• The Merck manufacturing Leadership Development Program


    The Merck Manufacturing Leadership Development Program (MMLDP) is an entry-level manufacturing and leadership development program designed to develop emerging talent for critical positions of increasing responsibility within the Merck Manufacturing Division (MMD), the arm of our company devoted to formulating, packaging and distributing Merck products.

    Each successful candidate will have three, one-year rotations aligned to a technical, operations or business focus. Following the program, LDP members apply to jobs in MMD to continue their careers in manufacturing.

    MMLDP: What to Expect

    • Members are placed in rotations that represent key business priorities to foster their development
    • A learning and development plan helps to supplement the rotational experience
    • A mentoring program is provided at three levels to coach each LDP member in career and leadership development
    • Bi-annual program meetings and a cohort project facilitate a tight-knit network
    • All MMLDP members receive a competitive salary and access to the full benefits programs offered by Merck
    • One-year international assignments as well as international travel within domestic assignments are offered as the program experience includes MMD network sites across the globe

    MMLDP Memories

    Want to know what the MMLDP is like? Program alumni share their experiences.

    How to Apply:

    Successful candidates are new college graduates with a B.S. or M.S. in key STEM or supply chain majors, with a focus on biopharmaceutical.

    They will be selected through a rigorous assessment process to evaluate academic understanding in their fields as well as demonstrated leadership and leadership potential. We accept applications in the early fall; check back here for more information.

    “MMLDP is a key element of our Divisional Strategy Office — we are committed to building upon the long legacy of program success, while we truly ‘manufacture the future’ of talent.”

    Jennifer Finnegan McCafferty, vice president MMD Divisional Strategy MMLDP Executive Sponsor

    “The MMLDP allows participants to build their functional expertise as they develop their leadership skills resulting in well-rounded manufacturing leaders of the future.”

    Kelly L. Woltornist, global program director MMD New Talent Development

    “The members of MMLDP continually impress me with their passion, desire to learn, and ability to contribute high business impact in a short period of time. The opportunities the program provides encourages and supports this career launch and continues to grow with each new class.”

    Mansi Raythatha, associate director North America and Europe Program Manager

    More About Merck Manufacturing Division

    At MMD, we manufacture, package and distribute Merck products to more than 140 markets around the world. Our facilities, suppliers and partners comprise a global manufacturing network that is committed to delivering medicines and vaccines to customers and patients.