About the job
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the worlds most serious diseases. But were more than one of the worlds leading pharmaceutical companies.
AstraZeneca is accelerating the expansion of our geographical footprint in rare diseases following the acquisition of Alexion in 2021. Rare diseases are a high-growth therapy area with rapid innovation and significant unmet medical need. Over 7,000 rare diseases are known today yet less than 1% of them have an approved treatment.
As we begin to build our position as a Rare Disease leader, we seek a Rare Diseases Brand Manager to join our Commercial Team in KSA. The Brand Manager is a full-time position, responsible for developing and implementing rare disease brand strategies.
The Brand Manager will work very closely with the Franchise Head to deploy and adapt the AZ brand strategy to the local market, including tactics and execution.
The Brand Manager reports to the Franchise Head
The Brand Manager will develop strategy for assigned portfolio: brand planning process, brand positioning in context of competitive landscape (messages, programs, key initiatives)
What Youll Do
Develops and coordinates implementation of marketing programs for assigned brand(s)including cost management
Ensures launch readiness and planning of key activities pre/post launch. Builds solid marketing mix through delivery of appropriate channels. Proposes and supports design of appropriate programs to deliver excellence in customer experience
Develop robust understanding of the patient journey to design tailored programs tackling the gaps within, with special attention to patient finding activities
Leads forecast during business planning process. Input to market research plan and monitors KPIs for brand dashboard
Contributes for development and implementation of KOL management plan
Lead identification and development of marketing best practices and support implementation on the local market
Demonstrates business ethics and ensure active respect of values, business ethics, local laws, policies and Marketing procedures. Ensures all activities and responsibilities are carried out in compliance with the high standards of ethics and integrity required by the Code of Conduct, supporting Policies and Standards and Company Values to protect and enhance long term performance and reputation
Manage advertising and other support agencies in implementing global communication tools and in developing local marketing materials, including promotional materials for the field team.
Establish and maintain quality and trustful contacts within the relevant medical community, with opinion leaders, influencers and deciders, in compliance with local requirements: have frequent contact with field team, HCP and KOLs
Support field teams execution of promotional events from concept design to content delivery
Other duties within positions scope, as assigned by Line Manager
Essential For The Role
Leadership skills, potential to develop in a more senior role
2-5 years of Brand management experience within an innovative pharmaceutical company with focus on speciality care businesses
5 – 10 years industry experience, preferably in niche markets/orphan drugs.
Product launch experience a plus
Medical Degree desirable, MBA a plus
Availability for local travel
Flexibility & adaptability
Solid understanding of marketing concepts
Very good presentation skills for senior audience
Excellent KEE management
Resilience to work effectively in a fast-changing environment
Experience in the pre & post launch marketing of pharmaceutical products
Able to act and influence at a senior level
Evidence of excellent skills in communication, influencing and projects tactical management
Very good command of English
Desirable for the role
Advanced degree(s) in business or science.
Rare Disease experience is preferable but not mandatory.
Experience in Haematology/Oncology/Nephrology will be an advantage
Only Candidates who are based in UAE will be considered.
At AstraZeneca were dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. Theres no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients, and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth, and development. Were on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.
So, whats next?
Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we cant wait to hear from you.
Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope its yours.