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Merck & Co, Inc

Senior Specialist, US Oncology Marketing - GI Cancers

Sales and Marketing

Brand Marketing


North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Our company is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Senior Specialist, US Oncology Marketing – GI Cancers

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Specialist to work on the gastrointestinal (GI) cancers marketing team in US Oncology. This role will lead marketing initiatives for the Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Tumor Mutational Burden (TMB) indications, as well as a future launch indication. The role will require outstanding leadership in several areas including strategy development and direction, problem solving, cross-functional collaboration, and precision marketing. This position will report to the US Marketing Director for GI Cancers.

To ensure a robust marketing experience, with broad skill/competency development, this position is designed to be flexible and may focus on any aspect of marketing over time, based on the business needs and/or the capabilities and developmental needs of the team. The initial focus of the role is outlined below, but the role could include or shift to other important aspects of marketing in the future.

Position Location: Upper Gwynedd, PA (Hybrid work model is combination of in-office and work from home ability US based)

Initial responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Healthcare provider strategy and execution for Hepatocellular Carcinoma and TMB indications

  • Healthcare provider strategy and execution for a future tumor indication

  • Integrated Promotional Plan lead

  • Promotional review prioritization lead

  • Field communications

  • Develop and manage project plans for high-priority initiatives (on a periodic basis as indicated by brand leadership)


  • Required Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS)


  • 1+ year of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry

  • Strong relationship building, problem solving, innovative thinking, teamwork, analytical, and written/verbal communication skills.

  • Strength managing complexity and multiple competing priorities and experience with project management.

  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to clearly articulate strategic choices, opportunities and risks.

  • Experience influencing without direct authority and working successfully with cross-functional teams.

  • Requires up to 25% travel, including some weekends


  • 3+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry

  • 2+ years of experience in pharmaceutical marketing or direct customer experience

  • Healthcare Provider promotion experience and experience bringing materials through legal, regulatory, and clinical review

  • Experience leading development of strategic/tactical plans and budget management

  • Excels when addressing ambiguity, working outside existing processes or structures

  • Ability to establish networks across stakeholders to drive influence and alignment

  • Test and learn mindset to drive culture of innovation

  • Ability to focus on patient and customer experience while achieving business priorities

  • Committed to applying agile values, principles, and practices

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., Rahway, 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.


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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.











Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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