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Merck Associate Director US Oncology Marketing Hematology in Boston, Massachusetts

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Our Oncology team is dedicated to delivering breakthrough innovations that extend and improve the lives of cancer patients worldwide. Our team of forward-thinking individuals achieve this through an unwavering commitment to support accessibility to medicine, providing new therapeutic solutions, and collaborating with governments and payers to ensure that people who need medicines have access to them. Our focus is on innovation and launch execution excellence; we translate breakthrough science into innovative medicines that help people with cancer across the globe. Our Marketing team is passionate about bringing our innovative medicines to our customers around the world by understanding our customers’ needs and striving to provide differentiated solutions to meet them.

We are currently recruiting for an Associate Director, Healthcare Provider (HCP) Marketing in the US Oncology business. This position will lead the Health Care Provider marketing and scientific strategy/execution for the US Hematology portfolio with the current indications for our immuno-oncology product and also build a strong foundation for the future assets. The position will report to the Tumor Lead in the US Oncology Marketing for Hematology.

This position will require outstanding leadership in many different areas including strategic planning, counter-competition, execution excellence, digital promotion, and cross-functional/ agencies collaboration.

Key Responsibilities include and are not limited to the following:

  • Lead the Health Care Provider marketing and scientific strategy/ tactics to maximize opportunity for the company immuno-oncology products' current indications

  • Build a strong foundation for the future hematology portfolio with new assets

  • Partner with market research, Competitive Intelligence and analytics team to generate key insights and further enhance the Health Care Provider strategy and execution plan

  • Monitor, analyze, and synthesize key market dynamics in the rapidly evolving landscape

  • Develop counter-competitive strategies/ plans in collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders and agencies

  • Marketing point to partner with Digital Promotions team to develop new assets and innovative digital strategy, and engagement plans

  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders to prioritize work and facilitate internal resource trade-offs as needed, e.g. budget, review time

  • Escalate issues that represent significant barriers to execution and/or business impact

  • Challenge status quo and gain sponsorship/ support within the company to address gaps.

Position Location: Upper Gwynedd, PA or Virtual US based

Residents of Colorado

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Education Requirement:

  • Required: Bachelor's degree

  • Preferred: Master's degree (MBA/MS)

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry

  • Core marketing experience including strategy development, tactical execution, performance tracking, and competitive planning

  • Hematology/ Oncology experience

  • Strong relationship building, problem solving, innovative thinking, teamwork, analytical, and written/verbal communication skills

  • Strength managing complexity and multiple competing priorities

  • Experience influencing without direct authority and working successfully with cross-functional teams and multiple agency partners

  • Requires up to 20% travel, including some weekends

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Launch experience with new indications/ products

  • Direct customer experience (sales, sales leadership, etc.)

  • Test-and-learn mindset to drive a culture of innovation

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 …

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: R102927