Global Director, Medical Affairs - Pneumococcal Vaccines (2 Positions)

Merck & Co., Inc. North Wales , PA 19454

Posted 3 days ago

Job Description:

Our Medical Affairs team engages with industry leaders and medical experts to share the scientific value of our current and pipeline products. We connect, communicate and train internal employees to ensure we all understand the science behind our medicine.

The Global Director Medical Affairs (GDMA), Pneumococcal Vaccines is responsible for driving execution of scientific and medical affairs plans for their assigned Therapy Areas (TA) in key countries and regions. They are impactful members of Product Development Team sub-teams and Global Human Health commercialization teams. They collaborate with global Commercial, Center of Real-World Evidence (CORE), Policy and Market Access to address opportunities in key countries. They engage with their network of scientific leaders and decision makers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drives execution of the annual scientific and medical plan with medical affairs colleagues from key countries and regions.

  • Is impactful member of Product Development Team sub-teams (Clinical, Value Evidence, Commercial, Publications and Label) and Global Human Health commercialization teams.

  • Contributes to the development of a single global scientific communications platform.

  • Consolidates actionable medical insights from countries and regions.

  • Engages with a network of international scientific leaders and other key stakeholders (therapeutic guideline committees, payers, public groups, government officials, medical societies) about our organization's emerging science.

  • Organizes global expert input events to answer our organization's questions how to develop and implement new medicines/vaccines: advisory boards and expert input forums.

  • Aligns plans and activities with Global Human Health (commercial) executive directors.

  • Organizes global symposia and educational meetings.

  • Supports key countries with the development of local data generation study concepts and protocols.

  • Reviews investigator-initiated study proposals from key countries prior to headquarters submission (ex-USA).

  • Manages programs (patient support, educational or risk management) to support appropriate and safe utilization of our organization's medicines/vaccines.

Education Minimum Requirements:

  • MD, PhD or PharmD (MD preferred), with recognized expertise in vaccinology, infectious diseases, preventive medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine or public health. Scientific expertise in vaccine-preventable disease.
Required Experience and

Skills:
  • Experience in country / region Medical Affairs or Clinical Development.

  • Strong prioritization and decision-making skills.

  • In a matrix environment, able to effectively collaborate with partners across divisions.

  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication (written as well as oral), in addition to results-oriented project management skills.

Preferred Experience and

Skills:
  • Three (3) years regional medical affairs experience (e.g., Regional Director Medical Affairs) with a proven track record of contribution to medical affairs strategies.

  • Scientific leadership and other key stakeholders (payers, public groups, government officials, medical professional organizations) in the assigned therapeutic area.

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we "follow the science" and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And we believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as "Merck" in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as "MSD" in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world's biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

US and Puerto Rico Residents Only

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

EEOC Poster

EEOC GINA Supplement

OFCCP EEO Supplement

OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule

We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

Domestic/International

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Shift:

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

2


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