Customer Representative, Chronic Care – Upper Peninsula/Iron Moutain/Marquette MI (Entry-Le...

Eau Claire, WI, US
April 30 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: DIR022235

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. 

The Entry-Level Chronic Care Representative (CCR) sells to customers by providing clinical information on relevant Merck products, as well as education and resources.  They do this to support customer needs in an effort to help the Health Care Practitioner meet their patients’ goals. The Chronic Care Representative (CCR) is the primary point of contact for a variety of customers within their assigned geography.  These customers may include:  health care providers such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists as well as quality directors and office managers. Within their geography there are a diverse set of health care locations that they will call upon in order to execute their role including: physicians’ offices, integrated delivery systems, and hospital clinics.  The Chronic Care Rep is a key member of the local Customer Team that works collaboratively with other Merck field based employees such as the Account Executives (AEs), Integration Delivery Systems (IDS) leaders as well as other members of the Merck extended team.  

The primary activities include:

  • Developing a territory level business plan in accordance with Merck policies, standards and ethics.
  • Maintaining product knowledge and certification on the Merck portfolio for which they are responsible.
  • Engaging in balanced product sales discussions with Health Care Providers and Health Care Business Professionals to align customer needs and Merck products in accordance with product labeling. This is achieved by keeping apprised of professional and health care environment knowledge through self-study of company-provided scientific, product and marketplace information, attendance at product workshops and conferences, as well as consistent and ongoing review of Merck promotional materials
  • Providing Merck management with updates on customer needs as it relates to helping them improve patient health outcomes, customer feedback, marketplace dynamics, and progress towards quality goals.
  • Providing customers with key insights by keeping apprised of professional and health care environment knowledge through self-study of company-provided scientific, product and marketplace information, attendance at product workshops and conferences, as well as consistent and ongoing review of Merck promotional materials.
  • Regularly monitoring their business performance against objectives using company provided tools.


  • Within select customer accounts, acts as primary point of contact for the customer, meet with key customers/personnel to maintain understanding of their current practice structure, business model, and key influencers (Managed Care Organization/payers, employers, state policy), and their patients’ needs.  Identifies business opportunities and makes information available to relevant stakeholders to support the identified customer needs.
  • For select customer accounts, coordinate with Merck customer team (Account Executives, Integrated Delivery System team, Solutions support teams, etc.) to outline customer strategy for interactions/relationships aimed at improving customer and patient support.

This territory covers: Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

The ideal location to reside is within this territory.


Travel (%) varies based on candidate’s location within the geography.



  • Required:  BA/BS
  • Preferred:  MBA/MS


  • Demonstrated aptitude to excel in current or previous educational or professional roles
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Valid Driver's license


  • Ability to convey technical concepts accurately and clearly 
  • Prior experience working in a technical/scientific field or healthcare environment 
  • Previous sales, account management, consultative, or customer service experience
  • Experience developing and executing a plan for engaging customers and meeting customer needs
  • Understanding of Marketing/Sales &/or Marketing/Sales Support Functions/Operations
  • Ability to analyze metrics to assess progress against objectives

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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Other Locations: Marquette, MI, US
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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