Audit Team Lead

Kenilworth, NJ, US
May 08 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ENV000596

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. 

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

This role serves asan Audit Team Lead in the Global Safety and Environment (GSE) Global Auditprogram. The purpose of the global audit program is to assess compliance withapplicable governmental regulations and company procedures and to assess theeffectiveness of management systems and controls. The Audit Team Lead isresponsible for assisting in the development and execution of the GSE Auditprogram, completing audits and advising senior management of potential issuesthat may present significant risk to the organization.

The Audit Team Leadis responsible for all aspects of planning, preparation and execution ofassigned audits and specifically:

Establishing thedetailed scope and required resources for assigned Audits

Organizing the auditlogistics

Managing the costs ofthe audit within the approved budget

Identifying,selecting and managing required Merck subject matter experts (SME) and consultantservices.

Ensuring the auditscope is covered as well as other potential concerns as identified

Managing the auditobjectively and escalating concerns appropriately

Ensuring auditdocumentation is clear, concise, complete and traceable to requirements

Managing informationfrom the audit and utilize established business systems

Communicating theresults of the Audit to the Site/Area and the GSE Leadership Team

Approving andproviding follow up and closeout of actions developed to address auditobservations Utilizing theestablished audit program protocols and systems

Developing auditprogram reports as requested covering metrics, controls, practices andcompliance status. Providing training toMerck Auditors and other participants as required

Demonstratingcontinuous professional development across audit topics

Travel is expected tobe between 35-45%



Education Minimum Requirement:

Bachelor of Science Degree or higher in Engineering, Life Sciences, or a related field of study.


Required Experience and Skills**:

Minimum of five years of experience supporting environmental, safety and health programs at a manufacturing and / or a significant R&D site.  The EHS support role should be broad based and include compliance with both environmental and safety programs, including Industrial Hygiene and High Risk Work.

Minimum of two years of experience as the EHS leader for a manufacturing and / or significant R&D site.

Minimum of two years of experience leading Environmental, Health and Safety audits or assessments.

Ability and willingness to travel between 35% - 50% of the time.

Business-level fluent in written and spoken English.


Preferred Experience and Skills:

One or more professional certifications in the safety, environmental or auditing fields (e.g. CPEA, CSP, CHMM, CIH, PE)

Bi-lingual communication skills

Professional experience globally.


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: Env, Health & Safety Generic
Other Locations: West Point, PA, US
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable):
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name: Merck

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