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Merck Associate Director, US Anesthesia Marketing, Scientific Strategy (Remote) in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Description

Our Marketing team is passionate about bringing our medicines 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 Market Leader for Anesthesia within the Hospital/Specialty Business Unit. The Scientific Strategy Lead will be responsible for developing the strategies and the relevant initiatives to drive scientific understanding and advocacy within the anesthesia reversal market . This critical role will lead commercial activities that interface with internal and external stakeholders, including Global Marketing, US Medical Affairs, the Center for Observational and Real-World Evidence (CORE), and key external societies.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Define brand priorities from a scientific education and advocacy perspective, ensuring alignment with marketing L3 strategy

  • Partner with key stakeholders on the development of medical education content

  • Collaborate across the marketing team to execute each brand’s medical education strategy, including digital components through the digital engagement teams (DETs)

  • Develop the franchise’s annual congress plan and develop necessary congress resources / activities (e.g. product theater content, exhibit materials & panels, etc.)

  • Work with CORE, and Market Access teams to support needs, including helping evolve our health care economic value platform

  • Represent Anesthesia on select cross-divisional teams (e.g. VEST)

  • Consistently remain current on key insights for the brand, customer, and marketplace

  • Understand the competitive landscape and lead the development of a scientific strategy that differentiates versus competition

  • Provide marketing viewpoint and support to help maintain Speaker faculty

Required Experience and Skills

  • BA/BS

  • A minimum of two (2) years Pharma/biotech experience OR a minimum of three (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

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Ability to translate science/clinical data into marketing strategies, medical education and/or conference initiatives

  • Understanding of health care ecosystem, market access environment, and drivers of value in health care

  • Experience with communication/marketing to health care providers

  • Experience in a highly regulated environment (with medical/legal review processes)

  • Experience in hospital segment, Surgery/Anesthesia area

  • Strong project management skills as demonstrated by prioritizing activities, using resources optimally, establishing appropriate deadlines and ensuring on-time delivery

  • Experience influencing without direct authority, navigating complex or matrix organizations and working successfully with cross-functional teams

  • Experience including bringing materials through legal, regulatory, and clinical review

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 .

Invent. Impact. Inspire.


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Requisition ID: R121526