Merck Global Marketing Director, Biomarker & Diagnostics in Kenilworth, New Jersey
Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
Merck’s Global Human Health (GHH) Division abides by a “patient first, profits later” ideology. Results-driven and ambitious, this team of individuals represents a functional balance between meeting company objectives and the needs of people around the world. The organization is comprised of sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing Merck's prescription medicines, vaccines, and other medical products to our customers worldwide.
We are currently recruiting for a Global Marketing Director, Biomarker & Diagnostics within Oncology Global Marketing. The Global Marketing Director will lead strategies and marketing efforts within biomarker & diagnostics for our immune-oncology portfolio, hereunder pembrolizumab (Keytruda). Keytruda is currently being studied in multiple cancer indications, many of which will be launched over the next few years. The Global Marketing Director will work across indications and with all parts of our organization and diagnostic partners.
The Global Marketing Director, Biomarker & Diagnostics is a key member of the Global Oncology Marketing Team for Keytruda responsible for development and implementation of both strategic and tactical marketing programs for biomarkers and diagnostics. Responsibilities also include global scientific engagement of key scientific leaders relevant for guiding and enabling implementation, adoption and use of diagnostics. Engagement programs, Advisory Boards, Congresses/Symposia etc. are developed in close collaboration with the Medical Affairs team and individual tumor teams.
The position will require a solid understanding of the role of biomarkers & diagnostics in personalized medicine as well as established connections and relationships in the diagnostic space. Strong leadership skills and ability to collaborate across the organization, hereunder with other functional areas and regional/local Diagnostic Leads will be essential. Proven ability to work with many areas of marketing management including strategy development, engagement programs, market research, segmentation, competitive dynamics, and issues management in a highly complex and dynamic environment is a must.
The candidate will need to have strong business acumen and a demonstrated ability to understand and manage key levers that drive growth and profitability.
The position will be based in Kenilworth, NJ and will report to the Head of Global Commercial Biomarker Strategy.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Work effectively with cross-functional partners including Research & Development, Medical Affairs, Alliance Management, Market Access, Finance, Regulatory Affairs, Communications, BD&L, Legal, market analytics, health economics & outcomes research, international & domestic operations, diagnostic partner companies etc. to successfully navigate the internal and external environments and deliver value to our customers
Provide commercial leadership on activities including long & short range business strategy & planning, portfolio valuations, development of diagnostic indication strategy & messaging, operating budget & forecasting, global reimbursement strategic plan, launch readiness reviews, customer interactions, market research, BD&L activities, and partner management
Provide commercial leadership, support and expertise to Diagnostic Development Teams, Joint Commercialization Committees, regional and country marketing & sales organizations
Preferred: MSc and MBA or PhD
Minimum of (5) years Diagnostic Business experience
Minimum of (3) years Pharmaceutical Business experience
Oncology Marketing experience
Pharmaceutical & Diagnostics marketing experience
Diagnostic Product Launch experience
Significant & demonstrated commercial leadership in marketplace assessment, development of product strategy, long & short range business planning, global market access & reimbursement
Strong leadership, problem solving, teamwork, analytical, written/verbal communication, and presentation skills
Collaboration with business partners, influencing without authority and working successfully with cross-functional teams
25% Travel, including some weekends
Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.
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Job Global Marketing ONC
Title: Global Marketing Director, Biomarker & Diagnostics
Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth
Requisition ID: GLO001193