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Merck Organon - Associate Director, Industrial Cyber Security (ICS) in Pierre, South Dakota

Job Description

The Associate Director, ICS Security Business Technology (BT) will report directly to the Executive Director of Manufacturing Operations within Business Technology and will be a key member of the Organon Manufacturing Operations Business Technology leadership team.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the technical standards and design of the shop floor security architecture for manufacturing environments globally.

  • Collaborating actively with Organon Manufacturing and Supply (OMS) Business, BT, Business Technology Risk Management and Security (BTRMS) and site teams to promote shop floor cyber security best practices.

  • Consulting on cyber security solutions across the enterprise manufacturing site network.

  • Staying current with ICS architecture and industrial systems best practices.

  • Working closely with the Manufacturing business and BT stakeholders to understand needs and make recommendations to improve the security posture on the Shop Floor.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment requiring highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Delivering solutions based on identifying business needs and budgets.

Required Experience & Skills:

  • 8-10 years experience with minimum 5 years of ICS/OT/IOT operation experience or equivalent experience in a highly restricted control network.

  • Certification or several years practical experience related to ICS vendor products.

  • If not already certified, willing to obtain a security certification within 1 year in role. Examples: CISSP, GICSP, GRID, CISM.

  • Proven leadership ability to manage multiple, competing initiatives including experience leading agile product teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and define business problems and identify appropriate technology product solutions.

  • Pragmatic, empowering and motivational people leader without micromanaging approach; Able to identify areas to improve team velocity across BT product lines.

  • Strong track-record of developing and maintaining relationships with business leaders and technology solution partners: managing communications, presenting clear and concise solutions options/risks/needs.

  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills exhibited by successful performance in leadership and team role.

  • Experience working with innovative experiments, specifically contributing to idea generation, idea incubation, and/or experimentation.

  • Leadership experience in information management and/or digital initiatives with an R&D organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to understands business value drivers, workflow reengineering, design thinking, and digital product management.

  • Experience working with cloud capabilities and software as a service (SaaS).

  • Able to live and model Organon values: Be real, Own it, Rise together, We all belong, Bring your fire, Keep moving.

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Experience with the interpretation and application of IT / OT / IOT security policies.

  • Experience working with global business teams to architect security solutions to support the business operational risks.

  • Exposure to Network Information Security, Information Security Compliance, Project Management, PCI, Industrial Control Systems (ICS), NIST 800-53, 800-82, 800-8183.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in engineering degree or comparable engineering/ information technology experience.

Who we are …

Organon delivers ingenious health solutions that enable people to live their best lives. We are a $6.5 billion global healthcare company focused on making a world of difference for women, their families and the communities they care for. We have an important portfolio and are growing it by investing in the unmet needs of Women’s Health, expanding access to leading biosimilars and touching lives with a diverse and trusted portfolio of health solutions.

Our Vision is clear: A better and healthier every day for every woman.

At launch, we will be more than 10,000 Founders strong, ready to rise together as we make a difference in a new way. As Founders, employees will create their future and will help shape the direction of Organon and its impact on the world. Our culture reflects our passion for those we champion.

At Organon, we all belong. We embrace diversity and give it a voice. Our commitment to supporting women is reflected in the make-up of our leadership team, which is majority female and our diversity of experience is core to who we are and what we are designed to do.


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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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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.

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No relocation

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Flex Time, Remote Work, Telecommuting


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Requisition ID: R111469