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Published on 29.11.2019

Company

Website: https://www.bd.com/en-za
Industries:
Pharmaceutical industry
Health, pharmacy, hospitals, medical equipment
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Position : Product Manager

Reporting to the Business Leader/Hub Leader Life Sciences East Africa, the newly created role of Product Manager – Integrated Diagnostic Solutions will be responsible to develop, implement and execute marketing plans in line with the marketing budget. You will co-develop and implement the strategy to build products’ brand awareness as well as implement global product strategy locally in line with the local market requirements. You will support making brand a competitive weapon by building brand awareness in target groups – To make brand a competitive weapon by building brand awareness in target groups – nurses, doctors, hospital management, distributors, KOLs (Key opinion leaders).

Key Responsibilities

  • Participating actively in formulating and ensuring the implementation of brand strategies and tactics to generate sales growth in the market
  • Assuring meaningful and actionable market knowledge and insights/analytics in the market
  • Contributing to demand forecast in close collaboration with local management and other local functions
  • Interacting with regional strategic marketing to validate local strategy
  • Contributing to financial budgeting, forecasting in close collaboration with local management and other local functions
Required profile for job ad : Product Manager
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Management or a related field.
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) professional certification will be an added advantage
  • Minimum 4 years of brand management experience within the healthcare sector, encapsulating progressive achievements across a multi-discipline environment.
  • Well experienced within the healthcare environment preferably with experience of medical devices/instrumentation, demonstrate strong strategy and forecasting skills.
  • Demonstrate strong business acumen (including ability to analyze information and make recommendations to management)
  • Collaborative and team player, with ability to work closely with diverse teams (geographical & cultural)
  • Strong strategic thinker who anticipates trends and competitor activity
  • Strive for continuous improvement in self, others and in processes and procedures
  • Show a strong aptitude for dealing with ambiguity

Required Skills:

  • Strategic sales & marketing planning
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Distribution & Channel Management
  • Strategic account management
  • Industry/Market knowledge
  • Customer focused
  • Innovative thinker
  • Inclusive behaviors
  • Global & collaborative mindset
  • Optimized execution and performance
  • Versatility / organizational savvy
  • Drive for results
  • Decision maker with excellent analytical & judgment skills
  • Leadership/change management
  • Ability to build trust & collaboration with diverse teams
  • Ability to influence others
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty, very resilient during long-sales processes
  • Experience in project management

Other Requirements:

  • Fluency in English (spoken and written).
  • Able to work independently and prepared for frequent travel within the region and internationally
Job criteria for job ad : Product Manager
Job category:
Health and social professions
Management
Industries:
Health, pharmacy, hospitals, medical equipment
Services other
Employment type:
Permanent contract
Region :
Nairobi
Experience level:
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Bachelor
Number of Position(s):4

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