Sonia Ng

Senior Consultant Inhouse Consulting – Singapore Office, Merck

My Job as Inhouse Consultant:

As an Inhouse Consultant, I consult and collaborate with my Merck colleagues to tackle some of their biggest and highest priority challenges. My job is to help them solve problems, brainstorm ideas and get them to be implementation-ready.

My daily challenges:

I’m usually working on 2-3 projects plus other internal tasks (e.g., business development) in parallel. Another important aspect of my daily business is coaching younger Consultants and Graduates (part of our GoGlobal Graduate Program) that work together with me on the projects. This usually requires the ability to multi-task, adaptability and agility to shift your thinking from one topic to another quickly. It demands a high level of energy and is both challenging and exciting.

Why I like to work as Inhouse Consultant:

I chose to work as an Inhouse Consultant because it was a natural transition from external consulting into the industry. I was curious about the company and its three businesses. The clients and project topics are very diverse: In the past two years, I’ve had the opportunity to deliver a global Merck project on sustainability, a people strategy for APAC healthcare, as well as a growth strategy for the Japan life science business.

What I like most about being an Inhouse Consultant:

The best parts of my job are: Its close proximity to my clients (in this case, also colleagues at Merck); the opportunity to collaborate with other like-minded consultants from various countries; and to be able to make an impact on the business, customers and patients.

My life before joining the Inhouse Consultancy:

My academic background was in biomedical engineering and healthcare administration. Previously, I worked in external consulting for clients in healthcare, life sciences and the public sector across Canada and APAC countries.

What I like to do in my spare time:

I like to travel, play sports (e.g., tennis, volleyball) and spend time with family and friends.