Dedicated to human progress, our passion for science and technology is what drives our more than 62,000 employees across 66 countries to find solutions to some of today’s toughest challenges and create more sustainable ways to live in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics.
Across the world, we have lived out our urge to explore with enthusiasm to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, over cutting-edge tools & services helping to deliver breakthroughs more quickly, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions.
Thanks to the constant curiosity of our employees, we are making discoveries that change the landscape of entire industries. For more than 350 years, we’ve been pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and we’ll continue to do so in the years to come.
Merck Inhouse Consulting
As the company’s internal consultancy since 2001, we drive projects across all our business sectors, ranging from Healthcare to Life Science, Electronics, and Group Functions. Our more than 70 highly qualified colleagues from external consultancies, major industry players, and top academic institutions advise our business functions on the successful design and implementation of global strategy as well as business optimization to enable growth. We are truly an interdisciplinary, international, and diverse team based at our HQ in Darmstadt, in the Greater Boston Area (USA) as well as in Singapore and Shanghai.
What we do:
Driven by our passion for consulting, we work closely with internal clients at the senior management level across all our business units and selected global group functions. We offer a wide range of local, regional, and global cross-functional, as well as operational projects to solve the company’s major business challenges.
Typically, our team members conduct two projects in parallel and those projects usually last for approx. 3-4 months. The team is composed of experienced Consultants, Graduates/Associates and Interns, and size ranges between 2-4 Inhouse Consulting colleagues.
Combining both, people development and consulting excellence, we contribute to the company’s success and will accelerate your career as a future leader in our company!
Our value proposition brings our mandate of talent development and business consulting to life. We offer:
- Empowerment: You have full responsibility for your projects from proposal development to steering committee presentations, and project closure. Project assignments are matched with your individual development goals and reflect your level of seniority. You will be able to directly experience the impact your work has on our business serving customers and patients worldwide.
- Career development: Your delivery in intellectually challenging consulting projects leads to high visibility in the business sectors and allows you to build a deep internal network that will not only ensure transparency about the impact of your work on the company but, most importantly, enables your successful transition into a management role within our company.
- Flexibility of work: You will enjoy our high-impact culture, with a focus on effectiveness and with less business travel compared to external consulting, promoting flexible and sustainable working. Moreover, we run a hybrid workplace approach with a healthy mix of remote work and office presence.
Who are we looking for:
At Merck Inhouse Consulting, we are always on the lookout for top talent with curious minds, a proactive and structured work attitude, and a passion for the Merck businesses to join our team. You can start with us at different points in your career:
- Experienced Consultants that already have several years of experience working with one of the top management consultancies and industry-related experience in pharma, life sciences, or electronics
- Recent Graduates with excellent university degree in natural sciences, engineering, or business and first professional experience through secondary qualifications or internships in the business/consulting, complementing the university education
- Current students with excellent academic achievements and first work experience through relevant internships
We are targeting candidates with different experience levels ranging from interns, participants of our Global Graduate Program up to experienced Consulting professionals.
As member of diverse project teams, you will work on projects in the area of strategy development, commercial excellence, and/or operations optimization. You will support projects across the full life cycle from design to implementation.
After usually 2-4 years within Inhouse Consulting, during which you have built a strong internal network, you are well-positioned to take on exciting management roles within the Merck Group. Former Inhouse Consultants hold important positions across functional areas and business units, such as Director of New Product Planning in Healthcare, Head of Global Projects in Life Sciences, or Head of Business Development in Electronics.
Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Our pursuit: Progress for people everywhere, and this for meanwhile 350 years. That’s why we take a closer look at things, ask questions and think ahead. Curiosity is our driving force to find answers to the most pressing questions of the future.
With almost 53,000 employees in 66 countries we are working on breakthrough solutions and technologies to facilitate life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions.
Merck Inhouse Consulting (IC)
Merck Inhouse Consulting is the internal management consultancy of the Merck Group with offices in Darmstadt, Boston, Singapore & Shanghai. Since our foundation in 2001 we have been actively promoting change within the company, developed talents for future leadership positions and thus actively contributed to the company’s long-term success.
Set up globally, our Inhouse Consulting team forms a truly interdisciplinary, international, diverse and multicultural team. Our consultants have gathered several years of work experience in external top management consultancies and major players across the pharmaceutical, chemical and life science industry.
What we do:
We consult our internal clients on all management levels globally up to the Executive Board, and across all our business units (Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials) and global group functions (e.g. Procurement, HR, Finance). Our project portfolio is as diverse as our team: We offer consulting services for projects in the area of strategy development, process optimization, organizational development as well as project and change management. Our projects span all functional areas such as marketing & sales, innovation and digitalization, R&D and operations incl. supply chain management. Usually set up in small project teams, we work very closely with our internal clients and stay in touch with them even after the project has been completed.
We put high emphasis on people development and coaching of our junior colleagues. Developing our team members for management roles in our company is a central focus of Inhouse Consulting and goes hand in hand with our function as management consultancy.
Who are we looking for:
Throughout the year we are looking for consultants with an excellent natural, business or engineering sciences degree as well as several years of work experience within one of the top management consultancies. Consultants who are willing to join us should be passionate about leading complex projects and be able to develop creative solutions for challenging business problems together as a team.
University graduates without work experience are expected to have a double degree in a natural and a business science and are distinguished by outstanding academic achievements. They have already collected first practical experiences within the industry or consulting. Moreover, they are able to understand complex circumstances and to demonstrate approaches for appropriate solutions.
Diversified projects which are lasting several months will allow new consultants to get deep and fast insights into various business units and functions. After having worked for Inhouse Consulting for some years, this offers the opportunity to take over interesting positions within the Merck Group and to become part of our strong Alumni network.
Former Inhouse Consultants have taken over important positions in all functional areas and business units, such as Head of Group Strategy & CEO Office, Heads of Global Business Fields (e.g. Fertility or Functional Solutions) or Head of Merck China Office.
The high takeover ratio within the Group is the result of the double mandate for Inhouse Consulting formulated by the Executive Board, which is to provide high-class consulting services for the Merck Group as well as to specifically develop talents for future leadership positions at Merck.