2019 IT Emerging Talent Rotational (ETR) Program

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Branchburg, NJ, US

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Requisition ID: BUS002811

Merck & Co., Inc./ Merck IT General Description:


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. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.


Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.


Merck Information Technology (IT) provides technology leadership and innovation for business solutions that support Merck's divisions including Research and Development, Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing, Animal Health and Corporate functions such as Finance and Human Resources. Merck IT is a global support organization that interacts with all levels of the business to support Merck's mission of improving the lives of patients and satisfying customer needs. We deliver requested services and make recommendations on ways to enhance the workplace and the experience of working at Merck. We also collaborate with our colleagues to deliver the right level of services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation. Operating as a business partner, we are able to propose new ideas and innovative solutions to our internal clients that enable new business capabilities.


Emerging Talent Rotational (ETR) Program Description


The goal of the Emerging Talent Rotational (ETR) Program in the Information Technology division is to create a diverse, talented network of IT professionals and business leaders/influencers.  The program will offer these individuals a path of differentiated exposure and investment in order to develop their technical, business, and leadership capabilities. Participants will engage in meaningful projects to help positively affect the company economics and impact the value realization of IT through business solutions.


We are looking for graduates with outstanding academic records of achievement and demonstrated leadership abilities who are adaptable, quick learners, motivated self-starters, perceptive, analytical and inquisitive about the interrelationships of various components, and committed to helping to further Merck's vision and mission to invent for life.


Ideal candidates will have the ability to manage multiple priorities, learn and adapt to various business areas, and be geographically mobile  to help drive our IT hub strategy with rotations throughout our US locations (including but not limited to NJ, Austin TX, PA, Boston, MA) and possible international travel.


The program allows new hires to experience three rotations over a two and a half year period (one half-year rotation and two full-year rotations) in various business areas and work locations to develop an understanding of Merck’s/MSD’s business and IT processes,  the pharmaceutical industry and global regulations. Potential assignment locations include NJ, TX, PA, and MA.  Each individual will be partnered with a buddy and a coach who will help with acculturation at Merck and career planning. Rotations are assigned based on the individual’s development interest, discussions with the coach, and alignment with business needs.


Examples of areas you can work in are:

- Data Science, Analytics & Informatics

- Business/Technical Analysis

- Project Management

- Account and Portfolio Management

- Digital Product Development

- Mobility

- Cyber Security and Risk Mitigation

- Cloud Technologies


Education Minimum Requirement:

- Bachelor’s degree or higher in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business, or Computer Science (or similar) 

Required Experience and Skills:

- Must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US or otherwise authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future

- Willingness to potentially rotate through different geographical areas (including but not limited to NJ, TX, PA, MA)
- Willingness to travel for project assignments as needed

- Passion for technology and healthcare

- Superior communication and interpersonal skills

- Team-oriented self-starter

- Demonstrated leadership abilities

- Effectively works under pressure


Preferred Experience and Skills:

- At least 1 internship or co-op in a related field
- GPA of 3.0 or higher 

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 staffingaadar@merck.com.
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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Job: Business Consulting
Other Locations: Boston, MA, US; Madison, NJ, US; Kenilworth, NJ, US; Upper Gwynedd, PA, US; West Point, PA, US; Rahway, NJ, US; Austin, TX, US
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 15
Shift (if applicable): N/A
Hazardous Materials: no
Company Trade Name: Merck

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