Associate Director, IT Audit

Kenilworth, NJ, US
October 26 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: GEN000501

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.  


Merck Corporate Audit and Assurance Services' (MCAAS) mission is to create confidence in a changing world. We provide value-added independent and risk based audit, assurance and advisory services.

Position Overview / Function and Responsibility

The Associate Director:

  • Leads IT internal audit engagements and assessments across all Merck divisions to evaluate the adequacy of internal controls and deliver audit reports that add value to the area audited.
  • Provides guidance and shares knowledge with staff members during the execution of the audits, and participates in performing procedures especially focusing on complex, judgmental and/or specialized issues.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of complex information systems, and utilizes knowledge of emerging technology to identify technological developments and evaluate impacts on the business.
  • Demonstrates excellent project management skills, inspiring teamwork and responsibility with team members.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and techniques to assess risk and evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls in moderately complex scenarios in accordance with timelines.
  • Applies knowledge to analyze and evaluate scenarios following a risk based approach and maintains supporting documentation.
  • Leverages industry and technical expertise to drive continuous improvement and efficiencies.
  • Maintains relationships with IT leadership and is viewed as a leader in assurance and trusted advisor.
  • Provides technical guidance and consultation on Company Policies and Procedures/Control Issues to the client and audit.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, business, accounting, finance or a related discipline.

  • A minimum of 5-7 years of IT and/or audit experience.
  • A proven record of success managing teams, identifying key risks and controls, performing controls readiness projects and identifying and assessing configuration of controls in business processes as well as in IT infrastructures, security, change management, operations and program development,
  • Ability to identify and integrate patterns, trends, and inconsistencies across data sources to determine their broader implications.
  • Coach in ways to improve team cohesiveness and effectiveness.
  • Extensive project management skills related to IT audit projects.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills.
  • Excellent leadership, teamwork and client service skills.
  • Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment.
  • Maintains team’s focus in the face of distractions, problems or crises.
  • Ability to use an open communication style that actively acknowledges other thoughts and opinions.  
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  


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