Pharmaceutical Business Insights and Digital Marketing Operations Placement

by MSD

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Job Details

1st November 2021
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Central London and City

Pharmaceutical Business Insights and Digital Marketing Operations Placement

The roles will be based in our brand new, state-of-the-art co-working facilities in Moorgate, London. This site, at the heart of London provides fantastic amenities, support services and collaborative workspaces with convenient transport links.

Who we are…?

For more than a century, our organisation has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our organisation continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

We are officially certified by the Top Employer Institute and been awarded the exclusive Top Employer United Kingdom Certification for the fourth year running.

Job Description

Our Human Health Division maintains a “patient first, profits later” ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide.

Joining our dedicated and expert team for 12 months as a placement student will help build a strong foundation for success in your future. The Insights and Analytics Team in the UK is responsible for Market Research, Market Intelligence, data analysis, forecasting, performance monitoring, and metrics tracking across MSD’s Product Portfolio and the success students will get involved in all aspects. We work closely with Marketing, Sales and Finance to support market understanding and effective customer engagement to ensure we focus on emphasising the value of our products to our customers and, more importantly, patients across multiple channels (including digital). We play a critical role in guiding business decisions, tactical planning and evaluate of performance across all channels.

Success candidates will gain valuable opportunities and experience both within the role and working collaboratively across many business groups, providing a superb opportunity to learn about the dynamics across the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.


Our 12-month Student Placement Programme within Business insights and transformation offers a wide range of opportunities, and a unique insight into the world of the pharmaceutical industry.

For our 2021 Student Placement Programme, we are offering roles in the following areas (see the detailed job descriptions using the ‘how to apply’ link below):

  • Business Insights
  • Digital Marketing Operations

Whatever your career path; we offer opportunities to develop and expand your career while making a true difference in peoples' lives.

Technical Requirements

  • You will be looking to complete a 12-month placement in your third or penultimate year of study, returning to your course at the end of the placement
  • Business insights: Studying a degree in Maths or Science based disciplines (or equivalent qualification) and studied Maths and/or Sciences at A-Levels (or equivalent qualification)
  • Digital Marketing Operations: Ideally you will be studying a degree in Marketing, Digital Marketing or a Business based discipline (or equivalent qualification)
  • Please view the full job descriptions for each role on our website for more specific responsibilities and requirements

About MSD

At MSD, we are inspired by a shared vision and mission to save and improve lives.

We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products. We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With over 70,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of over 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

How to apply

To apply for this programme and to find out more, please click on the apply button below.

Please note that applications may close before the application deadline, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

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