• Associate Director, Workforce Analytics COE Researcher - REMOTE

    Merck Columbia, SC 29240

    Job #2231381827

  • Job Description

    Our Company 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 our company has codified its 130-year legacy. Our success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

    We know that our people are the key to our success, which is why our Human Resources team works to attract, develop, retain and inspire our people so that they can learn, grow and make a true impact on the world. Together we collaborate to create a culturally rich, diverse organization ensuring we remain innovative and agile.

    Position Description:

    As a key member of the Workforce Analytics team in Human Resources (HR), you will partner with our Centers of HR Excellence, particularly recruiting and learning and development to further enable our analytics-driven decision-making culture. In addition to setting the forward analytics strategies for recruiting, learning, and leadership, this role defines new research projects, partners with senior leaders to understand trends, tell compelling data-driven stories, and ensure that end users are able to use well-designed tools to enable their own decision-making.

    The successful candidate can expect that their typical day will consist of working with our heads of recruiting, learning, and leadership to help drive their decisions through research and user-centric tools. They will also work across the HR data science team as well as the entire workforce analytics team to conduct research, short-term analyses, and create compelling stories based on evidence. This role requires the successful individual to deeply listen and understand organizational needs, suggest research or off-the-shelf internal analytics products to address needs, and manage a book of work that will result in meaningful change for the organization they cover. This role will also work deeply with HR Operations, Privacy, Legal, D&I, and works councils on new methods and projects. Ultimately, this work furthers the company mission to, "... discover, develop and provide innovative products and services that save and improve lives around the world."

    Position location: Hybrid (NJ) or US, Remote optional

    Position Qualifications :

    Education Minimum Requirement:

    • Masters degree from an accredited institution in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Statistics, Economics, Organizational Behavior, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or another related field

    • PhD degree is a plus

    Required Experience and Skills:

    • A minimum of 6 years of work experience in a data-driven consulting role (internal or external) with a social science dimension

    • Experience working in a Human Resources function, an HR analytical function, or similar social science focused role

    • Hands-on capability in scripting (R or Python)

    • Demonstrated ability to create recommendations based on analytical research and evidence

    • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent analyses and business summaries of findings

    • Successful track record in stakeholder management, linkage of analytics to business impact, and executive influencing through analytics

    • Ability to create data-driven narratives, present findings and influence others on human capital topics (including the ability to tell stories through visualized data)

    • Understanding of statistical techniques used in a social science setting, with an ability to produce assets when needed in Python, R, advanced Excel, etc.

    • Collaborative workstyle in a deeply team-oriented, global, asynchronous working team

    • High degree of initiative and creativity

    • An interest in working on projects that focus on employees and Human Resource Management

    Preferred Experience and Skills:

    • Domain expertise or thought leadership in talent, diversity & inclusion strategies, and analytics

    • Understanding of HR processes, information systems, and governance

    • Experience with Workday reporting, Visier, Spotfire / Power BI, Glint, Tableau

    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., Rahway, 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.

    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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    New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

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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.

    Residents of Colorado:

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    Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

    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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    Travel Requirements:

    No Travel Required

    Flexible Work Arrangements:

    Remote Work, Telecommuting


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    Requisition ID: R188282