Job was saved successfully.
Job was removed from Saved Jobs.

Job Details

Merck & Co, Inc

Associate Director, Global Marketing Oncology – Individualized Neoantigen Therapy (INT) (Hybrid)

Sales and Marketing

Marketing Director


Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Our company’s Oncology organization is dedicated to delivering breakthrough innovations that extend and improve the lives of cancer patients worldwide. Our team of forward-thinking individuals achieves this through an unwavering commitment to supporting accessibility to medicine, providing new therapeutic options, and collaborating with governments and payers to ensure that people who need medicines have access to them. At our company, 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 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.

The Global INT Associate Director will lead efforts in the marketing team for pre-launch readiness in the highly innovative INT arena, shaping how we bring a new class and therapy to launch across several potential solid tumors. While the INT space is complex in nature, this role offers an opportunity to create a paradigm shift in how cancer is treated. The individualized nature of the product and platform will require new and innovative ways of thinking with robust planning and execution as key components of the role. The need for clear communication and the ability to build strong relationships will be critical given the extensive cross functional nature of the role combined with the alliance structure in place for this product.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Early brand development work i.e., brand name development, brand personality and positioning

  • Development of global branding guidelines across the alliance structure (program is in partnership with another company)

  • Building strong value propositions across customer personas

  • Develop brand narratives that link to internal frameworks

  • Lead and work collaboratively with multiple functional teams including Market Research, Precision Medicine, oncology disease/tumor teams, Medical Affairs, Legal and Compliance.

  • Help lead and synthesize alliance brand planning framework in a collaboration setting with the global partnered asset team.

  • Generate deep customer insights: lead efforts to cross-functionally obtain a thorough understanding of customers including drivers, barriers, and the ecosystems in which they operate.

  • Lead the initiation of brand strategy customer insight market research projects along with market research function point.

  • Lead brand strategy annual OnePlan in collaboration with the Global Partnered Asset Team.

  • Developing customer segmentation work at the global level

  • Ensure the appropriate administration of promotional budgets for assigned product. All activities will be conducted in full compliance with our Company policies, values, and standards.

  • Day to day management of Agency partners

Skills required:

  • A solution and action-oriented approach

  • Strong strategic thinking capabilities with commercial strategy development experience

  • Launch planning and launch experience

  • Strategic planning: ability to work across functions to develop marketing plans based on sound research

  • Ability to operate in an environment of complexity and ambiguity

  • Experience leading cross-functional teams

  • Demonstrate strong communication skills

  • Awareness and adaptability of different communication styles

  • Innovative mindset

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize effectively

  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationship cross functionally

  • Strong knowledge of marketing principles

Education required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in science or business required

Preferred Skill set:

  • Advanced degree

  • Global Marketing experience

  • Knowledge/experience with Oncology

  • Market research experience.

  • Marketing/Marketing support in Oncology and/or Specialty marketplace

  • Alliance experience

  • Knowledge of our Company's commercial, regulatory, and legal compliance policies.

This position may require approximately 10-15% travel, including some weekends.


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.

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.

Current Employees apply HERE

Current Contingent Workers apply HERE

US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. For more information about personal rights under the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment laws, visit:

EEOC Know Your Rights

EEOC GINA Supplement​

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination

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.

Learn more about your rights, including under California, Colorado and other US State Acts

U.S. Hybrid Work Model

Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

Under New York State, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State 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:

$144,320.00 - $227,100.00

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.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully
Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:




VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:


Flexible Work Arrangements:



Not Indicated

Valid Driving License:


Hazardous Material(s):


Requisition ID:R270835