MSD

Work Location:
The Ascent Paradigm, 1, Jalan SS7/26A, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Company Profile:
MSD 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 MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward
momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Responsibilities:
1. Delivery of MSD’s Public Policy Objectives

  • Supporting the development of a distinctive and realistic policy agenda, in support of the wider external
    affairs strategy, to help achieve commercial goals and patient access specifically for oncology and across
    MSD’s cross product issues
  • Monitoring current and future legislative activity in Parliament to identify engagement opportunities
  • Supporting engagement with key industry trade associations including PhAMA, AMCHAM & USABC
  • Supporting engagement with US Embassy & US Trade Representative Office
  • Maintaining stakeholder maps of key officials, assembly members, patient groups and clinical organizations
  • Supporting partnerships with external organizations in support of public policy goals
  • Working to secure attendance at relevant conferences and speaking opportunities

2. Leadership and strategic counsel

  • Contribute to supporting an aligned, constructive culture
  • Reporting the implications of public policy developments to the wider business
  • Cross-functional collaborations with a diverse group

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Post graduate qualification will be an added advantage.
  • 6-10 years of experience in government relations (could be working in the executive / legislature)
  • Knowledge of the access and reimbursement environment, preferably in the healthcare sector
  • Detailed knowledge of the key policy and access issues relating to Intellectual Property Rights, Pricing,
  • Oncology and other disease areas related to MSD business.
  • Proven track record of success in managing stakeholders
  • Proficiency in English & Bahasa Malaysia language skills
  • Background in Market Access

Critical competencies for success:

  • Engagement and advocacy: the public policy manager will have experience identifying and engaging with
    the development of public policy, and understand the key actors and influencers and what motivates them
  • Public policy analysis: the public policy manager will have a track record of successfully analyzing
    developments in public policy, and of being able to translate the implications of public policy developments
    into a meaningful commercial impact
  • Stakeholder engagement: the public policy manager will have good experience in forging and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders

Other personal characteristics:

  • Other desirable personal characteristics include being:
  • Highly committed
  • Able to engage with a complex set of issues
  • Of impeccable integrity
  • Calm under pressure
  • Personable
  • Collaborator
  • Communications skills

Your role at MSD 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
MSD, we’re inventing for life.

Interested candidates can send their resume to Jeddylynne.datu@merck.com