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Marketing Co-op – Merck Animal Health

Rahway, NJ • Full-Time • Bachelor's Degree Required

Job Description

The Future Talent Program features Cooperative (Co-op) education for 6 months and will include multiple marketing projects. These opportunities in our Animal Health Division can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.

The job scope and primary focus for this position is to actively support the Global Marketing Ruminants strategy across the regions and territories via coordination and execution of marketing activities including:

  • Develop content and organize projects in support of ruminant marketing team

  • Projects include product launches, program development and internal communications

  • Interaction and communication with marketing, technical services and sales team members

  • This is a full-time Co-op position for 6 months (June-December 2023)

  • The role is based in Rahway, NJ and housing must be funded by the student

Our Company's Animal Health 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 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.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Candidates must be in the process of earning a BA, BS or master’s degree in marketing, communications, animal science, agribusiness, veterinary school or related degree program

  • Candidates must have completed at least 2 years of college course work by May 2023

  • Candidate must be available to work full time for 6 months in Rahway, New Jersey

  • Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite, especially PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook

  • Candidates must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Candidates must have strong organizational and project management skills

  • Have ability to comprehend complex topics and simplify them for various audiences

  • Candidates must have critical thinking skills to carry out instructions and make decisions within scope of authority

  • Candidates must be able to use problem solving skills involving several variables

  • Candidates must have the ability to adapt communication to international audiences

  • Candidate must have a positive attitude, work well both independently and on a team and have a strong work ethic

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Candidates Must have experience working in consumer or professional marketing, PR or advertising

  • Candidates must have experience and understanding of animals, preferably livestock

  • Candidates must have leadership roles during college

  • Candidates must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Candidates must have multi-cultural and language experience

Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.

Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, 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.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

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