Director, University Relations, Diversity & Compliance

West Point, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: REC000274

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. 



  • Drives the University Relations, Diversity and Compliance strategy and execution globally
  • Design University Relations recruitment programs and initiatives with a focus on building future high potential, diverse talent pipelines.
  • Build a strong partnership with Talent Management and Global Diversity and Inclusion, HR Ops and Legal to ensure to achieve mutual goals and ensuring Merck is positioned as an attractive and engaging employer for diverse, early talent.
  • Provide oversight and governance related to the University Relations and Diversity strategy and recruitment program design
  • Evaluate effectiveness of efforts to ensure University Relations and Diversity strategy is adjusted to better influence and attract entry level and intern/co-op talent
  • Collaborates with Global Diversity and Inclusion to execute Merck/MSD's global diversity and inclusion strategy through strategic recruiting plans and programs.
  • Partner with regional leaders to customize programs accordingly.
  • Develop the recruiting diversity strategy & design of programs, frameworks, tools and initiatives to establish and maintain key relationships to promote Merck/MSD as a key employer of choice amongst targeted demographics.
  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition Advisors, RPOs and line leaders to develop and implement divisional diversity strategy framework for the division
  • Collaborates and consults with HR and business leaders to implement the diversity programs in alignment with the divisional and global Diversity and Inclusion frameworks.
  • Identifies, partners, and leverages relationships with key external organizations / key influential leaders to drive business results while simultaneously enhancing the organization's reputation in the area of corporate social responsibility.
  • Understands current and future compliance landscape and consults with Legal, HR, diversity and HR Operations
  • Proactively determines the Global Talent Acquisition strategy to address & monitor internal/external requirements
  • Recommends and helps to implement any updates to address any changes in internal or external regulatory/compliance landscape when necessary
  • Keeps current policies and processes up to date
  • Effectively defines and uses metrics to monitor compliance

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum of 12 years of work experience; 5 years experience focused in the areas of University Relations, Diversity and Compliance
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to influence, consult and collaborate at all levels of the organization
  • Understanding of metrics and analytics
  • External labor market and best practice knowledge
  • 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. 


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