Consumer Affairs Account Manager - (Field-based) Merck Animal Health

Merck & Co
Job Location
DeSoto, KS 66018
Job Description

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 Consumer Affairs Account Manager will be part of the Veterinary and Consumer Affairs (V&CA) group with a focus on Consumer Affairs for Merck Animal Health (MAH). This position will focus on leading Senior Account Management efforts with key participants in the Food and Companion Animal marketplace such as animal protein processors (packers), food and pet retailers, restaurant chains and consumer associations. The position will develop partnerships with key stakeholders to position MAH as the partner of choice by providing vital scientific communications and consumer-focused messaging, both internally and externally, for all Food Animal and Companion Animal species. 
Key responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: 

Develops close partnerships with key participants in the Food and Companion Animal marketplace, such as packers, food and pet retailers, restaurant chains and consumer associations 

Works with key stakeholders in the Food and Companion Animal marketplace by providing vital scientific communications and consumer-focused messaging 

Communicates the value and proper use of company products to key industry opinion leaders and other interested stakeholders 

Develops initiatives to understand consumer trends in the Food Animal and Companion Animal marketplace 

Collaborates with sales and key account teams to position MAH as the partner of choice to be successful in the Food and Companion Animal marketplace using MAH products and technologies.


Education Minimum Requirement: 

Bachelor Degree in Business related field 
Required Experience and Skills: 

Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the food retail, food services or related businesses 

Up to 75% travel may be required. 

Must be highly self-motivated 

Excellent written and verbal communication, including strong presentation skills 

Good understanding of market and consumer trends 

Strong teamwork skills and the ability to collaborate cross-functionally 

Creativity aimed at finding solutions to unmet marketplace challenges/issues 
Preferred Experience and Skills: 

D.V.M., Ph.D. or Masters in Food Science or related area preferred. 

Previous experience in consumer affairs, food production, processing, marketing or sales 
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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