Posted to MedZilla on 4/30/2017


France, Marketing Director - Cardiovascular BD_JM_11700-MZ


Our client is an international pharmaceutical company governed by a non-profit Foundation and headquartered in France. The company is specialised and driven by a constant search for innovation in five major research areas: cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, immuno-inflammatory diseases and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as by our activities in high-quality generic drugs.

Job Role:

  • Defining and coordinating short, medium and long-term global product strategy (Positioning & messaging);
  • Building global promotional campaigns (incl. digital);
  • Leading the cross-functional team to execute on strategy in compliance with applicable regulations and the company's policies and standards;
  • Heading operational activities linked to product.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to product P&L and drive top-line and bottom-line growth;
  • Define and drive global product strategy, in collaboration with the brand cross-functional team, in particular:
    • Coordinate activities related to Market Access, Medical Affairs, Reg. Affairs, R&D, Market Research, Operations etc. and optimize time-to-market and product peak sales;
    • Initiate and contribute to the development of the global product strategy (incl. promotional campaigns and materials to be adapted locally) and contribute to life cycle management;
  • Head the launch team and facilitate the product launch process, set milestones and be responsible for implementation and tracking;
  • Support and challenge local launch teams;
  • Create and own execution and tracking of Annual Product Brand Plan;
  • Keep updated information related to the product and its background;
  • Contributes to products' Market Value evaluation;
  • Performance metrics:
    • Product P&L (Annual, 3y, 5y);
    • Quality of cross-functional collaboration for product;
    • Quality and consistence of global product strategy for product;
    • Quality of feedback on development and mentorship of Product Team.


  • More than 10 years of marketing and sales experience in the relevant therapeutic area;
  • At least one experience of product launch;
  • Fully fluent in French and English
  • Experience in operations;
  • Knowledge of Market Access, LCM and Marketing functions;
  • Substantial knowledge of therapeutic area and disease state for product.

Leadership & Management Competencies:

  • Best practice perspective: develops world-class best practices that create significant competitive advantage.
  • Organizational buy-in: the position requires building/ maintaining relationships with internal customers.
  • Engages people: leads teamwork proactively, prioritization and coaching skills to ensure effective coordination of cross-functional teams, and best practice sharing.
  • Develops and implements creative solutions that address business needs and anticipates new ones.

To Apply:

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