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Merck Associate Director, Global Marketing, Ruminants. Parasite Control and Reproduction in Madison, New Jersey

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Attention NJ Applicants : In April 2020, our Company announced plans to consolidate our New Jersey campuses into a single New Jersey headquarters location in Rahway, NJ by 2023. Therefore, the NJ work location for this role will be temporarily based and the exact timing of the departmental move to Rahway, NJ will be communicated at a future date.

New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

Our Animal Health Marketing team takes a customer centric perspective using customer feedback and market intelligence data. Using this data, we design, develop and deploy products, platforms, brands and marketing initiatives that ensure we can improve the health and well-being of animals everywhere.

Associate Director, Global Marketing, Ruminants. Parasite Control and Reproduction.

Our company is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines, and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork found in all colleagues in our teams. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement, and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

The function on Global Marketing Associated Director, Parasite Control and Reproduction is part of the Global Ruminant Marketing Unit and reports to the Global Marketing Director, Parasite Control and Reproduction.

This unit sets the strategic direction for the Parasiticide and Reproductive Business Worldwide and must also ensure alignment with this strategy with all functions within the organization.

This position, Global Marketing Associated Director, Parasite Control and Reproduction will be based in Madison, New Jersey, USA.

The Global Marketing Associated Director is empowered to:

  • Manage the pharmaceutical franchises for Reproduction and Parasite Control Platforms at our company's Animal Health. Including identifying synergies within our company's Animal Health Intelligence, Life cycle management, new product launches, diversification, and business development opportunities.

  • Understand, anticipate, and explore market trends, expressed and unexpressed customers' unmet needs and take full advantage of them for the ruminant reproductive and parasite control markets.

  • Develop and deploy plans specifically for Reproduction and Parasite Control for ruminants.

  • Create mid to long-term business strategy across Reproduction and Parasite Control and be responsible for maximizing the current portfolio, mainly through solution and services bridging the future needs and today's revenues generation.

  • Create, develop, and deploy international promotional and marketing campaigns and materials for Reproduction and Parasite Control platforms.

  • Communicate the strategies appropriately and efficiently with the Regions and Commercial operations stakeholders. Communicate the strategies appropriately and efficiently to all other internal stakeholders.

  • Coordinate with the Global Technical Directors the necessary Market Support Studies to generate and transfer scientific information into marketing communication assets to drive the strategy on Parasite Control, Reproduction.

  • Identify marketing training needs and developing programs to address gaps in local markets.

  • Support the digital transformation of our go-to-market models (omnichannel marketing, lead generation, hybrid model…)

  • Be familiar with technology available on cattle and sheep farms, with a specific focus on electronic identification, monitoring and automatic insights made available for animal health and animal management

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably a degree in Business, Veterinary Medicine or Animal Science

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in Marketing, Sales and/or Technical Services in Animal Health business.

  • Strong Marketing and Strategic Business Thinking Capabilities

  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to work with different sources of information

  • Fluent English speaker

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including intercultural, interpersonal, and general communication with a natural ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

  • Ability to create, nurture, and drive a collaborative team environment

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools, namely Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Master and/or Doctor degree in the field would be preferred

  • Cross functional project management experience

  • Experience in a global or regional/local role

  • Other languages (Spanish, German, French, Portuguese) are beneficial

Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.

Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, 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 …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


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Requisition ID: R180486