Administrative Associate:
Merck USA

Merck USA
Rahway New Jersey
Requisition ID: ADM009295

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 is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases. 

The primary activities include but are not limited to the following:
  • General Secretarial/Clerical duties constitute approximately 50% of job responsibilities. 
  • Work requires the coordination and performance of multiple tasks while understanding the project principles and technical skills related to own work assignments. 
  • Produces/completes various work assignments requiring advanced analytical ability, independent judgment, creativity and problem solving skills. 
  • Develop reports, presentations, tables, graphs, correspondence and conduct light research using appropriate software. 
  • Works in teams or independently as needed and as relevant to complete work assignments and various tasks. 
  • Calendar scheduling/planning; coordinating and scheduling complex multi-leg and international travel arrangements. 
  • Communication Skills must be at a level to effectively interact with Merck executives and internal/external clients to maintain workflow. 
  • Coordinates special projects.


  • Required: High School Diploma 

  • Minimum of (5) years Administrative Assistant experience
  • Advanced computer skills using MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point etc.) and operation of other peripheral devices
  • Advanced knowledge and useage of Sharepoint teamspace.
  • Demonstrated experience scheduling and coordinating complex, multi-leg domestic and international travel
  • Experience processing Visa and Passport applications 
  • SAP experience: Expense Reports; Purchase Orders and Payment Requests; Vendor Add Forms
  • Professional communication skills

  • Minimum of (3) years Executive Administrative experience supporting executives (Associate Director, Director, Executive Director, VP or above)

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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