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Merck & Co. Inc.

Lead Associate





Wilson, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

This position provides direct administrative assistance to the VP, Global Pharmaceutical Packaging Operations, oversees the administrative coordination and execution required for senior leadership including efforts related to scheduling, expense management, project oversight and other key activities; (b) ensures execution of organizational and leadership priorities across the integrated GPO Packaging network of Ops, Quality and Technology; and (c) collaborates with administrative peers who support our leaders and other key stakeholders that partner with the GPO Packaging Operations function to achieve its mission.

Primary Activities

Primary activities include, but are not limited to:

The primary activities include and are not limited to the following:

  • General Secretarial/Clerical duties constitute approximately 10% of job responsibilities.

  • Work requires the coordination and performance of multiple tasks while understanding the project principles and technical skills related to own work assignments.

  • Work priorities and activities are reviewed with little supervision.

  • Produces/completes various work assignments requiring advanced analytical ability, independent judgment, creativity and problem solving skills.

  • Schedules complex, multi-leg and international travel

  • Prepare expense reports, purchase orders and payment requests in COMET – ensuring compliance to our guidelines

  • Collaborate with admins supporting MLT and LOBs/Functions across our division for scheduling or other leadership commitments

  • Supports the use of Team Sites

  • Collaboration and Communication Skills must be at a level to effectively interact with our company's executives and internal/external clients both on-site and remotely to maintain workflow.

  • May coordinate special projects within the division/area.


  • Required: High School Diploma

  • Preferred: Advanced education or certifications such as (e.g. Certified Administrative Professional, Project Management Professional Certification, Professional in Human Resources Certification)


  • Minimum of (10) years Administrative Assistant experience

  • Minimum of (5) years Administrative experience supporting Executives

  • Advanced computer skills using (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point) and operation of other internal systems

  • Demonstrated experience scheduling and coordinating complex, multi-leg domestic and international travel

  • SAP experience processing Expense Reports, Purchase Orders, Payment Requests. Vendor Add Forms, as well as run reports within SAP

  • Ability to handle and prioritize a large number of simultaneous assignments

  • Event Planning/Coordination experience

  • Extraordinary attention to detail

  • Outstanding communication, collaboration and people skills

  • Budget/Finance Management experience


  • 10 or more years administrative experience supporting a senior executive

  • Prior experience supporting a VP, Band 700 leader

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that’s devoted 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., 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.


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Employee Status:



No relocation

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Flexible Work Arrangements:


1st - Day

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Requisition ID:R133002