Associate Director, Financial Planning & Analysis Adult Vaccines

Date: May 15, 2019

Location: Upper Gwynedd, PA, US

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Requisition ID: FIN002387

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.

Position reports to Finance Director, US Vaccines. The Associate Director will provide analytical support and financial guidance in support of Adult Vaccines Sales for the US Commercial Market.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Support US financial planning (Budget, Forecasts, 5yr Plans), reporting, management presentations, and variance analysis
  • US Revenue forecasting in support of financial forecast cycles (e.g. Quarterly Forecasts inclusive of Long Range Operating Plans and Annual Budgets) as well as regular sales analysis explaining drivers of variance to forecast
  • Monitoring vaccination claims data, formulating insights on trends, communicating those insights and trends to Finance and Marketing team members for consideration in upcoming forecasts
  • Finance business partner to US Marketing Lead and Teams
  • Participate in US SOP meetings to ensure alignment between financial forecasts and Merck Manufacturing Division demand plans
  • Provide analytical and decision-making support as needed for key initiatives to drive Vaccine growth in the US and globally
  • Additional analysis, reports, and support as needed including participation on initiatives to further leverage digital capabilities in forecasting and analytics


Education Minimum Requirement:
  • BA/BS Required
  • MBA preferred
Required Experience and Skills:
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in financial analysis, financial planning, or accounting required
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to learn and apply new techniques
  • Proven ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to partner with key stakeholders in marketing and Senior Management to shape analyses and influence decisions
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Prior revenue forecasting, expense management or other commercial experience preferred, but not required
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: Financial Analysis
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
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