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Business Strategy Director (all genders)


A career at our company 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.


Your role:

As our Business Strategy Director (m/f/d) you will lead and support strategic initiatives inside the Actives & Formulation business field within Process Solutions.

Actives & Formulation is the business unit within Merck that supports the Pharmaceutical industry with chemicals and contract manufacturing services. Our offer ranges from process chemicals and excipients up to conjugation services for Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADC) and synthesis of mRNA and critical lipids used e.g. in the formulation of Covid vaccines.

A key activity will be to develop and adjust together with the Actives & Formulation leadership team our strategy to ensure our future growth and competitiveness. You will develop activities around sales intelligence, market & competitive intelligence, and product market research. You will be part of a global team interacting closely with market research as well as business development and other marketing functions.  Besides, you will act as a consultant and adviser for the business franchises and leaders. Finally, steering and leading external consultant teams belong to your area of responsibility.


Who you are:

  • Successful university degree in science and business administration (or equivalent)
  • Min. 6 years’ experience as a strategy consultant in life science industry
  • Respective experience in leading strategy projects in industry
  • Understanding of Life Science and Process Solutions industry
  • Willingness to travel about 20% of time
  • Strategic thinker & analytical savvy
  • Future-oriented and result-driven



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!


Curious? Apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com


Job Requisition ID:  220726
Location:  Darmstadt
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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US Disclosure
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.

North America Disclosure
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