Sr. Specialist, Promotion and Brand Support- Animal Health Job

Madison, NJ, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: MAR006510

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 Animal Health (MAH) Division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.  


This position is in the Merck Animal Health division and works with the Global Species Business Unit Global Marketing Directors, Product Introduction Teams and brand teams to prepare communications campaigns for global brands. It supports the development, alignment and deployment of globally strategic products, platforms and service brands. Furthermore, it will facilitate sharing of local marketing and communications initiatives where these are aligned with Global BU Strategy.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Assist in preparation of marketing campaign toolkits for global brands, including the necessary communications, brand and packaging guidelines.

  • Supports BU Global Marketing Directors in briefing agencies, evaluating proposals and preparing integrated marketing communications campaigns (both print and digital) and participates in review/appraisal of agency performance. 

  • Help to ensure that campaigns are prepared within budget, on time for local launches and aligned to the Global Brands Policy. 

  • Assist in development and execution of BU marketing communications plans and helps to ensure that all communications channels are aligned with Global BU strategy. 

  • Facilitate sharing of suitable locally created campaigns globally and ensure awareness by local colleagues of standards and systems that facilitate the sharing of communications materials. 

  • Work cross- functionally with Digital Marketing Services, Multi-channel Marketing and Salesforce Effectiveness as needed to support global products, platforms and services. 

  • Work with SBS (events,, creative studios), PLMC (packaging) and other global departments which create product/service branded materials, to ensure that a) our brand identities are correctly implemented in the materials they create, b) messaging is aligned with current marketing activities, c) content (images, text, video) is available as needed to support success of the activity. 

  • Assist in facilitating “Best in Class” congresses and events meeting through planning and execution, supported by innovative ideas to enhance the overall customer experience.  

Education Minimum Requirement: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree (e.g., Communications, Marketing, Psychology)

Required Experience and Skills: 

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in assisting or managing creation of marketing communications campaigns for international businesses 

  • Excellent communications skills 

  • Ability to guide and align teams

Preferred Experience and Skills: 

  • Multi-channel marketing; branding; advertising or media agency experience 

  • Background of working in an international environment, pharma or consumer products industry, or project management

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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