Global Marketing Director, Oncology Lung Job

Kenilworth, NJ, US
August 29 2017
Organization Type
Global Marketing Director, Oncology Lung-GLO001069


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

Merck Pharmaceuticals 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.

We are currently recruiting for a global marketing director for lung for Merck’s Keytruda. The position will be based in Kenilworth, NJ.

This position will require outstanding leadership in product management. This experienced marketer’s role will include but not be limited to the following:

- Detailed competition tracking and assessment to inform planning assumptions, strategy and positioning
- Development of competitive response planning
- Performance monitoring and reporting (primary and secondary data analysis)
- Launch readiness management and tracking globally and regionally
- Theraputic area point for cross tumor initiatives
- Theraputic area point for regional and local workshop development
- Lead for annual strategic and tactical planning
- Support appropriate scientific engagement and promotional tactic pull through
- Budget planning & monitoring lead

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. Develops project and tactic assessments and valuations (ROI) that leverage analytics and research to identify successes and areas for improvement to optimize spend. Works with finance and business planning to manage brand forecast and S&OP process.



- Minimum of a BA/BS required, MBA preferred.


- Minimum of 8 years pharmaceutical business experience required.
- Minimum of 4 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.
- This position requires approximately 15-20 % travel, including some weekends.


- 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.

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Job: Global Marketing ONC

Job Title:Dir, Global Marketing

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck

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