Senior Manager Strategy Connected Lab (all genders)

Posted 28 Aug 2020

Darmstadt, Hesse - Germany

Req Id 209688


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

The „Connected Lab“ team in Merck Life Science has set out to build a presence in the lab informatics market. We help our customers run their labs in the most efficient, compliant and safe way, and we help scientist focus on their science by automating cumbersome admin and data management tasks. Some beachheads have already been established successfully (LANEXO, BSSN Software, BrightLab), and we have an aspirational growth path ahead of us. The Senior Manager Strategy will work with our leadership team to shape this journey.


Your Role:

You will analyze the lab informatics market and identify business opportunities for Connected Lab. You will work with our Franchise Heads to explore how we can benefit from these opportunities (product roadmaps, business models, business cases) and work with the Head of Connected Lab to portrait and prioritize adjacent business opportunities. Also, you will work with our execution teams (engineering, commercial marketing, operations) to help build their agenda and oversee major implementation projects. Finally, you will work with the entire team to establish and track a holistic business scorecard and help inform executive management about the health of our business.


Who you are:

  • Degree in natural science, informatics or business
  • Proven skill set of a strategist (3+ years in a strategy or consulting role)
  • Familiar with the laboratory market and lab informatics in particular
  • Highly structured and self-motivated, strong affinity to numbers. Quality is a non-negotiable for you.
  • Team player with superior listening skills and the courage to ask challenging questions
  • Fluent in English, German is appreciated

What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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