Full Job Description
Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.
The Associate Director is a member of the Finance team providing Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and strategic advisement to our company Human Health Marketing organization. The Associate Director supports forecasting, budgeting, S&OP, life cycle management, financial evaluation, and business development activity for their business area. The Associate Director is part of a team that partners closely with cross functional stakeholders, including commercial, research, manufacturing, legal, compliance and corporate teams to identify, evaluate and execute strategic opportunities.
The Associate Director will develop a deep understanding of their business area and their strategic contribution to the broader our company enterprise. A successful candidate will have an intrinsic curiosity about the healthcare industry, a dedication to serving customers, a passion for learning, and an eagerness to collaborate in solving complex business challenges. The position requires an enterprise mindset, effective communication, strategic thinking, and the ability to navigate across a broad network of stakeholders.
Key responsibilities include:
Support FP&A activities, including financial functional support to external partnerships
Partner with the Finance Director to provide strategic and financial insight on key business decisions and new initiatives; develop, evaluate, and present business cases to senior leaders
Partner with commercial, manufacturing, and research teams to drive analytics that optimize capacity, pipeline and commercial investments
This position is aligned to the Human Papilloma Virus commercial franchise and provides analytical support for Financial Evaluations and Analysis across the Global Vaccines portfolio.
Required Experience and Skills:
At least 5 years of professional experience.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
MBA, CPA or other Master’s/PhD in Business, Finance or Engineering
Strong compliance focus, financial acumen, and analytical skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Passion and intellectual curiosity with respect to healthcare industry
Experience in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry
Strong computer skills, especially working with Excel and PowerPoint
Our Finance team brings together our financial perspectives into our overall strategic and tactical decision making. We use state-of-the-art techniques for financial analysis, planning, accounting, reporting and performance evaluation. This allows the organization to continue advancing medical innovation and improve lives
Who we are …
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What we look for …
In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.
Invent. Impact. Inspire.
NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS
In accordance with Managers’ Policy – Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.
If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.
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