Compensation Analyst Job

Kenilworth, NJ, US
October 06 2017
Organization Type
Compensation Analyst-COM000557


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.

The Analyst will participate in the design of, and support the implementation and communication of the Company’s broad-based compensation strategy, plans, policies and programs to ensure alignment with overall business strategy and external peers.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Compensation Data Analytics

Prepare compensation assessments, recommendations and related analysis

Assist with compensation surveys, dashboards and other ad-hoc analyses including predictive modeling

Perform comprehensive data analysis, drawing conclusions from findings and making recommendations for change.

Proactively monitor trends and regulatory developments in the pharmaceutical and general industry that impact the Company's compensation programs.

Support data audits and the Company’s annual compensation planning process

Compensation Benchmarking and Competitive Analysis

Manage the annual benchmarking process, including identifying the best survey partners for the business

Review positions and survey matches and validate with HR team where required

Administer the Company’s Compensation Software which is used to benchmark jobs and develop salary ranges

Identify and complete ad-hoc surveys to obtain market intelligence on the practices of our competitors

Special Projects

Support special projects including compensation software upgrades or changes, due diligence and M&A support



Bachelor’s Degree


Minimum 4 years work experience in HR, compensation, finance, accounting, workforce analytics or consulting, with at least 2 years as an analyst. (With a Master’s degree, 2 years relevant experience required).

Ability to collate large amounts of data from multiple sources, analyze and coalesce the data to develop recommendations using predictive modeling

Analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to understand the business

Project management, results orientation and attention to detail

Strong written and oral communication skills

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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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Compensation

Job Title:Spclst, Compensation

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

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Company Trade Name:Merck

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