Organon - Director, Pharmacovigilance Business System Oversight - #19529155

Merck & Co., Inc.

Date: Feb 23, 2021
City: Rahway, NJ
Contract type: Full time
Merck & Co., Inc.

Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Director of R&D Business System Pharmacovigilance (PV), the Director of Business Systems Oversight for PV is accountable for providing leadership of business system strategies and operations of established capabilities for PV. This leader is accountable for PV system capabilities, supporting all phases of product development and lifecycle management. This role drives strategic direction for PV business system capabilities in an integrated way across all research and development functions. This role represents the R&D Strategic Operations organization at both internal and external forums on PV business system capabilities.

Organizational Relationships

  • This position will report to the Executive Director of Pharmacovigilance Business Systems Oversight within Innovation & Information Management within Strategic Operations in the Research and Development organization of our company.

  • Resources Managed (budget and FTEs)

  • Individual Contributor

Organization Scope

Primary Responsibilities

The Director of PV Business System Oversight is accountable and responsible for the following activities:

  • Leads business system capabilities that the pharmacovigilance organization, partnering with external parties and other internal R&D functions where appropriate.

  • Develops, drives, and executes long term vision and strategy for PV business systems to help drive business outcomes.

  • Provides industry expertise and practical knowledge of current and emerging technologies and processes approaches within PV.

  • Influences leaders to see new opportunities for enhanced PV business system capabilities.

  • Proactively identifies new capabilities and enhancements that will improve research and development operations.

  • Represents the strategic operations organization at both internal and external forums on PV business system capabilities.

  • Ensure high ethical standards and a culture that values honesty, integrity, and transparency.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a business, scientific, or operational discipline relevant to the life sciences and/or operations areas is required

  • 10+ years of PV business system capabilities

  • 3+ years of leading, managing, and mentoring teams

  • Must have proven track record to be able to think critically, strategically, independently and problem solve

  • Must have high level of motivation, drive, and demonstration of company leadership values

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including ability to write clearly and concisely

  • Top notch interpersonal skills in difficult situations

  • Driver of change and innovation

  • Ability to work seamlessly with all levels of personnel

  • Demonstrated sensitivity and knowledge of cultural differences with experience in multi-country, multi-cultural environments and demonstrated success with cross-geographically based cultural collaborations

  • Excellent SharePoint and Excel skills


We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we "follow the science" that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

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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