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Merck & Co, Inc

Director, Global Adult HPV Vaccines Marketing

Sales and Marketing

Marketing Director


North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Our vaccines have been prioritized as a top growth and impact driver for the company, and within the franchise the Adult vaccination opportunity is a critical focus for global growth. Our Marketing team is passionate about bringing our medicines and vaccines to our customers around the world. Through consumer/HCP (Healthcare personnel) insights, digital listening and patient analytics, we can understand our customers’ needs and strive to provide solutions to meet them.

We are looking for a talented and motivated team player to join our team. As part of the Global Vaccines marketing team you will lead and be involved in a variety of projects and responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Develop, distribute and curate the franchise global Masterbrand implementation guide

  • Lead global consumer campaign development and delivery, in partnership with key markets and regions

  • Partner closely with Adolescent team and Adult HCP team to ensure consistent integration and seamless consumer experience between and across campaigns, markets and touchpoints

  • Provide franchise and brand leadership in Omnichannel Squad, ensuring delivery of fit for purpose and best in class toolkits, campaigns and other assets as needed

  • Support Adult Insights and Strategy development

  • Partner closely with Adult Male Opportunity lead to connect the dots and ensure that our evolution to embrace/include males for HPV vaccination takes us toward universal vaccination

  • Build relationships and drive strong cross-functional, cross-division partnerships to galvanize the organization and challenge the status quo on key strategic imperatives.

  • Lead implementation and activation of Adult Opportunity Spaces as assigned, including “meeting the consumer where they are” with key focus on the digital and physical path-to-purchase

  • Serve as a key interface with Global Vaccines, International Ops, the markets and the Adolescent team to ID and share best practices, ensure clarity and consistency of strategic guidance from franchise perspective, and ensure seamless coordination of key Global/Local engagements.

  • Partner closely with the Launch Planning & Execution lead and Global Vaccines, Int’l Ops, key regions and markets to ensure global roll out and execution of the brand strategy supporting adults in public and private markets is achieved.

Education Minimum Requirements

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree

  • Preferred: MBA

Required Experience and Skills

  • 12+ years of marketing experience including demonstrated focus on insights, consumer-centric brand development and omnichannel campaign development

  • Demonstrated understanding of the global nature of our business. The ideal candidate would have both in-market operational experience and above market experience.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in consumer-centric brand development, agency management and global campaign development/delivery/localization

  • Strong commercial and financial acumen coupled with a strategic mindset and ability to translate vision into a tangible strategy

  • Strong cross-functional / cross-divisional collaboration, communication, and presentation skills, with the ability to work effectively across cultures

  • Strong strategic insights and proactive leadership skills to work through complex situations and co-ordinate across Global, Regional, Local, Cross Functional teams.

  • The ability to translate scientific information into our strategy including actionable and clear messaging and talking points, and the ability to interpret scientific data into actionable insights

  • Compliance: Must be fully aware of and work in full compliance of all local, National and Company policies, rules and regulations

  • Experience with collaboration, influencing without authority and working successfully in highly cross-functional teams including IT, Data Analytics, Agencies, Promotions, Medical Affairs, Market Access, Policy

  • Experience working in a high pressure, fast-paced environment

Preferred Experience, Skills and Attributes

  • Openminded and intellectually curious

  • Flexible and change-agile

  • Willing and able to integrate consumer industry best practices into new environments.

  • Capable of framing case-for-change and possesses diplomacy skills needed to navigate complex stakeholder environment with competing interests and priorities

  • Shows tenacity and willingness to challenge the status quo, while demonstrating maturity in understanding that sometimes “no” is a key step on the path to landing big opportunities.

  • Broad industry or healthcare experience – research, market access experience valued

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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Expected salary range:

$175,440.00 - $276,200.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. For Washington State Jobs, a summary of benefits is listed here.

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Requisition ID:R229178