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Merck & Co. Inc.

Associate Specialist Marketing



Full Time

On Site


Lenexa, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Our Animal Health Marketing team takes a customer centric perspective using customer feedback and market intelligence data. Using this data, we design, develop and deploy products, platforms, brands and marketing initiatives that ensure we can improve the health and well-being of animals everywhere.

The Marketing Associate Specialist will collaborate with the marketing team to develop and deliver against the annual tactical plan which includes but is not limited to development and deployment of new and existing marketing campaigns, as well supporting field requests fulfilled by the marketing team. Additionally, this role will be the primary point person for execution of major conventions for the livestock team. This role will work with the brand managers supporting both animal health and intelligence products. The Marketing Associate Specialist will help coordinate with various marketing tasks. These tasks will include market research, evaluating current trends. Create, proofread, and edit and copy for various marketing channels to ensure a consistent voice in marketing. The position of Marketing Associate Specialist will work with vendors, manage various registrations, order marketing collateral. Other duties will include creating surveys, questionnaires, and other tolls to measure marketing impact.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Collaborate with our marketing team to develop content.
• Provide Support to marketing department.
• Work with the Marketing team to manage brand and marketing initiatives.
• Perform market and client research.
• Create reports on marketing performance.
• Assist with social media and website content.
• Direct graphic designer in resource development for extra promotional materials.
• Interact with agency partners on tactic development.
• Submit tactics into Veeva Promomats and manage approvals.
• Liaison to the field sales team for promotional needs.
• Update promotional content to sales force sharing platforms.
• Manage approved sponsorships.
• Develop and execute conventions plan for our company's Animal Health inclusive of the biopharma and Animal Health Intelligence business.
• Manage yearly conventions budget.
• Demonstrate ability to multi-task and adhere to deadlines.
• Good understanding of office management and marketing principles.

KPIs: • Providing marketing support for the department. Ensuring timely deadlines are met with regards to marketing activities.

• Internally – Marketing Director, Brand Manager,
• Externally – Sales force, Vendors

Working Conditions:
• Working inside and office
• Inclement weather
• Occasional lifting of up to 50lbs
• Standing for some extended periods
• Travel expectations up to 5%

Interaction and liaison with:

• Local and Global Management within our company's Animal Health / Animal Health Intelligence, as well as, Channel Team, Livestock Team.

Qualifications and Skills Required:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Animal Science, or equivalent
• Proficient in MS Office
• Strong attention to detail
• Robust communication and organizational skills
• Able to work alone and as a part of a team with minimal supervision
• Previous marketing experience
• Technology product management experience
• Excellent time management skills
• Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills
• Understanding of basic business and marketing concepts
• Familiarity with social media, social networking, email marketing and search engines

Leadership Behaviors:
• Foster Collaboration
• Focus on the Customer

Professional Competencies:
• Working across boundaries
• Productive Communication
• Project Management

Core Commercial Functional Competencies:
• Market Access
• Customer Engagement

Sub-Functional Commercial Competencies:• Due Diligence

Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.

Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.

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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Requisition ID:R133768