Global Medical Affairs Strategy Leader - HCV/HIV Job

Kenilworth, NJ, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: MED002923

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.


The Global Medical Strategy Leader HCV/HIV (Executive Director Global Medical Affairs) leads their teams in the development of the Global Medical Affairs Plans Hepatitis/HIV.

  • Partners with the Global Brand Leaders and R&D Section Heads to define global franchise strategies and global development plans for their assets.

  • Significantly contributes to Merck’s Life Cycle Management decisions.

  • Support sintegrated data generation plans spanning R&D programs, outcomes research, post-registration company-sponsored studies and areas of interest for the investigator-initiated study program.

  • Leads expert input seeking programs (advisory boards [also coordinated with Scientific Affairs] and expert input forums) for their franchises, so that Merck remains on the leading edge of therapeutic and patient care advances.

  • Leads medical affairs activities to resolve regulatory, reputational, ethical, and other asset management issues.

  • The Global Medical Strategy Leader manages teams of Global Medical Directors and Regional Directors Medical Affairs for Hepatitis/HIV.



  • Required:  MD, PhD or PharmD


Required Experience:


  • Recognized scientific expertise through (5-10) years Clinical and/or Research experience (including publications) in one of the therapy areas covered

  • Minimum of (8) years Pharmaceutical (or related) Industry experience in the global arena with proven track record of contribution to medical, clinical development or commercial strategies (in more than one therapy area is preferred)

  • Strategic thinking, specifically related to the development of Medical Affairs Goals and Strategies that address asset value proposition, insights from affiliates and regions, and clinical and value evidence.

  • Customer expertise especially scientific leadership and other key stakeholders (public groups, government officials, medical professional organizations) in therapy areas

  • 25% Travel


Preferred Experience:


  • Proven ability to effectively influence company life cycle management, data generation and evidence communication decisions

  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication (written as well as oral) and results oriented project management skills.

  • Strong judgment, prioritization and decision-making skills with the ability to understand how decisions fit into the broader context of corporate strategies

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, mentor, manage and provide clear, unambiguous expectations and priorities for the team – of own staff or through networks. Comfort and confidence in working with diverse teams and backgrounds

  • In a matrix environment, able to effectively collaborate with and influence partners across divisions; can collaborate with others to resolve conflicts across organizations.

Our employees are the key to our company’s success.  We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program.  Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.  If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at
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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Job: Medical Affairs - MD
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
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