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Merck & Co, Inc

Associate Director, Global Labeling Lead (hybrid)

Science and Research

Clinical Research Director


Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

An amazing opportunity has arisen for an Associate Director, Global Labeling to join our Global Labeling Therapeutic Area. The purpose of this group is to drive labeling strategy and ensure high-quality and compliant labeling documents, which provide the safe and effective use of products for patients and healthcare providers globally.

Bring energy, knowledge, innovation, and carry out the following:

  • Developing, maintaining, and implementing Core Labeling for assigned products in line with internal standards and guidelines.

  • Developing, maintaining, and implementing US Labeling for assigned products in line with regulatory and internal standards and guidelines.

  • Assisting with developing and maintaining Local Labeling for assigned products.

  • Providing labeling expertise and guidance to teams while ensuring compliance with applicable regulatory guidelines

  • Serving as regulatory labeling point of contact on global Regulatory Affairs sub-teams to ensure delivery of labeling documents that meet quality and compliance standards and regulatory labeling standards to support timely regulatory submissions for assigned products.

  • Leading cross-functional teams to develop, review, and approve Core and Local Labeling documents.

  • Providing information to Global Labeling Compliance, as needed, to support internal and external (i.e., Regulatory Authority) audits/inspections as a labeling subject matter expert.

  • Evaluating risks associated with Core or Local Labeling content, developing mitigation strategies, and appropriately escalating issues to Global Labeling management and the Global Regulatory Team

What skills you will need:

To excel in this role, you will more than likely have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline. Advanced degree preferred (MS, PharmD, PhD).

  • Minimum of 5 years in labeling or relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry (e.g., Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical, Pharmacovigilance) preferred.

  • Ability to guide cross-functional labeling team (including senior management) exhibiting a combination of active listening skills and the assurance to address labeling issues, develop plans of action, drive consensus, and oversee completion of labeling projects.

  • Self-starter with an ability to assimilate clinical and scientific information and present it concisely. Understanding of medical concepts and terminology.

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize work accordingly.


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Expected salary range:

$118,640.00 - $186,800.00

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:R268869