Director, Public Policy Non-Communicable Diseases

Date: Jul 13, 2019

Location: Washington, DC, US

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Requisition ID: POL000426

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.

The Director is responsible for providing direction and coordination of public policy initiatives & advocacy related to Merck's therapeutic area franchises addressing non-communicable diseases. The scope includes developing and executing public policy strategies for Non-Communicable Disease therapeutic areas on a global level, including in Diabetes, NASH, Cardiovascular Diseases, Biosimilars, and other NCD-related therapeutic areas. The position is responsible for identifying, analyzing, and responding to public policy issues, developing Merck’s positions and advocating in support of Merck’s strategic business priorities in these areas. In conjunction with the global franchise teams, the cross-functional Global Commercial Teams, regional and country teams, the senior policy team, and the broader Global Policy, Communications, and Population Health (PCPH) teams, the Director will help to develop and execute Merck’s global plan in support of the Diabetes, NASH, Cardiovascular disease, and other in-line or new therapeutic areas.

Qualifications

Education Minimum Requirement:
  • BS/BA required. Master’s or graduate degree in a field related to health care policy strongly preferred.
Required Experience and Skills:
  • Minimum 8 years of experience addressing public policy issues and strong knowledge of issues related to non-communicable diseases or a related area of healthcare, with at least 3 years within the global policy space preferred
  • Experience with and expert knowledge of government and non-governmental organizations active on public policy issues required.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Strong knowledge of healthcare public policy processes including understanding the roles and influence of various stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify strategic priorities, work within a matrix organization to bring together different internal stakeholders, and develop and manage policy projects forward to resolution and action.
  • Experience managing consultants and budgets.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and inclusively essential.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
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. 

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Job: Policy/Government Relations
Other Locations: Upper Gwynedd, PA, US; Kenilworth, NJ, US
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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