20 days ago


Vifor Pharma

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We are currently looking for a Marketing Director to drive the Global Iron Franchise marketing in focus therapeutic areas at our Headquarter in Zürich. You will report directly to the Global Head of Iron Franchise and act as an interface with operating affiliates, distributers and partners to coordinate and foster the implementation of the Global Strategic and Operational Plans. Your tasks and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Head and coordinate the development of the Global Iron Franchise strategy and operational plan, including related budgeting and cost-tracking processes
  • Lead the marketing team of 2-4 individuals
  • Facilitate hand-over of plans to the affiliates/partners for local adaptation
  • Gathers input for brand planning from the Global Business Operations and affiliate teams during the development of country strategic and operational brand plans
  • Develop and implement HQ promotional activities (master detail aids, brand messaging, brand book, supporting materials etc.)
  • Collect affiliate & business partner input and competitive information for development of global marketing activities
  • Collaborate with global medical/marketing peer group and cross-functional teams on joint projects
  • Lead / track execution of Brand Plan across regions via the Brand Team
  • Responsible for successfully conducting international congresses
  • Facilitate knowledge exchange on marketing measures during workshops or country meetings
  • Manage external vendors
The successful candidate holds a degree in a scientific field and preferably an MBA. Additionally, the candidate brings the following knowledge and experience:
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in pharmaceutical industry, ideally minimum 5 years in a multinational pharmaceutical company
  • Experience in a similar marketing role and ideally country marketing/sales experience
  • Financial and budgeting skills and experience
  • Documented track record of product launches
  • Preferably experience in Cardiology therapeutic areas
  • Proven track record in building and maintaining strong relationships in matrix structures
  • Experience in working in an international environment and in influencing across multiple stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills, ability keeping the overview, simplifying complex processes and organising people and activities to achieve results
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, additional languages are a plus
  • Excellent user of Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
You are goal oriented, have a winning personality and act in a confident manner. You take a high energy, results-oriented approach. You bring strong marketing competency with global experience. You lead your team in an open, democratic way. You demonstrate high intrinsic motivation and ambition, but at the same time you are a strong team player with excellent communication skills. You work effectively under pressure; adapting to new situations and dealing with ambiguity are no issue for you. You like to challenge the status quo, have an entrepreneur mindset and a "can do" attitude. You demonstrate intuition to recognise market changes and opportunities, anticipate future industry trends and opportunities while proactively developing plans to addresses these and communicate to senior management. You have strong organisation and time management skills, serving as a role model for completing tasks and delivering on commitments in a timely manner.

Georgia Izzat
International Talent Acquisition Specialist
+41 58 851 83 78