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Global Marketing Director, Biomarker & Diagnostics

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, portfoliovaluations, 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 Qualifications Education: Required: Bachelors Preferred: MSc and MBA or PhD Required Experience: 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 Requisition ID: GLO001193
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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