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Merck & Co, Inc

Director, US Oncology Health Care Professional (HCP) Marketing

Sales and Marketing

Marketing Director

No

North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Our Oncology team is dedicated to delivering breakthrough innovations that extend and improve the lives of cancer patients worldwide. Our focus is on innovation and launch execution excellence; we translate breakthrough science into innovative medicines that help people with cancer across the globe. Our Marketing team is passionate about bringing our innovative medicines to our customers around the world by understanding our customers’ needs and striving to provide differentiated solutions to meet them.

We are currently recruiting for a Director, US Oncology Health Care Professional (HCP) Marketing role. This is a key leadership position and will lead the HCP strategy and tactics for the US Breast Cancer franchise to maximize the opportunity and build a strong foundation for future indications. The position will report to the Executive Director, Tumor Lead for Breast Cancer in the US Oncology Marketing.

This is a pivotal role and will require outstanding leadership in many different areas including strategic planning, competitive readiness, scenario planning, growth initiatives, execution excellence, performance analytics and cross-functional/ agencies collaboration. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, experienced marketer with a track record of commercial success and cross-functional team leadership.

Key Responsibilities include and are not limited to the following:

  • Lead the Health Care Professional (HCP) marketing strategy and tactics to maximize opportunity for current and future indications

  • Lead the strategic brand planning, competitive readiness, scenario planning and growth initiatives

  • Partner with market research, Competitive Intelligence, analytics, customer facing teams and cross-functional team to generate key insights to build and enhance the HCP strategy and execution plan

  • Execute within optimal HCP promotional channels based on a deep understanding of customers, marketplace, competitors, and business drivers

  • Partner with customer facing and digital promotions teams to develop innovative strategy, new assets and engagement plans

  • Collaborate and guide the Agile Digital Team (ADT) team on brand strategy, tactics, execution, metrics and real-time decision making.

  • Monitor, analyze, and synthesize key market dynamics in the rapidly evolving landscape

  • Develop short-term and long-term counter-competitive strategies/ plans in collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders and agencies

  • Proactively partner cross-functionally with other key stakeholders (e.g., sales, medical, market access, legal, regulatory, global commercial, and public affairs) to prioritize work and facilitate internal resource trade-offs as needed, e.g. budget, Promotional Review Team (PRT) review time

  • Escalate issues that represent significant barriers to execution and/or business impact

  • Challenge status quo and gain sponsorship/ support within the company to address gaps.

  • Lead a team of direct reports

Position location:

  • Upper Gwynedd, PA with Hybrid work model (combination of in-office/work from home ability).

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Required: Bachelor's degree (BA/BS)

  • Preferred: Master's degree (MBA/MS)

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry

  • 5+ years of Healthcare Professional (HCP) marketing experience (Digital & Non-Digital)

  • Oncology marketing experience

  • Strong marketing skills including developing marketing strategies, executing tactics, performance tracking, competitive planning and accountability for product growth

  • Ability to understand, interpret, and translate complex clinical data into clear communications

  • Strategic thinker with innovative mindset and ability to make critical decisions and recommendations among a range of strategic choices

  • Demonstrated excellence in project management and effectively managing multiple projects/ priorities

  • Strong relationship building, problem solving, innovative thinking, teamwork, and analytical

  • Strong written/verbal communication skills and experience presenting in high-visibility settings

  • Strength managing complexity and multiple competing priorities

  • Experience influencing without direct authority and working successfully with cross-functional teams and multiple agency partners

  • Requires up to 20% travel, including some weekends

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Breast cancer experience

  • Direct customer experience (sales, sales leadership, etc.)

  • Test-and-learn mindset to drive a culture of innovation

Our Oncology team is dedicated to delivering breakthrough innovations that extend and improve the lives of cancer patients worldwide. Our team of forward-thinking individuals achieve this through an unwavering commitment to support accessibility to medicine, providing new therapeutic solutions, and collaborating with governments and payers to ensure that people who need medicines have access to them. Our focus is on innovation and launch execution excellence; we translate breakthrough science into innovative medicines that help people with cancer across the globe.

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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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.

Under New York City law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$157,700.00 - $268,200.00

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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

Domestic

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

25%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Hybrid

Shift:

1st - Day

Valid Driving License:

Yes

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID:R210319