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Merck Associate Director, Global Communications, Corporate Branding in Kenilworth, New Jersey

Job Description

The Global Communications function is a group of trusted advisors focused on driving forward a company reputation-first model and strategy that engages our audiences in the ways they choose. Through an outside-in approach, we are striving to assertively build trust, improve our influence and demonstrate the health and societal value that our company creates for the world as an inventor and as a catalyst for addressing inequities. We are looking for people to join the Global Communications team who are passionate about raising our reputation and having a positive impact on our business and mission.

The Associate Director, Global Communications will be responsible for supporting the corporate brand and content as follows:

  • Lead the evolution and adoption of the updated corporate brand and visual identity guidelines

  • Support and/or lead implementation of brand architecture; support and/or manage interactions with senior leadership across organization

  • Develop and implement robust employee engagement strategy, driving understanding and adoption of new corporate brand guidelines

  • Support and/or lead the development of brand ambassador program; serve as brand ambassador and ensure close connectivity to Reputation workstreams across the business

  • Support and/or lead the development of company-wide training programs for Corporate Branding

  • Lead Corporate Ad strategy and planning

  • Guide the creation of new brand assets

  • Manage agency work and scopes, serve as day-to-day client lead for agency

  • Regularly update brand assets available to all third-parties and partners

  • Regularly update corporate brand assets via the Veeva system and ensure jobs are trademarked; approved by legal/regulatory/trademark to avoid expiration

  • Manage Corporate Brand mailbox, including company-wide inquiries on guidelines/brand application and logo request form approvals and documentations

  • Provide branding counsel on creative assets to ensure alignment with corporate identity guidelines; partner closely with Content team to ensure appropriate application of brand

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree

  • Minimum of five years experience in a communications OR branding capacity.

Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

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.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

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.

US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@msd.com

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

EEOC Poster at https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

EEOC GINA Supplement​ at https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migratedfiles/employers/eeocgina_supplement.pdf

OFCCP EEO Supplement at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCPEEOSupplementFinalJRFQA508c.pdf

OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp%20EnglishformattedESQA508c.pdf

We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

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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No relocation

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Requisition ID: R83345