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GlaxoSmithKline Group Product Manager Job in Kenya

An exciting career opportunity has arisen for highly motivated and enterprising individuals to join our Pharmaceutical Division as a Group Product Manager.

The successful candidate’s principal responsibility will be to achieve strategic plan objectives in East African markets by providing marketing leadership for assigned therapeutic categories.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • To formulate and implement marketing strategies and plans for assigned range of products so as to maximize profitability and achieve sales and profit targets for East Africa.
  • Identifying new business opportunities for existing and new therapeutic area
  • Managing the portfolio P& L through judicious use of the A&P and expense budget
  • Forecasting for assigned products to ensure product is available for sale and to achieve targeted forecast accuracies.
  • Market research to uncover potential business opportunities in the market, to determine economic viability and launch new products where appropriate to maximize profitability of portfolio.

  • Training of sales team on disease/pathology, product and positioning of brands in portfolio
  • Developing compelling communication with distribution channel members & with HCPs
  • Setting and managing profitable and competitive pricing policies which are approved by marketing director
  • Monitor sales performance vs. budgets/forecasts and recommend tactical marketing action
  • To ensure that all marketing activities adhere to promotion and marketing code to achieve performance with integrity
  • Work contact with sales force to ensure clear, concise dissemination of key messages and correct use of promo materials
Qualifications & Knowledge:
  • Undergraduate degree Pharmacy, Medicine or Biological Sciences
  • Post-graduate qualifications (e.g. MBA, CIM) and/or previous relevant job experience.
  • Extensive knowledge & deep understanding of pathology / disease areas
  • At least 2-3 years experience in a medical representative role.
  • Sound understanding of marketing related processes, procedures and tools.
  • Strategic and analytical thinking
  • Ability to manage and contribute to brand P&L
  • Strong interpersonal skills & ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse groups of people
Interested candidates who have experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry should apply stating their overall suitability for the position together with a detailed CV that clearly addresses the ability to perform the key responsibilities to:

Please note that Pharmaceutical Industry experience is a prerequisite for this role

The application deadline is 26 November, 2010.
Kindly note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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