Marketing Manager - Ruminant Business Unit

February 6, 2018
Sales & Marketing
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Marketing Manager - Ruminant Business Unit-BUS002553

MSD 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 MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

MSD’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 our 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.

Position Overview
Reporting in to the Sales & Marketing Director, this role works collaboratively with MSD’s veterinary advisors and sales team. The successful candidate will play a lead role in raising the awareness of disease in cattle & sheep and in the prevention of disease utilising MSD extensive Animal Health’s products. The role involves significant travel within Ireland (up to 30%)

Key Responsibilities 

  •  Produce strategic and tactical marketing plans (including budgets) for the designated portfolio
  •  Devise and project-manage advertising and promotional campaigns on time and within expenditure budgets
  •  Monitor and analyse changes in the markets for the company’s products and support the redevelopment and implementation of marketing plans
  • Initiate market research for new and existing products to inform business strategy and identify new market opportunities
  • Manage multiple and complex projects involving the development of brand plans for new product launches
  • Identify negative plan variances and initiate appropriate corrective actions
  • Continuously improves service offering and innovatively create unique marketing contributions
  • Drives results and differentiates the MSD Animal Health Ruminant business through evaluating and executing value add business opportunities
  • Builds networks both within and outside the organisation


 Knowledge Required

  • BSc is a minimum requirement
  • Minimum 2 years marketing experience within the pharmaceutical industry
  • In-depth knowledge of the Irish Animal Health industry or Irish Agricultural Market is an advantage
  • Budgetary control & project management experience is desirable
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills required
  • Continues process improvement required

Your role at MSD 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 MSD, we’re inventing for life.

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