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Merck: Associate director, alliance management

Merck

This is a Full-time position in Rahway, NJ posted March 27, 2020.

Global Project and Alliance Management (GPAM) sits in the Research & Development Division of our Company.

The Project Managers and Alliance Managers in GPAM are core members of discovery, development, and alliance teams at our Company.

Alliance managers are the key point of contact with external partners to ensure the success of our collaboration by managing the relationship and contractual aspects of the collaboration.

Under the broad direction of the Director, Strategic Alliance, responsible for ensuring overall successful relationship and contractual management of collaborations resulting from Research Laboratories Business Development & Licensing (BD&L) transactions.

Responsibility includes engaging internal and partner leaders at all levels to maximally leverage assigned collaborations for both the company and its partners.

The goal is to enable alliances to deliver results consistent with strategic goals and to enhance our company’s relationships to secure the company’s reputation as a Partner of Choice.

Primary Responsibilities : Take responsibility for the organization of timely kick-off meeting planning and execution between our company and its partners to ensure clarity on the agreement and communication mechanisms between the companies.

Identify and align key stakeholders across internal and partner functions.

Ensure alliance governance is established and functions efficiently, consistent with agreement intent; ensure the process is in place to facilitate timely, joint decision-making around combination studies, including extension into registrational trials or termination of combination study evaluation.

Work closely with internal stakeholders and joint teams to facilitate, manage and oversee the scientific and operational relationship between our company and assigned alliance partners to ensure a productive working environment.

Proactively identify and resolve conflicts as needed, or raise conflicts and disputes to the Director, Strategic Alliance, appropriate management or committees for timely resolution.

Provide to each alliance partner an open and continuous channel of communication to ensure partner perspectives are heard and well represented internally.

Determine key success factors and metrics for measuring alliance health and success.

Interface closely with Research Laboratories BD&L and Legal groups to clarify contractual aspects of collaboration agreements with the intent of providing guidance internally to the team, committee members and senior management to ensure appropriate boundaries are set and guide decision-making.

Support evolution of alliances through their life cycles, including negotiation/drafting of contractual amendments, through the management of any necessary agreement terminations.

Work closely with Finance, Investor Relations, Public Affairs, and partners to manage appropriate financial obligations/disclosures material to our company and/or its partners.

Provide input and contribute to the development of future external partnerships including company evaluation, governance structure and partnership launch preparation Become our internal expert on the partner company by building a deep understanding of the company’s organization/leadership, strategies, financials, priorities, etc.

Participate in relevant partnering and/or Alliance Management conferences to represent our company’s Alliance Management, contribute to securing the company’s reputation as a Partner of Choice and identify external best practices for internalization.

Education Minimum Requirement: Bachelor’s degree required Required Experience and Skills: Minimum of 8 years’ experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry Broad understanding of global pharmaceutical and biotech industries with a solid understanding of drug discovery and development processes.

Strong communication skills, both oral and written; demonstrated ability to speak up appropriately and raise issues to teams and management as necessary Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills; ability to establish good working relationships with team members as well as management Demonstrated leadership, influence skills, creativity, problem-solving and ability to manage complexity in addressing issues Preferred Experience and Skills: Advanced degree (MBA, JD, MS, PhD or equivalent) A minimum of 3 years in engagement and/or alliance manager role or equivalent relationship management role Experience in understanding and interpretation of contractual language We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company.

Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact on our world.

And we believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are … Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico.

We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific.

We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives.

With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers.

We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for … In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come.

We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization.

Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

In accordance with Managers’ Policy Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package.

To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at [email protected] For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit: EEOC Poster EEOC GINA Supplement​ OFCCP EEO Supplement OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

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Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position-specific.

Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status: Regular Relocation: No relocation VISA Sponsorship: No Travel Requirements: 10% Flexible Work Arrangements: Shift: 1st Day Valid Driving License: Hazardous Material(s): Number of Openings: 1 Requisition ID: R45706