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Associate Brand Manager, Animal Health Parasiticides

Merck Animal Health

Last Updated: 11/16/22

Job Description

Job Description

Our Animal Health Marketing team takes a customer centric perspective using customer feedback and market intelligence data. Using this data, we design, develop and deploy products, platforms, brands and marketing initiatives that ensure we can improve the health and well-being of animals everywhere.

The Parasiticide Consumer Brand Specialist is responsible for executing specific portion of the Parasiticide portfolio at our company's Animal Health. They will also be responsible for executing, developing and managing brand’s marketing and communication including advertising, public relations, trade programs and professional marketing.

Key responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Be the brand steward for specific portions of the Parasiticide portfolio.

  • Develop an annual strategic consumer marketing plan including campaign development, consumer media and public relations. Execute the plan working with agencies

  • Develop all consumer brand communications and allocation of spending. Manage budget on a monthly basis.

  • Work closely with the Parasiticide team to develop programs to drive sales and market share.

  • Utilize knowledge of the media market, consumer habits and customer segmentation to develop the strongest potential plans and programs to grow sales and profits.

  • Liaise with Global Marketing to leverage global marketing strategies.

  • Work cross functionally at our company's Animal Health and agencies to revamp consumer and professional websites implementing best practices

  • Work cross-functionally in partnership with the Digital team.

  • Work with market research to gain greater understanding of consumers, how they view our products and react to marketing campaign

  • Drive search marketing excellence through SEO content and paid search strategies

  • Execute personalized email marketing campaigns against multiple consumer and professional target groups

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have digital fluency, passion and ability to quickly learn new systems, digital tools and working processes

  • Be able to show contributions to brand strategy development and thinking

  • Demonstrate first-hand experience in working with Market Research findings and reports

  • Meticulous follow-up and communication with key stakeholders through all stages of project planning

  • Working knowledge/experience with VEEVA PromoMats is preferred

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • BA/BS degree

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 3 years of agency and/or pharmaceutical experience.

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written and listening skills) and interpersonal skills

  • Be able to operate under pressure

  • Solid project management skills

  • Sound understanding of the principles of marketing

  • Ability to manage a campaign budget

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Team player - works to ensure team goals are met or exceeded

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint including customized presentations

  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and website KPI reporting

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.

Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.

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 …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


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Requisition ID:R133029

Company Details

Madison, New Jersey, United States
Merck Animal Health is a research-driven company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of veterinary medicines and services. We offer one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios, spanning products for the prevention, treatment and control of disease in all major farm and companion animal species.