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Global Marketing Director, Companion Animal, Parasiticides New Products


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Job Title: Global Marketing Director, Companion Animal, Parasiticides New Products  - GLO001061


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.  


This position, Global Marketing Director, Companion Animal, Parasiticides New Products -- will be based in Madison, New Jersey, USA. This is a key role within our Global Companion Animal business. We seek a strong leader, who is passionate about driving the long-term direction of our brands and maximizing the brand and franchise potential for our Parasiticides new products portfolio. Selected candidate must be comfortable in a changing environment and who will challenge the status-quo and look to deliver disruptive innovation.

The Global Marketing Director, Companion Animal, Parasiticides New Products is primarily responsible for: 

  • Drive strategic and innovative visionary thinking in the MAH Companion Animal Parasiticides New Product portfolio. 
  • Determine, align and implement the strategic direction of delegated Companion Animal Parasiticides New Product portfolio for the next 10 years. 
  • Guide R&D to determine which R&D projects should be developed and prioritized and make sure they are aligned with our customer needs 
  • Ensure Portfolio management maximization across delegated Companion Animal portfolio assets including analysis of gross-margins optimization, supply improvements, rationalization, diversification and business development opportunities 
  • Project the future anti-parasitic market building on market trends and consumer insights and impact this vision in the New Companion Animal Parasiticides portfolio 
  • Develop Global marketing plans (known as mPlans) to drive markets strategic positioning of global brands for the Parasiticides New Products portfolio. 
  • Develop premium, innovative and timely Global Launch Plans to successfully introduce our new key brands worldwide providing markets with a quality launch platform 
  • Support markets to customize New Product launches to specific market needs 
  • Assist the Global Companion Lead in defining a successful Life Cycle Management road map for our key Companion Animal New Brands, in coordination with the Global Technical Services Directors related to the delegated Companion Animal portfolio. This might include identification of Business Development needs and opportunities (partners, products).


Education Minimum Requirement: 

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree/MBA preferred

Required Experience and Skills: 

  • Minimum of ten years related experience in marketing and/or sales with at least 5 years in Marketing 
  • Strong background in Brand and Franchise management 
  • Visionary, innovative, strategic mindset 
  • Demonstrated successful experience in the consumer marketplace (i.e. OTC and/or retail) 
  • Strong financial and business acumen 
  • Solid customer management experience 
  • Expertise in digital marketing 
  • Strong Project Management capabilities 
  • International market experience 
  • High energy, positive thinker, collaborator 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Exemplary leadership skills 
  • Exhibits strong emotional intelligence, integrity and trustworthiness 
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency including MS Project, Office

Preferred Experience and Skills: 

  • Advanced degree preferred 
  • Knowledge of the companion animal market is desirable 
  • Experience in a Global or regional role. 
  • Experience in innovative project management and/or new markets development 
  • Experience in business development 
  • Other languages (Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Chinese) are beneficial

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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