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Assoc. Director Engineering/Compliance

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Merck & Co., Inc

Rahway, NJ

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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

Reporting to the Exec Director, the Associate Director position will be providing compliance leadership as Quality/GxP Subject Matter Expert (SME) for NA Research Facilities Management/ IFM organizations. This new position will partner with internal EHS and Quality teams, internal GWES teams, external service providers Integrated Facilities Management (IFM), and internal bargaining unit operations.

Key activities for the position include:

Program management for all current and future compliance initiatives.

Environmental, Health & Safety Subject Matter Expert (SME) for NA Research Facilities Management and IFM organizations.

Quality Subject Matter Expert (SME) for NA Research Facilities Management IFM organizations.

Mentoring and partnering with Site operations, Global Facilities Management (GFM), and IFM organizations.

Understanding and oversight of the organization’s compliance calendar (inspection and agency requirements). Ensures Merck Direct and IFM have established a robust process in place to be consistently inspection and compliance ready.

Facility Management leader for all incident investigations in the region.

Partner with Global Safety & Environment (GSE), Merck Research Labs (MRL), and Global Engineering Services (GES), organizations to improve the EHS performance for the NA Research Facilities.

Partner with Global Quality in insuring Quality standards and protocols are achieved for RY Warehouse and other GMP areas.

Collaborate with other Global Workplace & Enterprise Services (GWES) / GFM, EHS leaders for North America/Latin America, and Europe/Asia in the development and implementation of GWES compliance programs.

Provide SME expertise for internal and external EHS and Quality audits



ducation Minimum Requirement: 

Bachelor's degree required in one of the following areas: Engineering, Safety, or applicable science discipline. 

Preferred: safety accreditations and certification from a recognized body.

Required Experience and Skills:

Compliance & ethics. Prior experience with engineering design, equipment operation, vendor interface, risk assessment, regulations, contractor safety, and guidance development is essential. 

Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with strong influencing and negotiation skills. Client relationship management/networking and business partnering skills.

Communication skills - Influencing, mentorship, and advocacy.

Experience in managing maintenance, utility, or production operations desirable.

Experience of applying Lean Six Sigma (LSS) tools and techniques to drive efficiency and resolve problems desirable. Critical thinking and root cause analysis and Corrective Action/Preventive Action (CAPA). 

Experience of coordinating programs across operating units and business analytics and reporting.

A minimum of ten (10) years demonstrated qualification experience. 

Experience of working in a matrix organization and managing direct and dotted-line reports.

High degree of integrity and personal ethics required representing Merck externally.

Resilient and focused, able to manage competing priorities.

Effective team player with collaborative focus.

Fluent in English.

A Strategic thinker and self-starter with demonstrated history of leading change and Facilities Management strategic site planning.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Experience in dealing with agencies and management of professionals outside of Merck.

Experience working with and managing unionized work force.

Experience working within an Integrated Facilities Management model.

Knowledge and experience in management of Merck projects and facilities. Understanding of, and experience with, Capital and profit planning processes. 

Ability to quickly address issues and develop solutions to minimize compliance risk, improves efficiencies, and ultimately optimizes business resources.

Strong leadership and analytical competencies with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to quickly adapt to changes in workload and effectively manage resource pool and competing business priorities.

Experience with and knowledge of Merck Safety Standards 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

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Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Merck has a long and rich history of working to improve people's health and well-being. Through the years, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness - from the discovery of vitamin B1, to the first measles vaccine, to cold remedies and antacids, to the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Our scientists also have helped develop many products to improve animal health, including vaccines and antibiotics. While we are proud of our past, we are enthusiastic about the future of this new company and we are excited to help create a healthier, brighter future for people around the world.

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