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Global Product Manager Woluwe-Saint-Lambert Belgium,  

ASIT Biotech (company)


Posted on : 01 December 2016

Project Description

We are looking for a Global Product Manager, Allergy Immunotherapy 

Overal Mission  


We  are looking  for a  dynamic and  entrepreneurial Product  Manager to develop  and implement  the  Marketing Plan. The Product  Manager will initiate  and execute pre-launch activities for products currently in clinical development Phase III, as well as market research  and pre-Marketing  activities  for other  products  currently  in  early  development. The  successful  candidate  is  expected  to  drive  effective  pre-launch, launch and post-launch activities at the Global level, and support local affiliates with a key focus on Germany in 2017-2018. This  role requires an individual with  strong communication skills, as well as a strong team player  who  will  work  smoothly  with colleagues  in Market  Access,  Clinical  Development, Regulatory, Manufacturing and other relevant functions.  

The  individual  must  also  be  viewed  as  a creative  Marketer  who  is  comfortable  with clinical/scientific data and who can readily bridge between Clinical Development/Regulatory on one hand, and Market Access/Sales & Marketing on the other.  

The Product Manager will report to the Chief Marketing Officer. 


As Product Manager you are expected to: 

- Create  a  strategic  and  tactical  Marketing Plan  that  maximizes  the  launch  success  of our existing products and optimal development of future products 
- Provide Marketing expertise and collaboration within our Launch team, to your peers within the company and to the organization in general 
- Build  excellent  relationships  and  interactions  between  Marketing  and  other functions (Market Access,  Medical  Affairs,  Sales, Manufacturing, Regulatory  and  Clinical Development) 
- Coordinate  Market  Research  activities  to  support  Market  Access  activities,  esp.  pricing decisions, as well as launch planning including packaging, sales force sizing and deployment, targeting, etc. and support Manufacturing with quality Sales Forecasting 
- Gain  a deep understanding of patient  and physician experience and  expectations, identify and  fill  market  gaps  and  generate  new  ideas  that  drive  adoption,  grow  market  share  and improve customer experience  
- Develop  Branding  guidelines  and  materials,  promotional  documents  and  materials (including Congress booth) to differentiate our products and maximize awareness, trial and adoption 
- Manage directly contacts with outside vendors, such as Market Research, advertising and branding agencies and keep a tight control on budget, timelines and quality of work product 
- Work closely with Medical Affairs to develop relationships with KOLs, maximize Congress presence  (posters,  oral  presentations,  satellite  symposia)  and build  a  comprehensive publications plan  in  order to  maximize  awareness  of  the  companys  products:  German  and European allergy congresses will be a key priority in 2017 and 2018. 
- Ensure  all  processes  and  communications  are  legally  and  regulatory  compliant - Work closely  with  Medical  Affairs  to  ensure  medical  review  and  approval  of  all  promotional materials in compliance with EFPIA Codes of Practice, and local regulations 
- Participate and thrive in a tightly-knit, interactive, team-oriented culture 


Who You Are 

Qualifications: 

- Bachelors degree ideally in Marketing and/or Pharmacy or Life Sciences, advanced degree (MBA or post-graduate degree in Marketing) a plus 
- 2 to 5 years prior experience as (Junior) Brand Manager within the pharmaceutical industry. International experience  esp. knowledge of the German market  would be a key advantage 
- Experience  in  a  specialist-driven  field,  as  well  as  knowledge  of  allergy  and/or  allergy immunotherapy a strong plus 
- Languages:  perfectly  fluent  English  mandatory,  fluent  German  highly  recommended, French a plus but not mandatory 
- Able to travel internationally 10% to 25% of the time (mostly in Europe, occasionally US) 
- Eager to take on responsibility and be held accountable  
- High levels  of energy and motivation, strong passion to  drive changes in clinical practice in order to improve outcomes for patients 
- Excellent analytical, communication (oral and written) and organizational/planning skills 
- Ability to influence and motivate others, real team player 
- Show strategic agility and ability to interface with multiple stakeholders 
- Pragmatic and solution-oriented. 


About Us  


We are a  Belgian  clinical  stage  biopharmaceutical  company  focused  on  the development  and future  commercialisation  of  a  range  of  breakthrough immunotherapy  products  for  the  treatment  of  allergies.  We currently have a headcount of 22 staff members, located at our headquarters and in the laboratory.  

Locations

Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Brussels, Belgium

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