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Brand Manager: Thrombosis, Pain and Anti- Infectives

OBJECTIVE: Drive sustainable, profitable growth of the product portfolios/ therapeutic categories with appropriate strategic direction, brand stewardship and commercial acumen.


(The primary tasks, functions and deliverables of the role)

  • Strategic Decision making
  • Market analysis and insight
  • Develop portfolio/brand strategy for sustainable business growth and profitability
  • Successful implementation and monitor the roll out of the above with the required measurements in place for successful outcomes
  • Anticipate future trends in disease management and the market environment
  • Commercial capability
  • Ability to set sales budgets
  • Compile and manage advertising budget and spend
  • Ability to manage the cross functional networks and channel resources for the portfolio to drive profitable growth with the required and shared accountability to achieve business targets
  • Ability to interpret and implement insights drawn from a variety of internal and external data sources as result of the required interactions
  • Forecasting accuracy and stock management which entails minimizing write-off costs and returns, monitoring and managing wholesalers’ stock holding and backorders.
  • Maintaining portfolio profitability through pricing strategies, profit margins and batch MOQ’s
  • Accurately assess market potential by preparing product P&L’s to successfully implement new product launches
  • Evaluate Congress attendance and participation to maximize ROI
  • Innovative way of thinking to secure a competitive advantage
  • Solution orientated
  • Provide creative direction for brand/ portfolios strategies and manage Agency outcomes
  • Pipeline management to secure future portfolio assets
  • Sense of urgency in resolution of customer queries
  • Quality assessments of portfolio/ brand strategy implementation through in field visits

Job requirements: 



  • Commercial acumen
  • Analytical skills
  • Project management
  • Networking ability
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Self-starter and self -motivated
  • Sense of urgency
  • Prioritizing and planning -
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Aptitude for continuous learning
  • Influential and impactful presentation skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility in a changing environment


  • Matric Pass
  • Relevant Post matric Marketing/Health Science qualification
  • 6+ years Pharmaceutical /Marketing industry experience
  • 2-3 years brand management experience in a hospital environment
  • Applicable industry knowledge
  • Financial literacy
  • Proficiency in Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Word
  • Ability to work on Qlikview models is advantageous

Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged groups. Suitably qualified applicants are invited to submit their CV’s online on or before the 13 December 2017.  Please note that if you have not heard from the HR department within 30 days of this advert closing, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful.

Internal Online Applications must be completed using an Aspen mailing address after having informed their direct line managers of their application.

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Gauteng - JHB North




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