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Marketing Placement Student- Buckinghamshire Job

Date: Nov 24, 2017

Location: Milton Keynes, ENG, GB

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: MAR006531

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 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 our 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 Position:

This 1 year placement within MSD Animal Health Ruminant Team, based in Milton Keynes, will provide the opportunity to build your skills and knowledge within the animal health industry, as well as providing valuable practical experience in marketing and project management.

You will work as part of a team of 4 Product Managers and a Technical Manager and have the opportunity to support, give input to and lead key projects.


As the Marketing Assistant you will assist with and gain exposure to:

  • Devising and implementing marketing and PR campaigns on key strategic brands and disease areas within the dairy, beef and sheep sectors

  • Project management of key shows and events, defining objectives and measuring ROI

  • Organising and co-ordinating Sales Meetings for the ruminant commercial team

  • Contributing to strategy and planning within category team meetings

  • Liaising with design and digital agencies to complete artwork, print and digital media in a timely manner

  • Supporting the field sales and veterinary advisor team with customer needs and requests

  • Other ad-hoc projects as required

This is an office based role with an anticipated 1 day per month in the field.



Qualifications & Experience

  • Enrolment on an agriculture, business or life sciences degree with a placement year.

  • Sound understanding of UK livestock agriculture

  • Attitudes Required:
    o Outstanding team collaboration
    o Good time management and organisational skills
    o Good communication skills - verbal and written
    o Good presentation skills
    o Positive ‘can-do’ attitude

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 face to face interview

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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