Associate Director, Global Communications, Oncology

The role of Associate Director, Global Oncology Communications, is a unique opportunity to join Merck, a recognized leader in immuno-oncology, as a key member of the Global Oncology Communications team. The role is dedicated to supporting day-to-day communications - including media relations and employee communications -- related to Merck's collaboration with Eisai, in addition to Merck's broader oncology portfolio with a focus on genitourinary (GU) cancers. The candidate selected for this role will work under the guidance of the Director, Global Oncology Communications, in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. Primary responsibilities: Work collaboratively with the Eisai communications team to develop and implement both global and US-based communications programs in support of Merck's collaboration with Eisai; separately, manage communications programs in support of Merck's genitourinary (GU) cancer program; heavy emphasis on milestone communications (regulatory approvals, data releases, medical meeting communications). Work with the Merck oncology communications team to develop and implement both global and US-based communications programs in support of various aspects of Merck's global oncology business and corporate reputational objectives. Develop and communicate strategies, programs and materials for use by Merck regions and subsidiaries worldwide; help advise regions and subsidiaries for franchise and product communications issues. Engages more senior communications staff as necessary to address emergent and complex issues. Serve as a liaison to third party groups (including advocacy organizations) and external experts (including researchers) and to trade and local news media. Work directly with public relations agencies and help manage related budgets.  Qualifications Education Minimum Requirement: Bachelor's Degree Required Experience and Skills: A minimum of five (5) years' experience in a communications or public relations role within the pharmaceutical or a related industry (hospital, public health, etc.) Excellent written and oral communications skills across a variety of mediums/channels (e.g., print, digital, presentation). Strong project management skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks and competing priorities. Team player, collaborative spirit, ability to succeed in a fast-paced, high-visibility role. Budget and agency management experience. Preferred Experience and Skills: Experience in oncology communications. Requisition ID: GLO001375
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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