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Information Technology Enterprise Architect Manager, Information Practice Management

West Point, PA, USA | Merck

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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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 legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck IT has an incredible opportunity in the next 3 to 5 years to digitally enable Merck’s most critical business outcomes, at a pace that will require accelerated speed and agility in our technology environment and in our IT processes. To enable this, we need to re-imagine and re-invent our planning processes with Enterprise Architecture leading the way. This includes driving a top-down, enterprise-focused approach to two critical disciplines. First, how we plan our future state technology environment to modernize technology where needed and implement new capabilities where gaps exist. And second, how we plan and prioritize our IT investments fully aligned to these critical business outcomes.

To enable Enterprise Architecture to drive these disciplines across all of IT, a common and well managed set of practices is essential, particularly the need for IT to manage it’s own data in cohesive way across all our systems of record. IT’s portfolio management, financial management, asset management, and other “Run IT as a business” systems need to be anchored in a common data foundation and common direction around the analytics needs of this data. All to drive better planning practices.

The EA Manager, Information and Practice Management will be responsible for defining and managing not only the common Information Management processes and master data, but a variety of other core and common practices as well. This include our architecture governance model, our EA community and knowledge sharing functions, and our EA principles and standards.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on a truly enterprise team that engages with leaders across all divisions, and will be directly involved in helping enable our CIO’s envision of a more top-down, agile, and business outcomes focused IT organization.

Primary responsibilities:

Define and drive the implementation of our IT Master Data Strategy, with a focus on standardizing all of IT around a single 3 level Business Capability Model

Serve as business owner of the EA modeling toolsets and data management / mapping capabilities

Develop and ensure adoption of the core principles, templates, and practices related to architecture road-mapping and governance

Throughout 2019, build and manage a team of 2 to 4 colleagues to manage and steward IT Master Data, EA Community and Knowledge Mgmt, EA Governance, and EA reporting and analytics



Education Minimum Requirement:

Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience and Skills:

Minimum 5 years relevant experience in a combination of IT planning, design, and implementation projects

Minimum 5 years’ experience in technology, process or data improvement initiatives that take an end-to-end perspective

Minimum 2-5 years’ experiencein Enterprise, Technical or Solution Architecture

Demonstrated ability to partner with business stakeholders and navigate across conflicting priorities to balance critical tactical and strategic needs

Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Strategic thinker, with demonstrated ability to work in a broad and top-down manner

Good understanding of project management practices / methods

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Experience in process and master data definition

Master’s or other advanced degree a plus

Experience with Merck/MSD systems development lifecycle (SDLC) practices a plus

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