Gov., Metrics and Resolution Lead

Date: Feb 2, 2019

Location: Branchburg, NJ, US

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Requisition ID: COM000703

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.

As the Governance, Metrics and Resolution Lead, this individual reports to the Cyber Fusion Center Operations Director and provides day-to-day management of incident involving third parties or joint ventures. The GMR Lead works closely with the Leadership from other teams in the CFC to ensure a comprehensive and proactive cyber defense functionality throughout Merck’s corporate and business operations.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Directs staff of direct and indirect reports in conducting Governance, Metrics and Resolution by utilizing knowledge management and case management solutions
  • Provides input into cybersecurity policy and repeat policy violator repercussions
  • Provides briefings at various levels of management regarding ongoing security incidents
  • Ensures that 24/7 On-Call capability is maintained
  • Actively manages and drives third party remediation efforts
  • Provides recommendations to third party clients in regards to cybersecurity remediation activity

As required, serves as cybersecurity advisor to corporate or business components that fall outside of the CFC during their incident



Education Minimum Requirement:
  • BA/BS or MA/MS in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Security, or Information Systems or related experience including Senior Level IR Analyst, IR Shift Manager, or IR Management 
Required Experience and Skills:
  • 3+ years team leadership
  • Incident response and handling experience
  • Background in at least 1 of the following domains; security products and technologies; security engineering, networking protocols and data center;
  • Proven experience in security analysis and investigations
  • Project management skills and experience
  • Ability to deep dive issues and maintain focus
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Willingness to be active in the training, coaching, and development of their team
  • Foreign Language capability
  • Familiarity in dealing with contracts, statements of work, etc.
  • Maintains certification in privacy certifications (CPP)
  • Security certifications (e.g., Security+, CEH, GCIA, GCIH, CISSP or similar)

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: Compliance & Risk Management
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: no
Company Trade Name: Merck

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