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Merck & Co, Inc

Associate Director, Global Marketing Oncology - Precision Medicine (Hybrid)

Sales and Marketing

Marketing Director


Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Our Marketing team is passionate about bringing our medicines and vaccines to our customers around the world. This position is for someone who is a passionate marketer, who can take the complex and make it simple, and who thrives working in global matrix organizations. The Associate Director, Precision Medicine will help shape efforts to bring biomarker and diagnostic strategies to life. This role will drive growth for current indications and prepare for upcoming launches.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work collaboratively with multiple teams including the Global Disease / Asset / Alliance Teams, Regional leads, Market Research, Learning & Development, Global Communications, and Information Technology to continuously optimize diagnostic strategies, create content and achieve assigned product aspiration

  • Leverage existing Marketing Excellence Strategic Framework to obtain a deep understanding of customer segments, drivers & barriers, influencers and the ecosystems in which they operate to ensure Precision Medicine Strategy is integrated into launch planning

  • In alignment with key stakeholders shape key strategic communication objectives and messaging for assigned brand(s), simplifying complexity, and collaborating across the portfolio to ensure a consistent, positive customer experience

  • Continue to refine and evolve Precision Medicine brand identity and integrate into strategy

  • Collaborate with Global Precision Medicine on strategy for innovative technologies / solutions i.e. NGS, Digital Pathology, etc.

  • Partner and co-create with regions and markets to ensure alignment of strategy, messaging, and resources and to facilitate best-practice sharing

  • Manage relationship with promotional agencies, ensuring that work meets the strategic and communication objectives and projects are delivered on time and on budget

  • Lead promotional material end-to-end, from ideation through development of content, design, and Promotional Review Team (PRT) approvals

  • Embrace agile mindset through customer focus, co-creation, experimentation, and a metrics-driven approach to continuous improvement Ensure the appropriate administration of promotional budgets for assigned products

Education Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree required

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in marketing, marketing communications, or marketing support of pharmaceutical products

  • Demonstrated ability to execute a brand or customer marketing strategy

  • Experience leading cross-functional team through influence and not direct reporting

  • Strong knowledge of marketing principles including our company's Marketing Excellence Strategicframework

  • Comfortable working in complex science

  • Campaign and Message Development experience

  • Management across organizational lines

  • Strong communication skills

  • Agency/vendor management skills

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • 5+ years experience in marketing, marketing communications, or marketing support of pharmaceutical products

  • Knowledge/understanding of Biomarkers

  • Marketing/Marketing support in Oncology, Precision Medicine or Hospital/Specialty Global experience preferred

  • Experience in company end-to-end medical/legal (Promotional Review Team) review and delivery processes, including PROMOMATS

  • Experience with our company Marketing Excellence Strategic Frameworks

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


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.

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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”.

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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.

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Requisition ID:R270836