Director, US Oncology Marketing

at Merck in Millsboro, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Description

Our company is a world leader in providing medicines to treat and prevent diseases around the world. Our vision is to make a difference in the lives of people globally through our innovative medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, consumer care and animal health products. We aspire to be the best healthcare company in the world and are dedicated to providing leading innovations and solutions for tomorrow.

Our Oncology team is dedicated to delivering breakthrough innovations that extend and improve the lives of cancer patients worldwide. Our team of forward-thinking people achieve this through an unwavering commitment to support accessibility to medicine, providing new therapeutic solutions, and collaborating with governments and payers to ensure that people who need medicines have access to them. Our focus is on innovation and launch execution excellence; we translate breakthrough science into innovative medicines that help people with cancer across the globe.

Our product has multiple indications but this position will primarily be focused on Prostate Cancer plus or minus Breast Cancer launches and in-line indications with responsibility for both strategy & execution.

The position will be based in Upper Gwynedd, PA but can operate from anywhere in the US and will report to the US Commercial Franchise Head, Oncology Alliance.

The position requires oncology marketing experience, as well as outstanding leadership in all areas of product management, including:

+ Market assessment

+ Strategy development: e.g., product positioning, branding/promotion, thought leader engagement, scientific strategy, channel strategies, market access/ reimbursement, competitive dynamics, issues management

+ Strategy execution

+ Forecasting and budgets management

+ Resource prioritization

+ Launch execution & In-line marketing

+ Apply agile values, principles, and practices

+ Test and learn mindset to drive culture of innovation

The position will lead a number of direct reports (Associate Directors and/or Senior Specialists) as well as have responsibility for extended stakeholders across the alliance with expectation to build a diverse and effective team structure while recognizing, motivating, and retaining talent.

Position Location: Upper Gwynedd, PA or Virtual/Remote

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Education Minimum Requirements:

+ Required: Bachelor’s degree

+ Preferred: Master’s degree

Required Experience and Skills:

+ Minimum of (10) years Pharmaceutical business experience including at least 5 years marketing and 2 years people management experiences

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

+ Experience with collaboration, influencing without authority and working successfully with cross-functional teams

+ Oncology experience and deep understanding of specialty pharmacy purchase or buy and bill in oncology

+ Demonstration of strategic thinking, planning, and execution

+ Understanding of customer landscape in oncology market

+ Requires approximately 25% travel, including some weekends

Preferred Experience and Skills:

+ Prostate cancer sales or marketing experience

+ Breast cancer sales or marketing experience

+ Co-promotion or Joint-Venture partnership experience

+ Product/Indication launch experience

+ Payer marketing experience

+ Involvement in development of prescribing information for oncology products

+ Demonstrated leadership experience in marketplace assessment, development of disease/ product strategy, product positioning, and brand Marketing

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 …

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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Job Posting: JC188579764

Posted On: Jul 25, 2021

Updated On: Aug 08, 2021