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Retirement Functional Team Lead

Company: Merck
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

**Job Description**

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.

**Main Responsibilities**

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 document.

+ 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 systems

+ 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.

**Experience with**

+ 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 retention obligations.

**Preferred**

+ Experience with operation of systems in SaaS and IaaS environments.

+ 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

NSBE2021

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations 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.

**NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS**

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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**US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:**

Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here (https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/aCdfqL [survey.sogosurvey.com]) if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

**Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully**

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

**Employee Status:**

Regular

**Relocation:**

No relocation

**VISA Sponsorship:**

No

**Travel Requirements:**

10%

**Flexible Work Arrangements:**

Remote Work, Telecommuting

**Shift:**

1st - Day

**Valid Driving License:**

No

**Hazardous Material(s):**

**Number of Openings:**

1

**Requisition ID:** R102505

Keywords: Merck, Tallahassee , Retirement Functional Team Lead, Other , Tallahassee, Florida

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