Associate Director, US Marketing, Antibiotics Engagement Strategy & Field Execution (REMOTE)

Job Description

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, subject to applicable law.

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.

This Associate Director reports to the US Marketing Leader for the Gram-Negative Antibiotics franchise within the Hospital and Specialty Business Unit.This Engagement Strategy and Execution role will be responsible for driving the execution of the brand strategies through collaboration with Sales Leadership, Marketing, the Digital Engagement Team (DET), Learning & Development and the US Anti-Infective Sales team. Additionally, this role will also be responsible for overseeing data analytics and customer insights to evaluate performance and diagnose areas of opportunity.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Partner with multiple stakeholders and the sales force in all aspects of preparation, planning and ongoing integration related to product promotion, customer engagement and strategy execution.
  • Leverage knowledge of the customer and engagement data to ensure a cohesive omnichannel customer experience, identify gaps and opportunities and to maximize performance.
  • Lead the strategies for setting and achieving KPIs, executional frameworks and counter-competitive plans.
  • Collaborate with Field Sales and Sales Training to identify and prioritize training and development.
  • Responsible for the development of executional and field-support brand resources.
  • The ideal candidate will be able to quickly develop relationships and garner the respect of a diverse set of stakeholders by exhibiting a broad set of leadership skills, including accountability, listening and responsiveness, critical thinking and excellent communication.


Education Requirements:
  • Required: BA/BS
  • Preferred: MBA


Required Experience and Skills:
  • A minimum of 2 years Pharma/ Biotech experience OR a minimum of 3 years combined strategic marketing, brand management, sales or business support experience in any industry, is required
  • Strong written/ verbal communication skills as demonstrated through experience in strategy & marketing business case communication, sales interface, direct customer engagement and/or sales presentations
  • Requires up to 20% travel


Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Experience in the hospital segment, within an infectious disease therapeutic area
  • Experience in a highly regulated environment (with medical/ legal review processes)
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage data analytics and/or customer and market insights to make business decisions
  • Strong project management skills as demonstrated by prioritizing activities, using resources optimally, establishing appropriate deadlines and ensuring on-time delivery


Location

This role is based in Upper Gwynedd, PA but has the option for being virtually based (REMOTE).

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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 ...

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for ...

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

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Employee Status:
Regular

Relocation:
Domestic

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Travel Requirements:
10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:
Remote Work

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Number of Openings:
1

Requisition ID:R146267