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Director US Oncology Payer Marketing

Job Description

Director, US Oncology Payer Marketing

Our Market Access team monitors population demographics and develop solutions to give patients access to our medicines. We act as both educators and advocates for our products, processes, and practices that help us revolutionize how our medicines create value in society. 

The Director Payer/Market Access will work closely with agency partners, internal brand colleagues, promotions, internal communications, pricing, policy, legal, health economics outcomes research, and Organized Customer Access and Reimbursement teams to inform the strategies to support current indications and launch future indications.  This role will report to the Executive Director, Oncology Market Access and will lead a team of three Associate Directors.

This role will focus on collaborating with brand marketing teams, agency partners and focus on customer segments (e.g. health plans, Medicare, Medicaid, federal, pharmacy, hospital, Group Purchasing Organizations, etc.).

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work closely with our Company's internal functions (promotions, communications, medical affairs, brand marketing, etc.) and external agency partners to develop customer specific strategies and execute as appropriate to achieve access for patients and achieve business growth.

  • Lead a team of three Associate Directors to ensure optimal patient access for our approved tumors.  Co-Lead the Immuno-Oncology product Payer Marketing Team (Two Directors, Seven Associate Directors) to ensure we support above brand and tumor specific projects and priorities.  Develop comprehensive payer/market access strategies in alignment with the brand strategy and execute across relevant Company teams.

  • Input into development and then execute on payer value propositions, channel specific strategies and branded promotional initiatives.

  • Team is main point responsible and accountable for resource support, on-going planning around messaging, and communications for field facing teams at our Company (e.g. Oncology Sales Teams, Key Accounts, etc.)

  • Provide input from US perspective into Global Access Teams, new product planning teams, Health Economics and Outcomes Research and business development opportunities as they emerge.

  • Work cross-functionally within our Company, including Organized Customer Access and Reimbursement, Market Research, policy team, Global Market Access, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, compliance, legal, pricing and others to understand build a value proposition for collaboration oncology medicines that allow for access and reimbursement that is consistent with label.

Education Minimum Requirements

  • Required: Bachelor's degree

  • Preferred: Master's degree

Required Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of (10) years combined experience in Pharmaceutical Marketing, Customer Management, Managed Care or Payer Marketing

  • Minimum of (5) years of experience in payer marketing/market access/marketing/managed care

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, problem solving, analytical critical thinking and planning skills.

  • Proactive nature and ability to manage change, anticipate risks, and design controls or mitigation

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills (written & verbal).

  • Proficient at leading across diverse department and roles and effectively engaging senior management.

  • Experience leading others

  • Strong judgment, prioritization, and decision - making skills, with understanding of broader context of corporate strategies

Position location: Upper Gwynedd, PA with Hybrid work model (combination of in-office/work from home abilities)

Our Human Health Division maintains a “patient first, profits later” ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide.  

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, 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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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.

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Requisition ID:R193547

Director US Oncology Payer Marketing

Philadelphia, PA
Full Time

Published on 08/05/2022

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