Merck Associate Director, U.S. Marketing, LYNPARZA Prostate Cancer in Upper Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
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.
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This Associate Director, U.S. Oncology Marketing – Prostrate has primary responsibility for the HCP Strategy Lead for LYNPARZA (olaparib), a type of targeted therapy called a PARP inhibitor. LYNPARZA represents a significant growth opportunity for both Merck’s and AstraZeneca’s Oncology Franchises. Merck and AstraZeneca entered into a strategic oncology collaboration to co-develop and co-commercialize LYNPARZA , which is currently indicated in metastatic ovarian cancer and metastatic breast cancer.
This position will prepare for the launch of LYNPARZA in metastatic prostrate cancer and work in close collaboration with AstraZeneca. The position will be based in Upper Gwynedd, PA and will report to the U.S. Director of Marketing – LYNPARZA.
Key responsibilities include and are not limited to the following:
Lead development of the U.S. mPC HCP strategy and associated marketing tools.
Development of strategic message platforms
Development and implementation of all HCP focused promotional materials, including non-personal tactics
Regular collaboration and communication with global mPCteam
Lead cross-functional teams and clearly communicate a vision, needs, and ensure deliverables met
Partnership with Customer Insight Team to develop market research program and monitor performance
Marketing budget management for mPC
Development of counter-competitive plans
Launch planning lead
Lead the mPC LYNPARZA Promotions Review Team planning, prioritization, and coordination.
Education Minimum Requirement:
Required Experience and Skills:
Minimum of (5) years Pharmaceutical business experience
Core marketing experience including strategy development and launch planning
Strong relationship building, problem solving, teamwork, analytical, and written/verbal communication skills
Experience influencing without direct authority and working successfully with cross-functional teams
Experience bringing promotional materials through legal, regulatory, and clinical review
20% Travel including some weekends
Preferred Experience and Skills:
At least 2 years prior U.S. Oncology Marketing and/or Sales experience
Strength Managing complexity and multiple competing priorities
Excellent communication skills to succinctly lead and prioritize efforts
Experience working in external business collaboration or joint venture.
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 Regional Marketing ONC
Title: Associate Director, U.S. Marketing, LYNPARZA Prostate Cancer
Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd
Requisition ID: REG004023