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Merck & Co, Inc

Executive Director, Global Marketing Oncology, Prostate Cancer


Executive Director


Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

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.

We are currently recruiting for an Executive Director – Prostate Cancer, within Global Oncology Marketing. The position will report to the Associate Vice President, Commercial Lead (GU Cancers). This newly created position will serve as the Prostate Cancer disease/ asset marketing leader and partner with the internal Alliance teams to jointly develop the clinical, scientific and commercial strategies for developmental assets.

Key responsibilities include setting a clear portfolio vision (near-, mid- and long-term), identifying strategic opportunities and/or gaps from a patient unmet need, clinical and commercial perspective and influencing the Product Development Team (PDT)/ broader organization accordingly. In addition, the leader would provide sound strategic input and support for other assets (pipeline or as part of horizon/BD assessment) which touch the Prostate Cancer space.

This role is an exciting opportunity to help advance patient care and have a material impact on fulfilling the company's oncology vision and unlocking the full value of its future portfolio. This position will require outstanding leadership in strategy and brand development, as well as strong cross functional team collaboration, influence and connectivity with Research and Development and the PDTs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establish enterprise vision, goals and strategic direction for the disease and assets as a whole

  • Serve as commercial lead on the Prostate Cancer Product Development Team (PDT), and interfacing with other key functions as appropriate; bring a strong voice of the customer and business into the Late Drug Review Committee (LDRC), study prioritization process and other governance forums to optimize the relevance and impact of future disease and asset investments

  • Lead cross-functional team efforts to develop the disease and asset short-, mid- and long-term strategic priorities, Go-To-Market (GTM) approach and roadmap for success; this will require close partnership with Research & Development (R&D), Market Access & Pricing, Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR), Medical Affairs and other key stakeholder groups across Global, International and Country

  • Excellence in launch readiness and execution across indications; strong collaboration, partnership and effective/efficient Ways of Working (WoW) with Alliance partners where applicable

  • Collaborate with Global Brand Strategy (GBS), Global Market Research and other stakeholder groups to develop key promotional deliverables including concepts, branding, messaging, regimen and portfolio positioning, and other launch tactics/ resources

  • Scientific strategy development and execution to support the asset and disease strategy (e.g., Congress Planning, Inform Scientific Platform development and Medical Education programs)

  • Lead role in Scientific Leader Engagement (SLE) and partnership with Global Medical Affairs to solicit key SL insights at appropriate forums such as Ad Boards/Expert Input Forums to shape ongoing plans

  • Support creation and implementation of internal/external communications for the asset

  • Monitor and evaluate the competitive threat from other relevant assets on the horizon, and develop offensive and/or defensive counter-strategies as appropriate

  • The role will be responsible for leading a team of two direct reports (with potential to expand over time) and therefore experience in growing and developing people/talent will be important


  • Required: Bachelor's Degree

  • Preferred: Advanced Degree

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Proven track record with a minimum 10+ years combined marketing, sales, market access & pricing, commercial planning or related experiences in pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries

  • Understanding of Oncology healthcare market dynamics around innovation, access, commercialization and capabilities

  • Experience leading strategy development and implementation

  • Strong business acumen and ability to drive forward large-scale initiatives across multiple functions with broad enterprise impact

  • Strong collaboration skills, both within commercial teams and cross divisional teams

  • Ability to clearly articulate messages/ information across the enterprise and to leadership

  • Ability to work within complex organizations and markets and leading sub-teams and influencing without authority

  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex data, information and analytics to formulate sound and well-thought through forecast and other planning assumptions to support commercial assessments and evaluations as needed

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Global Marketing and/or Oncology marketing experience

  • Demonstrated leadership in the development of brand strategy, brand positioning and launching new products or indications

  • Experience providing commercial input on such activities as: target product profile development, global regulatory filing strategy, launch readiness reviews, organized customer interactions, market research, demand, revenue, and P&L forecasting, Business Development & Licensing (BD&L) activities, Product Development Team (PDT) and agency partner management

  • Work with finance and business planning to manage brand forecast and supply planning


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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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Expected salary range:

$235,280.00 - $370,400.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. For Washington State Jobs, a summary of benefits is listed here.

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Requisition ID:R270853