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Director, Oncology Marketing – Gastrointestinal (US)


Upper Gwynedd, PA
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Job Title: Director, Oncology Marketing – Gastrointestinal (US)  - PRO015782


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 Oncology organization is dedicated to delivering breakthrough innovations that extend and improve the lives of cancer patients worldwide. Our team of dauntless, forward-thinking individuals achieves this through an unwavering commitment to supporting accessibility to medicine, providing new therapeutic procedures, and collaborating with governments and payers to ensure that people who need medicines have access to them. At Merck, our focus is on innovation and launch execution excellence; we translate breakthrough science into innovative medicines that help people with cancer across the globe. 

We are currently recruiting for a Director, Oncology Marketing - Gastrointestinal (US) for KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab). KEYTRUDA will have multiple indications but this position will be focused on the indications in the GI space (Gastric, Esophageal, MSI-H/dMMR, etc.). The position will be based in Upper Gwynedd, PA and will report to the US Executive Director of Marketing. 

This position will require outstanding leadership in all areas of product management including:

  • Market assessment
  • Strategy development: e.g., product positioning, branding/promotion, thought leader engagement, scientific strategy, channel strategies, market access/ reimbursement, competitive dynamics, issues management
  • Forecasting and budgets
  • Resource prioritization
  • Launch execution

He/she will develop and execute business plans through marketing strategies, goals, and tactics; lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams; communicate and ensure buy-in from management; communicate and ensure flawless execution in the field; and build a diverse and effective team structure while recognizing, motivating and retaining talent.


  • Required: BA/BS
  • Preferred: MBA
Required Experience:
  • Minimum of (10) years Pharmaceutical business experience
  • Strong leadership, problem solving, teamwork, analytical, written/verbal communication, and presentation skills
  • At least 2 years market experience
  • Experience with collaboration, influencing without authority and working successfully with cross-functional teams
  • Deep understanding of Buy & Bill in oncology
  • Strategic thinking
  • Understanding of customer landscape in oncology market
  • Requires approximately 10-20 % travel, including some weekends.
 Preferred Experience:
  • Basis of knowledge in Marketplace Assessment, Development of Disease State and Product Strategy, Product Positioning, and Brand Marketing
  • Sales experience
  • Product/Indication Launch experience
  • Oncology marketing 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 Product Management/Marketing ONC

Primary Location NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Other Locations 

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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