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Merck & Co, Inc

Associate Director, Global Regulatory Affairs Advertising and Promotion

Advertising and Public Relations

Account Director

No

North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

The Associate Director within Advertising and Promotion reports to the Director/Senior Director and is responsible for the review and approval of all US promotional materials and submission of such materials to FDA at time of dissemination for assigned brands. As a member of the Promotion Review Team (PRT), works collaboratively with the Legal and Medical review team, Compliance, and Commercial colleagues to ensure that promotional practices are consistent with regulatory guidelines, company policies, and support business objectives.

Key Functions

  • Work Independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion

  • Proposes creative regulatory strategy and solutions to challenging promotional concepts that meet business objectives and minimize regulatory risk

  • Prepares submissions for advisory comments by FDA and negotiates directly with FDA any changes requested

  • Functions as our company's point of contact in written and verbal communications with FDA on issues related to advertising and promotional materials

  • Maintain a productive relationship with FDA to help ensure successful and timely review of advisory submissions and effective resolution of regulatory actions

  • Provides regulatory, policy and standards consultation in the development and implementation of US marketing strategy and promotional programs

  • Support the US business Teams, including relevant stakeholders, by participating in strategy discussions and extended team meetings and providing regulatory guidance and perspective on marketing strategies and promotion objectives and tactics

  • Provide promotional regulatory input on concepts and draft materials to help assure promotional materials satisfy U.S. promotional regulations, corporate standards and policies and business objectives

  • Develop and implement effective strategies for FDA promotional submissions | Prepare submissions of press releases and promotional materials for FDA review and comment | Manage the development of correspondence with FDA and the interpretation of FDA advisory comments

  • Maintain current awareness of evolving FDA regulations and interpretations, FDA advisory letters, enforcement letters and policy issues affecting the pharmaceutical/biologics industry. Communicate significant changes in FDA perspective to relevant stakeholders

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science

Required

  • Five years in pharmaceutical/biologics industry supporting the promotional review process

  • Direct experience with FDA regulations relating to advertising and promotion for prescription products and/or product development process, including labeling development process

  • Expansive understanding of the process of pharmaceutical promotional development and review process

  • Principled verbal and written communication skills

  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to demonstrate strategic and analytic thinking

  • Demonstrate an ability to negotiate and influence others effectively

  • Action oriented with strong cross-functional collaboration skills

Strategic Summary:

Our Regulatory Affairs team bring new medical advancements to the world by facilitating communications and procedures that allow swift, organized compliance partnering with external regulatory agencies. We are on the leading-edge of healthcare breakthroughs that help provide new, reliable, and compliant medical products, practices and solutions to the world.

We are seeking a Growth and Improvement minded Office of Promotion & Advertising Review Associate Director that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities.

  • Invent | Pursue the Most Promising Internal and External Science to Address Significant Unmet Medical Needs

  • Execute | Prioritize Resources Behind Our Key Growth Drivers (Oncology, Vaccines, Select Specialty Areas, Animal Health) While Optimizing Our Base Business)

  • Adapt | Develop Our People, Culture and Business Model to Evolve with a Dynamic Landscape

  • Diverse Talent | We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment with supporting leadership behaviors because having a high-performing, engaged workforce is critical to our ability to deliver innovative solutions to patients and customers around the world

  • Values and Standards | Our Steadfast Commitment to Our Values and Standards will Continue to Guide Us as We Take on New Challenges and Will Always be Fundamental to Our Success – They are a Competitive Advantage for Us

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions. If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Remote Work

Shift:

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Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

7

Requisition ID:R199404