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Merck & Co, Inc

Senior Specialist, In-house Creative Studios, Medical Legal Review (MLR) Center of Excellence Lead (Remote) ( MERCUSR149273ENUS)

Legal

Legal Assistant

Yearly

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North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

New hires based in the US & Puerto Rico will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption or accommodation to this vaccination requirement, subject to applicable law.

Our Company's Creative Studios, the in-house advertising agency, provides global and US support for internal and external marketing and communication needs. A full-service agency with digital, video, and print capabilities supporting multiple brands and divisions within our Company's and across external agency partners. The promotional review process is at the center of all external marketing collateral. This person will work to enforce and optimize the agency’s promotional submission process for the Human Health work that comes through the agency, including work with the agile teams. They have a proven track record and deep understanding of the pharmaceutical regulatory process and will collaborate with agency Account leads on process improvements.

Position Description:

The Senior Specialist – Medical Legal Regulatory (MLR) Center of Excellence Lead will work to enforce and optimize the agency’s promotional submission process for the Human Health work that comes through the agency, including work with the agile teams. They have a proven track record and deep understanding of the pharmaceutical regulatory process and will collaborate with agency Account leads on process improvements.

This position is location agnostic.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop a strong understanding of the PromoMats and MLR approval process, from initial submission, review, binder preparation, to final approval for distribution.

  • Serves as a gatekeeper and coordinates all agency MLR activities to ensure efficiency and quality.

  • Able to assess talent and provide necessary training to fill knowledge gaps. Provide team with real time guidance on submission process.

  • Will service multiple divisions at our Company, including Global & US Human Health (across multiple therapeutic areas including HIV, Vaccines, Antibiotics, and Oncology), including agile teams, as well as Global Communications

  • Escalates issues quickly.

  • Takes ownership of high-profile projects and leads the team.

  • Acts as a mentor to all Editors and Content Stewards working across the agency.

  • Conducts quality checks and trains team members and new hires on process, platforms, tools and establishes best practices.

  • Encourages a positive, nurturing, and professional culture that values and is committed to excellence and continuous improvement.

  • Participates in the recruitment, interviewing, onboarding, and training of new team members

  • Reviews and vets potential new hires to ensure they are qualified for the Content Steward role.

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BS/BSc or BA), preferably in a scientific or health-related discipline or equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience may be considered in place of the education and experience stated.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 6+ years working in pharmaceutical promo review

  • Strong understanding of industry practice, scientific principles, and regulatory/quality systems in the drug development process

  • Expert level experience with Veeva PromoMats

  • Expert ability to train and provide continuous improvement to employees

  • Demonstrated project management skills, attention to detail and ability to set and meet timelines

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills with ability to generate proposed alternative solutions

  • Editorial skills are a plus (copy editing, referencing, fact checking, proofreading, and maintaining consistent styles across multiple brands)

  • Ability to communicate effectively in team and cross-functional setting

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Proactive and self-starter

  • Ability to work in a team environment but can function equally well independently

  • Proficiency with MS Office (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.)

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., 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.

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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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:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Remote Work

Shift:

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Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID:R149273