We are seeking energetic, forward thinking professional to join
the Decommission, Retire and Archive Center of Excellence as the
Retirement Functional Team Lead.
This person will lead teams across several functional areas to
manage the demand into the retirement factory, and will include
partnering with an Engagement Lead to ensure proper legacy system
characteristics are gathered and assessed to prioritize demand.
Once the demand has been properly characterized, this person will
manage the proper retirement of systems from requirements
gathering, any necessary archive and reporting design with work
instructions through to handing the underlying technology over to
the appropriate groups for reuse or final disposition.
Oversee multiple independent contract teams assigned to the
retirement and archival of functional groups of systems/assets.
These groups will be responsible for the following activities:
+ Gather requirements to properly retire systems and document in
a retirement plan including any necessary testing.
+ If necessary, lead the business analyst functions for archive
design and liaise with archivists to create an archive design plan
+ Ensure that all archive and retire activities are executed and
underlying technology is returned to the appropriate functions for
reuse or final disposition. Document all of these activities in a
retirement summary report.
Partner with the Engagement Lead in assessing candidate programs
prepare for retirement:
+ Work with portfolio/project teams to assess optimal strategy
for minimizing Total Cost of Ownership in retiring existing
+ Along with Divisional Information Technology (IT) and
Application Management Services (AMS) teams plan decommissioning
activities to accelerate savings opportunities
+ Contribute to policies and procedures
+ Contribute to the maintenance and improvement of applicable
decommission, retire and archive policies, procedures and work
instructions as part of the subject matter expert team
+ Support the Information Asset Management team
+ Assist in harvesting and compiling metadata related to
candidate assets to ensure that the asset can be cataloged and
managed throughout its data retention cycle
+ Demand Management and Planning
Along with Program Management Office (PMO) resources:
+ Build tools that aid in guiding prioritization decisions
+ Analyze demand volume and retirement factory velocity to
inform departmental level staffing decisions including the
development of portfolio funding proposals
Along with the Engagement Lead:
+ Assemble legacy system characteristics
+ Perform and report relative priority assessments with
constructs governed by the PMO
+ Inform legacy system client team planning activities
+ Provide mentorship and leadership to team members
**Minimum Required Education**
+ Bachelors Degree or equivalent
**Required Skill Set**
+ 7+ years of experience in system implementation/operations,
with 3 years experience with major COTS or ERP class systems (e.g.
SAP or Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards).
+ Strong communications and teamwork skills.
+ project management and planning
+ leading global teams
+ system development lifecycle methodology
+ Experience operating as a primary business liaison for
requirements gathering and establishing priorities. Ability to
apply that experience to design cost-effective retirement and
archiving solutions for assets that meet our company's data
+ Experience with operation of systems in SaaS and IaaS
+ Experience archiving data in major archive systems and/or
operating those systems.
+ Experience with early stage data and system architecture,
design and engineering.
+ Experience working in regulated environments
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about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our
organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance,
Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration,
Facilities and Security.
**Who we are ...**
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA
in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more
than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward
medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging
diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of
research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the
prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and
animals around the world.
**What we look for ...**
In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want
to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling
breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage
you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and
diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue
**Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives** while **Inspiring Your
Career Growth** .
Invent. Impact. Inspire.
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**Requisition ID:** R102505