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Merck & Co, Inc

Organon - Director, Compliance & Business Counseling ( MERCUSR94229ENUS)

Business Development




New Jersey, United States

Job Description

The Director, Global Business Counseling and Support -- (GBC) will support the goal of the Ethics and Compliance Organization to be a "partner in doing the right thing – all the time." The GBC will be responsible for compliance support for the NewCo business, primarily focusing on marketing and sales issues as well as medical affairs, but also supporting other functions as needed. The GBC will pro-actively support client teams in the effective execution of compliant business practices by partnering with them in setting and consulting on policies, providing training and best practices, promoting compliant behaviors, raising issues, and supporting corrective action.

Examples of responsibilities and duties of the position include:

  • End-to-end compliance support to marketing and sales personnel and medical affairs personnel

  • Understanding the business needs, strategic objectives, and operational practices of the client organizations Member of business leadership teams as assigned

  • Provide launch support for marketing and sales teams

  • Oversight and monitoring planning and support

  • Audit support

  • Assigned points for certain Ethics and Compliance-owned policies

  • Cross-functional team support as assigned

  • Having subject matter expertise in the relevant guidance, policies, codes, and regulations, as well as in their applications to the business—including familiarity with at least some of the following: the U.S. anti-kickback statute, State gift laws, fundamentals of U.S. pharmaceutical product promotion regulation, the PhRMA Code on Interactions with HCPs and similar matters.

  • Applying this expertise in advising and counseling clients on new issues, answering routine questions regarding policy, and assisting in the assessment and implementation of new activities

  • Assisting in the development and communication of compliance objectives and initiatives to US business stakeholders

  • Maintaining full line-of-sight (from strategic intent through tactical execution) when supporting line management in the development of new or refined guidance to ensure that they are relevant, appropriate, and implementable. Steps include gathering input, authoring, circulating drafts, gaining necessary approvals, developing communications plans, and integrating the guidance into new or existing training.

  • Utilizing brand knowledge, review materials as part of the Promotion Review Team

  • Providing proactive identification of compliance risks and gaps and leading the development of solutions

  • Developing strong working relationships with key stakeholders in business partner areas, and throughout the compliance organization and legal organization


  • BA/BS required; advanced degree in business, marketing, law, audit or public policy preferred


  • High degree of ethics and integrity

  • 10+ years business experience (5+ years pharmaceutical industry preferred)

  • Self-motivated and proactive

  • Familiarity with sales or marketing organizations and activities, as well as medical affairs organizations and activities

  • Experience with the development or execution of written policies, guidance, laws, rules or regulations or other significant drafting or writing experience

  • Training or presentation experience in individual or group situations

  • Experience/comfort working with senior managers, and Legal organizations

  • Ability to influence and exercise good judgment

  • Ability to apply knowledge to real world situations

  • Ability to translate and communicate complex concepts clearly

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize activity in alignment with business goals

  • Strong judgment and decision-making skills regarding compliance related topics

  • Strong written and oral communications skills


Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.


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Requisition ID:R94229