Job was saved successfully.
Job was removed from Saved Jobs.

Job Details

Merck & Co, Inc

Director Global Oncology Marketing, Digital Diagnostics & Commercial Development, Precision Medicine ( MERCUSR186048ENUS)

Business Development




Kenilworth, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Attention NJ Applicants: In April 2020, our Company announced plans to consolidate our New Jersey campuses into a single New Jersey headquarters location in Rahway, NJ by 2023. Therefore, the NJ work location for this role will be temporarily based and the exact timing of the departmental move to Rahway, NJ will be communicated at a future date.

Our company’s Oncology organization is dedicated to delivering breakthrough innovations that extend and improve the lives of cancer patients worldwide. Our team of dauntless, forward-thinking individuals achieves this through an unwavering commitment to supporting accessibility to medicine, providing new therapeutic options, and collaborating with governments and payers to ensure that people who need medicines have access to them. At our company, our focus is on innovation and launch execution excellence; we translate breakthrough science into innovative medicines that help people with cancer across the globe.

Our Marketing team are passionate about bringing our medicines and vaccines to our customers around the world. Through digital listening and patient analytics, we are able to understand our customers’ needs and strive to provide solutions to meet them. Do you want to be part of a vibrant, fast moving, and agile team that works to ensure the right patients get the right treatment at the right time? Are you a seasoned marketer with experience and insights across both diagnostics and pharma? Then you could be our new Global Marketing Director of Digital Diagnostics & Commercial Development. We are currently recruiting for a Marketing Director, Digital Diagnostics & Commercial Dx Development, to lead & commercialize Digital Diagnostic tools, as well as leading the Commercial Dx Development.

The Marketing Director will be responsible for the long-term strategy and building of the portfolio of Commercial Digital Diagnostics, hereunder commercialization of Digital Pathology & Artificial Intelligence (DP&AI) based diagnostic tools & tests to support patient selection for oncology treatments. The role is further responsible for the commercial assessment, valuation and development of new Diagnostics partnerships as well as expanding existing Diagnostics partnership in alignment with the overall global commercial Precision Medicine strategy. Assessment of market opportunities and commercial capabilities of new potential Diagnostics partners, as well as life-cycle strategies is also part of the responsibilities. The Marketing Director work closely with Global Disease Leaders (GDLs) in Global Marketing, Our Company's Research Laboratories, Business Development & Licensing as well as Medical Affairs, Alliance Management, Legal, Procurement etc. The Marketing Director will also engage with diagnostics partners, pharma partners, and other external key stakeholders.

This Marketing Director position requires broad knowledge and experience within Diagnostics (DP&AI) and the mechanisms for market adoption and implementation. The position also requires solid understanding of Diagnostics deal valuation and construction within a broad range of diagnostic technologies, hereunder DP&AI, NGS, IHC, PCR, etc. The marketing Director is expected to possess good foresight of market trends and consequences, understand political and regulatory landscapes, be future oriented and able to articulate risk vs. benefit to create competitive, breakthrough diagnostic partnering strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and execution of commercial Digital Diagnostics strategy in alignment with Global Disease Leaders (GDLs) and the overall Precision Medicine strategy

  • Collaborate with Diagnostic Digital companies as well as Diagnostic companies to develop and commercialize Digital Diagnostic tools & tests, Life Cycle Management of tests & instruments etc.

  • Lead global business & commercial assessment activities including but not limited to partner & opportunity valuations, commercial due diligences, partner selection, negotiations etc.

  • Collaborate with pharma partners on commercialization strategy, diagnostic partner selection etc.

  • Work with internal cross-functional partners including Business Development & Licensing (BD&L), Our Company's Research Laboratories, Medical Affairs, Alliance Management, Procurement, Market Access, Finance, Market Research, Communications, Regulatory Affairs, Legal, etc. to deliver timely availability of diagnostic tests in the market

Key Leadership Competencies:
  • A dynamic leader with significant business acumen and demonstrated leadership in development of diagnostic strategies, collaboration with Digital & pharma partners, valuation of opportunities, negotiations, and entrepreneurship

  • Possesses inspirational personal leadership qualities that inspire trust, respect, credibility and confidence of peers, colleagues, and diagnostic & pharma partners

  • Proven ability to effectively lead teams through decision-making processes, hereunder due diligences taking in to account appropriate data analysis and critical information

  • Ability to drive and manage through organizational change and periods of ambiguity and with a willingness to challenge the status quo


Minimum required education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Master's degree strongly preferred

Required Experience and skills:

  • A minimum of 7 years of industry (Pharmaceutical and Diagnostics) experience, hereof at least 2 years of pharmaceutical (Rx) and 2 years of diagnostic (Dx) experience

  • Extensive experience in Diagnostics oncology marketing

  • Demonstrated commercial leadership in Diagnostics opportunity assessments/valuations, development of Diagnostics strategy, long & short-term business planning

  • Significant entrepreneurial, result oriented, analytical, problem solving, collaborative skills

  • Ability to manage agreed time/resources to deliver on goals in a highly paced and ever- changing diagnostic environment

  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building, collaboration and communication skills

  • 30% Travel, including some weekends

Our Human Health Division maintains a “patient first, profits later” ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide.


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.


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.

New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

Current Employees apply HERE

Current Contingent Workers apply HERE

US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

EEOC Poster

EEOC GINA Supplement​

OFCCP EEO Supplement

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully
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:




VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:


Flexible Work Arrangements:


Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:


Requisition ID:R186048