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Merck Global Technical Director, Companion Animal Parasiticides in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

New hires based in the US & Puerto Rico will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption or accommodation to this vaccination requirement, subject to applicable law.

Our Animal Health Research & Development team work tirelessly to invent solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of animals. Our state-of-the-art research facilities create an environment of innovation that enable us to create breakthrough science changing the way we approach animal health challenges.

Our Animal Health Marketing team takes a customer centric perspective using customer feedback and market intelligence data. Using this data, we design, develop and deploy products, platforms, brands and marketing initiatives that ensure we can improve the health and well-being of animals everywhere.

Position Description:

The Global Technical Director Companion Animal Parasiticides is part of the Global Companion Animal Marketing team. This unit sets the strategic direction for the Companion Animal Business worldwide and must also ensure alignment with this strategy with all functions within the organization. This position, Global Technical Director, Companion Animal Parasiticides will be field based, located in a major market, and report to the Global Companion Animal species leader.

The main objective of this position is to give specialized, high level global veterinary technical support to local companies' technical and marketing staff of the relevant product groups and services in all stages of the life cycle to achieve the annual and strategic goals. In addition to provide global technical direction for Research & Development into developing products that satisfy customer needs in the relevant markets. The nature of this role requires flexibility to be able to travel as and when required in order to properly fulfill the principal tasks and responsibilities.

In this role, your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Define, establish and update the technical platforms for new and existing products and services to ensure the best quality technical information is available both at global and local company level for strategic and operational needs, Design & provide technical content to support training needs.

  • Actively participate in the formulation of the company long term global product development strategy, by continuously searching for new product opportunities and provide expert veterinary technical assessment of all new product proposals to R&D, Business Development and/or Regulatory Affairs departments.

  • Coordinate strategic alignment on necessary technical data publications and prepare written technical information for publication or verbal presentation at meetings at various levels.

  • Provide global expert technical representation at relevant meetings, congresses and exhibitions in order to promote the technical and veterinary interests of the company and to enhance technical profile and good scientific standing

  • Drive Life Cycle Management actions by coordinating regional priorities with practical R&D actions to support continued value for mature products in the line

  • Responsible for initiating, managing and maintaining a good technical relationship with key opinion leaders and academics

  • Ensure that all global promotional and PR material is technically accurate and ethical, and correctly reflects the authorized SPC/product label. Also, manage similar technical communication, to ensure it is fully in line with our technical platform and product positioning.

  • Maintain awareness of competitor products and relevant technical activities; to ensure this information is effectively communicated to global colleagues and local companies to optimum benefit

  • Provide a high-quality global customer product/technical support service, either directly or by providing assistance to local operations to optimum benefit

  • Assist and guide local companies undertaking any local market product support trials to ensure that any such trials are properly designed and comply with our global technical and regulatory requirements

Minimum Education Requirement:

  • A degree in Veterinary Medicine; PhD or DVM

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 8 to 10 years of relevant experience

  • Full proficiency in spoken and written English (proficiency in second major language is preferred)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including intercultural, interpersonal and general communication with a natural ability to work in a collaborative team environment

  • Availability to travel (approx. 40% travel both domestic and international)

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Prior experience in private veterinary practice or a university clinic

  • Previous technical advisory experience in an animal health company or other relevant industry

  • Global exposure/experience

Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.

Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Requisition ID: R154337