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Merck 2021 MBA Senior Specialist - Global Vaccines Strategy in North Wales, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Our Market Access team monitors population demographics and develop solutions to give patients access to our medicines. We act as both educators and advocates for our products, processes, and practices that help us revolutionize how our medicines create value in society.

The Vaccines organization serves markets around the world. In doing so, our team works with our Research and Manufacturing Divisions to frame strategic choices, and deliver projects which will grow the business in a profitable manner, while gaining experience with internal partners/stakeholders within our Company, as well as external customers. The role spans two broad areas; strategy development and strategy delivers/realization, and will create objective, fact-based understanding of Vaccine performance, external trends, and competitive position. Insights will be developed through understanding of strategy methodology, and by use of different databases utilized to build fact-based projects.

This role is an individual contributor reporting to the Executive Director, Global Vaccines Strategy.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Support provided to our Vaccines Integrated Leadership Team (VILT) in the creation of a long term, global, cross-divisional strategy for our Company's Vaccines.

  • Ensure alignment between Vaccines commercial strategy and key market-based strategy functions, as well as Human Health, Research, and Manufacturing Divisions to ensure project priorities, and drive delivery of long term strategic projects.

  • Collaborate across teams/key stakeholders (Global Competitive Intelligence, Business Development, Corporate Strategy, etc.) developing network of subject matter experts and data sources to contribute to projects/analyses in support of driving operating income growth for our Company's Vaccines, address key strategy issues, evaluate strategic choices, develop recommendations, and increase rigor of decision making.

  • Network with external individuals to further understand the emerging trends in the industry, as well as best practices.

  • Production of executive level presentations and/or reporting of strategy recommendations to appropriate senior management, aimed at tracking our profitable access goals.

  • Perform systematic and comprehensive external scans of global healthcare industry, including competition, customers and industry trends, and translate trends into strategic choices.

  • Build/grow commercial and strategic analytics in a way targeted to improve strategic alignment, growth and efficiency.

  • Long-term strategic decisions made in a careful way leveraging datasets and analyses that support dispassionate choices and accurate risk/opportunity assessments.

  • Ability to distill/translate complex information into understandable and actionable ideas.

  • Utilize different databases to build fact-based projects.

  • Support identification and evaluation of “whitespace” opportunities. Where appropriate, engage division leaders and subject matter experts in developing those plans.

  • Demonstrate ability to seamlessly work with data to identify alternative approaches, weigh trade-offs, and build logical/persuasive arguments for recommended strategies.

  • Create new, and modify existing tools, to address project needs.

  • Promote teamwork and open discussion of issues.

  • Ensure all communication is presented according to Policy, with the review and approval of our Compliance and Legal partners.

This position also includes acceptance to the Accelerated Development Program which focuses on broadening business acumen through business unit rotations in account management, finance, commercial analytics, contracting and marketing.

Primary Job Location: Philadelphia – Center City or Upper Gwynedd

Position Qualifications :


  • Currently enrolled in a program leading to a Master in Business Administration with a Graduate date of May 2021

Required Experience

  • At least 2 years of pre-MBA work experience

Preferred Experience

  • Consultant and/or Life Science Experience; Strategy Development; Communication

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 …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .







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Requisition ID: R54424