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Pennsylvania (PA), Upper Gwynedd
Job Code:  GLO001338
Employer:  Merck & Co.

Location
Country:  United States
State:  Pennsylvania (PA)
City:  Upper Gwynedd
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09/14/2018

Description
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 .

TEAM:
Global Communications strives to be a strong team of trusted advisors who partner to drive business value. We advance the mission of the company and create a cohesive picture of Merck's work in the world by shaping its narrative. We drive consistency around the Merck narrative and improve our corporate reputation as a result. Through our strategic approach, we ensure our company is positioned for success, its value is understood, and its reputation is protected. Our involvement with the entirety of the business - as strategic counselors - gives us a wide-angle perspective that we use to optimize opportunities, mitigate risk and achieve the company's goals. We align as a cohesive team with shared goals and a clear picture of the results we pursue.

ROLE
The Associate Director, Integrated Communications, Planning (Product & Pipeline) - Global Communications (based in either Kenilworth, NJ or Upper Gwynedd PA) drives the execution of key business priorities and initiatives. Enable and ensure all deliverables are met and aligned with quality standards. Drive the execution of key business priorities and initiatives. Enable and ensure all deliverables are met and aligned with quality standards in support of Product and Pipeline, supporting major medical meetings, events and milestones. Ensures an integrated approach is taken for communications planning. This role partners closely with the Agency and Resource management team to ensure effective resource allocation in the operations of the communications function. Helps to set strategic business objectives and defines the overarching strategy for a particular business event / milestone. Establishes a working team and tracks deliverables on an ongoing basis to ensure flawless execution.

PRIMARY ACTIVITIES

•Ensure consistency across areas within integrated communications, leverages and communicates best practices
•Writes the integrated communication brief to ensure alignment on audiences, tactics, measurement framework, messaging and timing
•Partner closely across GC and the business to determine priority areas and projects (i.e., Major medical meetings, Sales & Earnings, Davos, JP Morgan, etc.)
•Assemble a "task force" of SMEs (content, channel, analytics, etc.) to execute on initiatives
•Establish and enforce timeline
•Partner with resource management to ensure appropriate resourcing of projects and deliverables
•Facilitate the review of materials (creative, content) through PRT and other internal approvals in collaboration with SME / content owner
•Ensure creative and comms consistency across materials; align and provide feedback as appropriate
•Provide input on retrospectives in collaboration with Analytics team to drive process improvement and shares key learnings across the business

QUALIFICATIONS

•Bachelor's degree required, MBA strongly preferred
•5+ years of experience in public relations/communications/marketing
•Candidates should have significant experience leading integrated communications plans including media, social media and global communications programs on behalf of large, global corporations or institutions.
•Ability to confidently lead and provide expert counsel to support the goals of the business
•Ability to work successfully across teams and reporting structures in a matrix environment
•Ability to articulate and lead a long term strategic communications platform that builds and supports the business
•Ability to handle crisis communications and short-term communications objectives
•Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills
•Exceptional budget management skills
•Ability to manage pressure, meet deadlines and monitor and evaluate results is essential
SKILLS

•Communications strategy - well versed in the creation of integrated, 360 degree communications/marketing campaigns
•Interpersonal influence - effectively builds relationships within the organization to help achieve business outcomes. Leads business partners and staff and achieves consensus and results even without positional authority.
•Project Management - Develops schedules and budgets and effectively tasks people. Can handle complexities in queue among multiple channels, content creators, and/or agencies.
•Audience Understanding - Collects, analyzes, and interprets qualitative and quantitative data and information to develop thorough understanding of stakeholder motivations and preferences and opinions.
•Strategic Agility - Demonstrates resilience, flexibility, and a willingness to explore different paths to achieve an outcome and adjusts quickly and efficiently to new circumstances.
•Communications Measurement - Sets up qualitative and quantitative metrics at an onset of an initiative. Continuously improves efforts by monitoring behaviors and outcomes that matter to the business.

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.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com .

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