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Merck Regional Marketing Lead Lung Cancer- West in San Francisco, California

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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.

Our Company's Global Human Health Division abides by a "patient first, profits later" ideology. Results-driven and ambitious, this team of individuals represents a functional balance between meeting company objectives and the needs of people around the world. The organization is comprised of sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our Company's prescription medicines, vaccines, and other medical products to our customers worldwide.

This position will require outstanding leadership, strong interpersonal skills, problem solving, collaboration and strong marketing and strategic product management experience. This Regional Marketing Leader will be responsible for compliantly developing tailored strategies for key regional sales channels and customers and building engagement with top lung cancer scientific leaders. This position will report into the Executive Director, Regional Marketing & Future Strategy for thoracic cancer and will work in close partnership with cross-functional partners including marketing, field sales, and other functions.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop & execute a regional lung cancer scientific leader and regional analytics plan

  • Interact with regional lung cancer scientific leaders to gather insights and understand regional drivers & barriers to performance for use in developing real world regional marketing strategies and materials

  • Utilize insights and understand implications to help build commercial strategies through appropriate tactics

  • Develop tailored strategies for key sales channels and customers within assigned region

  • Collaborate with cross functional partners and stakeholders

  • Travel throughout designated region and at times, across the nation for business

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • BA/BS is required

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years Pharmaceutical business experience

  • Minimum 2 years of Oncology sales or marketing experience including lung cancer specific experience

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in Marketplace Assessment, Development of Disease State and Product Strategy, Product Positioning, and Brand Marketing

  • Skilled relationship building with Scientific Leaders

  • Strong leadership, problem solving, teamwork, analytical, written/verbal communication, and presentation skills

  • Experience with collaboration, influencing without authority and working successfully with cross-functional teams

  • Strategic thinking

  • Ability to work within complex organizations and markets and lead sub-teams in support of key marketing strategy areas

  • High integrity, demonstrated commitment to compliance and doing things the right way

  • Requires 40 - 50 % travel, including overnight, and weekends.

Preferred Experience:

  • MBA

  • Sales and Marketing experience

  • Oncology Product/Indication Launch experience in the US market

Preferably to be based in: California, Colorado or Washington

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

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: R32381