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Merck & Co, Inc

Director, US Oncology Marketing Execution and Communications

Sales and Marketing

Communications Marketing


North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Our Marketing team is passionate about bringing our medicines and vaccines to our customers around the world. We are currently recruiting for a Director, US Oncology Marketing Execution & Communications. The position will report to the AVP, Oncology Customer Engagement & Marketing Operations leader.

The selected candidate will be responsible for leading an Associate Director and Senior Specialists to design marketing communications, support marketing operations, drive field planning and execution and deliver on all brand launch / semester meeting milestones. These efforts will ensure all field teams are set up for success to deliver an enhanced customer experience, achieve business objectives, and drive results. This role will collaborate closely with Oncology brand teams and all customer facing leadership.

The Director, US Oncology Marketing Execution & Communications will have to lead, think strategically, be able to make rapid decisions within a frequently changing environment, provide creative ideas/solutions for multiple projects and develop a team of talent. Collaboration, effective communication, and influence within a highly matrixed organization are critical to this role. This person will need to demonstrate rapid decision-making, ability to effectively navigate new and ambiguous projects and lead a team to act as a strategic partner to recommend and deliver best in class marketing communications and field execution recommendations.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead and coordinate marketing efforts for launch meetings and national semester meetings

  • Partner with marketing, Learning & Development and sales leaders to provide a clear line of sight to marketing meeting plans, often making recommendations that reflect prioritization and informed trade-off decisions

  • Put forth informed points of view and proactively make recommendations for marketing communications, field execution and innovative approaches to achieve business goals

  • Support marketing execution plans for new brand/indication launches that are seen as best practices such as sales campaign management and marketing communications

  • Drive marketing communication plans in support of the business unit priorities

  • Manage development and updates to targeting and alerts data for the field

  • Lead routine cross-functional team calls with various leaders across the marketing and sales teams to solicit feedback on resources and execution

  • Identify opportunities for continuous process improvement for field execution and marketing communications and marketing meetings

  • Develop and deploy field execution tools and resources aligned to Oncology brand strategies, for multiple sales teams and customer segments

  • People Management: Demonstrates key leadership behaviors to create a high-performing and engaged team. Responsible for talent development and management of direct reports, in accordance with employee development plans and company policies.

  • Transformational leadership: Drives strategic initiatives to improve business results, customer experience and compliance.

Required Experience and Skills

  • A minimum of 5 years combined strategic marketing, brand management, sales, or business support experience in any industry

  • Strong written/verbal communication skills as demonstrated through experience in strategy & marketing business case communication, sales interface, direct customer engagement and/or sales presentations

  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects, work teams, or individuals

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Master’s degree/MBA degree

  • Understanding of health care ecosystem, market access environment, and drivers of value in health care

  • Strong project management skills as demonstrated by prioritizing activities, using resources optimally, establishing appropriate deadlines and ensuring on-time delivery

  • Therapeutic area experience (i.e. Oncology)

  • Demonstrated ability influencing others, navigating complex or matrix organizations and working successfully with cross-functional teams

  • Demonstrated ability to create solutions that drive value for our customers, incorporating innovative approaches where relevant

  • Demonstrates a flexible, growth mindset

  • Product launch or launch planning experience

  • Experience in marketing communications through key channels such as digital, social, print, direct to consumer and sales execution

  • Competitive and scenario planning

  • Experience working on an agile team

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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$175,440.00 - $276,200.00

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