adept at managing diverse relationships across expertise, geography and culture. Ability to influence without authority

  • Open and receptive to listening, and discerning pain points; Leads with ideas, evidence and creates and fosters a collaborative atmosphere

  • Trusted agent, acts with integrity

  • Proven experience with software development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies like waterfall, agile, etc.

  • Knowledge of one or more programming and scripting languages

  • Advanced knowledge of sql

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Knowledge of Amazon and Microsoft cloud services

  • Experience with project management, including managing project finances, is a plus

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

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

Other Locations: NA-US-PA-West Point

Title: Sr. Specialist, Business-Technical Analyst

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Branchburg

Requisition ID: BUS002765