Associate Director, Regional Physical Se

Kenilworth, NJ, US
May 04 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: GLO001211

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.  Under the guidance of Executive Director, Global Security Group (GSG), incumbent will act as the lead specialist and consultant for physical and facility security with the Americas region (includes North America and Latin America).  Also will collaborate on the development of GSG physical/facility security strategy, demand planning, prioritization, and standards as well as executing of same.  Additionally, is available for deployment of new services and operational support to the Americas region.

Define, author and/or inspect physical security man-guarding operations, technology standards, policies, required upgrades, maintenance and day to-day management of all physical/facility security through outside partners/contractors, system integrators or internal resources.

Design and implement integrated facility security systems and global service requirements for the company.

Direct external relationships to ensure the viability of all physical security systems, legacy and new, with the goals of maximizing investment through life cycle management and minimal business disruption as the result of failed or improperly configured systems.

Provide system solution to specific security concerns identified through internal customer requests and security inspections.

Develop and maintain operational processes to ensure security standards are maintained.

Develop and administer processes for physical security vulnerability assessments and inspections for various guard operations and security systems (e.g. barriers, access control, visitor management, video surveillance, intrusion detection, duress, emergency notification.)

Provide product research, feasibility studies, project planning, tracking and quality assurance and overall vendor communication and management.

Leverage internal and external benchmarking to identify leading industry practices to drive continuous improvement for GSG. 



Education Minimum Requirement:  Bachelor’s Degree –


Required Experience and Skills 5 years of security project management experience in industry or government

Management experience regarding security and safety, including IT and facility management.


In-depth knowledge of the state of the art security equipment standards and technology encompassing all physical security products.

Advanced knowledge of information, personnel and premises security processes and procedures and ability to develop and maintain appropriate levels of security.


Knowledge of and ability to employ internal controls and to enhance business strategies for the purpose of detecting, delaying, assessing, responding and preventing loss and protecting assets.


Proven ability to operating within a matrixed working environment. 

Excellent communications skills (written and verbal).


Preferred Experience and Skills: Qualified Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP) preferred.

Bi-lingual English and Spanish is also preferred.

 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 assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to    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

Job: Global Security
Other Locations: Upper Gwynedd, PA, US
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable):
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name: Merck

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