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Merck Chief of Staff and Strategy Execution (Hybrid) in Worthington, Minnesota

Job Description

Chief of Staff Job Description

The Chief of Staff works closely with the organization's top leadership, specifically the Animal Health Manufacturing Leadership Team, to manage and coordinate activities in an effective and efficient manner. The primary objective is to deliver outcomes that align with the organization's goals and objectives, utilizing the company's Ways of Working and Enterprise Leadership Behaviors.

This includes but is not limited to the following:

Meeting Management: Manage and optimize the meeting structure of the executive team, including setting agendas, coordinating meeting logistics, and ensuring efficient and productive discussions. Foster an environment of collaboration and decision-making to drive outcomes.

Governance Structure: Develop and maintain an effective governance structure to support decision-making, collaboration, and accountability across the organization. Establish processes to streamline decision-making, ensure compliance, and drive organizational alignment.

Operational Efficiency: Identify opportunities for operational improvements that can drive desired outcomes, increase efficiency, and enhance productivity. Implement measures to streamline processes, optimize resource allocation, and drive continuous improvement efforts.

Animal Health Manufacturing Leadership Team – advance teaming and leadership effectiveness of the Animal Health Manufacturing Leadership Team, assessing organizational interactions, partnering, and joint accountability for key business outcomes. Provide strategic advice, insights, and recommendations to the executive team. Assist in making critical decisions that drive desired outcomes and have a positive impact on the organization

Strategy Realization – Advance the Animal Health Manufacturing strategy to meet core business outcomes. Collaborate with the Network and Strategy team to assess prioritization, execution, and realization. Collaborate with the Network and Strategy team to advance annual processes such as HOSHIN and 5-Year Plan. Establish annual objectives and metrics for the organization to deliver on business outcomes to advance the strategy. Responsible for integration of strategy realization, objectives and metrics reviews within meeting and governance structure and ensuring leadership is focused on what matters to drive necessary outcomes.

Executive Support – provide support directly to Animal Health Manufacturing SVP, including site visit planning and coordination, internal communications and presentations, management of standard meeting calendar and engagements, management of admin budget, and headcount approval process owner.

Minimum Skills:

  • Minimum of (10) years Manufacturing, Healthcare and/or Business experience

  • Fosters and develops diversity, inclusion, a safe to speak up culture, and ways of working

  • Prior experience in leading, managing, and influencing others.

  • Vertical flexibility – modulate from corporate strategy down to detailed planning

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, adapting quickly to changing priorities and driving results.

  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to handle multiple outcome-focused initiatives simultaneously.

  • Proven self-starter and able to influence senior leaders

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.

  • Well-developed and effective team facilitation and leadership skills; able to establish cooperative team environments

  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills

  • Analytical mindset, comfortable working with data and making data-driven decisions to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resiliency

Education Minimum:

Bachelors degree

Preferred Skills:

  • Change management acumen

  • Technical content expertise

  • Financial/business acumen

  • Digital competence: ability to leverage digital tools and technologies to enable efficient communication, collaboration, and decision-making.

  • Well-connected and networked within the company or has attributes that would allow establishment of such networks rapidly

  • Proven ability to analyze, integrate, recommend, contribute to development of conceptual plans for, and lead implementation of strategic processes, and team improvement and change initiatives cross-functionally

  • Effective at energizing others, establishing clear goals, delegating responsibility, mentoring and coaching within a team setting

  • Able to understand project details, but keep overall “big picture” view of projects, priorities, and strategies



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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Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

Under New York State, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$164,800.00 - $259,400.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. For Washington State Jobs, a summary of benefits is listed here ( .

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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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Requisition ID: R280824