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  • Biotech Brand Manager at Merck Group

  • Posted on: 23 April, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Biotech Brand Manager based in Kenya


    A career at Merck is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 51,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

    Your role:

    As the Biotech Brand Manager, you will be responsible for setting clear and competitive strategies for the portfolio thereby ensuring patient access. You will lead the collaborative brand team (Sales, Medical, Regulatory, MAP) that will ensure our strategic objectives are met. And ensure that our sales representatives are 100% abreast of strategy and are suitably prepared for flawless execution.
    Your responsibilities will include growing the core and deliver launches such as Leading the commercial development and strategic direction for their particular therapeutic portfolio (in-line and launches) in their allocated geography. Being responsible for the development, in co-leadership with medical, of the brand plans and (pre)launch plans for their particular portfolio. Manage the yearly operational brand plan, together with medical in order to deliver impactful brand strategies which will then be implemented by the country managers and their teams
    Adding to the above being open and seeking in-market, patients and customer, insights to inform brand strategy. Aligning with and support the English & Portuguese Speaking Africa Cluster strategic goals, always in alignment with the direct manager, as well as colleagues in other supportive functions. Plus work in close collaboration with all functions with specific focus on the FLMs, Medical, Training, regulatory

    You will be in charge of taking the lead in a collaborative, cross-functional brand team and provide directive on portfolio-specific training and upskilling needs of the representatives and you will also be accountable to ensure that all activities and produced promotional materials comply with all (local) laws and regulations and internal guidelines / SOPs and play a critical role in the S&OP process and must ensure monthly submission of demand forecast, alignment with sales on the projections & maintaining a high level of forecast accuracy. You will communicate all quality complaints received within 24 to QA Department and all AE received within 24 h to Patient Safety Department.

    Who you are:

    • +4 years’ experience in a Brand Manager role
    • Launch experience is beneficial
    • Proven track record in marketing across the lifecycle of brands
    • Experience within the country of deployment non-negotiable
    • Experience in both specialty and general medicine is an added advantage
    • Experience within the pharmaceutical industry is non negotiable

    What we offer: At Merck, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Merck Group career website on jobs.vibrantm.com to apply

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