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Merck Director Global Oncology Marketing in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Description

Our Marketing team is passionate about bringing our Oncology products to our customers around the world to help them drive improved patient outcomes.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Global Oncology Marketing Team at our company focusing on co-commercialization of our company's oncology products with one of our alliance partners. This position will primarily focus on developing the Global Brand Strategy for a new launches in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and developing Pan Tumor strategic elements to help drive adoption across indications. This role will require strong leadership and the ability to collaborate across multiple internal and external stakeholders. As part of the Global Marketing Alliance Team, the individual in this role will partner with

Alliance counterpart Cross functional colleagues (Regulatory, Clinical Development) Global Tumor Teams to align product strategy among our Oncology Franchise Regions and top markets

The role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Foster strong working relationships with alliance partner

  • Development of pan tumor strategic elements to drive adoption across indications

  • Development of launch strategy for multiple indications in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and potential other indications

  • Lead brand strategy planning in Ex US markets

  • Manage tactical Planning & Execution (e.g., Advisory Boards, Congress Planning. Scientific Platform development, Medical Education programs, Patient Engagement)

  • Contribute to Medical and Health Economics and Outcomes Research Publication Planning

  • Organize customer engagement strategy and scientific expert leader engagement

  • Track competition to inform planning assumptions, strategy and positioning

  • Develop competitive response planning

  • Create & implement of internal/external communication plans & global process for “working together” within a complex Alliance structure

  • Participate in global/regional alliance operating models

  • Routinely present to & seek endorsement from governing Joint Commercialization Committee

Key Capabilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work to solutions within complex organizations and markets, joint ventures and leading sub teams in support of key marketing strategy areas.

  • Successfully navigate the internal Alliance structure and external environments and deliver value to our customers.

  • Effective leader with proven ability to create brand plans that generate both revenue and operating income.

  • Work effectively with cross-functional partners including research and development, medical affairs, regulatory affairs, manufacturing, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Business Development & Licensing, market analytics, field sales organization, international and domestic operations, legal, scientific communications, professional education, training and development, health care compliance, etc.

  • Provides commercial input to Alliance Partner on all aspects of commercialization, including product development team, target product profile development, global regulatory filing strategy, launch readiness reviews, organized customer interactions, market research, competitive intelligence, demand, revenue forecasts, Business Development & Licensing activities, and agency partner management.

Position Location: Kenilworth, NJ or Upper Gwynedd, PA or virtual/agnostic located.

Education Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree.

  • Master’s Degree Preferred

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Pharmaceutical Business experience

  • Demonstrated experience in development of disease state and product strategy, product positioning, Strong interpersonal, relationship management skills & ability to influence from within and across dual organizations are a must.

  • Strong leadership, problem solving, teamwork, analytical, written/verbal communication, and presentation skills.

  • Experience with collaborations, influencing without authority and working successfully with cross-functional teams.

  • Results oriented; ability to operate and make decisions within situations of ambiguity

  • 20-25% Travel, including some weekends.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Oncology experience

  • Joint Commercial Venture/Commercial Alliance experience

  • Sales or Country/Global Marketing experience.

  • Product/Indication Launch experience.

  • Knowledge of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; familiarity with Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor (TKI) drug profiles & scientific leaders in this area.

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: R99975