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Product Manager : Symbicord

Location , , South Africa Job ID R-034532 Date posted 08/28/2018

Position Purpose:

·       To maximise the potential of the AstraZeneca Respiratory therapeutic portfolio, through professional and successful working relationship with internal and external customers

·       To manage the promotion, pricing and positioning of the products in the Respiratory therapeutic portfolio, including effective resource allocation, in order to optimise sales and profits.

·       To strategise, write and implement the marketing plan in relation to the brand.

Key Performance Areas:

·       Responsibility for delivery of National Sales Targets

·       A&P and personal variable cost management

·       Acquire and maintain specific knowledge on all areas related to the success of the product portfolio

·       Close cooperation with the Brand Team in the development of promotional campaigns and the professional presentation of campaigns to the RSM and Representatives involved in promotion

·       Drive rigorous market insight generation based on robust analysis of market data to ensure that well informed strategic decisions are made. Managing an accurate forecasting system ensuring optimal stock levels

·       Responsible for generating annual sales and expense budgets

·       Establish and maintain strong customer relationships

·       Personal effectiveness

·       Team effectiveness

·       Alignment of personal and company values

Minimum Requirements:

·       Minimum of 2-3 year’s Marketing experience in the Pharmaceutical and/or Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industries with a proven track record

·       Product Management preferred

·       Sales Management will be advantageous

·       A demonstrated ability to network, build and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and ability to work cross-functionally.

·       The candidate should have a relevant tertiary qualification.

·       The successful candidate would be expected to travel both locally and Internationally

The successful applicant should demonstrate the following areas of competency:

·       Professionalism and industry knowledge to a level that gains the respect of external and internal customers

·       Ability to plan and implement annual brand plans and various projects

·       Management of cross functionality across the organisation

·       Maintain administrative systems

·       Personal effectiveness

·       Alignment of personal and company values

·       Excellent Interpersonal and organisational skills

·       Strong presentation skills

·       Ability to analyse data to formulate business plans

·       Strong organisational skills with a quality focus on;

  • Analysis
  • Planning
  • Time management
  • Implementation
  • Monitoring
  • Co-ordination of Activities
  • Leadership Abilities

·       Team effectiveness

·       Sound Business knowledge of Pharmaceutical industry

·       Proven competency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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