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Veterinary School and Allied Industry and Liaison Lead

July 09, 2019

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Veterinary School and Allied Industry and Liaison Lead


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.                                          

Summary of the Job:

This position sets the strategy and facilitates liaisons between Merck, North American Veterinary Schools and Allied Industry to promote Merck’s vision and enhance awareness of Merck as a trusted business partner.  Develops and grows trusting and influential relationships and identifies opportunities to bring value to key North American Veterinary Schools and Allied Industry organizations. Collaborates with internal business partners and Veterinary Schools to align, execute and support key initiatives and research priorities.  


Essential Accountabilities:


Key responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • With the Director of Veterinary and Consumer Affairs, set strategy for developing and enhancing Merck influence with Veterinary Schools and Allied Industry partners.
  • Drive visibility by communicating Merck’s vision, position and messaging to create trust with key North American Veterinary Schools and Allied Industry organizations.
  • Develop and leverage relationships to communicate Merck’s most recent research, tools and services, and seek input on future research needs.
  • Seek opportunities to bring value by targeted projects with key Veterinary Schools and Allied Industry organizations and drive execution of these projects.
  • Develop opportunities to enhance collaboration with Veterinary Schools (events, seminars, scholarships) to enhance Merck’s visibility with new generations of veterinarians.
  • Work with the Veterinary and Consumer Affairs team to support allied industry market access related to product concerns.
  • Work with Merck companion animal, equine, beef, dairy, poultry, and swine technical consultants to align on research and educational priorities with Veterinary Schools.
  • Work with Merck’s companion animal, equine, beef, dairy, poultry, and swine commercial teams to align on Vet Schools and Allied Industry communication outreach plans.
  • Attend key scientific and industry meetings and conferences in Veterinary and Consumer Affairs related topics.
  • Be Merck’s key North American contact with Veterinary Schools and Allied Industry.


Scope and Context:

This position is an individual contributor role with responsibility for managing Merck scholarship and research funds.


Animal Health Commercial Competencies


Leadership Behaviors

  • Demonstrate Ethics & Integrity
  • Drive Results
  • Focus on Customers & Patients
  • Make Rapid Disciplined Decisions
  • Act with Courage & Candor
  • Build Talent
  • Foster Collaboration


Professional Competencies

  • Business & Financial Acumen
  • Working Across Boundaries
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Project Management
  • Productive Communication
  • Problem Solving


Core Commercial Functional Competencies

  • Customer and Market Insights
  • Strategic Business Management
  • Product Knowledge & Portfolio Management
  • Account Management
  • Customer Engagement
  • Market Access
  • Regulatory & Compliance Knowledge
  • Lifecycle Management



Minimum Qualifications:

Background & Education:

  • Must have a DVM or equivalent


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Must have teamwork and strong collaborative skills for effective interactions and communications.
  • Must be highly self-motivated, have a strong presence, and outstanding presentation skills.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite of products
  • Must have a solid understanding of the animal health industry


Preferred Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience in the food industry or animal agriculture preferred.
  • Experience working with Vet Schools and allied industries leaders




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