Global Scientific Engagement, Director Melanoma

Requisition ID: GLO001396 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.  Position Description: The candidate will have demonstrated ability to work to solutions within complex organizations and markets and leading sub teams in support of key marketing strategy areas. Effective cross-functional leader with proven ability to create brand plans that generate both revenue and operating income. Work effectively with cross-functional partners including research and development, medical affairs, regulatory affairs, manufacturing, HEOR, BD&L, market analytics, field sales organization, international and domestic operations, legal, scientific communications, professional education, training and development, health care compliance, etc… to successfully navigate the internal and external environments and deliver value to our customers. Provides commercial input on such activities including product development team, target product profile development, global regulatory filing strategy, launch readiness reviews, organized customer interactions, market research, demand, revenue, and P&L forecasting, BD&L activities, and agency partner management. Responsible for maximizing physician acceptance, market penetration, profitability, and new indication launch uptake.  Provides leadership, support, and expertise to country marketing and sales organizations as well as distribution channels for the product line. Work with finance and business planning to manage brand forecast and S&OP process.   This position will require outstanding leadership in product management. This experienced marketer's role will initially focus on the scientific engagement strategy for the Melanoma indication.  This will include but not be limited to the following: Preparing the global market for the introduction of this new product Advisory board development and management Thought leader engagement Exhibits & Conventions Planning and Execution Interactive marketing Medical education strategy & tactical execution  Medical and HEOR publication planning Scientific platform development & tactical execution Patient engagement strategy and tactical execution Organized customer engagement strategy and tactical execution Qualifications Position Qualifications:   Education  Requirement: Minimum of a BA/BS required, MBA preferred.  Required: Minimum 5+ year's pharmaceutical business experience required.  Minimum 3 years oncology marketing experience required. Demonstrated leadership experience in development of disease state and product strategy, product positioning, and brand marketing.  Strong leadership, problem solving, teamwork, analytical, written/verbal communication, and presentation skills are required. Experience with collaboration, influencing without authority and working successfully with cross-functional teams is required. Preferred: Experience in sales and global marketing preferred. Product/indication launch experience is preferred. 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.    If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to .    Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:  Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.   Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.   For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:  
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5 - 7 years

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