Project Manager (Specialist)

Austin, TX, US
January 10 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: PRO016713

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 125-year legacy. 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.

How will you invent the future?

As a Project Manager at Merck’s Austin IT HUB, you will be part of inventing tomorrow. Our Innovative centers are where great people come together and deliver solutions that save and improve lives. 


We are seeking a motivated, talented individual interested in solving problems to improve tomorrow.

You will:

  • Be responsible for project management of IT Divisional initiatives (Research, Commercial, Manufacturing, and Corporate Support functions) to support Merck's business strategies.
  • Collaborate closely with other IT groups to partner with the relevant business areas to effectively coordinate execution of strategic projects.
  • Coordinate planning and reporting activities for these strategic activities and become a trusted advisor of the business account manager and client service leads.
  • Ensure Merck technology standards compliance and pursue integration and leveraging of platform opportunities. 


  • B.S. in IT, Engineering, Computer Science, or BA and related fields

  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in Project Management from inception to close-out.
  • Competent in the use of project management and analytical software tools.
  • Ability to make a positive contribution as demonstrated by learning new skills and makings suggestions for process/procedure improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and define business problems.

  • PMP Certification.
  • Six Sigma.
Why Merck? Because we are:

  • Committed to fostering development and rewarding talent
  • Dedicated to diversity and inclusion at every level of our organization
  • Adept at recognizing unique skill sets and nurturing our employees’ talents
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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Job: Program/Project Management
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
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