Associate Director, State Government Affairs (Northeast) Job

Upper Gwynedd PA
Aug 08, 2017
Aug 29, 2017
Organization Type
Associate Director, State Government Affairs (Northeast)-ACC004461


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 Global Human Health (GHH) Division abides by a “patient first, profits later” ideology. Results-driven and ambitious, this team of individuals represents a functional balance between meeting company objectives and the needs of people around the world. The organization is comprised of sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing Merck's prescription medicines, vaccines, and other medical products to our customers worldwide.

Responsible for lobbying state legislative and executive branches of government on issues that affect the marketing and sales of pharmaceutical products and vaccines, and key corporate policy interests in the states of Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Additionally, will assist in the development and implementation of strategies designed to secure coverage of products within state-funded health programs, including Medicaid and AIDS Drug Assistance Programs.

The position will be based in one of the four states of responsibility.



- BA/BS Degree


- Proven ability to build relationships with high-level executives in the healthcare field and/or in state government.
- High level of written and verbal communication skills;
- Experience in leading teams on state government policy issues.


- Experience in state government affairs, preferably as a registered lobbyist representing a pharmaceutical or other healthcare organization.
- Specific experience with State Legislative, Regulatory and/or Budgetary processes.

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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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Account Management Generic

Job Title:Assoc. Dir, Account Management

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Other Locations: NA-US-Vermont, NA-US-Connecticut, NA-US-Rhode Island, NA-US-New York

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck

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