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Job Advert Title
General Manager, Egypt
Function/Business Area
Marketing & Communications
Country Cluster Egypt +
Employment Class


General Manager - Egypt

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 global vision for Patient Centricity is to support the development of innovative health solutions through a deep understanding of the patient experience. At Astellas, Patient Centricity isn’t a buzzword - it’s a guiding principle for action. We believe all staff have a role to play in creating a patient-centric culture and integrating an awareness of the patient into our everyday working practices, regardless of our role, team or division.

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 looking to hire a General Manager – Egypt to be based in Cairo, EGY. The role will be reporting directly into the Area Lead, MEA and will be a member Astellas MEA Management Team.

Purpose of the Position:

  • Lead the newly established Egypt organization to deliver on it's strategic goals (qualitative and quantitative), lead the cross-functional team of 50+ employees towards delivering on unified goals.
  • Align with MEA and International Markets (IM) on the key projects and priorities.
  • Shift the focus towards Oncology specialty business whilst maintaining the highly profitable Urology business
  • Lead on Area-level projects, as identified.
  • Responsible for leading the cross-functional team
  • Accountable for Compliance within the Affiliate, embedding an Ethics and Compliance culture and Integrity in Action, by proactively addressing non-compliance across all areas.
  • Develop and action a key stakeholder map (internal and external) and leverage external networks to identify innovative opportunities and partnerships to achieve future business growth.
  • Manage long-term strategic partnerships, developing sustainable and synergistic external relationships with key players/external experts, acting as ambassador for the Astellas brand, its reputation, products and product value.
  • Responsible for the Affiliate P&L deliverables, controlling debtors, working capital and cost/expenditure to agreed guidelines, policies, procedures and financial standards, presenting qualitative and quantitative reports on a monthly basis on progress against budget, variances, current and expected trends.
  • Responsible for the culture of the organization in tandem work with all the functional leads

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • Significant Pharma sector experience in a country or Affiliate senior management position including budget & forecast preparation/delivery, working and improving a cross-functional, matrix organisation.
  • Should have prior experience of working within the speciality oncology therapy area
  • Track record of leading and growing multi-discipline, diverse, high-potential teams working across borders, developing individual, team and organisational capability, nurturing talent and undertaking succession planning to ensure long-term sustainability of business performance.
  • Successful legacy of co-creating and implementing policy, product and operational strategic direction, to sustainably grow an Affiliate business and performance, working in partnership with other business areas.
  • Sound evidence of defining, setting and delivering commercial KPIs to achieve stretch business objectives and to sustainably grow the brand.
  • Knowledge of HEOR.
  • Medical-related degree and MBA (or similar commercial graduate degree) preferable.

Additional information:

  • Full time, permanent position
  • Cairo, 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.