Director, US Talent Acquisition, Merck Manufacturing Division (MMD) Job

Kenilworth, NJ, US
September 14 2017
Organization Type
Director, US Talent Acquisition, Merck Manufacturing Division (MMD)-REC000278


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.

Right now, thousands of Merck associates are working to cure the world’s most complex diseases. We know that our people are the key to our success, which is why our Human Resources organization takes pride in building teams of skilled, forward-thinking individuals who contribute to Merck’s pioneering medical advancements. Our Human Resources department shares a spirit of attentive enthusiasm that helps support our associates in achieving new milestones in global healthcare.


Accountable for all talent acquisition activity (business niche roles) within the US for Merck Manufacturing Division

Accountable for coaching, mentoring, managing and leading the in house Talent Acquisition Advisor team for Merck Manufacturing Division

Develop the division strategy for Talent Acquisition needs and partner with HR Ops / RPO to ensure effective implementation of the Talent Acquisition model for applicable roles

Engage with Business Leaders & HR Leaders to understand business strategy, both the internal and external talent landscape, Global Talent Acquisition demand and forecasting

Partner with HR and Business Leaders to help them coaching and influence the best talent decisions.

Identify Diversity and Future Talent needs within the divisions, develop a strategy and execute a plan in alignment with the Strategic Programs

Provide external best practices and consult with key stakeholders to enable effective development of solutions to address the talent needs

Sponsor and ensure successful implementation and realization of Global Talent Acquisition programs within the divisions and across the regions

Build, lead and develop the Talent Acquisition team in the US, ensuring the right resources and capabilities are in place to achieve a high level of performance and engagement

Represent Global Talent Acquisition across the divisions to all senior stakeholders, building the function’s profile and reputation

Act as a single point of contact to the global divisional HR Leadership Team and Executive Committee leaders for global strategy and oversight

Work closely with HR Ops to manage the RPO relationship and ensure overall quality of service.

Accountable for divisional strategy alignment and communication across the regions

Develop and deliver on key performance indicators to ensure a best in class hiring manager and candidate experience

Work with Center Of Excellence’s to develop a strategy to engage high performing talent through university relations, executive recruiting and social media and branding


Education Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree


Minimum 12 years of work experience, at least 5 years in Talent Acquisition; previous management experience necessary; prior experience in Manufacturing Talent Acquisition a plus

Ability to consult and collaborate at the executive level

Proved ability to negotiate and influence effectively at all levels of the organization through collaboration, consulting and building relationship with leaders

Good business accumen

Good communication skills

Coaching skills

Ability to build, develop and engage a high performing team

External labor market and best practice knowledge

Influencing and conflict management skills

Strategic thinking

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 an accommodation for the application process please email us at

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:

Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

EEOC Poster

EEOC GINA Supplement​

Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Job: Recruitment Generic

Job Title:Dir, Recruitment & Staffing

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Other Locations: NA-US-PA-West Point

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck

More searches like this