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Merck & Co, Inc

Senior Director, Publication Management Lead, General Medicine ( MERCUSR180522ENUS)

General

Director

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Rahway, 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.

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, this role will be temporarily based in a and exact timing of the departmental move to Rahway, NJ will be communicated at a future date.

The General Medicine Publication Management Lead in Global Scientific and Medical Publications (GSMP) provides management expertise and an in-depth understanding of publication strategy and management and of the overall drug development process. The position is responsible for leading a team of General Medicine (cardiovascular, endocrine, neuroscience, immunology, respiratory) global Publication Managers located in NJ and PA as they drive the comprehensive identification, planning, resourcing, execution, and tracking of activities that deliver high-quality scientific and medical publications to medical journals and scientific congresses worldwide.

The Lead is responsible for ensuring the overall publication strategy for the therapeutic area, overseeing and driving the development and implementation of comprehensive strategic plans as well as scientific communication platforms and lexicons. The Lead is responsible for making sure all writing is adequately resourced and provides guidance for overall budget forecasting for outsourced publication activities as well as for planning, resourcing, and risk management for medical communication agency projects. This position is a key contributor to the GSMP Leadership Team and reports to the Associate Vice President, GSMP.

The Senior Director, Publication Management Lead, is expected to:

  • Lead a high-performing team of global publication managers across the General Medicine therapeutic area to perform successfully in a matrix environment by guidance/mentoring of the team and collaborating across divisions

  • Provide direction and oversight for 4 direct reports, including managing and staffing workload, performance reviews, development, compliance, strategic planning and work/life balance

  • Ensure project data for General Medicine publications, including information used to maintain compliance and financial data for outsourced projects, are accurately reported in DataVision.

  • Direct, manage, and support publication management-related functions including scientific communication platform development, lexicon development, publication strategy development, publication plan implementation, publication review and submission for the General Medicine therapeutic area

  • Provide guidance on planning outsourced publication activities and supervision of medical communications agency providers to ensure efficiency to optimize agency partner output; assist with resolving issues that have been escalated to the Lead’s attention

  • Provide oversight and guidance in the development of publication charters with joint venture partners; collaborates with the Alliance Management group regarding publications provisions of partnership agreements; guide Publication Management decisions in all merger/acquisition and collaboration team activities.

  • Lead cross-functional General Medicine Publication Teams for a limited number of products or indications and drive the development of overarching publication strategies and comprehensive tactical plans as well as the execution of the plan deliverables.

Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 15 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, 10 years peer-reviewed publication management and 5 years people management experience, background in General Medicine (cardiovascular endocrine, neuroscience, immunology, respiratory) therapeutic area

  • Master’s degree plus 10 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, 8 years peer-reviewed publication management and 5 years people management experience, background in General Medicine (cardiovascular, endocrine, neuroscience, immunology, respiratory) therapeutic area

  • Doctorate degree plus 8 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, 6 years peer-reviewed publication management and 5 years people management experience, background in General Medicine (cardiovascular, endocrine, neuroscience, immunology, respiratory) therapeutic area

Required Experience & Skills:

  • Experienced people manager within the pharmaceutical industry

  • Proven ability to lead/represent a function within a matrix organization

  • History of operational excellence, leading diverse groups to deliver on objectives, ability to define solutions and formulate and execute on actions across a global organization.

  • Hands-on experience in a publication development role in a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical company with a track-record of accomplishment

  • Experience developing global publication strategies, managing publication plans, establishing, and maintaining relationships with medical communication agencies and vendors, communicating with external and internal authors, and leading publication committees

  • Thorough understanding of scientific communication platform development

  • Advanced understanding of the clinical development process, clinical study data and outcomes measures

  • Thorough understanding of industry and publications standards with respect to authorship, industry best practice, quality, and appropriateness of medical/scientific communications (Good Publication Practices)

  • Proven ability to direct external vendors and manage budgets, timelines, and quality of deliverables

  • Ability to conduct oneself in a highly professional and ethical manner

  • Highly organized, effective communicator; strong presentation skills

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, able to create and foster relationships and collaborations

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • ISMPP CMPP

  • Strong scientific background

  • Experience using the DataVision publication database for publication planning as well as tracking of publication project execution

  • Experience using the DataVision Finance Module

  • Strong people management skills

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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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:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Remote Work

Shift:

1st - Day

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID:R180522