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Merck Associate Director, Oncology Promotional Medical Education in North Wales, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Our Marketing team is 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.

Position Description:

The Oncology Medical Education Lead operates within a Commercial Services center of excellence to develop and deliver promotional medical education communication strategy and tactical offerings. Strategies and tactics address the evolving educational needs of customers as aligned to both the overarching brand strategy and individual tumor opportunities.

In addition to tumor specific responsibilities, the Lead is responsible for identifying and championing innovation and evolution in both the digital and live educational space for application across the portfolio to most optimally address unmet needs and learning preferences of today’s customers.

This individual will collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, vendor partners and content agencies in the development and on-going management of portfolio programs and both personal and non-personal digital tactics for use in the US and Global markets.

The selected candidate will ensure all activities are in full compliance with appropriate regulations and company policies, and will effectively apply and articulate the promotional medical education strategy across stakeholders and work efforts.

Core responsibilities of this role include the following:

  • Demonstrate high proficiency in Promotional Medical Education strategies/application with specific Oncology scientific and market knowledge.

  • End-to-end responsibility for tumor specific scopes of work inclusive of content and program deliverables, agency management, Promotional Review Team approvals and budget/financial responsibilities.

  • Application of KOL and customer insights within the development of content, format and channel strategies.

  • Identify and champion innovation in the content, format and delivery channels (personal and non-personal/digital) of promotional medical education strategies and tactics for use across the portfolio

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to drive assessment and measurement across tactics to inform future choices.

  • Coordinate with Marketing, Sales, Medical Affairs, Expert Engagement, Market Research and others to ensure strategically aligned, customer relevant programming.

  • Work collaboratively across multiple stakeholder and organization to optimize and realize multi-channel deliveries and efficiencies including the Global Marketing Operations, Integrated Customer Engagement and Promotions.

  • Demonstrates leadership behaviors and maintains alignment to Merck compliance goals and policies.

Position Qualifications :

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor's Degree required

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 4 years experience in marketing or marketing support of pharmaceutical products.

  • Demonstrated ability to execute a brand or customer marketing strategy.

  • Experience and success in cross-functional leadership and teamwork.

  • Strong knowledge of marketing principles.

  • Campaign and Message Development experience.

  • Constituency Management across hierarchial lines.

  • Excellent planning and presentation skills

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Advanced Degree(s)

  • Knowledge/experience with the Oncology Marketplace.

  • Product launch or launch planning experience.

  • Agency management experience.

  • Campaign and Message Development experience.

  • Market research 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: R33458