Merck Global Human Health Learning & Delivery Strategy and Operations, Associate Director in Upper Gwynedd, Pennsylvania

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.

Right now, thousands of Merck associates are working to cure the world’s most complex diseases. We know that our people are the key to our success, which is why our Human Resources organization takes pride in building teams of skilled, forward-thinking individuals who contribute to Merck’s pioneering medical advancements. Our Human Resources department shares a spirit of attentive enthusiasm that helps support our associates in achieving new milestones in global healthcare.

The Strategy & Realization Learning Partner works in partnership with key stakeholders to identify interdependencies and risk across the GHH L&D Portfolio with an objective of a shared vision. This person will drive cross functional collaboration and remove silos enabling the realization of the Global L&D vision. The role requires the ability to manage complex situations and projects through realization, credibility and trust.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage flow of work coming into the GHH L&D against Global and Divisional Criteria to manage the portfolio, identify and mitigate risks

  • Change Management planning and execution

  • Identify and Lead portfolio enablers transforming Learning & Development

  • Leadership: Demonstrated skill in applying approaches, tools, and techniques to gain the cooperation and support of others; ability to lead by example and foster collaborative relationships

  • Influencing: Advanced ability to partner, collaborate, and impact decisions within and outside the organization

  • Strategic and Creative Thinking: Demonstrated skill in applying tools and techniques for grasping new concepts, acquiring new ways of seeing things, and revising ways of thinking and patterns of behavior

  • Interpersonal Relationships: Demonstrated skill in applying approaches, tools, and techniques for working with individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner, including the ability to build and maintain critical networks and collaborative relationships

  • Oral and Written Communications: Advanced ability to express oneself to provide information to others effectively and in a succinct manner; strong verbal, written, and presentation abilities; ability to ask thoughtful questions to gain insights, listen, and understand other perspectives

  • Ability to encourage, motivate, and guide individuals and teams in improving efficiency and change.

  • Decision Making and Critical Thinking: Advanced ability to use a broad range of methods, assumptions, frameworks, and perspectives when solving problems and making decisions

  • Planning: Tactical, Strategic: Advanced project planning and management experience, including the ability to contribute to operational , tactical, and strategic planning in support of the business plan


  • Bachelor’s degree, required

  • Master’s degree, preferred


  • Strong Commercial/Business Acumen and Strategy Realization and planning with a minimum of 7 years of related commercial/professional experience, with minimum of 2 years of people management experience

  • Capabilities required to ensure realization of the business strategy (i.e., people, process, technology ;) Experience in applicable technical/professional areas pertinent to the division / function served


  • Experience facilitating / delivering learning solutions

  • Knowledge of the commercial landscape, Go to Markets strategies, and critical capabilities required for MSDs future success

  • Experience in the areas of learning, talent, HR, operations or comparable areas;

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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Other Locations: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Title: Global Human Health Learning & Delivery Strategy and Operations, Associate Director

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Requisition ID: EMP001032