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Marketing Director - Prostate Cancer/Oncology Innovative Strategies

Upper Gwynedd, PA, USA | Merck

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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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’s Global Human Health (GHH) Division abides by a “patient first, profits later” ideology. Results-driven and ambitious, this team of individuals represents a functional balance between meeting company objectives and the needs of people around the world. The organization is comprised of sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing Merck's prescription medicines, vaccines, and other medical products to our customers worldwide.


This position will require outstanding leadership in Product Strategy and Product Launch & Management. This experienced marketer’s role will focus on leading our innovative strategic approach for basket trials for new indications and development program in Prostate Cancer.


Specific responsibilities will include:

Partner with cross functional teams including MRL, Global Marketing, Market Research and Competitive Intelligence to align on prostate cancer development program

Plan and execute launch of Prostate Cancer Indication; launch readiness management and tracking Tactical Planning & Execution (e.g., Advisory Boards, Congress Planning. Scientific Platform development, Medical Education programs, Patient Engagement, Diagnostic testing roll out) 

Medical and HEOR Publication Planning

Organized customer engagement strategy and scientific expert leader engagement

Partner with other brand teams as appropriate to ensure alignment

Partner with New Indications cross functional teams to similarly drive our development program and strategic plans and align across multiple tumor teams and functions


Key Capabilities:

Demonstrated ability to work to solutions within complex organizations and markets and leading sub teams in support of key marketing strategy areas

Ability to drive decision making and gather input from cross functional teams including global to inform strategic plans

Effective leader with proven ability to create brand plans that generate both revenue and operating income

Work effectively with cross-functional partners including research and development, medical affairs, regulatory affairs, manufacturing, HEOR, BD&L, market analytics, field sales organization, legal, scientific communications, professional education, training and development, health care compliance, etc.

Provides commercial input to all aspects of commercialization, including product development team, target product profile development, regulatory filing strategy, launch readiness reviews, organized customer interactions, market research, competitive intelligence, demand, revenue forecasts, BD&L activities, and agency partner management.



Education Minimum Requirement:  

Minimum of BA/BS

Master’s Degree or MBA Preferred

Required Experience and Skills:  

Minimum of eight (8) years business experience in a pharmaceutical OR healthcare

Minimum of (3) years Oncology experience

US Marketing experience 

Strong interpersonal/negotiation skills, relationship management skills & ability to influence from within and across dual organizations are a must 

Demonstrated leadership experience in development of disease state and product strategy, product positioning, and brand marketing

Strong leadership, problem solving, teamwork, analytical, written/verbal communication, and presentation skills

Results oriented; Ability to operate and make decisions within situations of ambiguity 20-25% Travel, including some weekends

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Experience in Oncology highly preferred; familiarity with data & scientific leaders in this area

Experience in GU cancers, including Prostate

Product/Indication Launch experience

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