General Information

Job Advert Title
Nephrology Product Specialist
Function/Business Area
Marketing & Communications
Country Cluster GCC UAE
Employment Class


Nephrology Product Specialist

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 hiring Product Specialists for Nephrology to be based in the UAE. We have one opening in Abu Dhabi and the other in Dubai. The role will be reporting directly into the Nephrology Area Lead – Saudi and UAE.

Main Purpose of the Position:

  • The Product Specialist is responsible for the sales performance of the Astellas Nephrology 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.

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years’ successful direct field sales experience with a global pharmaceutical organization.
  • Experience in launching new medications in the Nephrology market within UAE would be preferred.
  • Experience of working in a Pharma sales organisation or similar environment.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to develop and maintain good working relations with internal and external stakeholders. Arabic and English language skills are essential
  • Team oriented and collaborative working style
  • Education to University level (preferably Pharmacy degree)

Additional information:

  • Full time, permanent positions
  • Location – Abu Dhabi and Dubai

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.