General Information

Job Advert Title
Therapy Area Manager
Location
Bulgaria
Function/Business Area
Marketing & Communications
Department
Marketing Department Bulgaria
Employment Class
Permanent

Description

Therapeutic Area Manager HBR (Hungary / Bulgaria / Romania)

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:

Your main responsibilities would be:

  • Leading the in-affiliate Therapeutic Area activities to deliver a best-in-industry local customer offer across the 3 countries in the affiliate
  • Representing the EMEA brand plan for the affiliate, aligning brand priorities and market requirements
  • Developing and execute the operational brand plan in-market, through localisation / adaption of EMEA-level materials and initiatives
  • Ensuring locally-specific created initiatives and materials are appropriate, aligned with the brand strategy and positioning
  • Engaging with and managing the relationship with key local customers and KOLs to develop insights and services
  • Aligning with the Commercial Director, EMEA Brand Managers and other key stakeholders on brand priorities and market requirements
  • Ensuring all marketing channels identified for use locally (including but not limited to Digital) are aligned to the Therapeutic Area and Brand strategies, and are approved by the EMEA Brand Director
  • Partnering with colleagues on tendering, authorities, commission reimbursements and the successful launch of products
  • Ensuring product safety information is reported to pharmacovigilance department (DSO) no later than 24 hours from the receipt date.

Essential Knowledge & Experience: 

  • In-depth understanding of industry and regulatory requirements for Pharma sector in-country, with strong patient/customer focus
  • Able to leverage sector/market networks to identify opportunities for competitive advantage
  • Deep understanding of how to interpret data (market, financial etc.) and leverage insights generated, to build a strategic view of the market and convert that content into language which has meaning for multiple audiences 
  • Delivering to stretch KPIs, to sustainably grow the business and maintain performance
  • Comprehensively understands the impact of commercial activities in the market as well as how Regulatory and Governmental affairs can impact and shape the marketplace
  • Creative and conceptual, able to drive innovation in the customer offer
  • Fluent in written and verbal business English and ideally in one of the local languages 

Preferred Knowledge/Experience/Qualifications: 

  • Politically astute with sound judgement and able to challenge respectively and constructively
  • Impactful, credible senior stakeholder internally and externally, able to effectively influence and delivering results through influence and persuasion
  • Deep understanding of how to interpret data (market, financial etc.) and leverage insights generated, to build a strategic view of the market and convert that content into language which has meaning for multiple audiences 
  • Good level of analytical ability and computer literacy

Education/Qualifications: 

  • University degree and relevant education or work experience

Additional information:

  • Full time.
  • Location: Hungary / Bulgaria / Romania

We offer:

  • A challenging and diversified job in an international setting
  • Opportunity and support to continuous development
  • Inspiring work climate

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.