Sr. Specialist, Global Safety and Environment Systems and Assurance:

Kenilworth New Jersey
Requisition ID: ENV000551

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. 
Responsibilities of the Sr. Specialist, Global Safety and Environment Systems & Assurance include but are not limited to:
  • Collection and analysis of leading and lagging Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) metrics data to identify opportunities for improvement, reduce EHS risks and impacts, and assist management decision making relating to allocation of resources. Support the communication of these metrics throughout the organization.
  • Maintain and enhance EHS systems and processes to ensure compliance and risk control through computer based applications deployed globally. Work closely with site, corporate EHS professionals, and IT to ensure that systems are maintained and enhanced to support the needs of the business related to compliance assurance, action tracking, and metrics collection. Work with consultants and vendors as needed to enhance and maintain the systems needed by the business.
  • Based on EHS objectives and priorities, analyze historical EHS data for trends upon which annual global and divisional EHS metrics and goals for the company are based. Create and generate reports for Global Safety and the Environment (GSE) management to communicate results versus target and monitor data for emerging trends. Track performance to these targets using IT systems such as Enablon, Entropy, and Spotfire and provide data as needed for EHS Council. 
  • Assess and anticipate business needs for Enablon outputs. Design, develop and configure reports and queries in Enablon for GSE Leadership Team. 
  • Support the Environmental Data Collection process and roll-up of metrics for the Corporate Responsibility report. Support other external reporting requests such as PSG/PEG, Carbon Disclosure, etc. Review and analyze data with Centers of Excellence (subject matter experts) to ensure accuracy of calculated results and reported data. 
  • Manage budget expectations of -3% / +1% per quarter 
  • Support various EHS Portfolio Projects through the development of reports and configuration of Enablon and Spotfire. 
  • Work with IT and Portfolio Project team to execute the transition to Enablon from Entropy to ensure continuity of business processes with minimal disruption to the business. Provide technical support and business/system knowledge to guide future enhancements to Enablon. 
  • Monthly reporting and roll up of leading and lagging metrics into Spotfire and other reports from Enablon and Entropy to support the needs of Regional and Business support leads in their efforts to communicate performance vs. objectives to management in a timely manner. 
  • Manage the administration of Entropy and Enablon to ensure access and usability. Monitor system usage through reports and metrics to ensure a high level of data integrity. 
  • Provide training and guidance to users of EHS IT systems such as Enablon, Entropy, and Spotfire. 
  • Manage the process to ensure monthly headcount is calculated using Access database and loaded into Enablon.  

Education Minimum Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university

Required Experience and Skills: 

  • Minimum of five years' experience in an EHS or IT-related role
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills 
  • Initiative, self-starter 
  • Learning agility 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)

Preferred Experience and Skills: 

  • Experience managing a database and/or website design/development experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in an environmental or safety related technical discipline (preferred)  
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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