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Merck 2021 MBA Senior Specialist – US Payer Marketing in North Wales, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Our Marketing team are passionate about bringing our medicines and vaccines to our customers around the world. Through digital listening and patient analytics, we are able to understand our customers’ needs and strive to provide solutions to meet them.

The Senior Specialist, U.S. Payer Marketing is responsible for developing an understanding of key managed care customer segments to create innovative and effective solutions for the assigned brands as well as provide actionable insights to inform brand strategy and Integrated Account Management implementation.

In this role, the Senior Specialist will work closely with Associate Directors in multiple functions including payer marketing, brand marketing, promotions, and Integrated Account Management to support managed care customer segment strategies through the development of promotional strategies, resources and implementation communications. Primary responsibilities include and are not limited to the following:

  • Develop understanding of managed care customer segments to create customer-segment marketing communication solutions and resources that align with the integrated brand and/or customer segment strategies

  • Provide actionable insights to inform brand strategy and Integrated Account Management implementation

  • Lead activities to gain approvals for all assigned projects, including prioritization meetings and resource reviews

  • Lead projects to ensure that all resources meet the objectives of the managed care customer segment and marketing teams

  • Manage budgets for assigned projects and lead the annual budget planning process

  • Interface on regular basis with point Account Executives through appropriate channels to obtain feedback and insights regarding brand strategies and resources

  • Develop appropriate pull-through materials and customer-related communications for field sales to optimize payer related market events

  • Provide analytical support to the brand team focused on managed care customer segment trends, risks, influences and opportunities as it pertains to assigned brands.

This position also includes acceptance to our development program for the US commercial market which focuses on broadening business acumen through rotations in account management, finance, commercial analytics, contracting and marketing.

Primary Work Location: Upper Gwynedd, PA



  • Graduate from a leading Master in Business Administration program prior to or by May 2021

Required Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of 1 plus years of professional work/internship experience

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Account management experience

  • Marketing experience

  • Healthcare experience

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: R54484