Associate Director, COSI Process Design

Date: Jun 11, 2019

Location: Whitehouse Station West, NJ, US

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Requisition ID: FIN002369

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.
Associate Director – Cost of Sales & Inventory (COSI) Process Support provides guidance to the Finance Organization on the end-to-end accounting activities related to the costing and movement of inventory through Merck’s financial supply chain. This position works primarily with the COSI organization in support of the activity they are accountable for. Their end-to-end activities include legal costing, reviewing the calculation of consolidated cost, movement of inventory, reconciliation of inventory balances, and the calculation of intercompany profit. The position will develop a broad understanding of the end to end financial reporting process, Merck’s financial supply chains, and the use of various financial tools.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversight of the end-to-end costing, inventory and intercompany profit processes, including the evaluation of process changes and impacts
  • Partnering with local finance teams, Business Service Centers (BSC), Divisional Financial Service (DFS) teams and Corporate Accounting areas to provide monthly close support and guidance on how to properly record sales, cost of sales and inventory related activity
  • Participation in Global Process teams, involved in sales, inventory and costing
  • Participation in TRAIN initiatives
  • Ad hoc requests
  • Coordination and testing of system implementations and enhancements
  • Responsible for managing an analyst


Education Minimum Requirement:

  • BS/BA degree in Accounting or Finance
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • CPA or MBA
  • Knowledge of Finance Sharing Area (FSA), Finance Tool Kit (FTK), SAP, HFM/Smartview, Blackline, Excel based tools
  • Knowledge of sales, inventory and cost accounting
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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Other Locations: Haarlem, North Holland, NL; Kenilworth, NJ, US
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable):
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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