Associate Director, Business Analytics (Finance)

Job Description

The Associate Director, Business Analytics, is responsible for financial processes, expense modeling, and data analysis of key expense categories for the Global Clinical Supply (GCS) organization within our Research & Development Division's Preclinical Development. The incumbent will participate and lead cross functional teams to define or revise and implement expenses processes. They will identify and incorporate variables with significant modeling impact. They will utilize tools for the communication and reporting of GCS financial projections. This role will operate with minimal oversight, will serve as the key subject matter expert on expenses for GCS locations globally.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Establish and maintain relationships with functional areas to understand and analyze the financial impact of business process changes
  • Provide detailed evaluation, support creative problem solving, and anticipate technical obstacles as they relate to financial aspects of clinical supplies
  • Extract and utilize data from SAP to define, develop, execute and maintain financial models to analyze and predict expenses
  • Support special project proposals and execution through analytical services
  • Develop metrics, track and communicate progress
  • Review expense requests for alignment with processes, authorizations and financial forecasts
  • Influence stakeholders for compliance with Standard Business Practices
  • Provide strategic expertise and thought leadership to business clients and program teams
  • Represent Business Analytics and GCS during processes and data audits

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business or Scientific discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years functional expertise with financial analysis or equivalent analytics
  • Proven track record of robust analytical skills, effective problem solving, and attention to detail
  • Results-orientation with the proven ability to execute on collaborative projects and develop subject matter expertise
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel
  • Prior experience with SAP
  • Prior experience interfacing with international stakeholders and international currencies
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Prior experience with Clinical Development or Manufacturing Supply Chain
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills along with high personal integrity, credibility, and energy.
  • Sustained level of high performance while processing detailed high-volume work
  • Awareness of diversity

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 to 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 ...

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 ...

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.





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Requisition ID:R98701