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Merck Director, Digital Quality & Labs Value Team, Digital MMD in Helena, Montana

Job Description

Our Quality Assurance group ensures every single material inside our products is manufactured, processed, tested, packaged, stored, and distributed aligned with our incredibly high standards of quality and meets all regulatory requirements. Partnering across our internal manufacturing facilities, external contract manufacturers and suppliers we create an interdependent global manufacturing network committed to deliver a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

This leadership role, within Digital our Company Manufacturing Division, will help formulate and execute Digital Quality & Labs’ strategic vision by building innovative AI/ML-powered solutions and data visualizations to accelerate data-driven decision making for Quality & Labs shop floor personnel and management. This role involves collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders and ensuring the timely and accurate delivery of Data Science, AI/ML, and Analytics solutions to improve process efficiency and product quality, and enhance our compliance.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Build and oversee Digital Quality and Labs analytics initiatives

  • Be a trusted partner for Quality business stakeholders and help identify, prioritize, deliver, and measure impact of data science projects that support business objectives.

  • Contribute actively to build/revise Digital Quality and Labs strategies by providing thought leadership around data strategy elements such as data management, data architecture, data integration, and master data management.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Product Owners, Global and Site Quality, IT, and Digital Services to ensure alignment and consistency in data science initiatives.

  • Work closely with product owners to understand business requirements, translate it to technical requirements, rapidly assess feasibility, and ensure smooth transition to Digital Services team for scale-up.

  • Build data science solutions that generate actionable insights, and lead the development of data visualization tools, dashboards, and reports that provide clear and concise data-driven insights.

  • Leverage existing infrastructure and solutions as necessary to accelerate delivery while build new solutions with rapid, global scale-up in consideration.

  • Monitor data quality and integrity, ensuring that data science solutions are accurate and reliable.

  • Manage relationships with analytics vendors, ensuring that vendors meet performance metrics and contractual obligations.

  • Develop and implement data governance policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.

  • Embrace agile product development methodology and manage the project lifecycle, including scoping, planning, execution, and delivery of technology-enabled solutions.

  • Apply compliance/validation requirements related to GMP-regulated applications.

  • Steer as a thought and execution lead for moderate to large initiatives of varying complexity

  • Support technology-driven analytics (e.g., NLP, AI/ML) in advancing quality and compliance.

  • Act as a mentor for junior data scientists within Digital our Manufacturing Division, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

Minimum Education Requirements and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or related quantitative field and six (6) years of experience in data science and analytics

  • Master of Science (MS) degree in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or related quantitative field and four (4) years of experience in data science and analytics

Required Experience and Skills :

  • Strong technical skills in data science tools such as Python/R, Pyspark, SQL, Dataiku, Databricks, and Artificial Intelligence & machine learning frameworks (regression, classification, clustering, natural language processing, etc.).

  • In-depth knowledge and experience with cloud technologies: Microsoft Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud Platform.

  • Experience in building and publishing dashboards and reports using data visualization tools such as Power BI, Qlik, Spotfire.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex data science projects and delivering high-quality solutions on time and within budget.

  • Ability to communicate appropriately and confidently with colleagues from different backgrounds and seniority levels.

  • Experience in developing and implementing data strategies that drive business results.

Our Manufacturing Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of biopharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

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.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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Requisition ID: R238730