Solution Delivery Lead - Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in United States

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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 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.

How will you invent the future?

As a Solution Delivery Lead at Merck’s Austin IT HUB, you will be part of inventing tomorrow. Our Innovative centers are where great people come together and deliver solutions that save and improve lives.

We are seeking motivated talent interested in solving problems to improve tomorrow.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and align a cross functional technical team through all aspects of the project Software Development Lifecycle (waterfall or agile), including requirements, design, implementation, installation, acceptance, and transition to support and operations.
  • Provide technical expertise in areas of Specification Management, Product Structure/BOM management, Integrated Change Control, and Regulatory integration, as well as future capabilities such as CAD integration, Requirements Management, Design History File, Model Lifecycle Management, etc.
  • Work with our business process teams to design and develop the technical capabilities.
  • Collaborate closely with other functional IT teams to leverage existing platforms and services to achieve reliability and scale in delivery of the solution.
  • Communicate risks, issues, challenges and status/progress

You will work and learn more about:

  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing and products.
  • Supply Chain and Product Lifecycles 

This role will require approximately 50% travel to NJ/PA during the first 12-18 months of the project.  Travel will reduce to an average of 25% longer-term.



  • Bachelors in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent


  • Demonstrated experience in leading the design, configuration and implementation of large scaled solutions in a matrixed environment.
  • Proven leadership experience supervising a technical application team.
  • Experience in system enhancements, implementations and upgrades.
  • Functional experience with Product Lifecycle Management capabilities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate with both a business and a technical audience.
  • The ability to work independently and effectively as a team across global hubs, and maintain a highly collaborative, transparent effort.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with and through others to achieve shared goals.
  • Experience working with and managing partners/suppliers, consultants and/or contractors


  • Understanding of Systems of Record, Systems of Engagement and the methods to implement with them.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) business processes, design principles, and best practices: preferably Specification Management, Product Structure, or Change Control processes.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in any of the following technologies is preferred: SAP PLM, Oracle Agile PLM, Dassault Systemes PLM and/or Siemens PLM
  • Understanding of GxP and 21 CFR Part 11 regulations and guidelines.
  • Agile/Scrum experience

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.

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