Assoc. Dir., Oncology Promotion

  • Company: Merck
  • Location: Pennsylvania, United States
  • Posted: January 28, 2017
  • Reference ID: MAR006271
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. 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 of an individual like you. 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.

This individual will lead the development and delivery of integrated marketing communications plans and multi-channel programs, supporting the strategic imperatives for the Organize Customer Access and Reimbursement Team (i.e. Oncology Managed Care). This role acts as a primary contact for the OCAR team, regarding managed care and brand-specific marketing communications / promotion to external customers. This individual will convert emerging scientific data in oncology into a communication strategy for customer segments and channels.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Contribute to the managed care/brand building tools.
  • Development of a communications strategy that is aligned to the integrated brand/customer strategy and fully leveraging all available channels to deliver a positive customer experience.
  • Drive measurement and improvement of promotional effectiveness across the integrated promotional mix and relevant customer segments. Drives marketing effectiveness by creating programs that drive desired customer behaviors, yielding increased revenue. All activities will be conducted in full compliance with Merck policies, values and standards.
  • Lead the development of integrated promotion plans, the project promotional content and coordinates content strategy across all channels.
  • Deliver promotional product, new indication or new formulation launch plans highlighting interdependencies with other relevant functional areas such Market Research and Learning.
  • Core participant in shaping the key strategic communication objective choices for OCAR.
  • Partner with the OCAR team and assigned external agencies to ensure that all offerings meet the strategic and communication objectives for KEYTRUDA and In-line products.
  • Demonstrate operational efficiency by leveraging best practices
  • Know the customer: demonstrate a deep understanding of customer segments, needs, channel preferences and long-term value.
  • Help lead the creation and monitoring of Agency scopes of work (SOWs) and lead the bi-annual Agency evaluation process.
  • Accountable for the operational proficiency of assigned Agencies and other channel outsourced vendors.
  • Apply the Merck Marketing and Merck Customer Experience principles, during the promotional planning and development process.
  • Work collaboratively with multiple teams including the Market Research, Integrated Customer Engagement, Analytics, and Operations as well as the OCAR leads.
  • Manage projects and programs through appropriate internal and external support services in development of content, design, Promotional Review Team (PRT) approvals, and production. Oversee the appropriate administration of promotional budgets for projects and deliverables.
  • Demonstrate Merck Leadership Behaviors. Act as a business owner in the operating environment. Maintain alignment to compliance goals and policies

  • Bachelor's Degree required, Masters in Business Administration preferred

  • A minimum of 4 years experience in marketing or marketing support of pharmaceutical products.
  • Experience in the end-to-end Promotion Medical/Legal review and delivery process; knowledge of commercial, regulatory and legal compliance policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute a brand or customer marketing strategy
  • Experience and success in cross-functional collaboration
  • Strong knowledge of marketing principles, ability to make business decisions, and analytical skills with the ability to synthesize complex data into a recommendation or path forward.

  • Experience supporting the Managed Care, Specialty, and/or Oncology business.

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