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Merck Medical Affairs Director, Health Systems (Remote) in Topeka, Kansas

Job Description

Role Summary

  • The Health Systems Medical Affairs Director (HS MAD) is a therapeutic and disease expert who develops ongoing professional relationships with healthcare decision makers across key payer and provider organizations.

  • The HS MAD provides accurate information across the full product portfolio, clinical science, and quality management in a balanced and credible manner consistent with the regulatory environment and company’s ethical standards. This role also serves as a resource for the Medical Affairs (MA) management team on strategic planning and provides mentoring for other team members.

Location: This role will cover NY state and the person must reside in or near the assigned territory. Up to 50% travel.

Responsibilities and Primary Activities

  • Develops ongoing professional relationships with key decision makers in organized health systems to ensure access to medical and scientific information on the full product portfolio and areas of therapeutic interest

  • Develops strategic account plans in partnership with the Integrated Account Management (IAM) Account Executive teams and executes medical activities in alignment with agreed plan

  • Serves as the primary resource for market dynamics within the territory to understand decision makers’ evolving information needs to feed into the ongoing value-proposition development process for product and non-product offerings

  • Effectively communicates and coordinates with Regional Medical Scientific Director regarding medical and scientific support needs in key health systems accounts

  • Serves as a resource for the HS MAD Team Lead, HS Executive Director Medical Affairs, and other members of Country Medical Affairs on other relevant strategic planning

  • Attends and supports scientific and medical meetings and prepares post-meeting deliverables

Required Qualifications , Skills, & Experience

Minimum

  • MD, PhD, or PharmD

  • 3 years of dedicated experience in a field-based MA role working with regional and/or national payers, integrated delivery systems, or scientific leaders OR 5 years of clinical experience working within a health system OR the equivalent

  • Experience with organized healthcare system(s) or payer organization(s), including ability to develop peer-to-peer relationships with key decision makers

  • Thorough knowledge of clinical medicine, healthcare delivery system structure and function, pharmaco-economics, disease management, quality management, value-based payment, and healthcare delivery policy and trends

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, ability to network, strong personal integrity, collaborative mindset, and a strong customer focus

  • Thorough understanding of ethical guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry

  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a constantly changing environment

  • Demonstrable project leadership abilities

Preferred

  • Field-based medical experience working with regional and/or national payers, integrated delivery systems, or scientific leaders

  • Formal training in health economics and/or outcomes research

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 separationpackage, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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U.S. Hybrid Work Model

Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

Under New York State, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$181,600.00 - $285,800.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. For Washington State Jobs, a summary of benefits is listed here (https://www.benefitsatmerck.com/) .

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, 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:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

50%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Remote

Shift:

Not Indicated

Valid Driving License:

No

Hazardous Material(s):

n/a

Requisition ID: R288295

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