Administrative Assistant

Merck & Co., Inc. Jersey City , NJ 07097

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Our Regulatory Affairs team brings new medical advancements to the world by facilitating communications and procedures that allow swift, organized compliance partnering with external regulatory agencies. We are on the leading-edge of healthcare breakthroughs that help provide new, reliable, and compliant medical products, practices, and solutions to the world.

Organizational Relationships

  • Resources Managed (budget and FTEs)
  • Organization Scope

Primary Duties -

The primary activities include, but are not limited to:

  • General secretarial/clerical tasks including scheduling of complex meetings, management of calendar, filing of monthly expense reports for multiple therapeutic area regulatory liaisons.

  • Assisting the sitebased staff, as needed, with ordering supplies, adhoc meetings, good office management practices, etc., to ensure a wellfunctioning environment.

  • Scheduling domestic and complex, multi-leg, and international travel, including demonstrated processing of Visas/Passports.

  • Supporting Team Sites and other communication channels.

  • Coordination and partnership with other team members across the organization, including coordination of special projects within the division/area.

Educational Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required

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

Required Experience & Skills:
  • Minimum of (10) years as Administrative Assistant

  • At least 3 years in executive administration supporting senior executives (Sr. Director, Executive Director, VP or above).

  • Outstanding attention to detail, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills.

  • Proven ability to rapidly comprehend outcomes, priorities and project principles and use independent judgment to coordinate, prioritize, and deliver on multiple simultaneous assignments.

  • Excellent stakeholder management, interactive, listening and communication skills, verbal and written.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with executives and internal/external clients both on-site and remotely.

  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly learn new skills, develop a nuanced understanding of critical stakeholders and priorities and to apply situational leadership; continuous improvement mindset.

  • Proactive, approachable, customer-focused attitude. High personal integrity, credibility and energy.

  • Advanced computer skills using MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Preferred Experience & Skills:
  • SAP processing: Expense Reports; Purchase Orders and Payment Requests; Vendor Add Forms, as well as the capability to run reports within SAP.

  • Background in event planning and coordination.

  • Ability to handle financial and budget tasks.



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 an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, 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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No relocation

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