Technical advisor Swine Job

Date: May 4, 2019

Location: Brussels, BE

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Requisition ID: SCI004741

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 Animal Health Belgium/Luxembourg is a subsidiary of MSD Animal Health. We are a multinational, worldwide ranked at the 2nd place for research, development and commercialization of veterinary pharmaceutical products. We are represented in 140 countries and about 3000 people are employed in the Veterinary Department. MSD Animal Health is part of MSD, the second largest pharmaceutical company in the world. The Belgian subsidiary is located in Woluwé (Brussels) where about 40 people are employed. The function of Technical Advisor Swine is a full‐time job embedded in the Business Unit Poultry and Swine.

The job of Technical Advisor Swine mainly consist of technical support of veterinary practices with tailor made solutions for complex respiratory, intestinal and reproductive disorders in swine production as well as support in the field of dynamic  immunity disorders , food safety and farm management. Tools to achieve this objective are technical assistance by standard services based on well defined pathogen‐specific  analyses and monitoring of  farm health status as well as technical support  when needed in case of farm specific health issues. The Technical Advisor Swine works in close coordination with other  functions in the Swine Team as there are Key Account Managers, Farm Consultants and Marketeer. The function reports directly  to the Technical & Marketing manager swine  and will have to be a credible and trustworthily contact for specialized swine  veterinarians and their business partners. Furthermore, there should be a balance between practical knowledge gathered from  the field and scientific knowledge from desk work, eventually membership of Global Extended Swine Team or scientific  organizations or institutes to continously add solid technical and practical value to the Swine Team and the market. 

Principal tasks:

  • Being first point of contact in technical support of veterinary practices with tailor made solutions for complex respiratory, intestinal and reproductive disorders in swine production as well as support in the field of dynamic immunity disorders, food safety and farm management, mainly in Flanders region. 
  • Support Pharmacovigilance and provide support to customers on this regard. 
  • Partner with the swine team for technical input in development of services and audit tools as well as in the development of  systems for automatic processing of data collected from analyses in the field as there is ResPig audit and different checks. 
  • Active knowledge of procedures and principles prescribed by the company and by the Belgian legislation and their  application in communications towards customers.  
  • Accurate use of our customer database (CRM)  
  • Participation in relevant trainings / courses or congresses. 
  • Technical education of the Swine Team on a regular base as well as presentations for different stakeholders in swine  production chain. 
  • When required, monitor or lead any potential local medical or research studies. 
  • Publicity: control of technical information 
  • Write/publish scientific articles for the local press or ‘Tips & Tricks’. 
  • Actively work/publish peer recognized publications in order to establish MSD AH as leading scientific and service‐based company in the Swine segment. 
  • Interaction with international Swine Veterinarian Associations as well as with specialized swine veterinarians/PHD’s of Vet  Universities and laboratories 
  • Back up for colleague TAS




Veterinarian with at least 5 years of practical expierence in Swine or PhD in veterinarion medicine.

Skills Required:
  • Strong work Ethic
  • effective communication skills
  • Time management Abilities (organized)
  • Problem -solving skills
  • critical thinking
  • acting as a team player
  • flexibility
  • Decisiveness
  • attention to detail
  • Responsible.

A good place to work
Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.

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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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

Job Segment: Medical, Respiratory, Pharmacovigilance, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Science, Research

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