Location: Austria - Vienna

Function: Sales

Company: Vifor Pharma

Carolina Ponchione

Head of International Talent Acquisition

+41 58 851 82 97

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About You

For our Austrian affiliate we are currently searching for a dynamic, result-oriented and committed person, to drive the Vifor Pharma strategy in Austria. In this interesting position with a high variety of responsibilities, you will be accountable for the operational and commercial management of the Austrian affiliate as well as for the local P&L. Your tasks will be the following:

  • Engage the company financially and legally, within the scope of the corporate operating and financial procedures and Austrian rules and regulations
  • Shape a favorable political environment of Austrian healthcare sector by building up and maintaining lobbying networks
  • Promote and launch products in accordance with the corporate strategy and the Austrian legislation (incl pharmacovigilance)
  • Ensure the full compliance to the Austrian regulations
  • Manage human resources (e.g. recruitment, training, compensation, payroll and career development plan) along with the Local and HQ HR Director
  • Manage financial resources with the local and HQ Finance Director
  • Lead, motivate and guide Austrian teams
  • Build and implement annual budget and strategic business plan in accordance with the corporate strategy
  • Seek local business development opportunities to maximize business success, by ensuring alignment with global strategy and policies
We are searching for a goal-oriented, agile person with high level of energy and resilience, willing to grow and bring the Company forward. The following skills and experience complete the profile:
  • Scientific academic education and MBA
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry, hospital and retail business
  • Solid  knowledge of the Austrian Market
  • Sound experience in marketing and sales management
  • Leadership experience in local management of organizations
  • Financial and budgeting skills and experience
  • Fluent German and English, both in oral and written communications
  • Computer skills
  • Leadership experience from previous position as Austria General Manager or as business unit head
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to effectively communicate to top management, employees, opinion leaders or public groups
  • Negotiation skills, entrepreneurial thinking and spirit

About Us

Vifor Pharma Group, formerly Galenica Group, is a global specialty pharmaceuticals company that researches, develops, produces and markets its own pharmaceutical products and is the partner of choice for innovative, patient-focused solutions. The company’s goal is to be a global leader in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies and strives to help patients around the world with severe and chronic diseases to lead better, healthier lives. Vifor Pharma Group has production sites in Switzerland and Portugal as well as a dynamic network of affiliates and partners offering broad market coverage all over the world. The company has an ever-growing global presence while at the same time remaining firmly rooted in its home market, Switzerland.

Vifor Pharma Group consists of Vifor Pharma; Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma, its joint company with Fresenius Medical Care; Relypsa; and OM Pharma.

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