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      July 27,2022
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    Associate Director Commercial

    We are looking for an ambitious and driven individual to play a leading role in the development of the brand (digital) marketing and sales) strategy and execution plans to achieve the Business ambition for the Commercial department. In this role you will have the opportunity of contributing to optimal availability of medicines and vaccines. Interested? We want to meet you!

    We have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Director Commercial.

    Purpose of the position

    You will need to ensure that an optimal commercial strategy for all products during the entire product life cycle is implemented while delivering value to both our organisation and the customer. Analysing highly complex problems and situations and provide recommendations and setting priorities in circumstances of continued complex and conflicting requirements.

    You will lead a team of (3) Key Account Managers (KAM) and a Brand & Customer Manager (BCM), to ensure optimal engagement and experience of customers and execution of the strategy. You will identify accounts/target areas with the biggest potential as defined in the Opportunity Spaces and leading to the Business ambition. You will work with the team to create learning plans and recommends training and development solutions and provides mentoring and coaching.

    Furthermore, you will be accountable for forecast planning and matching demand and financial planning, managing operating budgets and overseeing expense management processes. You will also oversee the demand planning & OTC process to ensure optimal product availability to our customers. You will need to give strategic direction and execute on commercial offerings, to support in achieving / exceeding sales targets and agreed OKR's for our business. You will develop a commercial framework for all products that are part of our commercial offering to customers. You will be responsible for establishing solid procedures on contracting which are in line with the internal compliance rules. You will be responsible to give direction to and execution of Loss of Exclusivity management.

    Key Result Areas & Tasks


    • Accountable for forecasting and financial-demand alignment process
    • Responsible for development local Customer Engagement strategy
    • Define strategic commercial plan for Key products based on commercial offering linked to value based pricing;
    • Work in multidisciplinary internal teams to support in building rationales and business cases and commercial models;
    • Works closely with the Franchise leads in achieving commercial opportunities;
    • Analyze and develop innovative commercial opportunities, carefully weigh pros and cons;
    • Solve complex pricing challenges taking multiple stakeholder interest into account;
    • Managing contracting database and tracking KPI’s which enables us to offer “best in class propositions” to our customers;
    • Evaluate strategies and optimize;

    Cross Functional collaboration

    • Leverages resources to deliver the best results
    • Collaboration with the franchises to ensure that relevant Key Accounts are in scope to maximize commercial results
    • Builds with the KAM team a network of contacts with all key stakeholders related to the portfolio;
    • Collaborates with Digital & Data & Design & Finance department

    People Management

    • Responsible for development and performance management of direct reports

    Networking relationship building

    • Maps, in collaboration with other colleagues working with the account, influencing patterns within the key accounts and targets the right stakeholders at the right time
    • Establishes a high degree of credibility with external and internal stakeholders

    Your Profile

    • University degree (MD, pharmacist, pharmaco-economist, life-sciences)
    • At least 5-year experience in strategic contracting/pricing, preferably in in the pharmaceutical industry. FMCG, Retail, Medical Devices or Biotech can also be interesting.
    • Knowledge of the health system, reimbursement system and pricing principles is highly preferred
    • People manager
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Data & Analytical skills
    • Strong business sense and entrepreneurial spirit
    • Negotiation skills, Business sense, Problem solver
    • Brings different positions in alignment and secures solutions that serve multiple stakeholders.
    • Fluency in Dutch and English
    • MS Excel, SAP

    What we offer

    We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Our benefits are very competitive, and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect.

    • Competitive salary and a 3% year-end bonus;
    • 35,5 days of leave;
    • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates;
    • Solid Pension Plan;
    • Incentive Plan;
    • Company Car
    • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development

    For questions about this vacancy

    Please send an email including the vacancy number and job title to the following email address:

    You can only send your application via our website.

    Who we are

    Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

    We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

    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.

    We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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