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A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.  


Inhouse Consulting is the internal management consulting department supporting the global businesses of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Over the past 20 years, our team have developed and implemented local and global strategies for senior executives across all our business sectors: Healthcare (EMD Serono), Life Science (MilliporeSigma) and Electronics (EMD Electronics). Our US offices are in the Greater Boston Area (Burlington and Rockland), while our Global Headquarters are located in Darmstadt, Germany, and our offices in Singapore and Shanghai serve clients in Asia Pacific.


Your Role:

Ideal candidates for the Global Graduate Program are recent MBA/PhD/Masters graduates who enjoy working on teams and have a global mindset. During the 24-month rotational program, Associates will experience a mix of strategic management consulting projects as well as functional rotations in the pharmaceutical, life science and electronics industries.


Year 1: Build core competencies with on-the-job training through a wide variety of local, regional, and global projects with consultants and senior business leaders across our global businesses


Year 2: Immerse in the businesses through 3-4 functional rotations of your choice across our businesses: Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Additionally, you have the opportunity to spend one of the rotations abroad in another geography


Year 3+: Following successful completion, transition to the industry and function of choice to continue your development as a future leader within the organization


Throughout the program, Associates will also participate in targeted professional trainings and our internal coaching curriculum to continuously improve their technical expertise (e.g., industry and function-specific, problem solving), business acumen (e.g., strategy, finance, management) and soft skills (e.g., communication, teamwork).


Who you are:


Minimum qualifications: 

  • MBAs or Master’s degree/PhD in business, science, or engineering
  • 6+ months minimum of work experience


Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in business/industry through coursework, professional experience, extracurriculars, or internships
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Proactive and self-motivated mindset
  • Outstanding communication and team-working skills
  • Excellent verbal and written English (additional language(s) a plus)
  • Mastery of MS Office (especially Excel and PowerPoint)


Applicants should be prepared for behavioral and consulting case interviews

  • Earliest and Latest graduation dates accepted to program: 2021 through 2022
  • Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis and have US work experience


Target Start Date: June or later in 2022


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.