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Merck Associate Director, US Marketing, HIV Pipeline (Remote) in Boston, Massachusetts

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If this position will be based in the US or Puerto Rico (not applicable to positions based outside of US or Puerto Rico): Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, subject to applicable law.

Our Marketing team is passionate about bringing our medicines and vaccines to our customers around the world. Through digital listening and patient analytics, we are able to understand our customers’ needs and strive to provide solutions to meet them.

The Associate Director, US Marketing, HIV Pipeline will play a critical role in the US commercial development of our company's pipeline assets in HIV treatment and PrEP. The person in this role will be primarily responsible for leading US commercial assessments and informing clinical development plans for earlier stage pipeline assets. Ideally, the candidate will have in-depth knowledge of the US market, strong scientific acumen, and experience in developing marketing strategy for new products. Knowledge of the US market is a plus but not required. The Associate Director will report directly to the Executive Director, US Marketing HIV Inline and Pipeline and will interface frequently with members of the HIV Global Marketing team.

This position is location agnostic.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop initial US commercial strategy for pipeline of launch products in HIV treatment and PrEP

  • Interface directly with global and regional marketing, market research, US Payer marketing, GMAX, our research division, medical affairs and others on Early Commercial Teams (ECT)

  • Lead the collection of customer insights and engage with scientific leaders to uncover customer needs and drive strategy

  • Inform target product profile and clinical development plans as part of ECT

  • Assess future competitive landscape

  • Inform stage-gate and development plan Go/No go decisions

  • Lead completion of L3 commercial framework for US market

  • Engage with extended team to lead development of sales forecasts and business evaluations for the US market

  • Engage with US inline marketing team to ensure portfolio alignment

Education Minimum Requirements:

  • Required: BA/BS

  • Preferred: MBA/MS

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Proven ability to lead across diverse stakeholders

  • Demonstrates high degree of integrity and ethics

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Self-starter and problem-solver

Preferred Experience and Skills :

  • Previous demonstrated work developing brand strategies

  • Demonstrated scientific acumen

  • New product marketing experience

  • In-depth knowledge of US market

  • Knowledge of US HIV market

  • Comfort with ambiguity

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 …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


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Requisition ID: R139780