Full Job Description
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.
Under the guidance of the Associate Director, the Finance Senior Specialist will:
Provide financial planning, forecasting and analytical support to specific our Research & Development Division areas within Global Clinical Development.
Be the primary point of Finance contact with stakeholders
Develop and participate in team presentations including to the Late Development Review Committee and Discovery and Translational Research Committee as well as Leadership Team meetings.
Support team decision making by providing relevant financial information and insight.
Play a central role in developing the annual Budget, Long Range Operating Plan and Quarterly Forecasts
This is a unique opportunity to:
Gain end-to-end exposure of our Company’s drug development process and the R&D pipeline while gaining relevant experience supporting Global Clinical Development.
Influence and impact by helping clients navigate a world of almost limitless scientific opportunities with limited financial resources. A background in Science is helpful but not necessary.
Further develop your creative thinking and problem-solving skills as many problems don’t have hard anchor points or routine analytical approaches.
Increase your network through engagement with other business partners
Education Minimum Requirement:
Undergraduate Degree in Business, Finance/Accounting, Science or Engineering
Required Experience and Skills:
Minimum of 2 years of operations or Finance experience
Preferred Experience and Skills:
MBA or other Masters/PhD in Business, Finance, Science or Engineering
Excellent analytical skills and the ability to develop business operations models
Strong financial acumen
Proactive approach to problem solving
Results and process-driven orientation
Demonstrated ability to effectively work in a challenging and complex environment
Demonstrated ability to influence, build and maintain diverse client and peer relationships
Sound and balanced judgment, with the ability to assess and handle risk
Excellent communications skills
Strong computer skills especially working with SAP, BPC and MS Excel
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.
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.
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