Posted to MedZilla on 7/26/2017


England, Commercial Strategy Manager BD_QS_12608-MZ


A well-known international pharmaceutical company with sites around the globe is looking to hire a Commercial Strategy Manager. The company specialises in developing and producing medicines and vaccines for a wide range of therapeutic areas including oncology, cardiology and immunology. This is a contract role based in Surrey, UK.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Planning, development and implementation of the strategic and operational brand plans for the UK, to deliver the revenue expectation for the brand(s) and expense commitments.
  • Lead and coordinate the in-country cross functional team (XFT) and lead the flawless execution/roll-out of customer/multi-channel strategy and activities across the UK
  • Steering the development and/or implementation of best in class customer value propositions that meet business needs in the UK, aligned to regional strategies.
  • Responsible for the brand growth & revenues and to identify risks and opportunities for our business.
  • Ensure timely update to assumptions/forecasts based on marketplace and competition
  • Lead for ensuring seamless integration of regional strategy into UK business acting as key contact with regional commercial team.
  • Ensure that UK needs and insights are shared with regional team in order to appropriately influence European strategy. Involvement in European workstreams as appropriate
  • Take responsibility for leading European project teams and workstreams where appropriate to implement key projects
  • Manage/develop other colleagues e.g. Industrial Trainees and colleagues aspiring to be CSMs; acting as a mentor and coach
  • Lead and deliver projects/workstreams

Skills and Requirements:

  • University degree in science, life sciences or business; graduate studies in management is an asset
  • An understanding of Oncology is an asset
  • Proven record in project management and delivering on budget and time
  • Relationship management; demonstrate track record of ability to influence others without authority
  • Proven track record of effectively working in a matrix multi-cultural organization
  • Works towards common goals by supporting, encouraging and sharing information with colleagues
  • Experience of revenue forecasting and assumption generation preferred
  • Leads the way to develop positive team culture
  • Develops and champions new ideas and questions the status quo
  • Ability to balance short term needs and long-term vision
  • Strong interpersonal skills required as well as communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry and healthcare environment
  • Well organized with ability to be flexible, prioritize multiple demands and effectively perform under tight timelines.
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a complex, changing environment, and the professional maturity to deal with ambiguity

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