Associate Director Strategic Digital Partnerships

Location: Berlin or Haar, Germany
Job Type: Full-Time
Employer: MSD (Merck & Co., Inc. in the US, Canada & Puerto Rico)
For more than 125 years, MSD company has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases in pursuit of the mission to save and improve lives. We demonstrate our commitment to patients and population health by increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships.

As one consequence of this mission, we anchored the establishment of strategic partnerships within our corporate strategy in our German subsidiary. And, we set-up the new role of an Associated Director Strategic Digital Partnerships Germany (m/f/d) to leverage the potential of commercial, tech-based partnerships that strike benefit for patients.

This position can be affiliated in Berlin or Haar, Germany

Your Responsibilities

  • Scouting and research of potential tech-partners based on a clearly identified business problem statement provided by the Business Units (inside-out as well as outside-in perspective)
  • Identification of appropriate and willing potential partners across the go-to-market journey
  • Evaluation of potential partners (multi-criteria decision, analysis, preliminary conversations)
  • Compilation of shortlists and action recommendation
  • Collaborate with and support Business Units, "Strategy Office" and "Digital, Data & IT" for continuous alignment and smooth transition to concept development, contracting and implementation led by them
  • Keep abreast of emerging digital/tech trends in the payer, provider and consumer field and provide strategic advice
  • Develop and provide deep insights of existing tech partnerships within the industry (competitor and best practices benchmark analysis)
  • Alignment with Policy to evaluate the legislation on the digital transformation of the healthcare system
  • Close and continuous alignment with global equivalents (e.g. Company Global Partnerships)
  • Represent our Company externally on the topic of tech partnerships

Your Background

  • Master's degree in business, health economics, medicine, public affairs or related fields
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the German healthcare system
  • Proven network and demonstrated track record of establishing trusted and meaningful relationships within the digital health ecosystem of start-ups, tech companies and thought principals
  • Venture Capital or Consultancy experience preferable
  • Pharma, MedTech or Health Insurance experience preferable

Your Competencies / Skills

  • Comfortable working in a highly cross-functional environment that requires frequent interactions and communication with a wide range of disciplines
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas and analytical proficiency to internal and external stakeholders combined with a hands-on attitude and an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Innovative thinker and demonstrated knowledge of and passion for digital health and tech-related issues
  • Ability to evaluate complex problems, research & analysis and then derive recommendations
  • Excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills (German and English)

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We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

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