General Information

Job Advert Title
Product Specialist Oncology
Function/Business Area
Sales & Account Development
Employment Class


About Astellas:

At Astellas we can offer an inspiring place to work and a chance to make your mark in doing good for others. Our expertise, science and technology make us a pharma company. Our open and progressive culture is what makes us Astellas. It’s a culture of doing good for others and contributing to a sustainable society. Delivering meaningful differences for patients is our driving force. We all have a significant opportunity to make that difference, working locally in the areas we know best, whilst drawing inspiration from the different insights and expertise we have access to globally and from our innovative, external partners. Our ethos is underpinned by the Astellas Way, comprising five core values: patient focus; ownership; results; openness and integrity. We are proud to offer an inclusive and respectful working environment that fosters collaboration and ownership. Our aspiration is to bring the best brains together, to provide them with world-leading tools and resources and a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

About This Job:

Astellas is currently hiring Product Specialists for Oncology to be based in Cairo/Alexandria/Mansoura, Egypt. The role will be reporting directly into the National Sales Manager, Egypt.

Purpose of the Position:

  • Responsible for the sales performance of the Astellas Oncology portfolio in the respected country through effective territory management, expert disease area and product knowledge and through the building of strong relationships with HCPs and payer organisations.
  • Meet the assigned targets for profitable sales growth in assigned portfolio and geography.
  • Identify and close on business opportunities through active collaboration with team members.
  • Continuously enhance therapy and market knowledge, sales, and personal skills.
  • Maintain the highest level of pharmaceutical business ethics.
  • Maintain compliance with all appropriate regulatory requirements, applicable guidelines, and SOP’s.
  • Establish productive, professional relationships with HCP’s in assigned customer accounts.
  • Conduct face to face meetings with stakeholders, detailing the patient benefits of Astellas therapies.
  • Build and maintain a strong network with Key External Experts and other external stakeholder to promote Astellas’ partnership and collaboration.
  • Provide customer support with training, pro-active information provision and compliant activities.
  • Realize synergetic advantages and alignment within the assigned portfolio.
  • Support sales & marketing activities in the assigned geography.
  • Accurate and timely (daily) reporting of field interaction using the CRM (Veeva).
  • Work closely together with the Sales Force Effectiveness department to enhance the Astellas ability to successfully stay in tune with market needs and to obtain optimal sales performance.
  • Report assigned geographic sales and portfolio results on monthly basis (monthly report) to line manager.

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • 3+ years successful direct field sales experience with demonstrated ability to launch new therapies.
  • Oncology experience is essential, preferably within solid tumors.
  • Should have previous experience working for a global organization and be able to operate in a matrix team set up.
  • Strong collaborative skills: able to work cross-functionally and with virtual teams
  • Education to University level (preferably Pharmacy degree)
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills and ability to develop and maintain good working relations with internal and external stakeholders
  • Fluency in English & Arabic

Additional information:

  • Full time, permanent position
  • Multiple positions across - Cairo/ Alexandria/ Mansoura, Egypt

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.