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Senior Specialist, Oncology Network Engagement/Medical Education


Upper Gwynedd, PA
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Job Title: Senior Specialist, Oncology Network Engagement/Medical Education  - MAR006454


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.

The Senior Specialists operates within a Commercial Services center of excellence to develop and deliver the KEYTRUDA promotional medical education communication strategy and tactical offerings. Strategies and tactics address the evolving educational needs of customers as aligned to both the overarching brand strategy and individual tumor opportunities. In addition to tumor specific responsibilities, this role supports the on-going innovation and evolution of the multi-channel program offerings for specific tumors as well as across the department.  This individual will collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, vendor partners and content agencies in the development and on-going management of a portfolio programs and tactics for use in the US and Global markets.

The selected candidate will ensure all activities are in full compliance with appropriate regulations and company policies, and will effectively apply and articulate the promotional medical education strategy across stakeholders and work efforts.

Core responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Demonstrate high proficiency in Promotional Medical Education strategies/application with specific Oncology scientific
  • and market knowledge.
  • End-to-end responsibility for leading tumor specific communication strategies and he development and execution of tumor specific scopes of work accounting content and program deliverables, agency management, Promotional Review Team approvals and budget/financial responsibilities.
  • Application of KOL and customer insights within the development of content, format and channel strategies.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Marketing, Sales, Medical Affairs, Expert Engagement, Market Research and others to ensure
  • strategically aligned, customer relevant programming.
  • Lead tumor specific annual planning and day to day accountability for the operational proficiency of assigned Agencies and other channel outsourced vendors.
  • Apply the Merck Marketing and Merck Customer Experience principles, during the promotional planning and development process.
  • Demonstrate Merck Leadership Behaviors. Act as a business owner in the operating environment. Maintain alignment to compliance goals and policies



  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Minimum of  2 years experience in marketing or marketing support of pharmaceutical products.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute a brand or customer marketing strategy.
  • Experience and success in cross-functional leadership and teamwork.
  • Promotional Medical Education strategy and tactical development
  • Agency management experience
  • Excellent planning and communication skills   


  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Knowledge/experience with the Oncology Marketplace.
  • Product launch or launch planning experience.
  • Market research 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 Marketing Communications/Channels ONC

Primary Location NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Other Locations NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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