Chief of Staff - Marketing Business Unit Director
Citybay, Lucerne, Switzerland
vor 4 Tg.

Job Description

Our Marketing team are passionate about bringing our medicines and vaccines to our customers around the world. Through digital listening and patient analytics, we are able to understand our customers’ needs and strive to provide solutions to meet them.

As a new addition to our Swiss Leadership Team and based in Lucerne, Switzerland, we are looking for a Chief of Staff and Business Unit Director, to support the growth of our portfolio in Switzerland (Full-time, indefinite).

As Chief of Staff you will be working closely with the Managing Director, ensuring key global, regional and country projects are well implemented to meet our short and long-

term strategic objectives.As Business Unit Director you will lead an exciting and diverse team in charge of new products and our mature portfolio.


Chief of Staff :

Communication : Ensure the Managing Director is adequately prepared for all internal and external engagements working with the relevant subject matter experts within the organization.

Work closely with communications to ensure that messages reflect the current thinking & strategy and are appropriate for the given audience.

Business Reviews / Visits : Prepare agendas / presentations and coordinate all the business reviews / visits with the LT.

Take the minutes and follow-ups and run / coordinate the respective task lists.

Project Management : Proactively identify and execute projects of strategic importance to MSD Switzerland, oversee management & coordination of key initiatives / efforts which are often cross divisional / cross functional.

Being the communicator / connector / catalyst for various cross divisional projects.

Business Unit Director Marketing :

New Products : keep oversight of product launch end to end processes. Support the new product manager to coordinate and ensure traction and internal alignment of all cross functional stakeholders.

Prepare launches to maximize their uptake.

Mature portfolio : Maximize our woman health and diversified brand portfolio by identifying, developing, prioritizing and implementing relevant marketing and sales activities with the support of the team.

Team management : retain, attract and develop talent.


Higher degree in Economics, Life Sciences or another relevant discipline; MBA preferred

Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the Pharma / Biotech industry with Experience in Strategic Consulting firm, Pharmaceutical Business Development, Entrepreneurial Projects and / or other commercially focused roles

Very good Project Execution and Coordination skills. Proven track record of getting things done . Organized, results-oriented, and strategic thinker

Expertise in Networking and Communication via non-hierarchical influence. Proven ability to effectively navigate matrix organization are crucial.

Ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders

Analytical Thinking. Ability to problem solve, think holistically about organizational solutions to complex problems, create order and simplicity out of complex problems.

Proven analytical capabilities, ability to set up forecast models & make robust business cases

Strong Business acumen

Business fluency English both written and verbal. French or German Knowledge are advantageous

Entrepreneurial spirit, a bias for action & an open mindset

Deep willingness to achieve and have a positive impact

Digital savvy and strong ambition to apply digital solutions

An individual fully committed and result-driven with a strong taste for challenges and experimentations

Ability to think out the box, as well as a strong resilience capacity

Our Human Health Division maintains a patient first, profits later ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide.


Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as Merck in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as MSD in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific.

We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers.

We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.


In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come.

We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

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