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Director, Global Marketing Poultry


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Job Title: Director, Global Marketing Poultry  - GLO001060


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 Animal Health (MAH) Division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.  


The Global Marketing Director Poultry is part of the Global Poultry Marketing Unit. This unit sets the strategic direction for the Poultry Business Worldwide and must also ensure alignment with this strategy with all functions within the organization. This position, Global Marketing Director, Poultry will be based in Madison, New Jersey, USA and report to the Global Poultry species leader.

The Global Marketing Director’s primarily responsible is to: 

  • Understand, anticipate and explore market trends, expressed and unexpressed customers' unmet needs and take full advantage of them for the respective brands and heath platforms 
  • Develop and deploy plans specifically for new product and services for the Convenience Program. Ensure Global Marketing readiness for new product launches. Execute those plans precisely and measure success against those plans 
  • Provide the strategic long-visionary thinking for the Poultry portfolio offerings by MAH, by guiding R&D, as active member of the Poultry Species Team, to determine which R&D projects should be developed and prioritized and make sure they are aligned with our customer needs, and by giving input for business development projects 
  • Create mid to long-term business strategy across portfolio and be responsible for maximizing the current portfolio and services bridging the future needs and today's revenues generation. 
  • Lead the Product Introduction Teams (PIT) for new products covering the Convenience Program portfolio 
  • Create, develop and deploy international promotional and marketing campaigns and materials for the delegated brands. 
  • Communicate the strategies appropriately and efficiently with the Regions and Commercial operations stakeholders. Communicate the strategies appropriately and efficiently to all other internal stakeholders. 
  • Coordinate with the Global Technical Directors the necessary Life Cycle Management studies and activities to all the key Poultry Brands 
  • Manage the delegated Poultry portfolio assets. Including analysis of gross-margins optimization, supply improvements, rationalization, diversification and business development opportunities 
  • Identifying marketing training needs and developing programs to address gaps in local markets.


Position Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably a degree in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science or business related.

Required Experience and Skills: 

  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience in Marketing, Sales and/or Technical Services or equivalent combination of advanced veterinary degree plus 5 years of experience 
  • Animal Health and/or poultry background 
  • Strong Marketing and Strategic Business Thinking Capabilities 
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to work with different sources of information 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including intercultural, interpersonal and general communication with a natural ability to work in a collaborative team environment. 
  • Ability to create, nurture, and drive a collaborative team environment 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools, namely Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Availability to travel (approx. 50% travel both domestic and international)

Preferred Experience and Skills: 

  • Master and/or Doctor degree preferred 
  • Project management experience 
  • Experience in a global or regional role 
  • Other languages (Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Chinese) are beneficial 
  • Product launch experience

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 Global Marketing

Primary Location NA-US-NJ-Madison

Other Locations 

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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