Oncology Field Medical Alignment Director

Date: Jun 14, 2019

Location: Upper Gwynedd, PA, US

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Requisition ID: MED004506

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.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases. 

The US Oncology Global Medical Affairs (US OGMA), Field Medical Alignment Director supports the achievement of our scientific and medical strategies. Specifically, as part of the US Oncology Field Medical Affairs Leadership Team, the Field Medical Alignment Director works on the continuous development and improvement of cross-functional alignment, medical account planning, systems and processes impacting US Oncology Field Medical Affairs to ensure that work is uniform, complete, and consistent with relevant Policy Letters. 
Primary Activities include but are not limited to:
Leadership and Operational Excellence
• Active member and participant on the US Oncology Field Medical Affairs Leadership Team 
• Serves as a primary US Oncology Field Medical Affairs point of contact for all stakeholders within the organization
• Lead the development of the US OGMA Field Alignment Plan to enable appropriate execution of the field section of the US OGMA Medical Affairs Plan
• Represents US Oncology Field Medical Affairs at cross-functional meetings to ensure appropriate resource allocation, alignment, and planning
• Continuously scans the healthcare environment and analyzes emerging trends to determine individual skills and competencies to drive future organizational capabilities
• Provides and leverages expert knowledge, innovative thinking and resources to assist in high priority projects 
• Strategically informs US OGMA Regional Operations Leader of gaps and opportunities to enhance processes and systems for US Oncology Field Medical Affairs 
• Exhibits expert understanding of company and organizational policies and procedures
Strategic Planning and Project Management  
• Ensures alignment and optimization of strategy and execution across all US Oncology Field Medical Affairs Teams
• Represents US Oncology Field Medical Affairs in the coordination and execution of external partnerships and collaborations
• Ensures all bi-directional US OGMA communications between Headquarters and Field are streamlined, simplified, and coordinated in adherence to all company policies and procedures
• Responsible for the continuous development and improvement of cross-functional alignment and medical account planning for US Oncology Field Medical Affairs
• Participate in resource planning, policy development, and implementation of US Oncology Field Medical Affairs goals and objectives
• Responsible for capturing and instilling best practices across the Strategic Tumor Action Teams
• Lead the development of quarterly and annual scorecards to communicate the value and impact of US Oncology Field Medical Affairs to the organization 


Education Minimum Requirement: 
• MD
• PhD 
• PharmD

Required Experience and Skills: 
• A minimum of 2 years field medical or medical affairs experience
• A minimum of 4 years working in a clinical or pharmaceutical environment
• Project/Program Management experience (pharma, academia, small business, etc.)
• Experience working in a matrix environment with multiple leaders each with priority projects

Preferred Experience and Skills:
• Clinical experience in oncology or with a broad medical background
• Outstanding oncology disease area knowledge or equivalent in operational and program management 
• Quickly and comprehensively learns about new subject areas and environments 
• Managing several complex projects simultaneously
• Excellent experience working in cross-functional teams; promotes inclusion, maintains trust, and respects others
• Clear understanding of customer and patient needs
• Customer Relationship Management database experience with ability to oversee maintenance and issue resolution with internal IT department and field medical team
• Knowledge of the US Healthcare System and the pharmaceutical industry
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent Word, PowerPoint, and Excel skills
• Innovative approaches to managing customers and internal partners
• Extensive experience in Managed Markets
• Demonstrates strong leadership skills
• Demonstrates strong business acumen
• Excellent judgment and decision making skills 
• Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving ability 
• Effective organization and negotiation skills
• Excellent knowledge of project management principles and application 
• Excellent relationship and network skills to effectively work within and across the organization 
• Demonstrates cultural and diversity awareness and adapts appropriately 
• Works well independently and/or across several projects and addresses complex problems within discipline 

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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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): N/A
Hazardous Materials: no
Company Trade Name: Merck

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