Associate Director, Marketing - Oncology (HCC)

Upper Gwynedd, PA, US
May 11 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: REG003745

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. 

We are posting an exciting position on the US KEYTRUDA team to focus on the launch of upcoming indications in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) . This position will be a hybrid of HCP and Science Lead/Medical Education roles and will help to drive, in collaboration with cross functional teams and the global team, the commercialization of KEYTRUDA indications in HCC.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, defining the strategy and go-to-market plan for launch, developing all promotional and medical education materials in partnership with the promotions and medical education marketing services teams, gathering insights through market research and analytics plans, and working with the sales and other support teams in preparation for launch.  The role will also serve in the broader capacity of coordinating Scientific Leader Engagements and Advisory Board planning across the KEYTRUDA GI portfolio.  

  • Lead overall US launch preparations for new indications for Keytruda in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) as a hybrid HCP/SL role.
  • In partnership with promotions team lead development and implementation of all HCP focused promotional materials
  • In partnership with the medical education team lead development and implementation of all medical education materials
  • Drive Scientific Leader engagement, including advisory boards, to gather key insights to incorporate into business plans for the KEYTRUDA GI portfolio.
  • Lead congress activity and plans for the KEYTRUDA GI portfolio.
  • Interface with sales training and the sales teams to prepare teams for HCC launch and to gather insights


Education Minimum Requirement:

  • BA/BS
Required Experience and Skills**:
  • 5 years of pharmaceutical marketing in US in global/local market
Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • MBA preferred, oncology and/or HCC experience

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: Regional Marketing ONC
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Employee Status: Regular
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