2021 - Marketing Specialist Co-Op ( MERCUSR138842ENUS)
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We are looking for a driven, results oriented, digitally savvy individual with a proven track record of university leadership to assist in the management of key Global Companion Animal brand marketing projects. The individual will report to the Associate Director but also assist in the management of key projects for the Director. The projects help drive growth for our dog and cat parasite protection products across the world by strengthening our understanding of and communication to key stakeholders. These include internal marketing and sales teams, our vet and clinic partners and their staff and the pet owners.
Lead artwork approval process. This includes thoroughly reviewing and uploading marketing materials, designating approving team members, tracking progress and ensuring timely review/approval /certification.
Liaise with creative agencies to enable optimization of marketing materials.
Assist in key marketing meeting planning: scheduling, location scouting, agenda creation and dissemination, attendee communications, etc.
Support marketing team on key projects (e.g., setting up research, providing and editing social media marketing content, communication with countries across the world).
Required Experience and Skills:
Candidates must be pursuing BA or BS in Business, Marketing, Communications or English, students pursuing a graduate degree is preferred
Candidates must have critical thinking skills to carry out instructions and make decisions within scope of authority
Candidates must have problem solving skills involving several variables
Candidates must have ability to follow policies and procedures and be an active member of a team
Candidates must be proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
Candidates must have excellent English communication skills, oral and written. Ability to adapt communication to international audiences
Candidates must have positive attitude and a strong work ethic
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Candidates should have previous experience working in:
a multinational and/or corporate business setting
consumer or professional marketing, PR or advertising
Candidates should have leadership roles during college
Candidates should have a love and passion for animals is a plus
Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.
Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.
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.
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Employee Status:Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)
Travel Requirements:No Travel Required
Flexible Work Arrangements:Not Specified
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Number of Openings:1