Merck Health Systems Medical Affairs Director West (MN/WI/SD/ND) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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 is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.

The Health Systems Medical Affairs Director (HSMAD) is a therapeutic and disease expert who develops on-going professional relationships with healthcare decision makers within defined managed markets organizations, integrated delivery systems, and progressive physician groups. The HSMAD provides accurate information across our organization’s full product portfolio, clinical science, and quality management in a balanced and credible manner consistent with the regulatory environment and our organization’s ethical standards. Serves as a resource for the USMA management team on strategic planning and provides mentoring for other team members.

  • Develops ongoing professional relationships with key decision makers in organized health systems to ensure access to medical and scientific information on our organization’s full product portfolio and areas of therapeutic interest.

  • Partners with the Managed Markets & Policy and Account Executive teams to develop strategic account plans; execute medical activities in alignment with agreed plan.

  • Effectively communicates and coordinates with therapeutic Medical Affairs Directors regarding medical and scientific support needs in key affiliated regional managed health care accounts.

  • Serves as a resource for the Health Systems Executive Director Medical Affairs and other members of managed markets organization on other relevant strategic planning.

  • Serves as a technical resource on questions raised by national accounts management and staff on Merck products.

  • Attends and supports scientific and medical meetings. Prepares planned post-meeting deliverables.

  • Majority of the accounts are located in the Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN area.

Required Experience and Skills:


  • MD, PharmD, or PhD

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in organized healthcare systems allowing ability to develop peer-to-peer relationships with key decision makers.

  • Thorough knowledge of clinical medicine, the managed market environment, pharmacoeconomics, disease management, and medical research

  • Business and market knowledge, including quality management.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, ability to network, strong personal integrity, collaborative mindset, and a strong customer focus are necessary.

  • Must possess a thorough understanding of the FDA, OIG, HIPPA and other ethical guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry

  • Must be able to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a constantly changing environment, and have demonstrated project leadership abilities.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Field-based medical experience

  • Formal training in health economics or outcomes research

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 Medical Affairs (M.D.) - Field Based

Other Locations: NA-US-North Dakota, NA-US-MN-St. Paul, NA-US-Wisconsin, NA-US-South Dakota

Title: Health Systems Medical Affairs Director West (MN/WI/SD/ND)

Primary Location: NA-US-MN-Minneapolis

Requisition ID: MED003889