EMIAS Portfolio Manager
Head, Makati, Philippines
4d ago

EM Innovative Access Studio (EMIAS) is a commercial Innovation accelerator to transform Access in Emerging Markets. We are currently seeking a Portfolio Manger to join our organization in a journey to explore 500 innovative ideas in 5 years.

If you are passionate about patient access, want to transform our culture and to be part of an inclusive, agile, and forward-thinking team, apply now.

As EMIAS Portfolio Manager (PM), you are responsible for leading innovative projects at a speed and scale unprecedented at our company.

You will work closely with country, regional and Emerging Markets leadership to ensure commercial priorities and innovation needs are supported. As PM you will :

Drive New Growth and Access Opportunities : Identify, prioritize, develop, and launch new solutions and business models

Build and grow Innovation Capabilities : Continue to develop EMIAS by creating new organizational capabilities that ensure a steady stream of innovations at our company

Champion Innovation and share our learnings : Evangelize innovation internally and externally and create pull for creative talent

We are looking for someone with a strong commitment to making an impact for our people and our patients, and an interest in a commercial leadership career path.

Our Market Access team monitor population demographics and develop solutions to give patients access to our medicines. We act as both educators and advocates for our products, processes, and practices that help us revolutionize how our medicines create value in society.

Job Responsibilities

Together with global, regional, and local teams generate out of the box commercial driven innovative access ideas

Rapidly test innovative ideas using an agile Venture Capitalist design & experimentation methodology

Lead cross-country and cross-functional (Access, Commercial, Policy, Marketing, Medical) EM SWAT innovation teams

Codify and share learnings with global and all other Emerging Markets countries

Lead multi-cultural, virtual innovation teams, following agile and test-and-learn approach, with the support and training of best-in-class innovation consultancy

Manage budget, capabilities and required resources to ensure project success

Embrace a culture centered around experimentation, agility and our New Ways of Working

Identify pain points and gaps in within the markets and creatively design new solutions


A fast learner with a curious mind, finding strength in experimentation, continuous improvement, and growth mindset

MBA and strategy consulting or project management background preferred, with minimum of 3 years’ experience working in cross-functional environments

Strategic thinker with strong business acumen, able to navigate through ambiguity, while maintaining rigor in execution to deliver tangible progress

Experienced in influencing without authority and project management

Interested in the innovation ecosystem and healthcare trends relevant to patients’ needs

Strong writing and verbal communications skills in English

Ability and willingness to travel 20% of the time

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.

Who we are

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases.

Today, our company 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.

What we look for

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come.

We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .

Invent. Impact. Inspire.

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment.

We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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