Ebru Uzun

Consultant, Merck Inhouse Consulting

My Job as Inhouse Consultant:

I joined Merck Inhouse Consulting in August 2016. My tasks evolve around project work, working on various internal tasks, such as taking care of the consultant development program, which comprises external trainings for our consultants.

My daily challenges:

Our team is performing projects with stakeholders from all three business sectors, Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials as well as more general Group Functions. We work on a wide array of projects ranging all the way from strategic initiatives down to operative process mapping.

Why I like to work as Inhouse Consultant:

Working as an Inhouse Consultant at Merck allows me to dive into different line functions and understand their challenges and businesses. I enjoy being part of the company and getting a chance to build a network all across Merck, preparing for a smooth transition into the company 3 – 4 years down the line.

What I like most about being an Inhouse Consultant:

IC has a broad network of alumni within Merck, who are very close to IC. I truly enjoy the familiar atmosphere of our closely knit community, which provides support beyond the time at IC. The collegial atmosphere at IC facilitates learning from both, more senior colleagues as well as from peers and fosters a nurturing working environment.

My life before joining the Inhouse Consultancy:

I studied at a private, international University in Germany for my BSc in Psychology and obtained my MSc in Clinical Neuroscience from UCL in London. Before joining Merck Inhouse Consulting, I worked for an external consulting company for several years in London, Paris and Cologne.

What I like to do in my spare time:

I play music in my spare time, it offers me a great way to unwind. Since I am traveling quite a bit for my job, I am not part of an ensemble, which practices regularly. I enjoy practicing by myself and going out for live music.