Merck Content Director, Global Medical and Value Capabilities, Global Health Systems in Boston, Massachusetts
Our Medical Affairs team advances patient care by engaging in scientific exchange with external medical experts and industry professionals ensuring the scientific value of our products is realized. We engage and train internal employees to ensure that they thoroughly comprehend the science behind the medicine and review further unmet medical needs to bolster collaboration and further differentiate our portfolio.
The Global Health Systems (GHS) Content Director, a role within Global Medical and Value Capabilities (GMVC), is responsible for anticipating and driving the creation of timely customized, strategically aligned global/local resources to facilitate effective scientific exchange with payers and formulary decision-makers (both public and private).
The GHS Content Director serves as an internal expert and strategic point of contact, directly collaborating with internal subject matter experts (SMEs) and executive-level staff across the Company, to bridge scientific and medical strategy and field medical engagement through development of customized materials for US Medical Affairs (USMA) Health Systems and Global Medical and Scientific Affairs (GMSA) colleagues.
Responsibilities and Primary Activities
Global Scientific Content Development (40%)
Leads development of customized global/local content focused on clinical and economic value of the Company’s products (e.g., fact sheets, customized formulary presentations) that aligns to Annual GSC plan(s) and Value Evidence And Medical (VEAM) Planning /Scientific Platform
Drives creation of materials within Global Scientific Content (GSC) team that can be leveraged globally as a strategic content partner of the Center of Observational and Real-World Evidence (CORE); obtains insights on the payer landscape from countries and translates requirements
Reviews GHS materials to ensure they are relevant, scientifically accurate, and consistent with cited appropriate scientific literature, internal scientific information, and Company values and standards
Engages with external agencies for content creation and local optimization of materials from GSC and manages US and global review and approval process of content
Ensures appropriate stakeholders are engaged in the development, review, and approval of GHS materials
Communicates to key stakeholders (e.g., Medical Information, Global Director of Medical Affairs (GDMA)/Regional Director Medical Affairs (RDMA)) of GSC approved content
Scientific Platform and Development of Global VEAM Planning and GSC Annual Plans (20%)
In conjunction with tumor/product GSC colleagues, shapes and informs the creation and adaptation of the VEAM Plans & Scientific Platform
Inputs and prioritizes Annual GSC Product Plan(s) aligned with VEAM Planning/Scientific Platform and informed through insights and feedback from key internal stakeholders’ cross-functionally and worldwide
Executes GSC Plans that include but are not limited to medical information letters, disease- and product-related slide decks, global congress medical booth materials, and digital/web-based medical content
Cross-Functional Collaborations/Initiatives (15%)
Directs a multitude of partnerships, both within and outside the department, by identifying gaps and leading in areas where there is value added, such as creation of GMSA/GSC processes/departmental initiatives, standard operating procedure (SOP) authoring/updates, and cross-functional activities that contribute to the GSC vision
Engages directly and independently in collaborative communications with internal stakeholders (e.g., Commercial, Global and Regional Directors of Medical Affairs, US HS/HSO Field Alignment Strategy & Training Leads [FASTLs], Field Strategy Team Leads [FSTLS], HS/HSO Executive Directors and Team Leads, CORE, Global Access, Legal and Compliance)
Leadership and Mentoring (15%)
Is an internal expert and strategic point of contact, directly collaborating with internal subject matter experts (SMEs) and executive-level staff across the Company, to bridge scientific and medical strategy and field medical engagement through development of customized materials for US Medical Affairs (USMA) Health Systems and Global Medical and Scientific Affairs (GMSA) colleagues
Drives the solution of complex problems through identification of innovative solutions; is a go-to person within the core GSC team for colleagues across stakeholder departments.
Medical Education and Training (10%)
- Leads training to internal stakeholders on key GHS developed content in alignment and coordination with Global Medical and Value Capabilities (GMVC) Training Director/Field Medical organization
Additional Key Leadership Responsibilities
Attains proficiency in Veeva Vault (the global review and approval tool for GMSA documents and materials) and PromoMats (the resource review and approval tool for proactive US and Global materials). Has a clear understanding of review and approval processes for both proactive and reactive resources
Develops and maintains content on global team sites (e.g., VEEVA Vault, GHS) and ensures timely access to accurate content
Adheres to compliance and regulatory procedures, working closely with Global Research & Development Compliance and Legal
Required Qualifications , Skills, & Experience
Doctoral degree (e.g., MD, PhD, or PharmD)
Minimum of 3 years health systems or managed care experience
Experience in oncology Therapeutic Area.
Experience creating scientific engagement resources/content
Demonstrated ability to interpret and execute strategy
Experience and success in cross-functional leadership and teamwork
Proficiency in project management and complex problem-solving skills
Ability to work independently with a positive attitude and growth mindset
Ability to work in high volume environment
Strong communication and influencing skills
Medical science liaison (MSL) experience in the biopharmaceuticals industry (1 or more years), Medical Affairs experience and/or knowledge
Global health systems and payer organization subject matter expertise and knowledge of trends and new information impacting delivery of care and access globally
Pharmaceutical market knowledge
Basic understanding of Company’s commercial material systems & processes (e.g., Veeva Vault, CRM)
Subject matter expertise and knowledge of global health systems and payer organizations
Ability to educate, influence, and lead without direct authority over a continuum of stakeholders to ensure meaningful and collaborative resource development
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