Today’s Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships that donate and deliver our products to the people who need them.
In November 2009, Merck and Schering Plough merged to create a new company. Our revenue for 2010 was USD 45.987 billion and sales outside US accounted for 56% of total revenue, increasingly from 47% in 2009, and 44% in 2008. This demonstrates the increasing importance of the non-US market for our company.
We are placing a special emphasis on strengthening our presence in emerging markets, which are expected to be home to more than 80% of the world’s population and 40% of its gross domestic product by 2018. We have dramatically increased our investment in China and other key emerging markets. Our goal is to derive over 25% of our global pharmaceutical and vaccine revenue from emerging markets in 2013.
With the business expansion strategy, especially in emerging markets, we have numerous opportunities available for professionals in a wide range of areas. If you are ready to set your sights on a healthier world, explore a position with us.