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Associate Director Global Communications Animal Health DeSoto Kansas

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Merck & Co., Inc

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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

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 functions as a member of the Merck Animal Health Communications team, reporting directly to the North America Communications Director. As a core member of the 

Communications team, this position will be primarily responsible for all communications related to the Livestock business.

This position will have responsibility for creating and implementing effective product communications across Swine, Poultry, and Cattle species to support the business goals and provide public relations advice on a range of communications and business issues.

  Serving as an advisor to the Livestock team leadership, the position will work 

closely with the marketing groups to develop comprehensive public relations programs. This is an individual contributor role that works closely with the marketing teams across the Livestock business.

Key responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Manages the planning, preparation, clearance, and dissemination of news releases and other written and electronic communications material on Livestock activities and products.

Directs media relations activities to generate positive and/or balanced coverage in print and electronic news on Livestock products, people and services to support business goals and anticipates and manages potential issues in the media.

Develops and maintains clear, consistent and compelling messaging on relevant business,product and brands for use in internal communications, press, marketing materials and 

executive communications on issues.

Establishes strong connections with customer and industry association communication teams.

Creates network of expert spokespeople.

Acts quickly and decisively to anticipate and seize communications opportunities,advising senior management whether taking prudent risks is appropriate.

Collaborates with social media team to drive comprehensive outreach

Speaks on behalf of Merck Animal Health and represents the company at industry conferences and events

Drives the adoption of best practices and standard communications practices across the 

Livestock business-Develops key message points for business in preparation for 

quarterly business.


Education Requirement:

BA/BS degree is required.

Required Experience/Skills:

A minimum 5 years of experience in communications,public relations, journalism, and/or marketing communications is required; preferably in the Livestock or Agriculture Industry.

Excellent verbal and written communication, proofreading and editorial skills

Proven success working with media – print, digital and broadcast

Initiative, self-starter, strategic thinking and creative problem solving

Ability to work in a matrixed environment and build collaboration across departments

Team player with ability to succeed in a fast-paced, dead-line driven environment

Willingness to travel for industry conferences and events

Demonstrated proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Preferred Skills/Abilities:

Experience with animal healthcare products and services

Prior in-house corporate communications team or agency experience

Experience working in Livestock or Agriculture Industry

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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Merck has a long and rich history of working to improve people's health and well-being. Through the years, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness - from the discovery of vitamin B1, to the first measles vaccine, to cold remedies and antacids, to the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Our scientists also have helped develop many products to improve animal health, including vaccines and antibiotics. While we are proud of our past, we are enthusiastic about the future of this new company and we are excited to help create a healthier, brighter future for people around the world.

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