Merck Research Labs IT, Sr. Admin Associate Job

Gwynedd, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ADM008716

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.

Merck’s Information Technology organization partners with colleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers around the world. Ours is a high energy team of dynamic, innovative individuals dedicated to advancing Merck’s contribution to global medical innovation by leveraging information and technology to efficiently advance the business by driving revenue and productivity.  

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

The position is the Senior Administrative Associate supporting the Merck Research Laboratories Information Technology organization, predominantly the Clinical, Regulatory and Safety Information Technology departments but with connection across the larger organization. MRL IT is a diverse, globally expansive and dynamic organization working to maximize technology end to end across the greater MRL division in support of our clients and customers alike.

This role will be under the supervision of the Executive Directors of MRL IT and provide support for colleagues in several Merck sites.

The primary activities include and are not limited to the following:

  • General Secretarial/Clerical duties 

  • Work requires the coordination and performance of multiple tasks while understanding the project principles and technical skills related to own work assignments. 

  • Work priorities and activities are reviewed with little supervision. 

  • Produces/completes various work assignments requiring advanced analytical ability, independent judgment, creativity and problem solving skills. 

  • Schedules complex, multi-leg and international travel 

  • Supports the use of Team Sites or other Teaming capabilities

  • Communication skills must be at a level to effectively interact with Merck executives and internal/external clients both on-site and remotely to maintain workflow. 

  • May coordinate special projects within the division/area

  • Coordination and collaboration with other team members across the organization 



  • High School Diploma -OR- Advanced education or certifications such as (e.g. Certified Administrative Professional, Project Management Professional Certification, Professional in Human Resources Certification)

  • Minimum of (8) years Administrative Assistant experience 

  • Minimum of (3) years Executive Administrative experience supporting senior executives (Sr. Director, Executive Director, VP or above) 

  • Advanced computer skills using MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point etc.) and operation of other peripheral devices 

  • SAP experience processing: Expense Reports; Purchase Orders and Payment Requests; Vendor Add Forms, as well as the capability to run reports within SAP 

  • Experience scheduling complex travel arrangements including multi-leg domestic and international travel

  • Demonstrated experience with processing of Visas/Passports. 

  • Advanced secretarial/clerical abilities with a history of high performance 

  • Documented experience as a strong performer in current and past positions 

  • Ability to handle and prioritize a large number of simultaneous assignments 

  • Experience with event planning and coordination 

  • Extraordinary attention to detail 

  • Outstanding communication and people skills 

  • Experience with financial and budget tasks

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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