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Merck Content Director, Global Medical Affairs Capabilities, Global Health Systems in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

Attention NJ Applicants : In April 2020, our Company announced plans to consolidate our New Jersey campuses into a single New Jersey headquarters location in Rahway, NJ by 2023. Therefore, the NJ work location for this role will be temporarily based and the exact timing of the departmental move to Rahway, NJ will be communicated at a future date.

Note: This role will support Infectious Disease and Vaccines Therapeutic Areas.

Our Medical Affairs team advances patient care by engaging in scientific exchange with external medical experts and industry professionals ensuring the scientific value of our products is realized. We engage and train internal employees to ensure that they thoroughly comprehend the science behind the medicine and review further unmet medical needs to bolster collaboration and further differentiate our portfolio.

Role Summary

  • The Global Health Systems (GHS) Content Director, a role within Global Medical and Value Capabilities (GMVC), is responsible for anticipating and driving the creation of timely customized, strategically aligned global/local resources to facilitate effective scientific exchange with payers and formulary decision-makers (both public and private).

  • The GHS Content Director serves as an internal expert and strategic point of contact, directly collaborating with internal subject matter experts (SMEs) and executive-level staff across the Company, to bridge scientific and medical strategy and field medical engagement through development of customized materials for US Medical Affairs (USMA) Health Systems and Global Medical and Scientific Affairs (GMSA) colleagues.

Responsibilities and Primary Activities

  • Leads development of customized global/local content focused on economic value of the Company’s products (e.g., SRDs with CORE-related data) in order to provide the USMA field-based Health Systems (HS) and GMSA field medical staff with approved resources for conducting scientific exchange with key decision makers (KDMs) and scientific leaders (SLs) associated with health systems, organized provider organizations, and payer organizations

  • Drives creation of materials that can be leveraged globally as a strategic content partner of Global Scientific Content (GSC), Training, and Center of Observational and Real-World Evidence (CORE); obtains insights on the payer landscape from countries and translates requirements

  • Engages with external agencies for content creation and local optimization of materials and manages US and global review and approval process of content

  • Attains proficiency in Veeva Vault (the global review and approval tool for GMSA documents and materials) and has a clear understanding of review and approval processes

  • Develops customized Health Systems content and education tools required to drive execution of product-related Value Evidence and Medical (VEAM) plans, and non-product resources for USMA HS and GMSA colleagues

  • Identifies and facilitates training sessions on Access & Affordability and Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) topics to GMSA colleagues, leveraging cutting edge insights on optimal adult learning

  • Engages directly and independently in collaborative communications with internal stakeholders (e.g., GSC, GST, Global and Regional Directors of Medical Affairs, US HS/HSO Field Alignment Strategy & Training Leads [FASTLs], Field Medical Alignment Directors [FMADs], HS/HSO Executive Directors and Team Leads, CORE, Global Access, Legal and Compliance)

  • Adheres to compliance and regulatory procedures, working closely with Global Research Division Compliance and Legal

Required Qualifications , Skills, & Experience


  • Doctoral degree (e.g., MD, PhD, or PharmD)

  • Minimum of 3 years health systems or managed care experience

  • Experience creating scientific engagement resources/content

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and execute strategy

  • Experience and success in cross-functional leadership and teamwork

  • Proficiency in project management and complex problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a positive attitude and innovative mindset

  • Strong communication and influencing skills


  • Medical science liaison (MSL) experience in the biopharmaceuticals industry (1 or more years), Medical Affairs experience and/or knowledge

  • Global health systems and payer organization subject matter expertise and knowledge of trends and new information impacting delivery of care and access globally

  • Pharmaceutical market knowledge

  • Basic understanding of Company’s commercial material systems & processes (e.g., Veeva Vault, CRM)

  • Subject matter expertise and knowledge of global health systems and payer organizations

  • Ability to educate, influence, and lead without direct authority over a continuum of stakeholders to ensure meaningful and collaborative resource development

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. 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 …

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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New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

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Requisition ID: R202758