Mar 19, 2019

Spclst, Learning & Development

  • Merck
  • Wilson, NC, US

Job Description

Requisition ID: EMP001155

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 Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe. 

The Learning Specialist supports the Learning and Development team by organizing and implementing learning solutions through planning and managing logistics of the learning activities at the site. This individual is responsible for the execution of the learning strategy by assisting in the implementation of the site capability plan to achieve the desired business results. 

The candidate should have knowledge in the areas of learning, talent, HR or comparable areas. 

The candidate participates in process improvement projects or LSS implementation projects to achieve measurable benefits such as process improvements or business outcomes


  • Consults with IPT/COE to understand their needs to make appropriate learning assumptions and solutions.
  • Support needs assessment and/or capability gap analyses.  
  • Identify required skills and knowledge that need to be included in the learning intervention in collaboration with Snr Learning Specialist and Associate Director, Learning & Development.
  • Support the business in ensuring Learning and Development processes meet the needs of the organization from a learning and compliance perspective.
  • Supports the Learning & Development organization implement, maintain and continuously improve standard site processes: Job Skills & Qualification, SOP Process, Annual GMP, EHS SN04 and New Employee Orientation.
  • Supports the organization in Permanent Inspection Readiness and cGMP Compliance.
  • Partners with business to develop area capability plans linked to business requirements, inclusive of job, functional and leadership skills as well as development of team capabilities.
  • Collaborate with MMD Learning, Learning Support Services and other MMD sites to leverage best practices.
  • Coaches Subject Matter Experts and Trainers for learning programs.
  • Delivers assigned routine training as required.
  • Responsible to ensure that training is accurately recorded in training records and that all training in compliance with procedures relevant to the role/activity.
  • Understands and manages compliance documentation to ensure compliance to internal and external regulatory standards.
  • Ensures adherence to all Learning & Development policies and processes from site, MMD Learning and Global.
  • Support any EHS or Quality Compliance regulatory audits as required. 
  • Ensures Safety and Quality policies and guidelines are followed by all colleagues within the Learning & Development function.  Responsible for bringing to the attention of management any violation in cGMPs and/or other concerns which may affect the safety of People or the safety of product; efficacy, or purity of Merck product. 
  • Responsible for compliance of the LSS standards (MyLearning Standards)
  • Learning Administration Management: scheduled offerings, item/curriculum assignments, documentation, curriculum build/modify, and any other LMS transactions required at the site


Education Minimum Requirement: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required 

Required Experience and Skills: 

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Learning and Development 

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Knowledge of MMD E2E Business Process & Functions
  • Quality Management systems, cGMP, and regulatory inspections
  • Lean Manufacturing Production Systems 
  • Working Knowledge of Learning Management System
  • Basic understanding of change management methodology and processes to drive adoption of changes (new processes, new systems, role changes)

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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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Job: Employee Dev./Training Generic
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name: Merck

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