2018 Animal Health Food Key Account and Consumer Affairs Co-Op:

Madison New Jersey
Requisition ID: ADM009121

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, 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 Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck’s Animal Health (MAH) 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.  

The key account and consumer affairs intern will assist and collaborate with the following tasks:
  • Develop project management tool for key account projects in different regions of the world
  • Help to implement Starts Here messaging and market access platforms in different countries
  • Help to implement Starts Here mPlan
  • Help to manage existing market access projects
  • Help promote and socialize Market Access external messaging
  • Help to coordinate Starts Here messaging in social media as applicable
  • Collaborate with the development of species specific Market Access toolkits in areas such as antibiotic usage and animal well-being
  • Help coordinate internal meeting with Market Access internal and external advisory groups

  • Must be currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Graduate Degree in Food Marketing, Agra-Marketing, Food Science or Animal Science degree program
  • Available to work full time for up to 6 months beginning spring of 2018 and return back to school in fall of 2018 on completion of assignment
Required Experience and Skills:  
  • Good understanding of marketing principles
  • Good understanding of consumer packaged goods
  • Understanding of food consumption and consumer trends
  • Understanding of social media
  • Able to collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Self-motivated
  • Travel 5%
Preferred Experience and Skills: 
  • Understanding of food production animals
  • Understanding of animal health
  • Understanding of food processing
  • Understanding of retail and food service industry

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


If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.


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