Associate Director - Technology Product Lead

at Merck in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

Job Description

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable law.

Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We collaborate internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

Information Technology Risk Management and Security Governance Risk and Compliance (ITRMS GRC) is an essential component of the current IT enterprise that provides support to the Pharmaceutical Research, Supply Chain and Marketing organizations. The Strategy, Governance, and Automation function is responsible for all IT GRC policies and processes, technologies, controls, compliance programs and data insights.

The Associate Director – Technology Product Lead will be responsible for the technology strategy to automate IT GRC processes and any additional functions to advance the strategic goals of IT GRC. This role reports to the Director, IT GRC Strategy, Governance, and Automation.

Position Responsibilities:

+ Establish the IT GRC technology strategy.

+ Develop and maintain technology roadmaps for all IT GRC technologies.

+ Identify and monitor the business case for IT GRC technologies.

+ Ensure expected value and benefits are achieved from the implementation of IT GRC technologies.

+ Ensure all IT GRC technology products work seamlessly as one product line for a superior customer experience.

+ Maintain a pulse on innovative solutions in the market and work closely with stakeholders to identify opportunities to establish or enhance IT GRC technologies.

Desired Education Level:

+ Bachelor’s Degree is required. Concentration in an Information Technology discipline is preferred.

Required Skills & Experience:

+ 8+ years working in a Regulated and/or Technology Industry.

+ Good understanding of IT compliance within a regulated industry.

+ Direct experience assessing the technology needs of a function and defining a roadmap to address those needs.

+ Direct experience with Agile or similar methodologies.

+ Demonstrates an executive presence through good communication and professionalism.

+ Strong collaboration, influencing and negotiating skills.

+ Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams to deliver project objectives and successfully meet project milestones.

+ Experience in IT product management and/or IT product development.

+ Demonstrated ability to think strategically and thoughtfully consider broad perspectives.

+ Understanding of service automation capabilities and tools (e.g. RPA/AI, commercially available service management or Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) technologies).

Preferred Experience and Skills:

+ IT Architecture experience is a big plus

+ Expertise in IT product management and/or IT product development.

+ Experience in the automation of an SDLC.


Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.


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Requisition ID: R128937

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Job Posting: JC192471180

Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

Updated On: Oct 06, 2021