Senior Specialist, Talent Assessment (REMOTE)

Merck Remote
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November 9, 2022
Tampa, FL

Job Description

Our company 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 our company has codified its 130-year legacy. Our success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

The Senior Specialist, Talent Assessment is an important member of the Global Talent and Leadership team and will play a key role in shaping our talent strategy and developing solutions that unleash the full potential of our workforce. This person will leverage their expertise in talent assessment to support organizational initiatives related to employee selection, talent development, coaching, team effectiveness, succession planning, performance management, learning, and more. They will own the organization's portfolio of development assessments and partner broadly with internal and external stakeholders to design evidence-based, employee-centered, leading-edge assessment solutions to drive employee development.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and enhance our company's portfolio of assessments for employee selection, development, talent management, and coaching.

  • Maintain knowledge, network, and expertise in talent assessment.

  • Act as an internal consultant to partners in HR and the business to help integrate assessments into their talent strategies.

  • Manage key relationships with external assessment partners.

  • Proactively identify leading-edge assessment practices to elevate our company's talent management solutions.

  • Lead research initiatives to validate and demonstrate ROI of our assessment tools and processes; leverage assessment data to garner organizational insights related to our workforce.

  • Build the capability of HR colleagues and the business to use assessments as part of their talent strategies according to evidence-based best practices.


  • Master's degree or PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology


  • Technical expertise and industry experience in talent assessment

  • Exceptional collaboration skills to partner effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders

  • Agility to independently navigate complex, global business structures

  • Innovative and creative thinking to develop new solutions and tackle complex challenges

  • Results orientation and ability to prioritize in order to deliver outcomes that have the greatest impact on our employees and organization

  • Ability to manage and lead large projects

  • Comfort with presenting technical information in a manner that engages and persuades non-technical audiences

  • Integrity, ethics, and discretion in handling sensitive information

Our Human Health Division maintains a "patient first, profits later" ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide.

Who we are ...

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, 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 ...

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.


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.

For positions located in the United States and Puerto Rico - Subject to applicable law, all new hires (including internal transfers) must demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement. New hires (including internal transfers) to a position that, as determined by the Company, requires routine collaboration with external stakeholders (such as roles in health services or customer-facing commercial or research-based roles) ("Customer-Facing Role") who are not vaccinated must qualify for a medical or religious exemption and be in a position that the Company determines can accommodate unvaccinated employees without causing an undue burden to business operations. If, following dialog with the candidate as appropriate, it is determined that the candidate either a) does not qualify for a religious or medical exemption or, b) for candidates applying for Customer-Facing roles, it is determined that allowing the candidate to work without vaccination would cause an undue burden to the Company, the candidate will be ineligible for hire or transfer, or any offer of employment or transfer (if applicable) will be revoked. Please note that notwithstanding the approval of any reasonable accommodation, the Company reserves the right to monitor, modify, or revoke any such accommodation if it is determined, following dialog with the employee, that the accommodation is no longer effective or results in an undue burden to the Company.

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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.

Under New York City law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate's relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$87,800.00 - $149,100.00

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, 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.

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