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Marketing Student Placement- Hertfordshire x3 Job

Date: Oct 26, 2017

Location: Hoddesdon, ENG, GB

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: BUS002345

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.


MSD’s Global Human Health (GHH) Division abides by a “patient first, profits later” ideology. Results-driven and ambitious, this team of individuals represents a functional balance between meeting company objectives and the needs of people around the world. The division is comprised of sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing MSD's prescription medicines, vaccines, and other medical products to our customers worldwide.


Joining our dedicated and talented team for 12 months at our Hoddesdon site as a placement student will help build a strong foundation for success in your future.

At MSD placement students can gain experience within a team comprising individuals from many backgrounds with different roles, but all working together to deliver on the same promise: finding new ways to create a healthier future. Uncompromising dedication to the people who depend on our products is a passion we all share.

Do you have the ability to work in a fast paced environment across a broad range of disease areas?

Can you be part of a cross functional team who create innovative ways to connect with our customers across a range of channels?

This placement is an opportunity to join a dedicated and talented marketing team, working within one of our business units. Within your 12 months here at MSD you will be based at our head office in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.

Key responsibilities

  • Support the marketing team in your respected brand

  • Help develop the evolving digital strategy in line with brand objectives

  • Operation of finance and stock management systems

  • Develop & work with field and cross functional teams to support the franchise, including business insights, creative, medical and legal

  • Lead internal and promotional activities in our Audio Visual studio

  • Ownership of assigned projects, aligned to franchise goals and/or brand strategies e.g asset development, briefing documents, operational meetings

Key Skills

  • Motivated and proactive individual

  • Team player, learning from and helping others in the team

  • Confident with the willingness to get involved

  • Ability to communicate both verbally and written

  • Takes the initiative to do things without being asked

  • Shows a ‘can do’ attitude with a problems solving mind set

  • Listens and adapts to continually improve

  • Ability to work diversely, across business units and multimedia campaigns


  • Working towards a minimum of a 2:1 degree

  • Business, Marketing or Science degrees preferred

  • Entering your third or penultimate year of study, returning to your degree course at the end of the placement

  • A*/A in one or more of the following A Level subjects: Biology/Maths/Chemistry/Business

Next Steps

  • Stage 1
    Fill in our online application form and submit your CV

  • Stage 2
    If successful at stage 1, you will be invited to take part in an online test

  • Stage 3
    If successful at stage 2, you will be invited to a telephone interview

  • Stage 4
    And finally, if you’ve impressed us through Stages 1 -3, we’ll invite you to an assessment centre where you will take part in a variety of activities and have the opportunity to gain a better insight into MSD
    (w/c 11th December 2017)

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to meet fellow students before commencing the placement and have a handover with the current student.


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.

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