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Merck & Co, Inc

Associate Director, Omnichannel Strategy

Science and Research

Clinical Research Director


Kenilworth, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Attention NJ Applicants: In April 2020, our Company announced plans to consolidate our New Jersey campuses into a single New Jersey headquarters location in Rahway, NJ by 2023. Therefore, the NJ work location for this role will be temporarily based and the exact timing of the departmental move to Rahway, NJ will be communicated at a future date.

About our Company Human Health

Human Health has an ambition to improve patient and business outcomes around the world through digital, data, analytics and technology. Our ability to navigate our commercial model around the external environmental shifts, and internal changes to our portfolio, using these strategic capabilities will be key to our commercial success and ultimately decide how we fulfill our ambition.

The goal of the team is to accelerate our commercial transformation, with a focus on modernizing customer engagement for competitive advantage globally. The team works cross functionally, working on end-to-end consumer global campaign launches with an omnichannel focus.

The role

This role will join the Omnichannel Strategy and Customer Experience team with two areas of focus:

  • To help build and mature the Omnichannel and Digital Marketing capabilities within Human Health global markets

  • To help evolve our global consumer activation model and develop global omnichannel campaigns

The role will report to Director, Omnichannel Strategy

Primary responsibilities:

  • Your focus is on consumers and delivering on their needs based on insights and their Digitial behaviors

  • Involvement in Global franchise planning, implementation, and execution of omnichannel strategies and tactics acting as Product Owner with cross functional team support

  • Work within cross-functional teams with different disciplines and subject matter experts to develop objectives, plans, and organize the team’s backlog

  • Manage diverse stakeholders across global, regions, and markets with coordination responsibilities to ensure tightly networked and aligned teams to the business objectives

  • Partner with our research, franchise, and market leads teams to understand consumer barriers, frictions, and cultural nuances

  • Work closely with CX and CI to develop personas, and partner with the content teams to build persona-driven content strategies for branded and unbranded campaigns that deliver high quality, compliant and re-usable content

  • Develop persona journeys to ensure that campaigns include relevant channels to the right audiences at right time and in right context

  • Inform creative, media, and channel plan incorporating a mix of physical and digital channels

  • Use of internal and external optimization tools to continuously improve performance

  • Communicate & inform structures/frameworks to support Omnichannel planning and


  • Responsible for agency engagement to develop creative and media strategy and overall execution plan

  • Work closely with the customer experience planning team to incorporate evolving methodologies and tools to listen and address customer needs

  • Partner with Omnichannel Strategy teams to design scalable approaches to omnichannel marketing and contribute to further maturing our omnichannel capabilities across our key markets

Your skills:

  • Experience in brand and digital marketing (5+ years preferred) including customer experience design, content strategy, and channel strategy to meet customers and business goals

  • Possess a test-and-learn mentality and equipped with the right knowledge of methodologies, tools, and approaches to build this into our daily work

  • Results-driven and focused both on meeting the needs of customers and the business – with evidence of past performance

  • Depth of experience in engaging different audiences at different stages of the product launch process from Policy and Access to healthcare professionals and patients and audience interconnections within the healthcare ecosystem

  • Adept at execution and measurement of end-to-end campaigns to support continuous improvement of global and local omnichannel campaigns and programs

  • Experience in content creation/adaptation for specific channels with creative agencies

  • Strong practitioner knowledge of digital channels to help teams optimize usage in execution phase across paid, owned and earned channels

  • Experience launching and sustaining global and local product launches and understand the dynamics within a networked global, regional and local organization

  • Experience in performance marketing, analysis, and optimization of omnichannel programs

  • Understand roles of different media in meeting commercial objectives and customer needs, and proficiency and experience in owned web and mobile platforms, SEM, email marketing, social media, and dynamic creative optimization in digital advertising

  • Ability to analyze data (e.g. practical use of Google Analytics) and understand how to use analytics tools and dashboards to make decisions around optimizing performance

  • Solid project management experience and, ability to plan and operationalize based on clear roadmaps and, agreed milestones

  • Technology and data-savvy. Ability to collaborate skillfully with IT, data & analytics and marketing technologists to set the foundations and innovate for omnichannel success (including CRM knowledge and experience – Veeva and / or Salesforce and SF Marketing Cloud)

Education and experience:

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelors or master’s degree


  • Up to 25% international travel

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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Expected salary range:

$117,600.00 - $200,100.00

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Requisition ID:R217735