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Merck Global Oncology Marketing Director, Precision Medicine in Rahway, New Jersey

Job Description

Do you want to be part of a vibrant, fast moving, and agile team that works to ensure oncology patients have access to the diagnostics needed to guide their treatment? Are you a seasoned marketer or scientist with a commercial mindset with experience and insights across both diagnostics and pharma?

Then you could be our new Global Marketing Director, Precision Medicine.

The position:

We are currently recruiting for a Global Oncology Marketing Director, Precision Medicine. The Global Marketing Director will be charged with leading commercial diagnostic strategies in close collaboration with the Global Disease Leaders (GDLs) and Global Asset Leaders (GAL) in Human Health as well as the Diagnostic Development Teams (DxDTs) in our Company's Research Laboratories.

As Global Marketing Director, Precision Medicine you will be responsible for developing and implementing innovative precision medicine technology solutions / biomarkers and communications plans, to support our growing portfolio of Oncology Medicines across early stage of the diseases. The development of tumor & asset specific diagnostic commercialization plans & tactics is done together with Regional and Local Diagnostic Leads. Key focus areas will include commercial planning for novel biomarkers such as ctDNA/MRD as well as communication plans for early-stage precision medicine topics.

The role as Global Oncology Marketing Director, Precision Medicine holds the opportunity and requirement to work with multiple assets and tumor-types and interface with a wide range of functional areas to continuously optimize innovative diagnostic strategies and their execution. You will drive initiatives with our Diagnostic and Technology partners as well as our internal support functions and you will be a key member of our Global Oncology Marketing Team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing commercial diagnostic leadership, support, and expertise to Diagnostic Development Teams (DxDTs), Global and Regional Marketing Organizations

  • Short & long-range Business Strategy & Planning; development of diagnostic strategies & tactics, hereunder market preparation, positioning, messaging, competitor assessments etc.

  • Providing commercial diagnostic input on activities such as diagnostic target product profile development, partner selection, market research, BD&L activities etc.

  • Global engagement of key scientific leaders relevant for guiding strategy development and enablement of the use of the diagnostic test together with Medical Affairs and key R&D functions

  • Working effectively with all cross-functional internal partners including HH, our Research & Development Division , Medical Affairs, Market Access, Regulatory Affairs, Legal & Compliance, as well as external Diagnostic and technology partner companies to successfully deliver on precision medicine goals

The position will be based in Rahway, NJ


  • Required: Bachelor's Degree

  • Preferred: MSc, PhD, and/or MBA

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of industry experience (Pharma and Diagnostic)

  • Strong Pharma or Diagnostic experience within Oncology

  • Pharma & Diagnostic marketing experience

  • Deep scientific understanding of oncology molecular targets and diagnostic technologies

  • Strong understanding of the role of biomarkers & diagnostics in Oncology Precision Medicine

  • Demonstrated commercial leadership in development of diagnostic product strategy & planning

  • Strong cross-functional and informal leadership skills in problem solving, teamwork, analytical, written/verbal communication, and presentation skills

  • Proven ability to work with many areas of marketing management including strategy development, competitive dynamics, and issues management in a highly complex and dynamic environment

25% Travel, including some weekends


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Expected salary range:

$181,600.00 - $285,800.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, long term incentive if applicable, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. A summary of benefits is listed here (https://www.benefitsatmerck.com/) .

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Job Posting End Date: 07/24/2024

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Requisition ID: R303305