Merck Global Brand Leader - Schizophrenia 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.

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 role is the Global Brand Lead for our Schizophrenia compound as it progresses towards launch.

  • The role will have full responsibility for commercial launch planning within the lead indication for this compound, but also the assessment of other unique indications as part of the broader Life-Cycle Management program.

  • Commercial lead on the Product Development Team, providing key insight into the late stage development plan as the molecule progresses towards commercial launch.

  • Lead the Global Commercial Team with representation across key Global functions and the Key launch markets to co-create an integrated strategic approach that identifies pre-launch areas of focus and drives the product to a successful commercial launch.

  • The new compound will be a first-in-class innovation, therefore significant investment will be required to build the scientific platform and to establish the positioning for the product.

  • Responsibility for key commercial projects and budgetary trade-offs within components of the marketing mix (e.g., market research, promotion, etc)

  • Engage with Global Scientific Leaders in the neuroscience field to enhance our understanding and inform the global strategy for the development of launch and Life Cycle Management plans for this product

  • Role reports to the Global Commercial Leader for Neuroscience and will have support from an Associate Director who will flex across the Neuroscience therapeutic area.


Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor degree

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of (6) years experience in Marketing and/or Marketing support functions

  • Pharmaceutical or Life Science Experience required

  • Strong analytical skills and a critical thinker – strong competency in being able to distill large volumes of data and information into meaningful insights

  • Strong Cross-functional leadership and demonstrated capabilities in working across global functions

  • Strategic Planning and Project Management experience

  • Experience with a broad range of Pharmaceutical Marketing roles (Science point, Physician promotion point, Market Access)

  • Experience in launching a product and/or indication

  • Experience with Marketing strategies for New Products

  • Excellent leadership, collaboration and communication skills

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience working in Drug development and Manufacturing

  • Experience managing direct reports

  • Marketing experience outside of Pharmaceuticals

  • Experience working in or closely with key global markets – understanding of different market archetypes and their associated market access structures

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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Other Locations: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Title: Global Brand Leader - Schizophrenia

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Requisition ID: GLO001262