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Job Title: Product Manager  

Employer: Global Pharmaceutical Company

Recruiter: Hamilton Lloyd and Associates

Reports to: Head Marketing & Business Development

Function: Marketing

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

PURPOSE:

Contribute to objectives attainment within the framework of the global strategy of the company by elaborating and implementing marketing plans for the products in portfolio to achieve the sales profit and growth performance objectives in the annual budget.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

•   Contributes to the development and the validation of long range planning and forecasting models.

•   Contributes to the development of positioning and key strategies for the brand.

•   Implements the marketing plans and key strategies.

•   Integral part of cross-functional brand team – fosters working relationships across Medical, Regulatory Affairs, Sales and Finance Departments.

•   Develops relations with Sales Managers and Representatives where appropriate to drive business growth.

•   Manages all business and promotional activities in accordance with relevant Acts, legal demands and ethical standards, including internal procedures.

•   Maintains and updates the market intelligence databases.

•   Evaluates the effectiveness of promotion and advertising programmes, using set guidelines, and makes recommendations for improvements within internal guidelines.

•   Manages working relationships with advertising agencies and other servicing companies.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

•   Scientific background (medicine, pharmacy, biochemistry, etc.) and/or business education (specialization in Marketing could be an advantage).

The following skills are essential:

•   2-3 Years’ product management or other pharmaceutical management experience.

•   In-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and its distribution system

•   Effective strategic planning abilities

•   Ability to communicate commercial value of our products to target audience

•   Creative ability

•   1-2 years of Sales representative experience in the pharmaceutical market

•   Computer skills must include working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook

•   Effective forecasting, budgeting skills, Negotiation skills

•   Goal and result oriented

•   Proven team work with sales representative/managers

Working relationships: – Internal: Other Product Managers, Marketing Zone Coordinator, Supply Chain Manager, Business Support Manager. – External: Opinion Leaders, Communication Agencies.

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