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Remote Position - Automation Engineer / Business Consultant

Job Description

New Hires based in the US & Puerto Rico will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption or accommodation to this vaccination requirement, subject to applicable law.

Our Manufacturing Division IT Life Cycle Management (LCM) Planning & Execution Team is responsible the integrated, risk-based LCM planning for the shop floor and lab automation and IT assets at the Manufacturing Division Human Health (HH) sites. The effective risk based management of the shop floor automation and IT assets will ensure that our manufacturing division and lab computer systems enable the uniterrupted, uncontrained and compliant supply of our products by reducing deviations, discards, and downtime caused by the manufacturing and lab computer systems.  The integrated planning utilizes asset information maintained in Remedy (transitioning to ServiceNow) CMDB to track and report the planned LCM activities at the sites.  The Life Cycle Management Planning and Execution Team is responsible for

  • Active engagement with the sites to maintain risk based life cycle modernization plans for shop floor and lab systems

  • Active enangement with above site CoEs and technical teams to incorporate input into the integrated LCM plans for the site.

  • Management of metrics and reporting for the LCM governance of the shop floor and lab systems

  • Development and maintenance of standard LCM processes across Manufacturing Division HH sites.

  • Development of data analytics and reporting tools and processes to support LCM programs.

  • Ensuring cyber risk and business continuity are addressed across the HH manufacturing sites.

Under the supervision of the Associate Director – IT Life Cycle Management Planning & Execution, the Sr. Specialist, IT Life Cycle Management CoE will assume responsibility for the development of processes and principles to support the Life Cycle Management CoE and assist in the sustainment of other life cycle management activities including portfolio project execution and development and maintenance of standards.  This position will be responsible for:

  • Creates, governs and maintains LCM processes and principles

  • Provides status and metrics portfolio governance and project execution

  • Drives and measures realization of LCM benefits

  • Supporting the portfolio governance process to ensure remediation/modernization projects are aligned with standards including the Digital Shop Floor Platform for Technology standards and Blueprints and integrated into the overall strategic business, IT and financial plans

  • Overseeing portfolio project execution at sites

  • Ability to work on a team that encourages courage and candor and drives rapid disciplined decision making.


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Computer Science or similar degree.


  • 7+ years of manufacturing shop floor and lab computer systems/IT experience.  

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. 

  • Strong organizational and excellent project management skills. 

  • Advanced troubleshooting and problem-solving skills are required. 

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of IT processes and System Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

  • Flexibility is required to interact globally across time zones

  • Proven track record of delivering results with a high degree of client focus

  • Ability to effectively communicate with various project stakeholders including, IT leadership, business customers, team members, and other IT colleagues.

  • Strong collaboration, presentation and influencing skills

  • Must be comfortable communicating with all levels in the organization

  • Ability to work effectively with clients, vendors and technical staff at all levels.

  • Solid understanding of service delivery and financial and budgeting activities within a shared services environment.

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.


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.

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US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company.  No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. 

Employee Status:



No relocation

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Flexible Work Arrangements:

Remote Work


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Requisition ID:R155996

Remote Position - Automation Engineer / Business Consultant

Elkton, VA 22827
Full Time

Published on 05/13/2022

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