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Solution Architect, Pharmacovigilance-INF004703


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its 125-year legacy. Merck's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck's Information Technology organization partners with colleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers around the world. Ours is a high-energy team of dynamic, innovative individuals dedicated to advancing Merck's contribution to global medical innovation by leveraging information and technology to efficiently advance the business by driving revenue and productivity.

Under the leadership of the Global Development IT Platform Architect, the Solution Architect , Pharmacovigilance will:

- Lead and design platform architecture that will enable best-in-class IT capabilities supporting Merck's Pharmacovigilance business processes.

- Map and drive IT solution implementations through global, cross-functional teams composed of members from Merck Global Regulatory, Safety and Medical Affairs business areas, strategic vendor partners, and industry peers & stakeholders.

- Drive high-level design of strategic global solutions to enable new opportunities through proof-of-concept efforts, industry benchmarking and Life Sciences coalition groups.

- Be responsible for the delivery of architectural artifacts including business process architecture diagrams, capability and solution roadmaps, and contribute to shaping the future state of the safety platform

- Understand and explore industry technologies that are available, in-use, or coming soon. Maintain strong relationships with key vendors, influence vendor's strategic roadmaps and provide transparency around platform roadmaps aligning with business capability roadmaps.

- Contribute to the enterprise architecture community in order to facilitate knowledge sharing and build a common architecture principles and guidelines.

- Partner with Merck's Program Management Office (PMO) to align all efforts and ideas to the approved portfolio.

- Learn and understand the specific product, integration and architectural challenges that face the PV business area, collaborate with Safety Delivery Leads to deliver high quality solutions and leverage platforms to enable the PV business in achieving their goals.



- Bachelor's Degree

- Minimum 5 years of solution architecture, technical architecture, analysis and solution delivery experience in the IT industry.

- Proven success in driving and maintaining solution capability and architectural roadmaps focused on Safety domain [Oracle ARGUS suite of products] and enablement.

- Strong business architecture skills, safety domain knowledge, process understanding, regulatory submissions exposure, system architecture skills with analytical thinking for problem solving is essential.

- Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate with both a business and a technical audience, and a demonstrated ability to influence business process discussions, decision making with business partners and communicating effectively with a broad level of business and IT partners including vendors as well as functional area managers.

- Strong organization, influencing, and follow up skills are also critical for this role.

- Knowledge and experience with Oracle ARGUS Safety, Empirica Signalling, EMC InputAccel.

- Knowledge and experience with Application design, development, testing and implementation in external hosting and cloud environments.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we're counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we're inventing for life.

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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

Job: Information Technology Architecture

Job Title:Sr. Spclst, IT Architecture

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Other Locations: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd, NA-US-NJ-Branchburg, NA-US-PA-West Point

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials: No

Company Trade Name:Merck

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