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Associate Director, Global Pharmaceuticals Communications

Company: Merck & Co., Inc.
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

The role of Associate Director, Global Pharmaceuticals Communications, is a unique opportunity to join our Company as a member of the Human Health Communications team. The role is dedicated to supporting day-to-day communications related to our Company's broad pharmaceuticals portfolio, including our new products and late-stage pipeline.

The candidate selected for this role will work under the guidance of the Director, Global Pharmaceuticals Communications, in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

This position is location agnostic.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Manage communications activities and work collaboratively across functional teams and implement both global and US-based communications programs in support of the business; heavy emphasis on milestone communications (regulatory approvals, data releases, medical meeting communications).

  • Responsible for communication to internal and external audiences in alignment with the company's corporate narrative and Global Pharmaceuticals business strategy while continuously partnering with our global marketing leaders to develop strategic communications aligned with key business priorities.

  • Develop and communicate strategies, programs and materials for use by our company regions and subsidiaries worldwide; help advise regions and subsidiaries for franchise and product communications issues.

  • Develop innovative and creative omni-channel strategies to engage with internal and external stakeholders aligned with key priorities; ensure that the strategies are robust and complementary.

  • Serve as a liaison to third party groups (including advocacy organizations) and external experts (including researchers) and to trade and local news media.

  • Work directly with public relations agencies and help manage related budgets.

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of five (5) years' experience in a communications or public relations role within the pharmaceutical or a related industry (hospital, public health, etc.)

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills across a variety of mediums/channels (e.g., print, digital, presentation).

  • Strong project management skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks and competing priorities.

  • Team player, collaborative spirit, ability to succeed in a fast-paced, high-visibility role.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in healthcare communications.

  • Budget OR agency management experience.

Our Human Health Division maintains a "patient first, profits later" ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide.

Who we are

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.



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Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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