GCTO Project Management Office (PMO) Training Coordinator

at Merck in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Description

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, subject to applicable law.

The PMO Training Coordinator’s responsibilities include liaising between GCTO Project Managers and our Research Division Learning & Development representatives to identify training needs and mapping out detailed development plans for training solutions. The incumbent may be responsible for managing, designing, developing, coordinating and conducting training programs.

The ideal candidate has training experience in the pharmaceutical industry with significant time spent in clinical operations. Experience with different projects, like tactical job role training, management training and soft-skill development, is essential.

The individual must quickly adapt to varied subject matter as well as new subject matter experts, equipment and educational material requirements for each project. They will be expected to help brainstorm, design and manage engaging training solutions for our projects.

Primary responsibilities for the role include:

+ Serve as a primary liaison with our Research Division L&D to help GCTO project teams navigate the design and implementation of training solutions

+ Design and develop training programs (both outsourced and in-house) for GCTO initiatives (e.g., process improvements, new system implementations, etc.).

+ Help to devise appropriate training methods or activities (e.g., case studies, simulations, mentoring, or on-the-job training).

+ Support associated tracking and reporting activities (including deadlines, deliverables, resources, and timelines).

+ Conduct project-specific training needs assessments and identify skills or knowledge gaps that need to be addressed.

+ Use known education principles and stay up-to-date on new training methods and techniques.

+ Design and prepare educational aids and materials.

+ Assess instructional effectiveness and determine the impact of training on employee skills.

+ Gather feedback from trainers and trainees after each educational session.

+ Partner with internal stakeholders and liaise with L&D experts regarding instructional design approaches.

+ Ensure MyLearning curriculum assignments are appropriately updated and maintained.

+ Collaborate with GCTO PMO and our Research Division L&D to define and monitor training budgets.

+ Host train-the-trainer sessions for internal subject matter experts.

+ Research and recommend new training methods (like gamification).

+ Support cross-initiative change management efforts including, but not limited, to liaising with change agent networks, coordinating communications, and aligning training plans.


+ Bachelor’s Degree

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

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.


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Requisition ID: R139594

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Job Posting: JC192619287

Posted On: Sep 17, 2021

Updated On: Sep 25, 2021