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Head of Marketing Communications, Life Science Chemistry

Company: Merck KGaA
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Location in US flexible to Milwaukee, St. Louis, or Burlington sites.

Your Role:

You will lead the Life Science Chemistry (LSC) Marketing Communications team to drive growth in close cooperation with product management, digital marketing, commercial areas, corporate communications, and global portfolio branding. Your key accountibilities will be:

  • Lead efforts to plan and execute innovative marketing programs in line with strategic objectives for the global LSC business across many channels including field-based marketing, email, print, social media, and display advertising
  • Handle strategic marketing initiatives and drive innovation in marketing programs though leadership, analysis, creativity, and alignment with brand strategies to keep campaigns effective and fresh
  • Develop and utilize new ways to monitor and evaluate campaigns against ROI and KPIs and drive harmonization of marketing practices and metrics with partners and across business fields
  • Lead the team to effectively navigate change and promote strong working relationships with all relevant stakeholders and interfaces
  • Manage the MarCom budget and oversee interactions with agency partners
  • Work with Product Management teams to position MilliporeSigma as the market leader for life science chemistry
  • Travel domestically (25% of time) and internationally (10% of time)

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of demonstrated work experience, 5+ years in marketing & communications
  • Bachelor's Degree in marketing/business/advertising/communications (previous experience may be considered in lieu of a degree) or a technical degree combined with formal training in marketing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the development and execution of innovative multi-channel campaigns as well as a deep knowledge in one or more channels (e.g. digital, field, print, etc) and/or regions (APAC, EMEA, NA, LATAM)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team or organization by inspiring others and promoting competency development, strong interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional business acumen, deep customer insights and grasp of analytics
  • Creativity, flexibility, team player ability and a growth mindset
  • Leadership and communication skills to lead diverse global projects and teams
  • Experience in planning and managing a marketing budget
  • Expertise and knowledge in the Laboratory & Life Science market
  • Located at or near a major MilliporeSigma/Merck Life Science site in US, Europe, or Asia

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

Keywords: Merck KGaA, St. Louis , Head of Marketing Communications, Life Science Chemistry, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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