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Technical Services Manager of Cattle for Merck Animal Health

July 09, 2019

Position Title                                                                                                                                         merck_ah_rgb_tg
Technical Services Manager of Cattle 


Job Description

Merck’s Animal Health (MAH) Division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.                                          

This position is responsible for providing technical support to Sales and Marketing for Merck Animal Health products specific to the US Ruminant business, with a primary focus on the Beef Industry. Responsibilities include providing technical support for Ruminant products and programs, including response to product inquiries and adverse reports in accordance with internal, FDA, CFIA and USDA regulatory policies.  The position will require developing trial protocols, monitoring and summarizing clinical and marketing support trials specific to Ruminant animal health.  Position will be required to maintain contact with key industry professionals to include academic, veterinary related individuals or groups.  Additional duties will include attending and presenting in prominent industry scientific meetings.


  • Deliver a high level of technical expertise, service and support to MAH Ruminant sales in North America.  Assure those services are provided within corporate objectives and within budget guidelines.
  • Technical service includes but is not limited to: involvement in the development of new products, development of vaccination programs and protocol for use of pharmaceuticals, product use directions,  adverse event reporting, dealing with Ruminant health issues in customer’s operations, customer complaints and education on new products from MAH.
  • Travel will compose at a minimum 50% of incumbent’s time.  Travel responsibilities will be prioritized by value of customer and return of travel investment.  
  • Participate as a scientific speaker on the agenda of key Ruminant industry meetings where needed by communicating non-proprietary company research and representing MAH as a source of highly valuable technical expertise, with a primary focus on the beef industry.
  • Assist research and development team with product evaluation, licensing trials and product




Education Minimum Requirement: 

  • Must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M) degree.  


Required Experience and Skills**: 

  • Must have minimum of 5 years related cattle veterinary and/or animal science experience.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Good leadership skills
  • Candidate should have experience with all types of cattle production systems, ranging from cow-calf through feedlot and calf ranch production through milking dairy production.

Ability to digest extremely technical information and present it in understandable terms to lay people


Preferred Experience and Skills: 

  • Field experience in cattle production and/or ruminant medicine with focus on fed cattle preferred
  • If the successful candidate is a DVM and a license in at least one state is preferred
  • Graduate degree in Epidimeology or Animal Science field in addition to DVM is preferred


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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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