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Merck & Co, Inc

Executive Director & Tumor Lead - Gastrointestinal & Hematological Malignancies, Global Medical Affairs Oncology ( MERCUSR177128ENUS)

Executive

Executive Director

Yearly

No

Kenilworth, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

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.

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 Medical Affairs team advances patient care by engaging in scientific exchange with external medical experts and industry professionals ensuring the scientific value of our products is realized. We engage and train internal employees to ensure that they thoroughly comprehend the science behind the medicine and review further unmet medical needs to bolster collaboration and further differentiate our portfolio.

The Executive Director & Tumor Lead - Gastrointestinal & Hematological Malignancies, Global Medical Affairs Oncology (EDMA) is accountable for the development and execution of scientific & medical affairs plans for GI & Hematological Malignancies. They lead a team of dedicated global and regional directors and associate directors. The EDMA engages with global scientific leaders and key decision makers. The EDMA partners with Product Development Team leaders and Global Brand leaders. They collaborate with the Center of Real-World Evidence (CORE), Policy and Market Access.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads the annual scientific & medical plan, in collaboration with the Global Director Scientific Affairs (GDSA), that guides scientific exchange (input and output) of all Global Medical and Scientific Affairs (GMSA) staff globally

  • Co-leads, with the GDSA, the Scientific Medical and Research Teams to realize scientific value creation through responsive scientific leader interactions, a unified scientific/medical understanding and viewpoint, and aligned scientific exchange execution

  • Partners with the Product Development Team, Global Brand and Center of Real-World Evidence leads to define clinical development plans and brand strategies for assigned TAs

  • Provides a solid understanding of how countries’ medical systems and standards of care need to change to accept new innovation, how to introduce the new innovation and how to implement and maintain its use

  • Leads the team in consolidating actionable medical insights from countries and regions to inform company decisions

  • Leads the team in engagement with international scientific leaders and other key stakeholders (therapeutic guideline committees, payers, public groups, government officials, medical societies) about Our Company’s emerging science

  • Ensures all scientific exchange for Hematological Malignancies are aligned with a single global scientific communications platform

  • Drives global, regional and key country expert input events (advisory boards and expert input forums) to answer Our Company’s questions about how to develop and implement new medicines or vaccines

  • Ensures team contributes as relevant members to the Product Development sub-teams (Value Evidence, Clinical, Commercial, Publications and Label teams)

  • Aligns medical plans and activities with Global Human Health (commercial) leaders

  • Organizes regular management reviews of the team’s activities and progress

  • Drives global and regional symposia and educational meetings

  • Supports Center of Real-World Evidence (CORE) data generation and coordinates local data generation studies with CORE

  • Supports the Investigator-Initiated Study program

  • Leads talent review process and demonstrates follow-through on Development Plans for Key Talent

  • Creates action plans to ensure healthy succession pools for leadership positions within the teams and in GMSA

Education:

  • M.D., Ph.D., DDS/DMD or Pharm.D. (M.D. preferred) and recognized medical expertise

Required Skills & Experience:

  • GI and Hematological Malignancies specialization and recognized scientific expertise

  • At least 5 years global or US medical affairs or clinical development experience with proven track record of contribution to medical or clinical development strategies

  • Strong prioritization and decision-making skills with the ability to understand how decisions fit into the broader context of corporate strategies

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, mentor, manage and provide clear, unambiguous expectations and priorities for the teams

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with and influence partners across divisions in a matrix environment

  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication skills (written and oral) in addition to results-oriented project management skills

Desire to contribute to an environment of belonging, engagement, equity, and empowerment by:

  • Working to transform the environment, culture, and business landscape

  • Leveraging diversity and inclusion to increase competitive advantage, per global diversity and inclusion strategy

  • Ensuring accountability to drive an inclusive culture

  • Strengthening the foundational elements of diversity

  • Consistent adherence to field and corporate policies and Global Medical Scientific Affairs (GMSA) strategy, including field standard operating procedures (SOPs), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines, and administrative/operational responsibilities

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Extensive experience in medical affairs or clinical development

  • Customer expertise, especially of scientific leadership and other key stakeholders (payers, public groups, government officials, medical professional organizations) in the assigned therapeutic area

  • Proven ability to effectively influence company life cycle management and data generation

  • Understanding of resourcing and budgeting

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., Kenilworth, 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

Domestic

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Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID:R177128