AD, Business Strategy

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.   The Associate Director,  Business Strategy, part of the Market Intelligence and Business Strategy (MIBS) team, will play a pivotal role in further developing the global Strategy function within Merck Animal Health.   By leading strategy assessment and planning activities for the global enterprise, and providing leadership and oversight for strategic initiatives, the AD will help drive decision-making that creates medium and long-term value for the organization.  As such, this individual will interact with and present frequently to the Animal Health LeadershipTeam, including the President, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Regional Vice Presidents and other senior leaders in Commerical, R&D, Manufacturing and Supply, Finance, HR and IT.   Key responsibilities include and are not limited to the following: oLead enterprise strategy assessment activities to define and refine the organization's business strategies.   oIdentify, plan and implement strategic projects and engagements within the company's core business as well as adjacent domains in order to drive growth for the enterprise;  Develop business cases to support these initiatives oLead the integration and alignment of strategy processes into business and financial planning workflows  oMonitor key external trends and uncover new areas of strategic exploration and opportunity assessment given market and competitive dynamics oPerform rigorous analysis of market opportunities and prioritize through hypothesis-based problem solving oTranslate analysis output into practical and implementable recommendations oSupport business development/M&A actions oSupport ongoing competitive intelligence  oDrive a culture of strategic thinking by building and adapting strategy processes to set best-practices for the organization Qualifications Education Minimum Requirement:  oRequired: BA/BS oPreferred: MA/MS/MBA Required Experience and Skills :  oMinimum of 7 years working experience with at least 3 years managing projects in a Corporate Strategy department, Consulting firm or Investment Bank. o      Experienceworking in the Animal Health or Life Sciences industry. oExperience leading strategic assessment or development projects that have included engaging members of a senior leadership team and moderating high-level discussions and workshops oConceptual knowledge of core business disciplines such as Strategy, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Operations oDemonstrated data and /or financial modeling skills;  Ability to analyze a company's P&L and perform financial analyses oAnalytical thinker, able to distill insights from large amounts of data and analysis oAbility to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal oUnderstanding of business trends and factors that impact life sciences or animal health business in order to define and translate strategy into execution oAbility to work effectively on multiple projects with demanding deadlines in a team environment Preferred Experience and Skills: oHighly skilled in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint;  Working knowledge of at least one statistical package(i.e. SPSS, SAS, R)  a bonus oPrevious experience in Healthcare industry and/or related functions (Strategy/Finance) is preferred oAttention to detail and persuasive written and visual communication skills are critical oCompletion of other relevant training/education/accreditations is preferred Requisition ID: BUS002941 
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Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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