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Senior Consultant, Strategy Development APAC


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. 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.


Senior Consultant:  Strategy Development APAC

Reporting to the Senior Director of Strategy Development BioProcessing, the Senior Consultant will work across functions, incl marketing, R&D, and operations, to develop and support the execution of the BioProcessing strategy.

The Senior Consultant will work as an individual contributor, but in a highly collaborative manner, to identify growth drivers and challenges. She/he is able to develop data-driven approaches to deeply understand the market, competitive landscape, and customer needs of today and tomorrow and translate into actionable recommendation. It is critical to capture relevant trends and developments in APAC and translating them into the global context of the organization.

The successful candidate is comfortable with ambiguiety and able to articulate key findings to senior business leaders. She/he is able to naturally establish credibility, trust, and respect across the organization, both at a local and global level, to be seen as true thought partner. She/he needs to be able to appropriately balance multiple priorities and work against tight timelines. Given the high visibility to senior management, this role presents excellent career advancement opportunities.


Key Responsibilities

  • Support the strategy develop process within BioProcessing in close partnership with franchise owners
    • Identify market, industry, customer trends and translate into relevant insights for BioProcessing
    • Define and prioritize emerging growth opportunities and articulate strategic options for BioProcessing
    • Develop business plans for new initiatives, incl financial modeling
  • Partner with market intelligence, strategy integration and operationalization to ensure plans are grounded in facts and actionable
  • Act as partner to Business Development team to support M&A prioritization and target assessment
  • Lead/facilitate select strategic projects across functions and our Process Solutions business, using internal and external resources, including war-gaming, workshops
  • Establish strong relationships across Merck Life Science to ensure alignment with overall organization and understanding of our business


Education and Experience

  • B.A. or B.S. degree (or equivalent) in life science or engineering required
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative/scientific field (MBA, Masters or PhD) preferred
  • 3-5 years professional experience required
  • Management consulting experience required, ideally at a top tier firm
  • Experience in healthcare or life science a plus



  • Curious, sharp business acumen, superior analytic and communication skills; experience with financial statements a plus
  • Critical thinker and results-driven, but highly collabororative and able to lead without influence and build consensus across all levels of the organization
  • Strong project management, leadership, and facilitation skills, including experience with managing cross-function matrix teams
  • Highly self-motivated with demonstrated agility to multitask, manage time, handle uncertainty, and work under pressure with limited oversight
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Powerpoint and Excel required
  • Experience with digital analytics (e.g. Tableau) preferred
  • Ability to travel 20-30% including international trips, once it is again safe to do so
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, additional local language a plus


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!


Curious? Apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com


Job Requisition ID:  220421
Location:  Singapore
Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
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