Application Specialist mRNA Value Chain (all genders) 1

Posted 21 Jul 2022

Gillingham, Dorset - United Kingdom

Req Id 253228



A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 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 an Application Specialist for our mRNA Value Chain offering, within the Life Science – Life Science Services (LSS) business field, you will support the execution of our CDMO strategy in the field of mRNA, Lipid Nanoparticles, Lipids, and supporting excipients, through the translation of our marketing strategy to tactical plans and execution in the field.

You will understand customer needs, industry trends, and market influences and provide “voice of the customer” feedback to our internal organization for fine-tuning our strategy, with a contribution to new product development and value propositions.

You will provide customers with in-depth information on our portfolio products, within your focus area and across Merck’s broader product offering and services, including mRNA, Lipid NanoParticles, formulation services, and critical formulation components, such as Lipids. You will have internal touchpoints across Marketing, R&D, Operations, Project Management, and Marketing Communication,

Furthermore, you will also be active in relevant regional and global industry forums and associations. Drive regional thought leadership activities for lead generation and further develop and maintain influential contacts in the field of mRNA-based therapeutics via in-person and virtual platforms.

You will support, establish, and maintain tools to support the Sales Development team, including lead generation, pipeline management, and financial reporting.


Who you are:

  • BS degree in Biotechnology or Molecular Biology - MSc and/or Ph.D. is preferred
  • 3 years minimum of directly related work experience
  • Minimum of 1-year customer-facing experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Expert in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to connect with diverse audiences clearly and successfully, both written and orally
  • Intrinsically driven professional with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to handle through influence in a globally networked organization
  • Shown success in performing customer-facing seminars, programs, and/or events
  • Language: Proficient in English is required, and proficiency in another European language is considered an advantage
  • Willing to travel up to 50% of your time


The position is based in Western Europe.


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!

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