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Merck Animal Health Seeks 2021 Animal Health Marketing Co-Op (Poultry)

April 23, 2021

Position Title 
2021 Animal Health Marketing Co-Op (Poultry)
Job Description 

The individual will report to the Marketing Director but also assist in the management of key projects for Poultry team members, including our technical services veterinarians, and our Executive Director.

Job Description

The Future Talent Program features cooperative assignments that last up to 6 months and will include one or more projects.  These opportunities can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals. 


We are looking for a driven, business-savvy individual with a proven track record of leadership, to assist in the management of key Poultry brand marketing projects. The individual will report to the Marketing Director but also assist in the management of key projects for Poultry team members, including our technical services veterinarians, and our Executive Director.


The projects help drive growth for our innovative products across the world, by strengthening our understanding of, and communications to, several stakeholders – the internal marketing and sales teams, customers, and broader poultry industry.


Primary Responsibilities/Tasks:

  • Driving consistent and effective communication with key internal stakeholders via multiple channels: a monthly poultry newsletter, social media (Yammer), monthly brand report(s), etc.

  • Actively participate in external communications efforts in a cross-functional team, including PR, social media, and event presence.

  • Drive approval process for marketing and technical documents. This includes a detailed proof-reading of the original draft and subsequent agency layout, a thorough review of final marketing materials, designating approving team members, tracking progress and ensuring timely review/approval /certification

  • Liaise with creative agencies to enable optimization of marketing materials according to our company team feedback, ensure all is applied in every detail

  • Assist in key marketing meeting & event planning: scheduling, location scouting, agenda creation and dissemination, attendee communications, etc.

  • Assist in correcting English in posters and presentations for major meetings, as these are often submitted by technical people whose first language is not English.

  • Prepare analysis of sales trends for routine communication with internal stakeholders


Required Education and Experience:

  • Candidate must be BA or BSc, Business, Marketing, Animal Biology/Animal Science, Communications or English major, or enrolled in a current Bachelor's or Master's program

  • Candidates must have ability to apply critical thinking to carry out instructions and make rapid, disciplined decisions within scope of authority

  • Candidates must have ability to deal with problems involving several variables

  • Candidates must have ability to follow policies and procedures

  • Candidates must have proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook

  • Candidates must have ability to write clear and concise e-mails to domestic and international audiences

  • Candidates must have demonstrated leadership ability, proactive nature, and solid work ethic

  • Candidates must have strong command of English language, additional languages will be considered an asset


Preferred Skills and Experience:  

  • Candidates should have previous experience in a multinational, corporate business setting

  • Candidates should have previous experience working with, or demonstrated passion for animals

  • Candidates should have previous experience in consumer or professional marketing, PR or advertising


Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.

Who we are …
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, 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 …
In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.


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