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AstraZeneca Country Manager - East Africa Business

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As one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, our business is focused on providing innovative, effective medicines that make a real difference in important areas of healthcare.

Position Overview

Responsibilities would include the business interests in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

In this role you will essentially be responsible for heading the operations for all aspects of the business. You must have a good understanding of regulatory requirements for new registrations, experience in setting up promotional arrangements and managing same with distributors. A proven track record of sales and marketing performance is essential.

Essential Job Functions

• Formulate and recommend policies, objectives, budgets, plans, procedures and schedules for the Country;
• Develop, recommend, implement and monitor uniform programs.
• Conduct quality control audits and evaluate work standards and performance levels ensuring uniformity, effectiveness and appropriate staffing levels.
• Lead Country’s Sales team in each market.
• Participate in hiring and promoting subordinate employees, train subordinates, assign, direct and review their work.
• Formulate the competitive strategies, new business concepts, operational effectiveness, risk management, new business opportunities, and control the operational expenses.
• Consistently achieve the sales plan by maintaining existing business, developing incremental business in all markets.
• Set pricing strategy for all product lines.
• Control receivables / collections and control inventory assets.

Requirements

• Tertiary Degree
• Minimum 10 years Commercial Pharmaceutical Experience
Other Skills / Abilities
• Commercially astute
• Excellent planning and problem solving
• Customer focused and service orientated
• Negotiation, presentation and influencing
• Logical thinking, accurate and analytical
• Self development orientation and pro-active
• Cultural sensitivity and effective interpersonal skills essential
• Information seeking and enquiring mind
• Ability to work independently and part of a team environment
• Self starter and energetic
• High attention to detail
Interested candidates who meet the requirements above are requested to submit their detailed CV’s along with a letter motivating their interest in the position to anessa.lawrence @ astrazeneca.com , not later than Friday, 19th February 2010.

Please consider your application to be unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within three weeks of the closing date.




Any questions on this opportunity please email: kenyanjobsandvacancies@googlemail.com or get us on facebook
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