Location: Switzerland - Glattbrugg/Zurich

Function: Marketing

Company: Vifor Pharma

Lucie Kulhanek

Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

+41 58 851 83 68

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About You

We are currently looking for an experienced Brand Manager to join our operational HQ in Glattbrugg/Zurich. In this dynamic and varied role, limited until end November 2018, you will Report  directly to the Global Brand Team Lead for one of our  newest products. You will drive the Marketing communication and strategy for the product, by acting as the interface with operating affiliates and distributors/partners. You will also coordinate and foster local implementation of the Global Strategic and Operational Plan. Furthermore, you will be accountable for the following tasks:
  • Support development of Brand strategic and operational plan
  • Liaise with the affiliates and partners for local adaptation
  • Collect input from and review country brand plans with affiliates
  • Develop and implement promotional activities and communication campaigns
  • Collect affiliate & business partner input for development of international marketing communication activities
  • Responsibility for budget phasing and ensuring accurate cost tracking according to phasing
  • Collaboration with global medical, marketing and market access peer group and cross-functional teams
  • Responsible for successfully planning & executing international congresses
  • Facilitating knowledge exchange on marketing measures during workshops or country meetings
  • Market research analysis, extract key insights and translate into materials/activities

We are searching for an experienced brand manager, with result oriented and driven personality, self-motivated and able to work in an independent and well-organizes way. The following qualifications complete your profile:

  • MBA and/or MD or scientific education in a relevant field
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience from previous product manager position (at least at country level, preferably internationally)
  • Financial and budgeting skills and experience
  • Fluency in English, both in oral and in written communications
  • Excellent user of Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent marketing skills (segmentation, positioning, key messaging, brand imaging, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and spirit in developing brand
  • Strong organization and time management skills

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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