PRODUCT MANAGER - The Netherlands

Location: Netherlands - Breda

Function: Marketing

Company: Vifor Pharma

Maurice Maly

International Talent Acquisition Specialist

+41 58 851 84 04

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About You

As we are growing our marketing team in Vifor Pharma The Netherlands, we are looking for the right people to lead the strategic development of one of our core products. In this role, you will report directly to the Marketing Manager based in our office in Breda. Your tasks and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
  • Lead the strategic development of one of our core products in defined therapy areas
  • Coordinate and deliver efficient and effective marketing programs that encourage increased use and growth of the drug within defined therapy areas
  • Support the development of the Netherlands long-term strategic plan
  • Construct and manage the annual Brand- and Operational plans and marketing budget in the Netherlands
  • Initiate market research that will ensure there is a detailed understanding of market dynamics as well as patient, prescriber and payer attitudes
  • Support the development of detailed patient driven product forecasts that can be used for planning and manufacturing purposes
  • Ensure excellent internal communication of the Netherlands brand plans
  • Develop and maintainan excellent marketing network and relationships with HQ, VFMCRP and other affiliates
  • Work effectively with field based staff and provide high levels of responsiveness and support for local initiatives
  • Gross functional collaboration with Medical, Sales and Market Access
  • Play a proactive role in developing and managing relationships with key local KOLs and key stakeholders within Market Access
  • This position is both office based (Breda) but requires some days in the field
The knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of this position are typically acquired through the following combination of education, experience and knowledge, or the equivalent:
  • Preferably Scientific or Economics Degree (BSc, MSc, Ph.D., Pharm. D.)
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant sales and marketing experience in pharmaceutical industry
  • Significant experience of strategic and operation planning for hospital brands
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing Operational plans for hospital brands
  • Basic understanding of medical aspects of therapeutic area along with willingness to develop in-depth expertise
  • Professional level in English and Dutch, both in oral and in written communications

Nice to have:

  • 3-5 years industry experience in Hospital marketing roles
  • Sales and marketing experience in assigned therapeutic areas (cardio, renal, gastro, oncology)
  • Experience of working in cross functional projects and teams

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.

For more information, please visit: http://www.viforpharma.com/en/about-vifor-pharma/who-we-are.

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