Description:

New hires in office-based roles in the U.S. & 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 partnership 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.

 

Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We partner internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

 

The Product Manager for Modeling and Simulation Products will be part of the Scientific data consumption product team.  The Product Manager is accountable for the ultimate success of the whole product experience including build, deployment, and user education, combined with communications, product positioning, and managing the expectations of stakeholders.  In this role, they will work with other product managers, technical teams, SMEs and stakeholders.

 

The Product Manager needs a deep knowledge of users and the business, primarily how the business works and how it measures value. The Product Manager will drive and measure how the product is positioned, utilized, and generates value, and what are the various costs and considerations of maintaining and supporting the products. This means comprehending the priorities of various stakeholders, the dynamics of the ecosystem the products operate in, and the economics of the products.

 

The Scientific Data Consumption Product Line (SDC) provides a combination of technology, infrastructure, software, and personnel to support large scale scientific data consumption and computing comprising of the Scientific Data Platform, Modeling and Machine Learning Platforms, High Performance Computing (HPC) workflows, and “experience” products such as visualization, modeling workbenches, and analytics development environments.  

 

Education Minimum:

  • B.Sc. or higher in scientific domain or computer sciences 

 

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum 5-10 years working with customers to define requirements, preferably in the sciences/pharmaceutical industry

  • Proven experience overseeing all elements of product development lifecycle, including developing and maintaining detailed project plans from discovery/UX to delivery

  • Identify and define business problems, and translate into actionable requirements and tasks

  • Demonstrate analytical problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Effectively engage both technical and non-technical stakeholders and users

  • Be able to work independently, anticipating and resolving problems

  • Has managed multiple complex experience design and development projects simultaneously

 

Preferred:

  • Domain knowledge or familiarity with Machine Learning Platforms (e.g. Sagemaker and DataBricks)

  • Pharmaceutical modeling and simulation in chemistry, pharmacometrics (pk/pd), and data sciences

  • Pharmaceutical drug discovery and pre-clinical development experience

  • Has worked in Agile software development

  • Familiarity with Cloud based software and terms

 

Primary Tasks:

Product Manager: Key Tasks

  • Develop and maintain a high level of technical product knowledge and specific domain expertise.

  • Defines the product vision, strategy and roadmap.

  • Act as the product’s chief advocate within the wider company.

  • Is a user expert and appreciates the reasons customers use their products.

  • Can justify new products or improvements to existing products in a value focused manner (e.g. Business Case, ROI etc)

  • Defines what to solve by articulating the value of problems to be solved, along with priorities and justification for each part of the solution.

  • Gathers, manages, and prioritizes product requirements* that detail user problems and needs, technical constraints and strategic objectives.

  • Develops positioning and communication messages for the product and influences training and other change related activities.

  • Acts as the customer champion articulating and advocating the user’s needs

 

Product Manager Tasks: Key Deliverables

  • High level product vision and OKRs

  • Problem statements and requirements

  • Product roadmaps

  • Product comparisons, assessments and artifacts for use by a development team

  • Communication materials conveying the above content

  • Analysis and evidence to document and communicate the data used to make product decisions

  • Marketing materials regarding the value and positioning of their product 

  • Value justification evidence e.g. Business case, ROI calculations, impact assessment 

 

Product Manager: Key behaviors

  • Demonstrate a high level of agency/growth mindset

  • Influence others without direct authority 

  • Transparency with respect to your prioritization and roadmap process

  • Ability to say “no,” but explain why in terms that stakeholders understand

  • Ruthless prioritization while balancing the needs of customers and stakeholders

  • Ability to bring evidence-based decision-making to your communication

  • Empowerment of your team to make their own decisions

  • Show resilience and restraint when receiving feedback about the product

  • Work in a sustainable manner and encourage this behavior in others

 

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include Human Resources, 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.

 

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

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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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. 

 

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